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Just keep swimming!

I joined the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) as a consultant after completing my Masters degree at the Geneva Graduate Institute last summer and the first few weeks felt straight out of a dream. The wonderful campus with Lac Leman and the...

The power equilibrium

If you were to close your eyes and think about someone powerful, who would that be? What qualities does that person possess? How does that person exercise their power? I used to be intrigued by characters like Robert McCall, played by Denzel Washington in the 2014...

Diversity and inclusion at the UN

Why diversity and inclusion truly matters Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) are core principles at the United Nations, reflecting our commitment to embracing global cultural diversity and providing equal opportunities. The Secretary-General’s agenda for UN...

UNOMS: navigating conflict resolution dynamics in the UN

The Office of the United Nations Ombudsman and Mediation Services (UNOMS) plays a pivotal role in facilitating conflict resolution in the workplace. Serving as an independent, neutral, confidential and informal resource, UNOMS empowers personnel across the UN...

La Huella – Solidarity Bookshop 

For more than 25 years, WTO staff have supported projects in favour of underprivileged children thanks to the bookshop created by the solidarity group ‘La Huella.’ The bookshop currently contains about a thousand books on a wide range of subjects and in many...

Navigating the UN career path and overcoming challenges

As a UN Career Development Coach, I have spoken to UN staff who have faced numerous challenges. Here are just some of the most common issues in the field and in headquarters. Lack of career progression and feeling stuck Advancement within the UN system can be slow,...

Bridging the East-West culture divide

If you haven’t met Jaime Sánchez-Ratia, you are missing out. He’s an Arabist, an erudite who has devoted his life to the study of the Arabic language and culture, and who has accumulated more than 30 years of experience at the United Nations. He works at the Spanish...

Multilingualism: a true core value at WMO

When staff members of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) mention where they work, one of the most common reactions is: “Wow! And how will the weather be tomorrow?” However, this specialized agency does not prepare weather forecast, its role is quite...

INSIDE VIEW

Just keep swimming!

I joined the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) as a consultant after completing my Masters degree at the Geneva Graduate Institute last summer and the first few weeks felt straight out of a dream. The wonderful campus with Lac Leman and the...

The power equilibrium

If you were to close your eyes and think about someone powerful, who would that be? What qualities does that person possess? How does that person exercise their power? I used to be intrigued by characters like Robert McCall, played by Denzel Washington in the 2014...

Diversity and inclusion at the UN

Why diversity and inclusion truly matters Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) are core principles at the United Nations, reflecting our commitment to embracing global cultural diversity and providing equal opportunities. The Secretary-General’s agenda for UN...

UNOMS: navigating conflict resolution dynamics in the UN

The Office of the United Nations Ombudsman and Mediation Services (UNOMS) plays a pivotal role in facilitating conflict resolution in the workplace. Serving as an independent, neutral, confidential and informal resource, UNOMS empowers personnel across the UN...

La Huella – Solidarity Bookshop 

For more than 25 years, WTO staff have supported projects in favour of underprivileged children thanks to the bookshop created by the solidarity group ‘La Huella.’ The bookshop currently contains about a thousand books on a wide range of subjects and in many...

Navigating the UN career path and overcoming challenges

As a UN Career Development Coach, I have spoken to UN staff who have faced numerous challenges. Here are just some of the most common issues in the field and in headquarters. Lack of career progression and feeling stuck Advancement within the UN system can be slow,...

Bridging the East-West culture divide

If you haven’t met Jaime Sánchez-Ratia, you are missing out. He’s an Arabist, an erudite who has devoted his life to the study of the Arabic language and culture, and who has accumulated more than 30 years of experience at the United Nations. He works at the Spanish...

Multilingualism: a true core value at WMO

When staff members of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) mention where they work, one of the most common reactions is: “Wow! And how will the weather be tomorrow?” However, this specialized agency does not prepare weather forecast, its role is quite...

The foundations of the Geneva Alliance Against Racism

Racism has been officially recognized by Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), Ms. Tatiana Valovaya. In 2022, she said: “Unfortunately, racial discrimination is alive and well at the United Nations”, adding “As surveys have indicated, a great...

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