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Managing ‘Aid Bombardment Syndrome’

Occurring at the midpoint of Agenda 2030, the Effective Development Cooperation Summit hosted by Switzerland and Moldova this week (12-14th December), highlights how better co-operation strengthens trust and transforms the way the Global development community works...

How the UN evacuated staff during Covid

Imagine. A medical evacuation request comes at 2 a.m. Literally hundreds of calls to make, messages to send. The ministry of health, the United Nations resident coordinator, country authorities, countless others. Negotiations, an aviation team, paperwork – passports,...

Understanding hidden disabilities: a must at the workplace?

Disability is often used to describe an ongoing mental or physical challenge. Having a disability does not mean a person is disabled. Invisible disabilities, in simple terms, is used to describe a physical, mental or neurological condition that is not visible from the...

Where the sea reflects the sky

Gazing out to the Mediterranean Sea, my eyes followed the fishermen’s boats sprinkled across the shimmering water. Suggestive of all the things that come to mind when one gazes out to a sea being struck by the sun’s rays, the water sparkled like glitter: evoking a...

Tackling racism at the UN in Geneva slowly but surely

One year has passed since the UNOG Working Group on Addressing Racism in the Workplace, which you chair, was established. What are its main achievements? The main achievement is that, thanks to the Working Group, talking about racism is no longer taboo. Through...

UNDP now leads the way with its internship programs

This May, the Fair Internship Initiative published an update to the Internship Quality Index, which draws on data collected from interns across the UN System to transparently and systematically score and rank UN organizations according to the quality and inclusiveness...

Behind the scenes at the Information Service at the UN in Geneva

Miladin Bogetic, Press Officer. What does your regular work day look like? As the social media manager for @UNGeneva channels, I dedicate most of my time to creating and curating content for our five platforms: Twitter English, Twitter French, Facebook, Instagram, and...

INSIDE VIEW

Managing ‘Aid Bombardment Syndrome’

Occurring at the midpoint of Agenda 2030, the Effective Development Cooperation Summit hosted by Switzerland and Moldova this week (12-14th December), highlights how better co-operation strengthens trust and transforms the way the Global development community works...

How the UN evacuated staff during Covid

Imagine. A medical evacuation request comes at 2 a.m. Literally hundreds of calls to make, messages to send. The ministry of health, the United Nations resident coordinator, country authorities, countless others. Negotiations, an aviation team, paperwork – passports,...

Understanding hidden disabilities: a must at the workplace?

Disability is often used to describe an ongoing mental or physical challenge. Having a disability does not mean a person is disabled. Invisible disabilities, in simple terms, is used to describe a physical, mental or neurological condition that is not visible from the...

Where the sea reflects the sky

Gazing out to the Mediterranean Sea, my eyes followed the fishermen’s boats sprinkled across the shimmering water. Suggestive of all the things that come to mind when one gazes out to a sea being struck by the sun’s rays, the water sparkled like glitter: evoking a...

Tackling racism at the UN in Geneva slowly but surely

One year has passed since the UNOG Working Group on Addressing Racism in the Workplace, which you chair, was established. What are its main achievements? The main achievement is that, thanks to the Working Group, talking about racism is no longer taboo. Through...

UNDP now leads the way with its internship programs

This May, the Fair Internship Initiative published an update to the Internship Quality Index, which draws on data collected from interns across the UN System to transparently and systematically score and rank UN organizations according to the quality and inclusiveness...

Behind the scenes at the Information Service at the UN in Geneva

Miladin Bogetic, Press Officer. What does your regular work day look like? As the social media manager for @UNGeneva channels, I dedicate most of my time to creating and curating content for our five platforms: Twitter English, Twitter French, Facebook, Instagram, and...

The UN staff helping Ukraine feed the world

The first of two articles. We delve into the inner workings of the Joint Coordination Centre, which was set up by the UN, Türkiye, Russia and Ukraine to inspect food shipments out of Ukraine and ensure they comply with the conditions set down in the Black Sea Grain...

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