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A New Paradigm: Living in Geneva in Pandemic Times

Because of the Coronavirus global health crisis, we now behave differently. Coping with all these changes can be stressful. Still, we continue to deliver under this new paradigm. Every night at 9:00 pm my wife and I go out to the balcony...

Hommes et femmes différemment touchés par le COVID-19

Alors que le coronavirus poursuit sa rapide propagation à travers le monde, professionnels de la santé et experts ne peuvent que constater l’importance du genre, déterminant la façon dont les personnes sont touchées. D’une part, les hommes sont plus enclins à être...

UN Internships in Times of COVID-19

Two UNOG interns share their experience of working from home during these strange times of COVID-19 pandemic Valerii is an intern at the United Nations Office at Geneva who currently lives in Geneva Following my ideals and principles After living in Italy for the past...

UN Staff under COVID-19 quarantine

Since 16 mars all UNOG staff have been requested to work from home. Here are their views and thoughts on full-time telecommute. A couple weeks ago our lives changed overnight. As Italy was experiencing ever-growing death toll our management decided it was safer for...

Exploring the implications of automation for jobs and places

It is a hot topic in most societies. This reflects existing issues such as unemployment, inequality and – in Europe and US – stagnant living standards It is also a response to the emergence of new business models often based on platforms such as Uber or Upwork. Beyond...

On ne badine pas avec la qualité

À l’ONU, l’automatisation et la fièvre productiviste menacent la qualité des traductions. Il existe aujourd’hui sur Internet d'excellents traducteurs automatiques gratuits, qui produisent à grand renfort d'«intelligence artificielle» des phrases très structurées et...

Views from Young UN on the future of work

What does the Next UN look like and how do we get there? The article shares findings of a study by Young UN on how we can navigate from Today’s UN – where too often bureaucracy impedes the UN’s ability to deliver on its purpose – to Next UN, an empowered organization...

The future of work

There are growing concerns that robots and artificial intelligence will soon replace humans, hence the role of businesses and governments become crucial to avoid job losses and higher inequality. Recent progress in artificial intelligence has been stunning: machines...

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Reshaping our workplace culture for the future

As the upheaval of the Fourth Industrial Revolution is felt across the globe, businesses and organizations are struggling to keep up with the pace of change. The United Nations is no exception. In the 2017 UN Staff Engagement Survey, more than half of respondents...

The Future of Work: The UN Staff Members’ Perspective

The United Nations preaches to the world that we should ensure a world of social justice and decent work for all. Perhaps we should begin at home. It is always better to have a taste of our own medicine before prescribing it to others. Don’t you think? Read the...

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