GLOBAL AFFAIRS

Are hybrid meetings here to stay?

While stuck and squeezed in an astonishingly long queue outside of the COP26 conference centre in Glasgow, I was wondering what motivated so many delegates from all corners of the world to travel such a long way to attend the event. After all, negotiations and key...

Are the days of Davos man and woman really over?

The World Economic Forum (WEF), whose annual meeting was supposed to have taken place in person last month, purports to be devoted to “improving the state of the world”. It has become an increasingly prominent feature of the global elite’s landscape since 1971, when...

The art of moving goods from one country to another

In March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic triggered a cascade of border closures in Europe in a matter of days. Combined with customers rushing to supermarkets to stockpile on essential items, this led to shortages of various food and hygiene products. For many people,...

Reaching SDG 4: The necessary contribution of NGOs

In September 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, through which Heads of State and Government committed to reaching 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, of which SDG 4 states: “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality...

How permanent will the fight against hunger and poverty be?

The foundation's mission is to create a world where every person has the opportunity to live a healthy and productive life. How far are you from achieving this goal? What drives our work in the countries we serve is the simple and compelling belief that all lives have...

Artificial intelligence and the future of work

How will artificial intelligence (AI) shape the future of work? What impact will it have on our workplace, our jobs and careers? Geneva Macro Labs recently raised these questions in a conference on the opportunities and risks of algorithms for employment, alternative...

Global youth – don’t write us off just yet

The world’s population is growing and getting younger – now more than half of humanity is under the age of 30 – constituting the largest young cohort in history. Current UN estimates suggest the world population will reach more than 10.8 billion by the year 2100, an...

Leaving no one behind in humanitarian action

Seven-year-old Samina is not able to walk or use her hands for tasks such as bathing, combing her hair, or holding objects. A few months before the pandemic, she had begun participating in organised activities and rehabilitation exercises, and this was making a real...

GLOBAL AFFAIRS

The art of moving goods from one country to another

In March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic triggered a cascade of border closures in Europe in a matter of days. Combined with customers rushing to supermarkets to stockpile on essential items, this led to shortages of various food and hygiene products. For many people,...

Reaching SDG 4: The necessary contribution of NGOs

In September 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, through which Heads of State and Government committed to reaching 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, of which SDG 4 states: “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality...

How permanent will the fight against hunger and poverty be?

The foundation's mission is to create a world where every person has the opportunity to live a healthy and productive life. How far are you from achieving this goal? What drives our work in the countries we serve is the simple and compelling belief that all lives have...

Artificial intelligence and the future of work

How will artificial intelligence (AI) shape the future of work? What impact will it have on our workplace, our jobs and careers? Geneva Macro Labs recently raised these questions in a conference on the opportunities and risks of algorithms for employment, alternative...

Global youth – don’t write us off just yet

The world’s population is growing and getting younger – now more than half of humanity is under the age of 30 – constituting the largest young cohort in history. Current UN estimates suggest the world population will reach more than 10.8 billion by the year 2100, an...

Leaving no one behind in humanitarian action

Seven-year-old Samina is not able to walk or use her hands for tasks such as bathing, combing her hair, or holding objects. A few months before the pandemic, she had begun participating in organised activities and rehabilitation exercises, and this was making a real...

Neutrality: a changing concept?

Did you know that the UN General Assembly (UNGA) has declared an International Day of Neutrality? Introduced by Turkmenistan, Resolution 71/275 of 2017 declares 12 December the International Day of Neutrality – and invites all Member States to mark its observance....

Discrimination et esclavage, même combat !

En septembre 2001, la communauté internationale adoptait la Déclaration et le Plan d’action de Durban, un plan de bataille mondial contre le racisme, la discrimination raciale, la xénophobie et l’intolérance. Vingt ans après Durban, force est de constater que la...

“Go out there, be a photographer”

April 2016, I am sitting on a train gliding along the pretty lakes of central Switzerland and my life is about to take a decisive turn. In my hand is the job description for the position as Photo Editor of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). The paper is entirely covered...

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