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The UN is a beacon for translators around the world

Translators can be strange people. Usually they are happy to stay in the background, quietly working the magic that can transform an incomprehensible mess into a serviceable working document. However, if you make an ill-advised comment showing that you have not...

Is there a career development for YPP staff members at the UN?

National Competitive examination (NCE) and Young Professional Programe (YPP) staff members, having passed through highly competitive and rigorous written and oral examinations, which are mandated by the General Assembly to improve the geographic representation of the...

UN’s new harassment policy: You win some, you lose some

‍‍WINS 1)      Introduces neutral terminology and recognises range of impact from a single act of misconduct. The Policy uses “targeted individual”, “affected individual”, “impacted individual” separately, and explicitly addresses “non-staff personnel”. It recognizes...

Trade, fun and banter – two guys and their podcast

Some used lockdown to cook, bake or assemble their Peleton. Rob Skidmore and Ardian Mollabeciri from ITC started a podcast. Tradesplaining has listeners from around the world and plenty of irreverent humour. Rob, from Wisconsin, and Ardian, from New York and with...

Zoom won’t make UN internships fair, stipends will

The United Nations (UN) first introduced internships in the 1950s with the objective of providing opportunities to better understand the principles, purposes, and activities of the UN; in short, these internship opportunities were meant to be educational. Over sixty...

UN Geneva wins social media award second time in a row

Is there a way to define, measure, and evaluate “success” on social media? Are there some fixed indicators to do this? Can social media performance of different actors be ranked? The Geneva Engage Awards does exactly that. This joint initiative of the Geneva Internet...

How the UN is vaccinating staff in 152 countries

You are in charge of vaccinating UN staff. How many vaccines have you procured, which are they and when will they be made available? Are you making use of Russia’s kind offer to donate vaccinations to staff? The United Nations has thus far purchased sufficient...

The best photos of the 75th anniversary contest

The UN Today Editorial board selected these three photos that were deemed to be the best. Each photo is accompanied by comments from the Editorial Board, the author of the photo and the professional photographer, Geraldo Pestalozzi. Thanks to all participants for...

What did I learn from “Together Mentoring”?

Author: Catarinha Camarinhas In the current circumstances of social distancing and isolation that we have been living through in this COVID-19 era, we all became more introspective and reflective with regard to our choices. I saw the programme as a chance to take a...

INSIDE VIEW

The UN is a beacon for translators around the world

Translators can be strange people. Usually they are happy to stay in the background, quietly working the magic that can transform an incomprehensible mess into a serviceable working document. However, if you make an ill-advised comment showing that you have not...

Is there a career development for YPP staff members at the UN?

National Competitive examination (NCE) and Young Professional Programe (YPP) staff members, having passed through highly competitive and rigorous written and oral examinations, which are mandated by the General Assembly to improve the geographic representation of the...

UN’s new harassment policy: You win some, you lose some

‍‍WINS 1)      Introduces neutral terminology and recognises range of impact from a single act of misconduct. The Policy uses “targeted individual”, “affected individual”, “impacted individual” separately, and explicitly addresses “non-staff personnel”. It recognizes...

Trade, fun and banter – two guys and their podcast

Some used lockdown to cook, bake or assemble their Peleton. Rob Skidmore and Ardian Mollabeciri from ITC started a podcast. Tradesplaining has listeners from around the world and plenty of irreverent humour. Rob, from Wisconsin, and Ardian, from New York and with...

Zoom won’t make UN internships fair, stipends will

The United Nations (UN) first introduced internships in the 1950s with the objective of providing opportunities to better understand the principles, purposes, and activities of the UN; in short, these internship opportunities were meant to be educational. Over sixty...

UN Geneva wins social media award second time in a row

Is there a way to define, measure, and evaluate “success” on social media? Are there some fixed indicators to do this? Can social media performance of different actors be ranked? The Geneva Engage Awards does exactly that. This joint initiative of the Geneva Internet...

How the UN is vaccinating staff in 152 countries

You are in charge of vaccinating UN staff. How many vaccines have you procured, which are they and when will they be made available? Are you making use of Russia’s kind offer to donate vaccinations to staff? The United Nations has thus far purchased sufficient...

The best photos of the 75th anniversary contest

The UN Today Editorial board selected these three photos that were deemed to be the best. Each photo is accompanied by comments from the Editorial Board, the author of the photo and the professional photographer, Geraldo Pestalozzi. Thanks to all participants for...

What did I learn from “Together Mentoring”?

Author: Catarinha Camarinhas In the current circumstances of social distancing and isolation that we have been living through in this COVID-19 era, we all became more introspective and reflective with regard to our choices. I saw the programme as a chance to take a...

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