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INTERVIEWS The Cornerstone of Perception Change

The Cornerstone of Perception Change »

Peace, Rights and Well-being   INTERVIEW BY EVELINA RIOUKHINA AND SARAH JORDAN, WITH PARTICIPATION OF IAN RICHARDS Mr. Michael Møller; Acting Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva is…

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Investing in space is investing in life

Investing in space is investing in life »

GIOVANNA MARIA DE MARCO   The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), as Secretariat to the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, facilitates international cooperation in…

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Mylène Paquette : Rameuse des océans

Rameuse des océans »

Mylène Paquette   CHANTAL STREIJFFERT-GARON   Mylène Paquette est devenue la première femme nord-américaine à réussir la traversée de l’Atlantique Nord à la rame, en solitaire.   En relevant un…

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Ella, a teenage girl activist

Ella, a teenage girl activist »

DANIELE CHICCA AND OMAR BAWA   Answering the question “what would you like to do when you grow old?” she would reply “the activist.” Ella is just 16 years old…

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She carried a polio-ridden classmate for four years

She carried a polio-ridden classmate for four years »

DANIELE CHICCA AND OMAR BAWA   In an incredibly kind gesture, 13-year-old Hunan girl had been carrying her polio-ridden classmate to school for 4 years.   When going to school,…

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UN/ONU

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa »

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa

The World Health Organization is coordinating the international response to contain the most severe Ebola virus disease outbreaks in history…

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Stories give the UN’s health agency A “human face” »

Stories give the UN’s health agency A “human face”

JANE PARRY The World Health Organization is introducing visitors and new staff to its work with a… storybook? Now the…

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We the people of the United Nations… »

We the people of the United Nations…

CRISTIAN OLAREAN The United Nations Charter is the treaty that established the United Nations.   DETERMINED to save succeeding generations…

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Calling for international peace and security »

Calling for international peace and security

The UN Security Council   CHRISTOPHER KARL STREBEL   The United Nations Security Council’s main responsibility is upholding international peace…

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The Challenges of a United Nations Family »

The Challenges of a United Nations Family

NILOFAR BAWA     “There is always a gift in any challenge.” – Bronnie Ware Saving lives of people living…

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Editorial

Les pilliers des Nations Unies »

Laurence Vercammen

Sommes-nous de super héros ?   Comment définir un(e) super héro(s)-(ïne) ? La littérature l’affuble de pouvoirs exceptionnels, le 7e art le dote d’une panoplie de gadgets en tout genre l’aidant à réaliser ses exploits.   Il agit selon un code de conduite irréprochable. Sans…

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The pillars of the United Nations »

Laurence Vercammen

Are we superheroes?   What defines a superhero? Our literature endows them with superhuman powers, while on the big screen they are equipped with an array of gadgets to help them pull off their feats.   Superheroes follow the highest code of conduct. They tirelessly…

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SOCIETE

Etats-nations et mondialisation »

Etats-nations et mondialisation

OLIVIER BORIE   Le phénomène des Etats-nations est relativement récent. Il a permis, il y a plusieurs siècles, aux monarchies européennes de se renforcer. Leur…

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Le Jeûne genevois »

Le Jeûne genevois

Thursday, 11 September 2014   SARAH JORDAN, UNOG Maybe you are enjoying a leisurely read of your UN Special magazine on a very welcome early…

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WHO The Ebola outbreak in West Africa

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa

The World Health Organization is coordinating the international response to contain the most severe Ebola virus disease outbreaks in history – and the first in West Africa.   This particular outbreak originated in Guinea. Within six…

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Stories give the UN’s health agency A “human face”

Stories give the UN’s health agency A “human face”

JANE PARRY The World Health Organization is introducing visitors and new staff to its work with a… storybook? Now the book has been snapped up by a Chinese publisher and will be published in Chinese later…

September, 2014 / Read More »
NEXT GENERATION Ella, a teenage girl activist

Ella, a teenage girl activist

DANIELE CHICCA AND OMAR BAWA   Answering the question “what would you like to do when you grow old?” she would reply “the activist.” Ella is just 16 years old but she has been an activist…

September, 2014 / Read More »
She carried a polio-ridden classmate for four years

She carried a polio-ridden classmate for four years

DANIELE CHICCA AND OMAR BAWA   In an incredibly kind gesture, 13-year-old Hunan girl had been carrying her polio-ridden classmate to school for 4 years.   When going to school, students of the previous generation were…

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LOISIRS 10 ans de plongée, autant de photographies sous-marines

10 ans de plongée, autant de photographies sous-marines

TEXTE ET PHOTOS ENRICO D’INCA   En 2004 le départ fut très hésitant. Des apprentissages longs et difficiles, ponctués de doutes, de frustrations, à la limite de l’abandon.   Même si j’avais déjà une vingtaine d’années…

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une petite leçon de biologie

une petite leçon de biologie

Les corridors de l’amour   NATASHA DE FRANCISCO     Pour un grand nombre d’expatriés et leurs familles – surtout ceux qui travaillent aux Nations Unies – la région bordant la ville de Genève est presque…

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Page Centrale Central page

Central page

« Nous faisons tous des choix, mais au final ce sont nos choix qui nous façonnent » “We all make choices, but in the end our choices make us” — Ken Levine…

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