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Italy’s Dolce Vita is just a train ride away

MILAN Italy’s fashion capital is about so much more than couture. Discovering its essence starts at the Gothic cathedral, one of Europe’s largest, with 3,400 statues and 135 gargoyles — more than any other cathedral in the world. The cathedral’s terrazza has Alps...

Discover Austria: where history meets culture

Want a change of scenery but don’t want to squeeze on a plane yet? Some new cultural and scenic impressions? Great accommodation and food, hosted by easy and friendly people? The birth city of Mozart?  Hop in your car for just a few hours or take a comfortable...

How the UN conference business is changing

The most profound changes introduced to our societies in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic are related to how we meet and interact. While online conferencing was a trend before the pandemic, it has become a habit much faster than anyone could anticipate. Moreover,...

Modernising meeting rooms

UN Geneva is at the heart of the largest United Nations duty station and is one of the major conference centers in the world, making it a key platform for international dialogue and diplomacy. In 2020 alone, UNOG’s Division of Conference Management serviced 4,274...

Why remote interpretation doesn’t work for interpreters

The best of times Conference interpretation is a field that has long profited from innovation – reaping the benefits of advances in technology, culminating in the state-of-the-art conference rooms at the UN. The goal of these innovations has always been to optimize...

How conference statements can now be uploaded

Behind every meeting at UN Geneva, there is a team of specialists working in the background to ensure the successful and seamless delivery of every single component. Take the practice of delivering prepared statements, for instance. While this may seem straightforward...

Parental leave in the UN: Where do we stand?

“Inclusive parental leave is not only a women’s issue. Standardized parental leave, as indicated in the SG’s System-wide Strategy on Gender Parity, is a key component of creating a more enabling environment." (1) Secretary-General António Guterres launched the...

Fifteen recommendations to bring about equal parenting at the UN

For the UN to be and to remain a credible advocate for gender equality, as well as an inclusive and attractive employer, parental leave policies need to be standardized across the system. This would include an increase to a minimum of 24 weeks parental leave for all...

Parents share their stories

If you joined the UN when you were young, or when you did not yet have a family, you probably didn’t give the UN’s parental leave policies a second thought. Starting a family while working for one of the most respected and prestigious global employers, and knowing...

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Modernising meeting rooms

UN Geneva is at the heart of the largest United Nations duty station and is one of the major conference centers in the world, making it a key platform for international dialogue and diplomacy. In 2020 alone, UNOG’s Division of Conference Management serviced 4,274...

Why remote interpretation doesn’t work for interpreters

The best of times Conference interpretation is a field that has long profited from innovation – reaping the benefits of advances in technology, culminating in the state-of-the-art conference rooms at the UN. The goal of these innovations has always been to optimize...

How conference statements can now be uploaded

Behind every meeting at UN Geneva, there is a team of specialists working in the background to ensure the successful and seamless delivery of every single component. Take the practice of delivering prepared statements, for instance. While this may seem straightforward...

Parental leave in the UN: Where do we stand?

“Inclusive parental leave is not only a women’s issue. Standardized parental leave, as indicated in the SG’s System-wide Strategy on Gender Parity, is a key component of creating a more enabling environment." (1) Secretary-General António Guterres launched the...

Fifteen recommendations to bring about equal parenting at the UN

For the UN to be and to remain a credible advocate for gender equality, as well as an inclusive and attractive employer, parental leave policies need to be standardized across the system. This would include an increase to a minimum of 24 weeks parental leave for all...

Parents share their stories

If you joined the UN when you were young, or when you did not yet have a family, you probably didn’t give the UN’s parental leave policies a second thought. Starting a family while working for one of the most respected and prestigious global employers, and knowing...

Adapting learning for the future

Have you been inspired by the UN Mentorship Programme, engaged with colleagues in United to Respect Dialogues, developed leadership skills via The Blue Line, and/or upskilled with LinkedIn Learning? If so, you have benefited from just a few of the learning...

Want to keep learning? UNITAR has what you need

ASG Nikhil Seth, the Executive Director of UNITAR, discusses his views on lifelong learning, on the importance of capacity building for Agenda 2030, and on how this pandemic has affected our ability to learn as professionals. Read his invitation to learn about his...

Continuing education isn’t new but it still matters

Adult education, continuing education, lifelong learning, further education…it seems that we are made to feel thoroughly inadequate today if we do not constantly rejuvenate our brain cells and equip ourselves with the new knowledge needed to survive in the current...

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