GLOBAL AFFAIRS

Des femmes en marche pour la paix

Dans le documentaire, Les guerrières de la paix, elle retrace le combat de femmes palestiniennes et israéliennes. Son deuxième film raconte le parcours de jeunes juifs et musulmans unis contre le racisme et l’antisémitisme en France. En 2022, elle lance une campagne...

The Human Rights Committee: fighting for equality

As a former Senior United Nations Official now serving as an individual expert on the UN Human Rights Committee, please tell us about the mandate of the Human Rights Committee The Human Rights Committee is a group of 18 independent human rights experts from all over...

Black Kings Matter

As an American Baptist minister and activist, Dr. King was a highly-respected spokesman. The youngest man to receive the Nobel Peace Prize and leader in the American civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. Martin Luther King III, the...

Media dialogues — Isa Soares

This article is part of a series of interviews with people who work in the media to provide the news and views that shape our perception of world affairs. Isa Soares spoke to UN Today about her life and career in television. What is your professional background?...

Finding freedom from slavery in 2023

As one of the world’s leading legal practitioners in the fight against modern-day slavery and human traffficking, I understand the importance of this issue to recognizing the victims of the transatlantic slave trade. In doing so, I wish also to honor all the victims...

A world in permacrisis: how the UN empowers future leaders

In a world where the challenges we face are constantly evolving, one thing remains constant: the need for visionary leaders who can inspire change and drive progress. With this priority in mind, the United Nations is actively working to cultivate the next generation...

Chess players – ready to checkmate

How did you start playing chess and what made you continue? At the beginning it was just a game. A wonderful game which my father taught me. And there was something magical about it. I was four and I had just started to read, which helped me to progress with chess,...

Towards a public architecture for nature data

The Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) aims to reach global targets by 2030 to safeguard biodiversity. Almost 200 countries have agreed to “halt and reverse” biodiversity loss by 2030, and businesses and finance are increasingly making ‘nature-positive’ commitments....

GLOBAL AFFAIRS

Finding freedom from slavery in 2023

As one of the world’s leading legal practitioners in the fight against modern-day slavery and human traffficking, I understand the importance of this issue to recognizing the victims of the transatlantic slave trade. In doing so, I wish also to honor all the victims...

A world in permacrisis: how the UN empowers future leaders

In a world where the challenges we face are constantly evolving, one thing remains constant: the need for visionary leaders who can inspire change and drive progress. With this priority in mind, the United Nations is actively working to cultivate the next generation...

Chess players – ready to checkmate

How did you start playing chess and what made you continue? At the beginning it was just a game. A wonderful game which my father taught me. And there was something magical about it. I was four and I had just started to read, which helped me to progress with chess,...

Towards a public architecture for nature data

The Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) aims to reach global targets by 2030 to safeguard biodiversity. Almost 200 countries have agreed to “halt and reverse” biodiversity loss by 2030, and businesses and finance are increasingly making ‘nature-positive’ commitments....

Using animation to help young Amazonians tell their story

Amazonia is seeing an unprecedented movement of Indigenous peoples from rural to urban areas, a process that will have major social and environmental impacts on the region. Many of these Indigenous migrants are young people who leave their rural communities to access...

How quantum computing will impact UN organizations

Quantum computing offers a new paradigm for computation, which has the potential to impact UN organizations, in particular in terms of accelerating the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in various areas. Possible areas of applications include good health, clean...

Media dialogues — Jack Werner

What is your professional background? I was born in Stockholm, Sweden, and I have always been interested in urban legends and the psychology and sociology of the stories we tell to communicate our worldview and mend social bonds. What I'm trying to do in general, is...

Media dialogues – Stuart Ramsay

This interview marks the start of a new series with people working in the media, to deliver the news and views that shape our perception of global affairs and events. This interview is with Stuart Ramsay, chief correspondent at Sky News, covering major global news...

Celebrating United Nations peacekeepers

This interview marks the International Day of UN Peacekeepers celebrated on the 29th of May. The Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, reflects on the vital work carried out by peacekeeping missions to address multidimensional crises and...

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