EDITORIAL

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...

Editorial – April 2020

Alexander Mejia, Editor-in-chief The 2019 Coronavirus disease (COVID‑19) pandemic has affected the way we work at the United Nations in Geneva in ways that we could not have conceived when this all began. Switzerland is in state of emergency, Geneva is in lock down...

Editorial – February 2020

This is a special editorial. It is the first of what we hope becomes a long line of welcome messages to introduce every edition of our new magazine, UN Today. After more than 70 years, UN Special has been replaced by UN Today, given the changing nature of our...

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