EDITORIAL

Editorial – June 2023

At the end of the First World War, the world established that a universal and lasting peace could only be built on the basis of social justice. Thus, in 1919, the International Labour Organization (ILO) was created. In 1946, the ILO became the first specialized agency...

Editorial – May 2023

The Standards of Conduct for the International Civil Service provide guidance and inspiration to international civil servants. Adopted in 1954 by the International Civil Service Advisory Board, they have been amended and updated several times to keep with the pace of...

Editorial – April 2023

In its latest synthesis report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change sounds the alarm once again.  Through three key messages, it reaffirms the urgent need to adopt both individual and collective measures: human activities are responsible for recent...

Editorial – March 2023

When we hear Geneva, we think of Henri Durand and International humanitarian law. We also think of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, with the Human Rights Council at the forefront. The Council came into being in 2006, built from the...

Editorial – February 2023

There are preconceived ideas about the civil service, whether national or international. Among them is the fact that civil servants perform the same tasks throughout their careers, that they are not called upon to change duty stations or fields of activity. What about...

Editorial December 2022 – January 2023

Despite the post-pandemic upturn in winter tourism, including mountain sports, its future is threatened by the energy crisis and global heating.  In February 2022, the sixth report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) contained an...

Editorial – November 2022

As international civil servants, how can we carry out our duties while upholding the sacrosanct principle of impartiality. Is it still possible? This issue of the magazine explores this question and delves into the concept of impartiality along with the United...

Editorial – October 2022

Access to information is a fundamental human right, which is increasingly being undermined in the era of information overload and fake news. It is therefore both necessary and urgent to promote media literacy so the public can decode information to improve their...

Editorial – September 2022

Multilingualism! Several centuries of history undermined by the growing dominance of English, stemming partly from the unprecedented development of our means of communication and exchange. A large proportion of the 6,000 to 7,000 languages spoken in the world are...

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