The official magazine of international civil servants since 1949

La revue officielle des fonctionnaires internationaux depuis 1949

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Editorial – April 2021

This month’s issue of the magazine guides us through the ins and outs of the formal internal justice system of the UN. Its aim is to inform our readers on the manner in which justice is administered inside this venerable institution. When we speak of the internal...

Editorial – March 2021

The theme chosen by UN Women for this year is “Women’s Leadership for an Equal Future in the World of Covid-19.” The focus, however, is on committed women from very different backgrounds and perspectives, who share a strong determination to make their way...

Editorial – February 2021

This is my first issue as Editor-in-chief. My aim is to continue the thrilling adventure of UN Today, which took over from UN Special a year ago with my predecessor Alex Mejia whom I would like to sincerely thank for having successfully guided the magazine during 5...

Editorial – December 2020 / January 2021

This is my last edition as Editor-in-Chief of UN Today and I want to express my appreciation to all of you, our readers, for your permanent support to our editorial efforts at the UN in Geneva. Before this strange year 2020, I had the privilege of serving as...

Editorial – November 2020

Whether you stand out at work for the colour of your skin, or even if you don’t but care about the present and future, this edition of UN Today is for you. We know that racism is everywhere, and also in Europe, in Switzerland and at our offices in Geneva. It’s an...

Editorial – October 2020

When delegates attended the formal ceremony in San Francisco to sign the UN Charter in 1945, they had a unique vision and the necessary commitment to create a global organization. And they knew that they needed the concourse of what would become a true  international...

Editorial – September 2020

The United Nations presence in Geneva is vast, multidisciplinary, multicultural, multilingual and -literally- from all over the world. It has been here for a century, as we inherited part of what our colleagues at the League of Nations had created with a visionary...

Editorial – July/August 2020

Fashion is an environmental and social emergency, too often overlooked and ignored. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated the need to address pressing issues and ‘build back better’ in this sector. We, at UN Today, decided it is time to talk about it and add our voice to...

Editorial – June 2020

This edition is unique, as it marks the 800th monthly publication of our long history. As most of you know, we started in 1949 as UN Special right here, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. We are now called UN Today, but we have the same motivation of our founders:...

Editorial – May 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic continues to rage around theworld, and we continue to work from home, amidst a delugeof negative news and somber statistics. However, wehave also witnessed good news in the middle of this historiccrisis: the UN humanitarian efforts have been...