EDITORIAL

Editorial – May 2022

It is becoming increasingly difficult to combine work and a life balance due to the increasing demands of many employers. The situation becomes even more complicated when children are born. Children are nowadays no longer born into the same type of traditional family...

Editorial – April 2022

Continuous training is in the ascendant. Is it an indispensable condition for the United Nations to be able to deliver its mandates effectively? Is it essential for career development? Is it a driver of excellence? Is it one of many ways to motivate staff whose...

Editorial – March 2022

To mark International Women’s Day on 8th March, we have decided to shine the spotlight on women who are game changers in their fields of expertise. Some of them work behind the scenes, such as the four UN staffers who have spoken to us about their daily activities....

Editorial – February 2022

Is teleworking a golden opportunity or a curse? This question is giving rise to an ongoing debate. On the one hand, some welcome the possibility of spending more time with the family and less time commuting; on the other hand, some have doubts about the effectiveness...

Editorial – December 2021

On 3 December 1992, the United Nations established the International Day of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in order to focus the world’s attention on the rights and needs of this group. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was born in...

Editorial – November 2021

It is difficult, if not impossible, to talk about the concept of “sustainability” today without associating it with the UN. It all began in 1987 with the publication of the Brundtland Report by the UN World Commission on Environment and Development, chaired by...

Editorial – October 2021

Conflicts are part of life, including in the workplace: collision between different opinions, analyses, needs or interests… If they are sometimes difficult to resolve, they become a real challenge when they occur in a multicultural organisation such as the UN. Indeed,...

Editorial – September 2021

”Progression”, “development”, and “evolution” are all popular terms in the world of work. It is natural for employees to want clear benchmarks, that everyone can agree to, for what facilitates or obstructs career advancement. But is it really possible to reach a...

Editorial – July/August 2021

If there is one sector that has been heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is tourism. According to the World Tourism Organisation, by May 2020, the number of international tourists had fallen by 98% compared to 2019. The acceleration of vaccination campaigns...

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