EDITORIAL

Editorial – June 2024

What do Marie Curie, Mother Teresa, Gandhi and Kofi Annan have in common? The portrait of each of these personalities appears on a stamp issued by the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA). By issuing stamps designed by international artists, the UNPA, which is...

Editorial – May 2024

The United Nations was created in the aftermath of the Second World War to “save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind”. Since then, wars have not ceased, causing death and injury around...

Editorial – April 2024

Article 101.3 of the UN Charter of 1945 states that “the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff and in the determination of the conditions of service shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity.”...

Editorial – March 2024

The fight against racism and racial discrimination within the UN only truly began in 2020, after the events following the death of George Floyd in the United States. As a consequence, the organization took action and denounced the existence of racism and racial...

Editorial – February 2024

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is a UN specialized agency that was founded in 1950. Its headquarters were inaugurated in 1999 and designed in an oval shape consisting of curved lines and glass by architects Rino Brodbeck and Jacques Roulet. Its appearance...

Editorial – December 2023 and January 2024

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is often forgotten when we talk about the UN agencies in charge of humanitarian issues. And yet, it has a pivotal role on the international scene given the increasingly complex geopolitical context and consequences of...

Editorial – November 2023

The fight for gender equality has resulted in many successes and failures. It unites different entities, both governmental and non-governmental on a global scale. The United Nations is a key player in the ongoing battle through the Sustainable Development Goals...

Editorial – October 2023

In 1948, three years after the United Nations was created, the Security and Safety Service (SSS) was set up at the UN headquarters in New York. Other services were subsequently set up in other locations, including: Geneva, Vienna, Nairobi, Bangkok, Beirut, Addis Ababa...

Editorial – September 2023

As the main policy-making and representative body, the General Assembly is at the center of decision-making within the United Nations. The General Assembly is the platform where multilateral discussions take place on the full range of international issues covered by...

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