The Palais des Nations, home of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), will open its doors to the public on Saturday, 24 October 2015, to mark the 70th anniversary of the United Nations. Under the theme “Strong UN. Better world”, the Open Day will be among key events being held worldwide that day […]
The United Nations turns 70. Here’s what they thought when it turned 30.
This year the United Nations celebrates its 70th birthday. The world reflects on the organisation’s past and speculates about its future. In 1975 people did the same thing. The video below, set in New York, shows that while much has changed much is also the same as it was 40 years ago. Flared pants and […]
Rebranding International Geneva
Michael Møller, the Danish diplomat and former aid worker appointed in November 2013 as acting director-general of the UN in Switzerland, would like to see a vibrant new International Geneva that includes not only the UN agencies and NGOS, but also multi-national corporations, Swiss businesses, donors and the local population. “We need to act together to […]
Aid workers: unsung and unarmed
Fighting the Ebola crisis in Liberia or delivering aid to the Ukraine is not for the faint of heart. Despite the risk of disease, kidnapping and death by beheading, humanitarian workers around the world continue to offer their services in danger zones far from their comfortable homelands. Are they braver than the rest of us, […]