Editorial

Prisca Chaoui

Editor-in-Chief

Editorial – June 2021

It took only a short amount of time for the COVID-19 pandemic to disrupt the world of work, as working from home became widespread. This reopened the debate on the mental health and well-being of employees, including those at the UN. This begs the question as to...

Editorial – April 2021

Justice is a right, not a privilege. This is a universal principle of the United Nations Organisation, which it seeks to uphold in its mandate.

Editorial – March 2021

International Women’s Day was established by the UN in 1977 and is celebrated on 8 March. It was inspired in 1910 by Clara Zetkin, a German journalist, politician, teacher and activist. 111 years later, there is still a long way to go, given the inequalities that remain between genders.

Editorial – February 2021

This is my first issue as Editor-in-chief. My aim is to continue the thrilling adventure of UN Today, which took over from UN Special a year ago with my predecessor Alex Mejia whom I would like to sincerely thank for having successfully guided the magazine during 5...

Editorial – December 2020 / January 2021

This is my last edition as Editor-in-Chief of UN Today and I want to express my appreciation to all of you, our readers, for your permanent support to our editorial efforts at the UN in Geneva. Before this strange year 2020, I had the privilege of serving as...

Editorial – November 2020

Whether you stand out at work for the colour of your skin, or even if you don’t but care about the present and future, this edition of UN Today is for you. We know that racism is everywhere, and also in Europe, in Switzerland and at our offices in Geneva. It’s an...

Editorial – October 2020

When delegates attended the formal ceremony in San Francisco to sign the UN Charter in 1945, they had a unique vision and the necessary commitment to create a global organization. And they knew that they needed the concourse of what would become a true  international...

Editorial – September 2020

The United Nations presence in Geneva is vast, multidisciplinary, multicultural, multilingual and -literally- from all over the world. It has been here for a century, as we inherited part of what our colleagues at the League of Nations had created with a visionary...

Editorial – July/August 2020

Fashion is an environmental and social emergency, too often overlooked and ignored. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated the need to address pressing issues and ‘build back better’ in this sector. We, at UN Today, decided it is time to talk about it and add our voice to...

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