The official magazine of international civil servants since 1949

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A world body rich in anecdotes: the good, the bad & the not-so-ugly

The book, published by Amazon, is filled with scores of anecdotes– from the serious to the mostly hilarious.  An award-winning journalist, Deen shared the first prize, two prestigious gold medals for excellence in development reporting in 2012 and 2013, at the annual...

Humans locked down, nature unlocked

We are witnessing a loss of biodiversity and natural habitats on an unprecedented scale, which in turn affects every sphere of our lives: from the air we breathe, water we drink, soil that grows our food, and climate. Entire ecosystems are disappearing; and the...

Know your impact on the climate and take action

International Mother Earth Day is a single day in the year when the whole world puts the issue on the agenda. It is one day out of 365. It represents 0.27% of the whole year. This is nothing for something so important, but at least it is something - far better than...

The gold medal in Olympic history

April kicks off. Just six days later, a unique celebration begins, not only linked to sport, but also to the capacity of this activity to promote social change, community development, peace and understanding. It is obtuse that someone who exercises is able to...

Let women grow and they will grow the forests

Foresters, like doctors of medicine, are men - that is a common perception March seems a perfect timing to shed some more light on this misconception. It is the time of the year when we celebrate the beginning of spring, when we feel the first rays of sun on our face...

Le Kiosque Culturel du CAGI à l’ONUG a 20 ans!

Comme on le dit souvent, la découverte et l'intégration dans une nouvelle ville passent aussi par la culture. Genève est une cité où le rayonnement culturel et les échanges interculturels foisonnent et faire découvrir ce dynamisme aux employés de la Genève...

World Meteorological Day

The view of a forecaster from Geneva My job as an operational weather forecaster – at the western regional forecasting office of MeteoSwiss in Geneva –, entails analyzing the atmospheric conditions to formulate forecasts for the next 7 days for the French-speaking...

S.ave O.ur S.phere

UN Today is following the journey of the Celestial Sphere, from the garden of the Palais des Nations to Florence, where it will be restored by a group of experts. A symbol of peace born in a time of war Eighty-one years after it reached the grounds of the Palais des...