EDITORIAL

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...

Editorial – June 2021

It took only a short amount of time for the COVID-19 pandemic to disrupt the world of work, as working from home became widespread. This reopened the debate on the mental health and well-being of employees, including those at the UN. This begs the question as to...

Editorial – May 2021

The Secretary-General announced in January of this year that he was available for a second five-year term. Eight out of nine Secretaries-General have been extended for a second term of office since the UN was set up in 1945. All of them were men. The die would seem to...

Editorial – April 2021

Justice is a right, not a privilege. This is a universal principle of the United Nations Organisation, which it seeks to uphold in its mandate. This month’s issue of the magazine guides us through the ins and outs of the formal internal justice system of the UN. Its...

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...

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...

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