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Are you curious about the power of international cooperation? And how it affects our future? Then tune in to the #NextPagePod, the podcast designed to advance the conversation on multilateralism!

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Developing International Understanding by Reading the World: a Journey with Ann Morgan
37:59

Join us with our guest, Ann Morgan, an author, editor, Royal Literary Fund Fellow, TED speaker, literary activist, based in the U.K., for a conversation on the power of stories to connect us. At the heart of the UN Library & Archives Geneva is its mission to promote international understanding.

We reached out to Ann Morgan to tell us more about her ongoing adventure of Reading the World and how reading literature from different places can help us embrace the unknown, suspend judgement and avoid jumping to fill the gaps, so that we can move from incomprehension to understanding and take part in the richness and joy of the shared experience of a story.

In this episode, we consider how reading the world’s literature can help us develop the sort of cross-cultural communication skills that are necessary for diplomacy and multilateralism. 

Resources

The List: https://ayearofreadingtheworld.com/thelist/ 

Photo credit: Igor Emmerich

Books: 

Website: https://ayearofreadingtheworld.com/ 

TED talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/ann_morgan_my_year_reading_a_book_from_every_country_in_the_world?language=en 

Where to listen to this episode  

Content    

Speakers: Ann Morgan

Host: Amy Smith

Editors & Producers: Amy Smith  

Social media designs: Natalie Alexander & Alma Selvaggia Rinaldi   

Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva  

Sep 30, 2022
How Anthropology Helps Us Understand Multilateralism
46:35

In this episode of the #NextPagePod, we are joined by Professor Miia Halme-Tuomisaari, Associate Professor in Human Rights studies at Lund University in Sweden, and Research Associate at the Global Governance Centre at the Geneva Graduate Institute.

Professor Halme-Tuomisaari is a social anthropologist with a background in international law, whose focus is on the study of the contemporary human rights phenomenon.  

Why does anthropology matter to the study of International Organisations and multilateralism? Our Director at the UN Library and Archives Geneva, Francesco Pisano, joins Professor Halme-Tuomisaari to find out what her research reveals. 

Resources  

Where to listen to this episode  

Content    

Speakers: Miia Halme-Tuomisaari 

Host: Francesco Pisano  

Editors & Producers: Alma Selvaggia Rinaldi & Natalie Alexander

Social media designs: Alma Selvaggia Rinaldi & Natalie Alexander

Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva  

Sep 09, 2022
Would the world be better without the UN? A conversation with author Thomas G. Weiss
46:26

In this episode of the #NextPagePod, we are joined by Professor Thomas G. Weiss, of the CUNY Graduate Center, a renowned researcher of the United Nations secretariat and the UN system at large. Our Director at the UN Library and Archives Geneva, Francesco Pisano, explores with Professor Weiss one of his latest books, Would the World Be Better without the UN? 

In his early career, he served with various parts of the UN Secretariat and UN specialised agencies. He has published countless works on the UN system, international relations, humanitarian affairs and peacekeeping.  

Resources 

Where to listen to this episode 

Content   

Speakers: Thomas Weiss 

Host: Francesco Pisano 

Editors & Producers:  Alma Selvaggia Rinaldi, Yunshi (Daisy) Liang, Natalie Alexander 

Social media designs: Alma Selvaggia Rinaldi & Natalie Alexander  

Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva  

Jul 22, 2022
Organiser le Monde, une Autre Histoire de la Guerre Froide avec Sandrine Kott
28:17

Aujourd'hui, la Cheffe de la Section de la mémoire institutionnelle à la Bibliothèque et aux Archives de l'ONU à Genève, Blandine Blukacz-Louisfert, est rejointe par Sandrine Kott, Professeur d'histoire contemporaine à l'Université de Genève et professeur invitée à la New York University, pour la présentation de son ouvrage Organiser le Monde, une Autre Histoire de la Guerre Froide apparu en 2021 aux éditions du Seuil.  

  

Sandrine Kott est spécialiste de l'histoire du travail et des politiques sociales. Ses travaux récents se sont intéressés plus particulièrement aux organisations internationales comme lieu de circulation des savoirs et expertises en matière économique et sociale.  

  

Dans cet ouvrage, Kott s’intéresse aux organisations internationales et ce qu’elles peuvent révéler sur la période de la guerre froide. Elle souligne également l’importance des archives dans l’analyse de l’histoire, ainsi que ce que cela révèle sur les origines et les fonctionnements du multilatéralisme. Enfin, elle souligne également l’importance de Genève dans l’histoire du multilatéralisme, ainsi que ce que cette tradition multilatérale signifie aujourd’hui. 

Ressources 

Transcript: https://libraryresources.unog.ch/audio/transcripts/Organiser-le-Monde-une-Autre-Histoire-de-la-Guerre-Froide-avec-Sandrine-Kott 

Kott, S. (2021). Organiser le Monde, une Autre Histoire de la Guerre Froide, Seuil. https://www.seuil.com/ouvrage/organiser-le-monde-sandrine-kott/9782021408669 

Où trouver cet épisode 

La Bibliothèque et Archives des Nations unies à Genève

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/UNOGLibrary 

Contenu 

Intervenants: Sandrine Kott 

Animatrice: Blandine Blukacz-Louisfert  

Réalisation et montage: Alma Rinaldi & Natalie Alexander 

Design des réseaux sociaux : Alma Selvaggia Rinaldi

Transcription: Alma Selvaggia Rinaldi  

Enregistré et produit à la Bibliothèque & Archives des Nations Unies à Genève

  

Jul 08, 2022
Why International Organizations Hate Politics with Dr. Lucile Maertens & Dr. Marieke Louis
43:08

Marieke Louis and Lucile Maerten’s book, Why International Organizations Hate Politics: Depoliticizing the World, draws on the extensive literature on functionalism and the related topic of technocracy, on anti-politics and bureaucractic multilateralism, and the wider, crosssectional research on expertise, knowledge and technicization, to systematically analyse and shine new light on the less explored topic of depoliticization. 

Through current and historical case studies they examine behind the facades to reveal the common structures, mechanisms and logics of the depoliticization process at work and point to the unintended consequences and impacts on the very issues that IOs were created to address.

Their argument is carefully constructed and very nuanced and they invite us to consider their whole book and to question everyday practices that may, as they say, “backlash”.

Marieke Louis is Associate Professor in Political Science and International Relations at Sciences Po Grenoble, PACTE, University Grenoble Alpes. Lucile Maertens is Senior Lecturer in Political Science and International Relations at IEP / CRHIM, University of Lausanne.

Resources

• Transcript: http://bitly.ws/sBna 

• Louis, M. & Maertens, L. (2021). Why International Organizations Hate Politics. https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/oa-mono/10.4324/9780429466984/international-organizations-hate-politics-marieke-louis-lucile-maertens 

• Finnemore, M. and Barnett, M.N. (2004) Rules for the world: international organizations  in global politics. Cornell University Press. • Hay, C. (2007) Why we hate politics (Vol. 5). Polity.  • Hay, C. (2014) “Depoliticisation as Process, Governance as Practice: What Did the ‘First Wave’ Get Wrong and Do We Need a ‘Second Wave’ to Put it Right?,” Policy and Politics 42, no. 2. 293–311. • Human Development Index. UNDP. https://hdr.undp.org/data-center/humandevelopment-index#/indicies/HDI  • Keohane, R. O. (1978) “The Functional Theory of Politics. By David Mitrany. (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1975. Pp. xxv 294),” American Political Science Review. Cambridge University Press, 72(2), pp. 805–806. doi: 10.2307/1954263. • Littoz-Monnet, A. (2017) The politics of expertise in international organizations. London: Routledge. • Mérand, F. (2021) The Political Commissioner: A European Ethnography. Oxford University Press. • Müller, B. (ed.) (2013) The gloss of harmony: the politics of policy‐making in multilateral organisations. London. Pluto Press. • Ruwet, C. (2012) “La RSE négociée: règles du jeu et contenus. Le cas d'ISO 26000,” Négociations 2, no. 18 (2012): 93–108. • Steffek, J. (2021) International Organization as Technocratic Utopia. Oxford University Press.  • Steffek J, Holthaus L. (2018) The social-democratic roots of global governance: Welfare internationalism from the 19th century to the United Nations. European Journal of International Relations. 24(1):106-129. doi:10.1177/1354066117703176.

Where to listen to this episode

Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-next-page/id1469021154 

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/10fp8ROoVdve0el88KyFLy 

Youtube: https://youtu.be/Vzr7xmBwokU 

Content  

Speakers: Dr. Lucile Maertens & Dr. Marieke Louis

Host: Amy Smith

Editors & Producers: Amy Smith, Alma Rinaldi & Natalie Alexander

Social media designs: Alma Rinaldi & Natalie Alexander  

Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva 

Jun 24, 2022
Le rôle du Maroc au niveau multilatéral, avec Ambassadeur Omar Zniber.
43:43

Cet épisode poursuit notre série de conversations avec des ambassadeurs auprès de l'Office des Nations Unies à Genève, où nous explorons leurs points de vue en tant que diplomates dans un système multilatéral et ce que l'ONU signifie pour eux aujourd'hui.

Notre directeur de la Bibliothèque et Archives des Nations Unies à Genève, Francesco Pisano, est rejoint par le représentant permanent et ambassadeur du Royaume du Maroc auprès de l'Office des Nations Unies à Genève et d'autres organisations internationales, Omar Zniber.

En 1956, le Royaume du Maroc a rejoint les Nations Unies. L'ambassadeur Zniber raconte le parcours historique du Maroc, les défis auxquels il est confronté aujourd'hui, ainsi que son rôle au niveau régional et mondial, tout en partageant comment il a commencé à travailler dans la diplomatie. Il évoque également les souhaits du Maroc pour la communauté internationale, exprimant l'importance de la coopération multilatérale et les défis auxquels le multilatéralisme est confronté aujourd'hui.

Ressources:

Où trouver cet épisode 

La Bibliothèque et Archives des Nations unies à Genève

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/UNOGLibrary 

Contenu 

Intervenants: Omar Zniber et Francesco Pisano

Animatrice: Alma Selvaggia Rinaldi

Réalisation et montage: Yunshi (Daisy) Liang, Natalie Alexander et Alma Selvaggia Rinaldi

Design des réseaux sociaux : Alma Selvaggia Rinaldi

Image de Omar Zniber: Yunshi (Daisy) Liang

Transcription: Yunshi (Daisy) Liang et Alma Selvaggia Rinaldi

Enregistré et produit à la Bibliothèque & Archives des Nations Unies à Genève

 

Jun 10, 2022
Le rôle des savoirs autochtones dans la lutte contre le changement climatique, avec Carine Ayélé Durand et Antine Sonde
31:04

Les peuples autochtones sont les plus directement touchés par le changement climatique alors qu’ils protègent jusqu’à 80% de la biodiversité de la planète. Comment garantir leur implication dans les politiques internationales alors que la reconnaissance de ces peuples reste, encore aujourd’hui, un défi majeur ?

Dans cet épisode, nous accueillons Carine Ayélé Durand, conservatrice en chef, responsable de l’Unité Collections, et directrice ad intérim du Musée d’ethnographie de Genève (MEG) et Antine Sonde, Senior Fellow auprès de la Section Peuples Autochtones et Minorités du Haut-Commissariat des Nations unies aux droits de l’homme (HCDH), pour parler des peuples autochtones face au changement climatique. Nos invités partagent avec nous des exemples concrets témoignant de l’impact direct du changement climatique sur les peuples autochtones et soulignent la nécessité d’intégrer leurs savoirs dans les prises de décisions.

Ressources:

Où trouver cet épisode 

Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-next-page/id1469021154 

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/10fp8ROoVdve0el88KyFLy 

YouTube: https://youtu.be/tApSxgttHJw

La Bibliothèque et Archives des Nations unies à Genève

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/UNOGLibrary 

Contenu 

Intervenants: Carine Ayélé Durand et Antine Sonde

Animatrice: Kelly Le Normand

Réalisation et montage: Yuinshi (Daisy) Liang & Natalie Alexander 

Transcription: Yunshi (Daisy) Liang et Alma Rinaldi

Enregistré et produit à la Bibliothèque & Archives des Nations Unies à Genève

 

May 27, 2022
Naji Osman on youth, the UN, and building an inclusive multilateralism
35:09

According to statistics from the United Nations, our world is home to 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 to 24, the largest generation of young people in recorded history. What is the role of youth in today’s multilateralism, as we look to the challenges we face in our present and our future?

In this episode, we are joined by Naji Osman, who in 2021 was designated as one of the three Swiss Youth Delegates to the United Nations. Naji is a student and research assistant in the Department of Economics at the University of Zurich, and is actively engaged in global political affairs, economic development and human rights.

Today he speaks with our Director Francesco Pisano, about his views on inclusive engagement, in particular, youth participation in multilateralism and how we can build intergenerational synergy to really make an impact as a global community.

Resources

Transcript: https://libraryresources.unog.ch/audio/transcripts/Naji-Osman-on-youth-the-UN-and-building-an-inclusive-multilateralism

Learn more about the Office of the UN Secretary’s General’s Envoy on Youth: https://www.un.org/youthenvoy/ 

Find statistics on youth from across the UN system: https://www.un.org/youthenvoy/youth-statistics/ 

Where to listen to this episode

Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-next-page/id1469021154 

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/10fp8ROoVdve0el88KyFLy 

Youtube: 

Content  

Speakers: Naji Osman, Francesco Pisano  

Host: Natalie Alexander   

Editor & Producer: Yunshi (Daisy) Liang  

Social media designs: Yunshi (Daisy) Liang & Natalie Alexander  

Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva 

May 13, 2022
Ambassador Galib Israfilov on Azerbaijan and enriching multilateralism for our collective future
37:30

This episode of the #NextPagePod continues our series of conversations with Ambassadors to the United Nations Geneva, where we explore their experiences as diplomats in a multilateral system, and what the UN means for their countries today as we look to the multilateralism we need for our future.  

Our Director at the UN Library & Archives Geneva, Francesco Pisano, is joined by the Permanent Representative and Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the UN in Geneva, Galib Israfilov. 

In March 1992, Azerbaijan joined the United Nations. With this year marking 30 years of accession, Ambassador Israfilov shares some of the history of the nation, its regional role today, and his own reflections on the importance of multilateralism from his experiences as both a bilateral and multilateral diplomat.  

Resources

Transcript: https://libraryresources.unog.ch/audio/transcripts/Ambassador-Israfilov-on-Azerbaijan-and-enriching-multilateralism 

Follow the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the UN Geneva on Twitter: https://twitter.com/azmissiongeneva and Ambassador Galib Israfilov: https://twitter.com/galib_is

Where to listen to this episode

Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-next-page/id1469021154 

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/10fp8ROoVdve0el88KyFLy 

Youtube: https://youtu.be/QvRMvSgVnys

Content 

Speakers: Ambassador Galib Ifralov, Francesco Pisano 

Host: Natalie Alexander

Editors & Producers: Yunshi (Daisy) Liang & Natalie Alexander 

Social media designs: Yunshi (Daisy) Liang & Natalie Alexander 

Image of Galib Ifralov: Dodge and Burn

Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva  

Apr 29, 2022
Director-General of UN Geneva Tatiana Valovaya on the International Day of Multilateralism & Diplomacy for Peace
38:44

Today on the #NextPagePod we release a bonus episode to mark the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace, established in 2018 by the UN General Assembly, and observed each year on 24 April. 

At the heart of our podcast is the aim to enrich and promote understanding of the values of multilateralism and international cooperation. To mark this day, our Director at the Library & Archives, Francesco Pisano, speaks with the Director-General of UN Geneva, Tatiana Valovaya.

#MultileralismDay #MultilateralismMatters

Resources

Where to listen to this episode

Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-next-page/id1469021154

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/10fp8ROoVdve0el88KyFLy

Youtube: https://youtu.be/jyGtsFtB42Q 

UN Library & Archives

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UNOGLibrary

Twitter: https://twitter.com/UNOGLibrary

 

Content

Speakers: Director-General of UN Geneva Tatiana Valovaya, Francesco Pisano

Host: Natalie Alexander

Editor & Producer: Natalie Alexander 

Transcript: Yunshi (Daisy) Liang

Social Media Designs: Natalie Alexander 

Image of the Director-General: UN Photo / Jean Marc Ferré

Produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva 

Apr 24, 2022
Ambassador Andranik Hovhannisyan on Armenia, multilateralism, and strengthening what unites us
41:02

This episode continues our series of conversations with Ambassadors to the United Nations Geneva, where we explore their views as diplomats in a multilateral system and what the UN means for them today.  

Our Director at the UN Library & Archives Geneva, Francesco Pisano, is joined by the Permanent Representative and Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to the UN in Geneva, Andranik Hovhannisyan. 

This year, 2022, Armenia marks 30 years of accession to the United Nations. Ambassador Hovhannisyan shares how he came to serve in diplomacy, as well as moments from Armenia’s history that have marked him the most. He also shares his view on Armenia’s experience with the multilateralism at the UN, and as a historian himself, his thoughts as multilateralism evolves in a changing world.  

Resources

Transcript: https://libraryresources.unog.ch/audio/transcripts/Armenia-multilateralism

Follow the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Armenia to the UN Geneva on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Armembsuisse

Where to listen to this episode

Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-next-page/id1469021154 

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/10fp8ROoVdve0el88KyFLy 

Youtube: https://youtu.be/VeVBSekEclw

Content 

Speakers: Ambassador Andranik Hovhannisyan, Francesco Pisano 

Host: Natalie Alexander

Editors & Producers: Yunsi (Daisy) Liang & Natalie Alexander 

Social media designs: Natalie Alexander 

Image of Ambassador Hovhannisyan: Permanent Mission of Armenia to the UN in Geneva 

Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva  

Apr 14, 2022
It Takes A Global Crisis: Episode 4 - Sustainable Cities
44:44

Welcome to Episode 4 of 'It Takes a Global Crisis', a series of four special episodes produced by the UN Library & Archives Geneva in collaboration with the SDG Lab. In this last episode, we explore sustainable cities.  

According to the United Nations, about 2 out of every 3 people will be living in cities or urban centres by 2050. Did it take a global crisis like the pandemic to highlight what we need for the future of cities? To ensure safe, livable, sustainable spaces? Let’s find out, as our host Edward Mishaud speaks with Dr. Agata Krause, Head of the 2030 Agenda and International Relations at the Center for Sustainable Development, Trondheim Kommune in Norway, and Dr. Bernadia Irawati Tjandradewi, the Secretary General of United Cities and Local Governments Asia-Pacific.  

Resources 

Transcript: https://libraryresources.unog.ch/audio/transcripts/It-Takes-A-Global-Crisis-Episode-4-Sustainable-Cities 

Where to listen to this episode 

Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-next-page/id1469021154 

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/10fp8ROoVdve0el88KyFLy 

YouTube: https://youtu.be/iJGrFQrGleE UN Library & Archives 

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SDG Lab 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SDGLab 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sdg-lab/ 

SDG Lab website: About SDG Lab — SDG Lab   

Content 

Speakers: Dr. Bernadia Irawati Tjandradewi & Dr. Agata Krause

Host: Edward Mishaud 

Editors: Yunshi (Daisy) Liang & Natalie Alexander 

Social Media: Yunshi (Daisy) Liang & Natalie Alexander 

Production: Natalie Alexander, Edward Mishaud, Marlène Borlant, Evgeniya Altukhova, Tiffany Verga, Yunshi (Daisy) Liang. 

Social media image: Wirestock.

Produced at the UN Library & Archives Geneva 

Apr 01, 2022
Le multilatéralisme et la sauvegarde du patrimoine culturel avec Lazare Eloundou Assomo
34:37

Alors que les dégâts causés par les guerres et les conflits sont indubitablement dévastateurs, les tentatives de destruction du patrimoine culturel revêtent une valeur symbolique forte. Puissant outil identitaire et unificateur, la culture est fréquemment instrumentalisée lors de conflits armés pour diviser les communautés. Quel rôle peut alors jouer le multilatéralisme pour la sauvegarde du patrimoine culturel ?

Dans cet épisode, nous accueillons Lazare Eloundou Assomo, Directeur du Centre du patrimoine mondial à l’UNESCO et ancien Directeur de l’Entité «Culture et situations d’urgence», pour discuter de cette question. Véritable homme de terrain, il partage son expérience au Mali, où il a mené la reconstruction des mausolées de Tombouctou, et souligne le besoin de mener des actions de terrain pour être au plus près des communautés affectées par les conflits. Enfin, il nous rappelle que la protection du patrimoine culturel est un enjeu de paix et de sécurité global, et nous présente les instruments législatifs et technologiques nécessaires à sa préservation.

Nous vous invitons donc à écouter cet épisode passionnant qui, nous l’espérons, vous rappellera le rôle crucial joué par la culture pour l’ensemble des communautés. Bonne écoute.

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Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-next-page/id1469021154 

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YouTube: https://youtu.be/tApSxgttHJw

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Intervenant: Lazare Eloundou Assomo

Animatrice: Kelly Le Normand

Réalisation et montage: Natalie Alexander & Kelly le Normand 

Transcription: Yunshi (Daisy) Liang et Maria Bolotnikov 

 

Enregistré et produit à la Bibliothèque & Archives des Nations Unies à Genève

Mar 18, 2022
It Takes a Global Crisis: Episode 3 - Social Protection
38:34

Welcome to Episode 3 of 'It Takes a Global Crisis', a series of four special episodes produced by the UN Library & Archives Geneva in collaboration with the SDG Lab. In this episode, we explore social protection.  

Host Edward Mishaud is joined by Christina Behrendt, Head of the Social Policy Unit at the International Labour Organization, and Dr. Kate Philip, Programme Lead for the Presidential Employment Stimulus in South Africa.  

The COVID-19 pandemic has put social protection in the spotlight, inviting us to reflect on social protection policy not only in times of crisis but also in everyday life. What exactly is social protection? What have we learned from countries’ policy responses to the crisis? How does a robust social protection system contribute to individual, community and collective wellbeing? And what can we learn in order to strengthen these systems for future events?

Did it take a global crisis to highlight the critical and multi-dimensional role of social protection? Let’s find out. 

Resources 

Transcript: https://libraryresources.unog.ch/audio/transcripts/It-Takes-A-Global-Crisis-Episode-3-Social-Protection 

Where to listen to this episode 

Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-next-page/id1469021154 

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/10fp8ROoVdve0el88KyFLy 

YouTube: https://youtu.be/U8Hwo9PjGqE 

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/UNOGLibrary 

  

SDG Lab 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SDGLab 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sdg-lab/ 

SDG Lab website: About SDG Lab — SDG Lab 

  

Content 

Speakers: Christina Behrendt & Kate Philip 

Host: Edward Mishaud 

Editors: Yunshi (Daisy) Liang & Natalie Alexander 

Social Media: Natalie Alexander  

Production: Natalie Alexander, Edward Mishaud, Marlène Borlant, Evgeniya Altukhova, Tiffany Verga, Yunshi (Daisy) Liang. 

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Mar 04, 2022
Building A Just World Order, with Dr. Alfred de Zayas
33:35

In this episode, the #NextPagePod welcomes Dr. Alfred de Zayas, the first person to serve as the UN Human Rights Council's Independent Expert on the Promotion of a Democratic and Equitable International Order, a role he assumed from May 2012 to April 2018.

Dr. de Zayas has a background in history and law, with expertise in civil and political rights. He completed his Juris Doctor at Harvard, and his doctorate in history from the University of Göttingen in Germany. Among his many roles, his latest is as a Professor at the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations.  

He joins host Tiffany Verga to share his latest book, Building a Just World Order. What does this mean and why should it matter as we reflect on the future of multilateralism? He shares his experiences as an Independent Expert, which led to 14 reports which he presented to the UN Human Rights Council and the General Assembly. These reports are compiled in his new book, together with 25 principles of international order for the UN system, which he recommends as holistic and interconnected ways for moving forward to ensure peace, human rights and sustainable development for all.  

We also hear why he continues to have hope in multilateralism.  

Resources

Transcript: The Next Page - Transcripts - Audio Guide - Research Guides at United Nations Library & Archives Geneva (unog.ch)

  • Find out more about Dr. Alfred de Zayas at his Human Rights Corner website: https://dezayasalfred.wordpress.com/
  • Find out more about his book, Building A Just World Order: https://www.claritypress.com/product/building-a-just-world-order/

Where to listen to this episode

Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-next-page/id1469021154

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/10fp8ROoVdve0el88KyFLy

Youtube: https://youtu.be/7H_AH97E2z4 

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/UNOGLibrary

 

Content

Speaker: Dr. Alfred de Zayas

Host: Tiffany Verga

Editor & Producer: Natalie Alexander 

Social Media & Transcript: Natalie Alexander & Yunshi (Daisy) Liang

Produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva 

Feb 18, 2022
It Takes a Global Crisis: Episode 2 - Environment and Social Resilience
36:38

Welcome to Episode 2 of 'It Takes a Global Crisis', a series of four special episodes produced by the UN Library & Archives Geneva in collaboration with the SDG Lab. In this episode we look at the environment and social resilience. 

We're joined by David Smith, Chief Economist and Regional Coordinator of UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Action for the SDGs (PEA), UNEP Africa Office, and Akanksha Khatri, Head of the Nature Action Agenda, World Economic Forum (WEF). Together with host Edward Mishaud, they explore how COVID-19 has shed new light on our understanding of society's critical link with the environment. They discuss the link between economic growth and environmental sustainability, and what needs to change to meet the Sustainable Development Goals.

So, did it take a global crisis to realize our own health is linked to the health of our planet?

Let's find out.

Resources

Transcript: The Next Page - Transcripts - Audio Guide - Research Guides at United Nations Library & Archives Geneva (unog.ch)

Where to listen to this episode

Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-next-page/id1469021154

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/10fp8ROoVdve0el88KyFLy

Youtube: https://youtu.be/32QMmWjSHg4 

UN Library & Archives

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UNOGLibrary

Twitter: https://twitter.com/UNOGLibrary

 

SDG Lab

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SDGLab

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sdg-lab/

SDG Lab website: About SDG Lab — SDG Lab

 

Content

Speakers: David Smith and Akanksha Khatri

Host: Edward Mishaud

Editors: Tiffany Verga & Yunshi (Daisy) Liang

Social Media: Natalie Alexander & Marlène Borlant

Production: Natalie Alexander, Edward Mishaud, Marlène Borlant, Evgeniya Altukhova & Tiffany Verga, Yunshi (Daisy) Liang.

Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva in collaboration with the SDG Lab.

 

 

Feb 04, 2022
Costa Rica, transformative change, and the power of multilateralism with Ambassador Catalina Devandas Aguilar
36:11

Happy New Year from the UN Library & Archives Geneva!

This episode continues our conversations with Ambassadors to the UN in Geneva. Our Director, Francesco Pisano, is joined by the Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the UN Geneva, Catalina Devandas Aguilar, who arrived in Geneva in late 2020.  

She takes us on a fascinating exploration of the history of Costa Rica, its role in the region, and some of its main priorities today that can be examples for the rest of the world, from migration solutions to social protection, green policies and biodiversity, women’s participation, human rights and peace.   

And, as one of a small number of countries without a standing army, she shares her assessment of Costa Rica’s experience at the UN today, and how the country’s commitment to peace influences its views on multilateralism and collective security. 

Resources

Transcript: The Next Page - Transcripts - Audio Guide - Research Guides at United Nations Library & Archives Geneva (unog.ch)

Follow Ambassador Devandas Aguilar on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CataDevandas

Follow the Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the UN Geneva on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CRONUGVA

Where to listen to this episode

Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-next-page/id1469021154 

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/10fp8ROoVdve0el88KyFLy 

Youtube: https://youtu.be/wUdt7ziY0V0 

Content 

Speakers: Ambassador Catalina Devandas Aguilar, Francesco Pisano 

Host: Tiffany Verga 

Editor & Producer: Natalie Alexander 

Social media designs: Natalie Alexander 

Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva  

Jan 21, 2022
It Takes a Global Crisis: Episode 1 - Digitalization & Connectivity, a COVID-driven race
41:17

Welcome to Episode 1 of 'It Takes a Global Crisis', a series of four special episodes produced by the UN Library & Archives Geneva in collaboration with the SDG Lab.

In this episode on digitalization and connectivity, we're joined by Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) and Ibrahima Guimba-Saïdou, the Minister Special Advisor to President of Niger and CEO of the National Agency for Information Society (ANSI). Together, they explore the impact of COVID-19 on connectivity and digitalization across the world, and whether progress to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals has been accelerated or disadvantaged through the pandemic.  

So, did it take a global crisis to advance digitization and connectivity? Let's find out. 

Note: This podcast, recorded on 6 October 2021, mentions 3.7 billion people, or 51% of the world’s population, remain unconnected to the Internet (Source: ITU Facts and Figures 2020). In December 2021, ITU's latest Facts and Figures 2021 report revealed that the estimated number of people who have used the Internet has surged to 4.9 billion in 2021 (63%), from an estimated 4.1 billion in 2019. However, in 2021, an estimated 37 per cent of the world's population – or 2.9 billion people – have still never used the Internet.

Resources 

Transcript: The Next Page - Transcripts - Audio Guide - Research Guides at United Nations Library & Archives Geneva (unog.ch)

Where to listen to this episode

Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-next-page/id1469021154 

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/10fp8ROoVdve0el88KyFLy 

Youtube: https://youtu.be/wUdt7ziY0V0 

UN Library & Archives

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UNOGLibrary 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/UNOGLibrary 

SDG Lab

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SDGLab

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sdg-lab/

SDG Lab website: About SDG Lab — SDG Lab

Content

Speakers: Doreen Bogdan-Martin and Ibrahima Guimba-Saïdou

Host: Edward Mishaud

Editor: Tiffany Verga

Social Media: Tiffany Verga & Marlène Borlant

Production: Natalie Alexander, Edward Mishaud, Marlène Borlant, Evgeniya Altukhova & Tiffany Verga

Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva in collaboration with the SDG Lab.

Jan 07, 2022
It Takes a Global Crisis: Episode 0 - Introduction
28:01

Did it take a global crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic for us to see the challenges to reaching Agenda 2030? To set in motion solutions for sustainable development for all? Welcome to 'It Takes a Global Crisis', a series of four special episodes produced by the UN Library & Archives Geneva in collaboration with the SDG Lab.

In this introductory episode, we're joined by Nadia Isler, Director of the SDG Lab and Francesco Pisano, the Director of the Library & Archives, to explore how the COVID-19 pandemic has in many ways accelerated sustainable development solutions, but also highlighted the challenges, gaps, and limitations of progress. 

Throughout the series, we'll be talking to a range of experts and practitioners--as they work both on the ground and in advancing policy--about their experiences across the themes of digitalization and connectivity, the environment as a key to social resilience, social protection and sustainable cities. 

So, did it take a global crisis?

Join us for the first episode on 7 January 2022 to find out. 

Resources 

Transcript: https://libraryresources.unog.ch/c.php?g=673332&p=4880979&t=18980 

Where to listen to this episode

Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-next-page/id1469021154 

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/10fp8ROoVdve0el88KyFLy 

Podbean: https://unitednationslibrarygeneva.podbean.com/ 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8f2QYzMy3C0 

UN Library & Archives

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UNOGLibrary 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/UNOGLibrary 

SDG Lab

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SDGLab

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sdg-lab/

Content

Speakers: Nadia Isler and Francesco Pisano

Hosts: Natalie Alexander and Edward Mishaud

Editor: Tiffany Verga

Social Media: Tiffany Verga & Marlène Borlant

Production: Natalie Alexander, Edward Mishaud, Marlène Borlant, Evgeniya Altukhova & Tiffany Verga

Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva in collaboration with the SDG Lab.

Dec 20, 2021
Hidden Figures in Women’s International Human Rights, with Ellen Chesler, Fatima Sator and Dan Plesch
40:54

This episode brings us on a journey of archaeology. Not the type with shovels and brushes, but rather a restorative archaeology that sheds light on the stories of women who are not well known in the history books.

We speak with Fatima Sator, Ellen Chesler and Dan Plesch, two of the authors and the co-editor of a new book published this year called Women and the UN: A New History of Women’s International Human Rights. It documents the stories of influential women, many from the global south, who dedicated their work to ensuring women’s human rights were recorded in UN conventions,  treaties and documents. Despite this work, there is very little known about them and their contribution.  

Fatima Sator is a communications specialist at International Committee of the Red Cross, author and gender equality researcher at School of Oriental and African Studies University of London, or SOAS. 

Ellen Chesler is an author and Senior Fellow at CUNY's Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies. They both contributed chapters to the book.  

Dan Plesch is a co-editor of this volume, together with Rebecca Adami. He is the Director of the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS. 

We talk about why documenting these stories of women in our history matters for our understanding of multilateralism, and consider how we define multilateralism might to evolve to fully comprehend the  contribution of women to key multilateral decisions and documents that exist today. 

Episode Transcript

Access the transcript here.

Open Access Book

“Women and the UN: A New History of Women’s International Human Rights” - Open Access version online: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/oa-edit/10.4324/9781003036708/women-un-rebecca-adami-dan-plesch  

Book Resources 

Content

Speakers: Ellen Chesler, Fatima Sator and Dan Plesch

Host: Natalie Alexander

Editor & Producer: Natalie Alexander

Social media designs: Natalie Alexander

Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva  

Dec 10, 2021
Forging a Seat at the Table for Youth at COP with Holly Crockford
19:10

As thousands of people ascended into Glasgow to attend COP26, young people fought to have their voices heard. But beyond COP, how do we ensure youth have a seat at the climate table not just now but always?

For the month of November, #NextPagePod has gone green in support of COP26. So far we've featured conversations exploring climate issues, youth activism, the science behind the policy and of course talked about what role multilateralism plays in the future of our planet. In this final episode, we are going back to what inspired this series in the first place, COP26, as we talk to one of the young Australian delegates on the final day of the conference. 

In this episode, we talk to Holly Crockford to hear what she has learned on the ground from a youth perspective but also what she hopes to see after the conference ends. Holly is a young Australian climate leader who is the co-founder of Climate Force and Foundations for Tomorrow an organization powered by the Global Shapers Community, she is also involved with AYFICE (Australian Youth For International Climate Engagement) and has a background in pro-bono law and community volunteering. In this conversation we explore youth accessibility to the conference, what actions Holly wants to see beyond COP and the type of climate leadership she'd like to see. 

Resources: 

Find out more about Holly: Holly Crockford — QUT Law Society

Connect with Holly: https://www.linkedin.com/in/holly-j-crockford-364003138/ 

ClimateForce website: https://www.theclimateforce.org/ 

Connect with AYFICE: 

Find out more about the Global Shapers Community: https://www.globalshapers.org/

 

What platforms to find us on: 

Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-next-page/id1469021154 

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/10fp8ROoVdve0el88KyFLy 

Podbean: https://unitednationslibrarygeneva.podbean.com/ 

  

Follow us: 

https://www.facebook.com/UNOGLibrary 

https://twitter.com/UNOGLibrary 

  

Content:  

Speakers: Holly Crockford & Tiffany Verga 

Host: Tiffany Verga 

Editor & Producer: Tiffany Verga 

Social media designs: Tiffany Verga 

Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva  

Nov 26, 2021
When Climate Science Meets Policy with Dr Debra Roberts
31:10

With policymakers needing scientific evidence to guide their decisions on topics such as public health and the climate, how do we ensure science makes its way into policy?  

For the month of November, #NextPagePod is going green in support of COP26. We will feature conversations exploring climate issues, youth activism, explore the science behind the policy and of course talk about what role multilateralism plays in the future of our planet.  

In this episode, we speak to Dr Debra Roberts about the intersection of science and policy, the bridge builders helping open the communication lines between both worlds and what the future of science multilateralism will hopefully look like. 

Dr Roberts is currently the Head of the Sustainable and Resilient City Initiatives Unit in the eThekwini Municipality in Durban, and prior to this post she established the Environmental Planning and Climate Protection Department in eThekwini and was selected as the first Chief Resilience Officer in 2013.  

She was also involved in both the fifth and sixth assessment of the IPCC report has led the Chapter 8 (Urban Areas) section and contributed to Chapter 12 (Africa) on the fifth assessment report. For the sixth assessment report, she became the Co-Chair of Working Group 2 and her team is looking to release their report next year. She also brings to this discussion several years of negotiating experience having sat on various international advisory boards advising on climate issues. 

Resources: 

Transcript: The Next Page - Transcripts - Audio Guide - Research Guides at United Nations Library & Archives Geneva (unog.ch)

Find out more about Debra: https://www.ipcc.ch/people/debra-roberts/  

Visit the IPCC website: IPCC — Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 

View the latest IPCC report: AR6 Synthesis Report: Climate Change 2022 — IPCC  

AR5 Synthesis Assessment IPCC report: AR5 Synthesis Report: Climate Change 2014 — IPCC 

The eThekwini Sustainable and Resilient City Initiatives Unit: Durban’s Resilience Strategy 

 

What platforms to find us on: 

Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-next-page/id1469021154 

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/10fp8ROoVdve0el88KyFLy 

Podbean: https://unitednationslibrarygeneva.podbean.com/ 

  

Follow us: 

https://www.facebook.com/UNOGLibrary 

https://twitter.com/UNOGLibrary 

  

Content:  

Speakers: Dr Debra Roberts & Tiffany verga 

Host: Tiffany Verga 

Editor & Producer: Tiffany Verga 

Social media designs: Tiffany Verga 

Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva  

Nov 19, 2021
Youth Action for the Future of Water with Garvita Gulhati
38:41

For the month of November, #NextPagePod is going green in support of COP26. We will feature conversations exploring climate issues, youth activism, explore the science behind the policy and of course talk about what role multilateralism plays in the future of our planet. 

In this episode, we invite you to ask yourself what water means to you and what role it plays in your everyday life. How does our relationship with water impact our communities and our future? 

In this episode, we are joined by Garvita Gulhati an Indian environmentalist, Forbes 30 under 30 Asia member and founder of 'Why Waste?', an organization that aims to change people's mindsets towards the water after experiencing the devastating impacts of water shortage in her community in India. Today, 'Why Waste?' is India's largest youth-led organization working towards the conservation of water.  

Resources:

Find our more about Why Waste? www.whywaste.io Download the Why Waste? app: app.whywaste.io Read the book online: https://storyweaver.org.in/publishers/4116-why-waste Learn more about the We The Change Now campaign: wethechangenow.com.

 

What platforms to find us on:

Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-next-page/id1469021154

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/10fp8ROoVdve0el88KyFLy

Podbean: https://unitednationslibrarygeneva.podbean.com/

 

Follow us:

https://www.facebook.com/UNOGLibrary

https://twitter.com/UNOGLibrary

 

Content: 

Speakers: Garvita Gulhati & Natalie Alexander

Host: Natalie Alexander

Editor & Producer: Tiffany Verga

Social media designs: Tiffany Verga

Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva 

Nov 12, 2021
Le rôle du Cameroun dans le multilatéralisme d’aujourd’hui et de demain, avec Ambassadeur Salomon Eheth
49:49

Nous sommes heureux d’accueillir pour cet épisode l’Ambassadeur et Représentant de la Mission permanente de la République du Cameroun auprès de l'Office des Nations Unies et des autres organisations internationales à Genève, Monsieur Salomon EHETH. Il est rejoint par notre Directeur, Francesco Pisano, dans le studio pour une conversation fascinante sur l’histoire de son pays et la place actuelle du Cameroun dans le contexte politique et stratégique en Afrique. Il partage aussi ses réflexions sur le rôle du Cameroun et le continent africain dans le multilatéralisme d’aujourd’hui et de demain.

Nous espérons que vous apprécierez cet épisode, bonne écoute !

 

Ressources :

Ambassador Salomon Eheth: https://bit.ly/3mkBT0d

Transcription: https://libraryresources.unog.ch/c.php?g=673332&p=4880979&t=18512

Contenu :

Intervenant: Francesco Pisano

Animatrice: Kelly Le Normand

Réalisation et montage: Kelly Le Normand, Natalie Alexander, Katrine Lyngso & Tiffany Verga 

Enregistré et produit à la Bibliothèque des Nations Unies à Genève

 

Oct 29, 2021
The Rising Role of Youth in Multilateralism with Maria Isabelle Wieser
37:23

How should the UN involve and include young people in multilateralism? How can young people benefit from mentorship? And, are youth content with the pace of global governance?   In this episode, Maria Isabelle Wieser, the former Deputy Director of Foraus and former Head of the Think Tank Hub joined the #NextPagePod for a discussion about the role of youth in multilateralism, barriers to diversity for young voices and how to best meaningfully engage youth in the decisions of today.   Foraus is a Swiss think tank that advocates for constructive foreign policy and informative dialogue. They provide a platform for young people to access and contribute to a foreign policy outside of the current political party system and publish scientific-based policy recommendations. Currently, there are over 120 volunteers across 12 different thematic groups and 9 regional groups with the two central hubs located in Geneva and Zurich.    In discussion with the Director of the UN Library & Archives Geneva, Francesco Pisano, Maria Isabelle explores her experiences navigating the foreign policy scene in Geneva from being bombarded by meetings in her first year to managing a young team throughout a pandemic. She also discusses the current limitations for young people to access international organizations and what needs to be done to best engage young people beyond surface-level meetings.

Resources:

More about Maria Isabelle Wieser:  

Maria Isabelle Wieser – Foraus

Making Gender Work: The International Dimensions of Labour Market Inequality in Switzerland Making Gender Work (foraus.ch)

Where to find Foraus:

More about Foraus: Foraus – foraus

Facebook : @forausthinktank / @ThinkTankHubGeneva

Twitter : @foraus / @ThinkTankHub_CH

LinkedIn : Foraus - Swiss forum on foreign policy

Transcript: click here 

Listen to us also on:

Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-next-page/id1469021154

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/10fp8ROoVdve0el88KyFLy

Podbean: https://unitednationslibrarygeneva.podbean.com/

Follow us:

https://www.facebook.com/UNOGLibrary

https://twitter.com/UNOGLibrary

Content: 

Speakers: Maria Isabelle Wieser & Francesco Pisano

Host: Tiffany Verga

Editor & Producer: Tiffany Verga

Social media designs: Tiffany Verga

Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva 

Oct 15, 2021
The Crossroads of Multiculturalism & Multilateralism with Ambassador Federico Villegas of Argentina
51:16

How did Argentina’s multicultural society shape how they approach multilateralism? And how did Argentina contribute to the human rights law we know today?

 

In this episode, Ambassador Federico Villegas, the Permanent Representative of Argentina to the United Nations Office at Geneva joined the #NextPagePod for a discussion around the history of Argentina and how diversity has shaped the country today.

 

Before being appointed to Geneva, Mr. Villegas has had an expansive career in foreign services as a career diplomat and lawyer. Appointed as the Argentinian Ambassador to Mozambique in 2016, he was then appointed as the Director-General of Human Rights at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina from 2012 to 2016 and as a Representative to the Southern Common Market in Uruguay from 2008 to 2011.

 

In discussion with Director of the UN Library & Archives Geneva, Francesco Pisano, Mr. Villegas talks about his experience as a UN Disarmament fellow, Argentina’s relations with neighbouring America and how immigration in Argentina created a turning point for society. He also talked about military coups, and how periods in the country’s history led to a new human rights wave dedicated to the enforced disappearances of persons.

 

Resources:

More about Ambassador Villegas: 

https://unctad.org/node/33987

Transcript: click here 

Listen to us also on:

Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-next-page/id1469021154

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/10fp8ROoVdve0el88KyFLy

Podbean: https://unitednationslibrarygeneva.podbean.com/

Follow us:

https://www.facebook.com/UNOGLibrary

https://twitter.com/UNOGLibrary

Content: 

Speakers: Ambassador Federico Villegas & Francesco Pisano

Host: Tiffany Verga

Editor & Producer: Tiffany Verga

Social media designs: Tiffany Verga

Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva 

Oct 01, 2021
Media, Truth and Power at the League of Nations with Carolyn Biltoft
43:31

In this episode, Professor Carolyn Biltoft considers how you do global intellectual history and the need for analysis, as she talks about her book, A Violent Peace: Media, Truth and Power at the League of Nations (2021, University of Chicago Press).

Looking through the League of Nations, a longed-for project of international peace and cooperation, Biltoft is interested in examining what is this thing called mass media. In her critique of the information system, she looks at how it transforms our relation to power and interacts with our fears, anxieties, and our longing for certainty.

We talk about language, money and the press and uncover stories from the time of the League of Nations about Esperanto, typewriters, time-capsules, pneumatic tubes, money, counterfeiting, branding and advertising. We also talk about the tragedy of the suicide of Stefan Lux during the Assembly on 3 July 1936 to bring attention to the horrors occurring in Nazi Germany.

Carolyn Biltoft encourages us to hold open what we can never know, to be curious and to keep asking.

 

Resources:

Biltoft, C. N. (2021). A Violent Peace: Media, Truth and Power at the League of Nations. University of Chicago Press: https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/V/bo80675830.html 

Biltoft, C. N. (2020). The anatomy of credulity and incredulity: A hermeneutics of misinformation, Misinformation Review. Harvard Kennedy School. https://misinforeview.hks.harvard.edu/article/the-anatomy-of-credulity-and-incredulity-or-a-hermeneutics-of-misinformation/

More about professor Biltoft: https://www.graduateinstitute.ch/academic-departments/faculty/carolyn-biltoft 

Transcript: here 

Content: 

Speakers: Amy Smith and Carolyn Biltoft 

Host: Amy Smith

Editor & Producer: Katrine Lyngso and Amy Smith

Social media designs: Katrine Lyngso 

Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva   

Sep 17, 2021
L‘héritage de Gustave Revilliod, des capsules temporelles aux Nations Unies avec Anne-Claire Schumacher
36:46

Pour l’épisode 59 de The Next Page, nous sommes heureux d’accueillir Anne-Claire Schumacher pour parler de Gustave Revilliod, du Musée Ariana et de leur lien avec les Nations Unies.

Conservatrice en chef au Musée Ariana, le musée suisse de la céramique et du verre, Anne-Claire Schumacher nous propose un regard nouveau sur l’héritage de Gustave Revilliod et son influence sur la Genève internationale. Elle nous dévoile également le contenu des mystérieuses capsules temporelles cachées par Gustave Revilliod et dont deux sont retrouvées en 1933 et 1936, respectivement, par des ouvriers de la Société des Nations. Enfin, elle nous rappelle l’importance de la culture et de l’Histoire pour améliorer le présent et favoriser une plus grande ouverture au monde.

Ressources :

Musée Ariana : http://institutions.ville-geneve.ch/fr/ariana/

Gustave Revilliod : https://bit.ly/3xYnnhx

Parc Ariana : https://www.ungeneva.org/fr/about/palais-des-nations/ariana-park

 

Contenu :

Intervenant: Anne-Claire Schumacher

Animatrice: Kelly Le Normand

Réalisation et montage: Kelly Le Normand, Natalie Alexander & Katrine Lyngso

Enregistré et produit à la Bibliothèque des Nations Unies à Genève

Aug 27, 2021
Cooperative Security amid multilateral doubt with Thomas Greminger
41:33

This episode of the #NextPagePod addresses the paradoxical reality that while we face a growing number of systemic security challenges that can only be solved collaboratively, such as climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic, there is also an increasing amount of unilateral policies and political will globally. Our Director Francesco Pisano welcomes Thomas Greminger to the studio to talk about what cooperative security means, and where it can be beneficially applied. As a security expert, the current Director of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and former Secretary-General of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), he argues that collaboration is the best-proven way to fight our current security challenges and prepare against future security risks. 

Resources: 

More about Geneva Centre for Security Policy: https://www.gcsp.ch/

More about Ambassador Thomas Greminger: 
https://www.gcsp.ch/our-experts/ambassador-thomas-greminger 

Follow Greminger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thgreminger 

Transcript: Here

Content: 

Speakers: Ambassador Thomas Greminger & Francesco Pisano

Host: Natalie Alexander

Editor & Producer: Katrine Lyngso

Social media designs: Katrine Lyngso 

Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva   

Aug 20, 2021
Women in Tech: why it matters with Doreen Bogdan-Martin
44:52

This episode of the #NextPagePod brings you a timely conversation between the Director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau, Doreen Bogdan-Martin and our Director Francesco Pisano about women in tech.

As the first woman in ITU’s history to hold a top elected management position, Doreen Bogdan-Martin speaks about her experience as a female leader in the male-dominated tech sector, why the industry can be discouraging for women, why the industry perpetuates gender bias, and tech ethics.

Doreen Bogdan-Martin asserts that putting more emphasis on people-centered technology is key to achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and helping people live better lives. She also enlightens us on how the Bureau makes substantial efforts to encourage young people’s participation in the sector, not only as beneficiaries but as creators and changemakers.

Resources: 

Follow Doreen Bogdan-Martin on Twitter at @DoreenBogdan

Or the BDT Director's Twitter​​ here ​@ITUBDTDirector

Find Doreen Bogdan-Martin on Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/doreentbogdan/ 

Find more info about Bogdan-Martin here: https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/bdt-director/Pages/Biography.aspx

More about ITU: www.ITU.int  

The EQUALS Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age: https://www.equalsintech.org/ 

The International Gender Champions (IGC): https://genderchampions.com/

Women@theTable : https://www.womenatthetable.net/ 

School connectivity effort (GIGA): https://gigaconnect.org/ 

“Building Smart Villages: A Blueprint”: https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2020/06/12/13/32/Niger-launches-Smart-Village-project 

Generation Connect Initiative: https://www.itu.int/generationconnect 

Transcript: here 

Content: 

Speakers: Doreen Bogdan-Martin & Francesco Pisano

Host: Katrine Lyngso

Editor & Producer: Katrine Lyngso

Social media designs: Katrine Lyngso 

Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva  

Aug 06, 2021
Repenser les études internationales et du développement avec Marie-Laure Salles
36:20

Pour l’épisode 56, nous sommes très heureux d’accueillir Marie-Laure Salles, qui nous parle des interactions complexes entre le monde  dès l’économie et la société et de la nécessité de former les jeunes autrement, si nous voulons « changer la culture du monde » et faire face aux enjeux du futur. 

Marie-Laure Salles est une sociologue et universitaire renommée qui est, depuis septembre 2020, la directrice de l’Institut des Hautes Études et du Développement (l’IHEID) à Genève. 

Dans cet épisode, Marie-Laure Salles partage sa vision sur la manière dont les étudiants doivent être préparé au monde de demain d’une manière radicalement différente de celle qui prévaut aujourd’hui.

L’épisode permet également de comprendre comment un plan d’action commun entre l’Organisation des Nations Unis à Genève et l’IHEID, qui partagent un lien historique, va permettre de concrétiser en partie de cette vision. Marie-Laure Salles insiste en particulier sur la nécessité de mettre en place des mécanismes qui permettront aux jeunes générations d’affirmer leurs idées auprès de l’ONU et de se faire entendre au sein de l’Organisation.

Ressources

Plus d'infos sur Marie-Laure Salles:  https://g.co/kgs/5KWXtG

Retrouvez Marie-Laure Salles sur Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marielauredjelic/

Retrouvez Marie-Laure Salles sur Twitter :  https://twitter.com/mlevasalles

Consultez les recherches de Marie-Laure Salles : https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=g1JxoogAAAAJ

Transcription ici 

Contenu :

Intervenant: Marie-Laure Salles

Animatrice: Blandine Blukacz-Louisfert

Réalisation et montage: Blandine Blukacz-Louisfert, Natalie Alexander & Katrine Lyngso

Francesco Pisano pour l’introduction

Enregistré et produit à la Bibliothèque des Nations Unies à Genève

Jul 23, 2021
Neutrality and vulnerable states with Ambassador Nasir Andisha of Afghanistan
49:04

What is neutrality and why it is beneficial for some states? How do geopolitical tensions influence Afghanistan's potential for permanent neutrality?

In episode 55 of the #NextPagePod, our director Francesco Pisano spoke to Dr Nasir A. Andisha, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Afghanistan to the UN in Geneva, about Afghanistan's periods of neutrality which have coincided with periods of stability and peace.

Dr Andisha is also the author of Neutrality and Vulnerable States, which analyses the concept and practice of neutrality from an academic and historical perspective. In this conversation, the ambassador also gave us his perspective of Afghanistan's future in light of the US's withdrawal of all its troops and how this can affect its prospects of regional neutrality. 

Resources: 

Follow Dr. Andisha on Twitter https://twitter.com/AndishaNasir 

Neutrality and Vulnerable States: https://bit.ly/36n6NfW 

More about Dr. Andisha: https://www.geneva.mfa.af/en/the-embassy/ambassador-s-biography.html 

Transcript: here 

Content: 

Speakers: Dr. Nasir A. Andisha & Francesco Pisano

Host: Katrine Lyngso

Editor & Producer: Katrine Lyngso

Social media designs: Katrine Lyngso 

Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva  

Jul 09, 2021
L’histoire du multilatéralisme et des organisations internationales à Genève avec Olga Hidalgo-Weber
41:19

Pour cet épisode, nous sommes heureux d’accueillir Olga Hidalgo-Weber pour parler de l’ouvrage publié sous sa direction et celle de Bernard Lescaze intitulé «100 ans de multilatéralisme à Genève. De la SdN à l’ONU », paru en 2020 aux éditions Suzanne Hurter.

Olga Hidalgo-Weber, en tant qu’historienne et chargée de cours à l’Université de Genève, nous communique sa passion pour l’histoire et partage avec nous son érudition et sa vision sur le multilatéralisme. Elle nous explique, en particulier, quelles sont les nouvelles approches développées dans le domaine de la recherche historique sur les organisations internationales. Elle nous illustre comment cet ouvrage collectif porte un regard nouveau sur la Société des Nations et le multilatéralisme en général. Elle s’exprime également sur la résilience du système multilatéral et sur certains acteurs emblématiques du multilatéralisme. Enfin, elle nous offre un court exposé sur l'institutionnalisation du multilatéralisme en prenant l’exemple du secrétariat international.

Cet épisode permet de mieux comprendre comment l'histoire du multilatéralisme peut se confondre avec l'histoire des organisations internationales.

 

Ressources

Plus d'infos sur Hidalgo-Weber:  https://www.unige.ch/lettres/istge/corps-enseignant/hco/hidalgo-weber-olga/ 

Retrouvez Olga sur Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/olga-hidalgo-weber/?originalSubdomain=ch 

La Grande-Bretagne et l’Organisation internationale du travail:  https://bit.ly/3vRk7mN

Livre « 100 ans de multilatéralisme à Genève de la SdN à l’ONU », éditions Hurter : https://www.editions-hurter.ch/produit/100-ans-de-multilateralisme-a-geneve-de-la-sdn-a-lonu/

Livre « 100 ans de multilatéralisme à Genève de la SdN à l’ONU », UN Global Search: https://bit.ly/2SizDut  

Evénement « Genève, ville internationale. De la Société des Nations à l'ONU, 100 ans de multilatéralisme (1920-2020) » : https://mediaserver.unige.ch/play/142340

Contenu

Intervenant: Olga Hidalgo-Weber

Animatrice: Hermine Diebolt 

Réalisation et montage: Hermine Diebolt, Natalie Alexander & Katrine Lyngso

Enregistré et produit à la Bibliothèque des Nations Unies à Genève

Jun 25, 2021
Harnessing economics for humanitarian action with Gilles Carbonnier
56:57

In this episode, Gilles Carbonnier joined the #NextPagePod for a conversation about applying economic tools and methods to improve humanitarian responses to armed conflicts and disasters.  

Carbonnier is a specialist in the domain of humanitarian response with expertise on several levels. Carbonnier is a Professor of Development Economics at the Graduate Institute whose research focuses mainly on the economics of humanitarian crises and the Vice-President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Carbonnier also has vast experience as a practitioner in the field of humanitarian missions, in countries including Iraq and Egypt. In this episode, the economist explains how these levels of humanitarian work corporate and especially how economics can contribute to a better understanding of the side effects and contributions of humanitarians.

Carbonnier also explained economics can bring valuable contributions to solving armed conflicts in interdisciplinary dialogue with phycologists, anthropologists, historians, and political scientists.  

 

Resources: 

Follow Carbonnier on Twitter: https://twitter.com/gcarbonniericrc 

Read more about Carbonnier: https://www.icrc.org/en/person/gilles-carbonnier 

Humanitarian Economics: War, Disaster, and the Global Aid Market: https://bit.ly/3xbYsqG 

Rebel Economies: Warlords, Insurgents, Humanitarians: https://bit.ly/3vc75Qw 

Reason, emotion, compassion: can altruism survive professionalisation in the humanitarian sector: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25439560/ 

The Theory of Moral Sentiments by Adam Smith: https://www.adamsmith.org/the-theory-of-moral-sentiments 

Households in Conflict Network: https://hicn.org/ 

Cash Learning Partnership: https://www.calpnetwork.org/ 

Centre for Economic Policy Research: https://cepr.org/ 

Transcript: Here 

Content: 

Speakers: Gilles Carbonnier & Francesco Pisano

Host: Katrine Lyngso

Editor & Producer: Katrine Lyngso

Social media designs: Katrine Lyngso 

Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva  

Jun 11, 2021
Diversity in youth voice with Alicia Joho #KnowledgeRising
31:26

Why does multilateralism matter to young people? And how do we create inclusive and diverse participation of young people in multilateral efforts? In this episode, Natalie Alexander poses these questions and many more to Alicia Joho as a part of our #KnowledgeRising series. Alicia Joho is a student studying a Dual Master's degree in International Relations, Human Rights and Humanitarian Action at the London School of Economics and Sciences Po, a former Swiss youth delegate to the United Nations, Communications Director at STEAR and an intern at the UN's gender unit of the Executive Office of the Secretary-General. 

Tune in to this conversation about diversity in youth voice, accounts of how young people are already shaping the future of multilateralism and getting beyond "token" representation. 

Resources: 

Follow Alicia Joho on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aliciajoho 

Find Alicia Joho on Linkdin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aliciajoho/?originalSubdomain=ch 

Youth Delegate Program: www.youthrep.ch

Find the Youth Delegate Program Guide: here

STEAR: https://www.stearthinktank.com/

Transcript: Here 

Content: 

Speakers: Natalie Alexander & Alicia Joho

Host: Natalie Alexander

Editor & Producer: Katrine Lyngso

Social media designs: Katrine Lyngso 

Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva  

 

May 28, 2021
Invisible history and the Institution of International Order with Prof. Alanna O’Malley
29:52

The historian Professor Alanna O’Malley from Leiden University, joined us at The Next Page to tell us more about her work as Chair of United Nations Studies in Peace and Justice and to explore some of the themes in the cross-disciplinary volume she co-edited on The Institution of International Order, tracing the period from the 1920s to the 1970s and spanning the transition from the League of Nations to the United Nations. She discusses the history of internationalism and the dynamic, complex forces at play around these two organisations as global platforms. Professor O’Malley also talks of her current research on the invisible history of the UN and the Global South.

Resources: 

Professor O'Malley's bio: https://bit.ly/2QdzN58  Tracing the Invisible History of the Global South and the United Nations: https://bit.ly/2RR1X6m

The Institution of International Order: From the League of Nations to the United Nations: https://bit.ly/3uF8MGR

TedTalk: "The United Nations: From Blue Helmets to Blue Skies" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ng2TltnSDmU 

The Guardians: The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire by Susan Pedersen: https://bit.ly/3hppl5F 

The Parliament of Man: The Past, Present, and Future of the United Nations by Paul Kennedy: https://bit.ly/2QelKMK

The End of Empire and the Ideological Origins of the United Nations by Mark M. Mazower: https://bit.ly/3borbjC 

Transcript here

Content: 

Speakers: Amy Smith & Professor Alanna O'Malley

Host: Amy Smith

Editor & Producer: Katrine Lyngso

Social media designs: Katrine Lyngso 

Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva  

 

May 14, 2021
Dr. Elizabeth Sáenz on the interconnectivity of the Sustainable Development Goals
41:07

Dr. Elizabeth Sáenz joined The Next Page for a conversation on the interconnection between the Sustainable Development Goals. As a pediatrician and liaison officer for the United Nations Organization on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) at the WHO, Dr. Sáenz specializes in drug dependence treatment, with a special focus on prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation.  

Speaking on this issue from the perspective of the SDGs, Dr. Sáenz explores how quality education, gender equality and even decent work and economic growth are all intertwined within this context. She highlights the need for greater compassion and understanding, the role that everyone can play towards raising awareness, and the vastly multi-faceted and multi-disciplinary nature of the ongoing efforts in prevention and treatment. Additionally, she speaks on the unique but collaborative roles of the UNODC and the WHO in advancing the conversation on this topic, through the lens of justice and health.  

A fascinating conversation that shines a light on the interconnectedness of the Sustainable Development Goals, and the role that everyone can play, we hope this episode brings you new insights and perspectives. 

 

Resources  

Twitter – Dr. Sáenz: https://twitter.com/drelisaenz?lang=en 

UNODC and the SDGs: https://www.unodc.org/unodc/about-unodc/sustainable-development-goals/sdgs-index.html 

UNODC Drug Prevention and Treatment: https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/drug-prevention-and-treatment/index.html 

UNODC 2021-2025 Strategy: https://www.unodc.org/documents/commissions/CND/CND_Sessions/CND_63Reconvened/ECN72020_CRP22_ECN152020_CRP3_V2007057.pdf 

UNODC Strategic Vision for Africa 2030: https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/strategy/africa-vision.html 

Transcript here 

Content 

Speakers: Karen Lee & Elizabeth Sáenz 

Host/Editor: Karen Lee 

Producers: Karen Lee & Natalie Alexander  

Social media designs: Katrine Lyngso 

Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva  

 

Apr 30, 2021
Dr. Katharina Rietzler on recovering Women’s Thought in International Relations
36:35

In this episode, historian, author and researcher Katharina Rietzler joins Francesco Pisano to talk about her new book called Women's International Thought: A new history. Dr Rietzler co-wrote the book after her research revealed that numerous women in history have researched and published in the field of international public affairs but only a few were present in the documented history of international relations as a disciple and in international thought.  

Although the author pays tribute to otherwise marginalised female thinkers in the book, she also stressed the importance of not predetermining, romanticising and generalising women’s intersectional contributions purely on their gender. 

Tune in to hear this intriguing discussion about rethinking the patriarchal history of international relations by challenging existing paradigms through the recovery of female voices.  

Resources 

Dr. Katharina Rietzler - Profile: https://bit.ly/3s9YGfc  

Follow Katharina Rietzler on Twitter: https://twitter.com/kathistory 

Women's International Thought: A New History: (book) https://bit.ly/3dNPXKc  

Read the book through UN Library Geneva

The Leverhulme Project on Women’s Thought: https://bit.ly/3wQRzf7  

The Leverhulme project publication: https://whit.web.ox.ac.uk/home#/

Transcript 

Available here

Content 

Speaker: Katharina Rietzler & Francesco Pisano 

Host: Natalie Alexander 

Producer/Editor: Katrine Lyngsø 

Image: Fran Monks

Social media designs: Katrine Lyngsø 

Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva 

Apr 16, 2021
Andrea Bellini on the role of art in multilateralism and intercultural dialogue - Excerpt in English
10:13

In this brief excerpt of Episode 48 – originally recorded in French – Kelly Le Normand speaks with Andrea Bellini.

Director of the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, artistic director of the Biennale of Moving Images, curator and contemporary art critic, Andrea Bellini shares his experience of international Geneva and offers us a unique perspective on multilateralism. His exhibitions and publications address major current themes – racial question, feminism, gender identity – and invite intercultural dialogue. He describes art as an indispensable tool for a better understanding of the world and a sharing of universal values.

Resources

Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève: https://centre.ch

Digital platform of the Centre: https://5e.centre.ch/en/

UNOG Art collection: https://bit.ly/3d0F9rS

MIRE Project: https://fcac.ch/commande-publique/projet-mire/

Transcript

Available here

Content

Speakers: Andrea Bellini

Host/Editor: Kelly Le Normand

Producers: Karen Lee & Natalie Alexander 

Image: Mathilde Agius

Social media designs: Natalie Alexander

Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva

Apr 12, 2021
Andrea Bellini sur le rôle de l’art dans le multilatéralisme et le dialogue interculturel
38:45

Dans ce nouvel épisode de The Next Page, Kelly Le Normand accueille Andrea Bellini.

Directeur du Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, directeur artistique de la Biennale de l’Image en mouvement, curateur et critique d’art contemporain, Andrea Bellini partage son expérience de la Genève internationale et nous propose un point de vue inédit sur le multilatéralisme. Ses expositions et publications abordent les grandes thématiques actuelles – question raciale, féminisme, identité sexuelle – et invitent au dialogue interculturel. Il décrit l’art comme un outil indispensable à une meilleure compréhension du monde et à un partage de valeurs universelles.

Ressources

Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève : https://centre.ch

Plateforme digitale du Centre : https://5e.centre.ch/fr/

Collection d’œuvres d’art de l’ONUG : https://bit.ly/3d0F9rS

Projet MIRE : https://fcac.ch/commande-publique/projet-mire/

Transcription: https://libraryresources.unog.ch/c.php?g=673332&p=4880979&t=18232

Contenu

Intervenant: Andrea Bellini

Animatrice: Kelly Le Normand

Réalisation et montage: Karen Lee, Natalie Alexander & Kelly Le Normand

Image: Mathilde Agius

Enregistré et produit à la Bibliothèque des Nations Unies à Genève

Mar 29, 2021
Dira Fabrian on the art of diplomacy & finding common ground #KnowledgeRising
31:36

In episode 47, Dira Fabrian joins our Knowledge Rising series to reflect on the role of young diplomats in multilateralism today. After a decade serving as a diplomat for her home country of Indonesia, she shares what she's learned in these past years, as well as her advice for young diplomats entering the service in a rapidly changing global and technological landscape. She also shares what she believes is important to make multilateralism more inclusive, and what it takes to find common ground while embracing our diversity. 

Resources

The Women's Power Index, by the Women and Foreign Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations: https://www.cfr.org/article/womens-power-index 

UN-Women - Facts and Figures: Leadership and Political Participation: https://www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/leadership-and-political-participation/facts-and-figures 

Watch the Gamelan being played at the UN Library & Archives Geneva: https://fb.watch/4gxLE-pPEE/ 

Find out more about the Gamelan: https://www.thoughtco.com/history-of-gamelan-195131  Transcript Available here:  https://libraryresources.unog.ch/audio/dirafabrian 

Content 

Speaker: Dira Fabrian

Host: Natalie Alexander

Editor/Producer: Karen Lee & Natalie Alexander

Images: Dira Fabrian 

Graphics, social media designs and transcript: Natalie Alexander

Recorded & produced by the UN Library & Archives Geneva 

Mar 19, 2021
Prof. Carlos Lopes on Structural Change in Africa & Investing in Africa’s Youth
41:17

Episode 46 sees Professor Carlos Lopes return to the podcast after featuring in our very first episode back in 2019. This time, he joins us online from South Africa, to speak with our Director Francesco Pisano about his latest book: Structural Change in Africa: Misperceptions, New Narratives and Development in the 21st Century, which he authored with George Kararach. 

Professor Lopes is a Professor at the Mandela School of Public Governance at the University of Cape Town, a Visiting Professor at Sciences Po, an Associate Fellow in the Africa Programme at Chatham House, and the former Executive Director of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, among other roles. He joins Francesco Pisano to speak about the importance of this new work, and what is necessary for Africans to change their reality through structural transformation. The book's 7 chapters aim to expand our knowledge about the African continent, and outline practical suggestions for how development in this complex, yet vibrant continent can be achieved.

Resources

Content

Speakers: Carlos Lopes & Francesco Pisano.  

Host: Karen Lee & Natalie Alexander.

Editor & Sound Editor: Karen Lee.

Images: Carlos Lopes.

Recorded and produced at the UN Library & Archives Geneva.

 

Mar 05, 2021
Dr. Filippa Lentzos on biological threats in the 21st century
28:38

Last year, 2020, marked the 45th anniversary of the Biological Weapons Convention that was negotiated at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. It was the first multilateral disarmament treaty banning an entire category of weapons of mass destruction. It prohibits the development, production, acquisition, transfer, stockpiling and use of biological and toxin weapons. Last year also saw the outbreak of a major pandemic that humanity is grappling to bring under control.

In episode 45, we meet with Dr. Filippa Lentzos, who holds a joint appointment as Senior Research Fellow at the Department of War Studies and the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine at King’s College London, and who is also a regular participant as NGO Coordinator at meetings of the Biological Weapons Convention in Geneva. Dr. Lentzos explains more about her work and her book Biological Threats in the 21st Century, sharing her thoughts on multilateralism for security in this field, providing insights on how to prepare for and respond to outbreaks of disease, and giving us glimpses of emerging technologies. Underlying the conversation is the theme of the importance of moral frameworks. 

Resources 

Learn more about Dr. Lentzos and her work: http://www.filippalentzos.com/

Biological Threats in the 21st Century (Book): https://bit.ly/3uhhiw2

United Nations Biological Weapons Convention: https://www.un.org/disarmament/biological-weapons 

Access the episode transcript here: https://bit.ly/3qtdsxn

Content 

Speakers: Dr. Filippa Lentzos and Amy Smith

Host: Amy Smith & Karen Lee 

Editor/Producer: Karen Lee 

Images: Dr. Filippa Lentzos

Graphics, social media designs and transcript: Karen Lee 

Recorded & produced by the UN Library & Archives Geneva 

Feb 19, 2021
Kris Monteith on activating youth voice #KnowledgeRising
28:41

Today, we continue with our series Knowledge Rising dedicated to listening to young changemakers. In episode 44, we are joined by Kristeena Monteith.

Kris is the creative producer at Talk Up Yout, a suite of multi-media platforms, and executive producer of Talk Up Radio that gives Jamaican Youth a voice and focuses on tackling issues affecting young people. It’s also led, produced and driven by young people and after almost a decade of existence the platform is firmly identified with youth upliftment and empowerment. Not surprisingly, with her dynamism and as a leading activist, Kris was also chosen to be a class of 2018 UN Young Leader for the Sustainable Development Goals. 

As a young person herself, Kris speaks on the importance and necessity of activating youth voice and shares the many ways she is using the Talk Up Yout platform to not only encourage young people to speak, but others to listen.

Resources 

Access the episode transcript here: https://bit.ly/3qb7XCR

Learn more about Kris and her work: https://www.kristeenamonteith.com/ 

Learn more about Talk Up Yout and Talk Up Radio: https://www.talkupyout.com/  

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TalkUpYout 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/talkupyout/ 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/talkupyout 

A special mention to Talk Up Radio’s other superstar co-producer, Andrica Rigg! 

Youth and Organizations Mentioned 

Kevaughn Ellis - Inner-city Development Youth Association (IDYA): https://www.instagram.com/innercitydya/ 

Chelsea Wright - Girls Who Know: https://www.instagram.com/girlswhoknowja/ 

Dainalyn Swaby - Global Yaadie: https://www.instagram.com/globalyaadie/ 

Najeeb "Jeeby Lyricist" Spence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2TarEMxFfk 

Not mentioned: 

Isheba Cornwall - Empower Youth Tees: https://www.instagram.com/empower_youth_tees/ 

Content 

Speakers: Kris Monteith and Natalie Alexander 

Host: Amy Smith 

Editor/Producer: Karen Lee 

Images: Kris Monteith 

Graphics, social media designs and transcript: Karen Lee 

Recorded & produced by the UN Library & Archives Geneva 

 

Feb 05, 2021
Dr. Hope Elizabeth May on Bertha von Suttner and the power of positive history
35:42

This episode introduces a key figure in the 19th century peace movement: the Austrian writer, activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Bertha von Suttner. Who was she, what did she work towards, and how does her contribution connect to our present day? Dr. Hope Elizabeth May, Professor of Philosophy and the Director of the Center for International Ethics at Central Michigan University, joins The Next Page to share more about Bertha and her current research as part of the Bertha von Suttner project. 

This episode is a companion to the event held on 26 January 2021 at the UN Library and Archives Geneva, Bertha von Suttner: A Woman Ahead of Her Time, where Dr. May and Colin Wells (Project Manager of the Total Digital Access to the League of Nations Archives), explore her role as an activist and political thinker, her influence on the establishment of the  first multilateral institutions, and her action in favor of international peace.  

In spite of her achievements, unthinkable for a woman of her time, many do not know about her work and life. This episode, as well as the online event, are designed as an introduction to her work and ideas. We hope you enjoy!

Resources:

Episode Transcript: https://bit.ly/39hdKkZ 

To watch the replay of the online event, visit: https://bit.ly/2JZ1prQ 

Explore resources about Bertha and the peace movement at the Library & Archives in this Research Guide on Bertha von Suttner: https://libraryresources.unog.ch/vonsuttner 

Learn more about the Bertha von Suttner Project: https://www.berthavonsuttner.com/ 

Content

Speaker: Dr. Hope Elizabeth May

Host/Editor: Natalie Alexander

Producer: Natalie Alexander

Images: Dr. Hope Elizabeth May

Social media designs and transcript: Karen Lee & Natalie Alexander

Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva

 

Jan 26, 2021
Dr. Gabriele Balbi on Techno-diplomacy and Global Communications
34:04

Technology has always been an integral part of our lives and our work, but the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted its role in many new ways. In episode 42, we are joined by Gabriele Balbi, Associate Professor in Media Studies at USI Università della Svizzera italiana. As an expert in media history, his work and research are also greatly connected with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), a specialized agency of the UN system.

In this conversation, Professor Balbi speaks on the rich evolution and growth of global communications, looking at its history from the telegram to the Internet. He also defines the concept of techno-diplomacy, and further explains its role in multilateral collaboration and conversation.

As we face rapid digitization and a "new normal", Professor Balbi also touches upon the new challenge of Zoom fatigue, and the need to balance our digital and physical worlds.

We hope this episode brings you new insights and perspectives, not only to our present but equally to our past!

About Professor Gabriele Balbi

Learn more here: https://bit.ly/2XNe3xc

Prof. Gabriele Balbi is Associate Professor in Media Studies at the Institute of Media and Journalism (IMeG), Faculty of Communication, Culture and Society, USI Università della Svizzera italiana (Switzerland).

At this institution, he is also program director of the Bachelor in Communication, director of the China Media Observatory, vice director of the Institute of Media and Journalism. Furthermore, he is Chair of ECREA Communication History Section and International Liaisons Representative of the ICA Communication History Division.

Prof. Balbi's research is focused on media studies with a historical and long-term perspective. His research is at the crossroads of media studies, the history of technology, media archaeology, Science and Technology Studies, the political economy of communication, and cultural studies.

About the ITU

ITU History Portal: https://bit.ly/3irH1Mv

ITU's First 150 Years: https://bit.ly/3ioQep7

ITU Connect 2030 Agenda: https://bit.ly/39QOiSu

Resources

Episode transcript: https://bit.ly/3nSrPct

History of the International Telecommunications Union: Transnational Techno-Diplomacy from the Telegraph to the Internet (Book): https://bit.ly/39XCXA7

Content

Speakers: Professor Gabriele Balbi & Karen Lee

Host/Editor: Karen Lee & Natalie Alexander

Producer: Karen Lee

Images: Gabriele Balbi

Social media designs and transcript: Karen Lee 

Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva

 

 

Jan 22, 2021
Dr. David Day on Learning to be a Leader
37:08

Happy New Year to all of our listeners. 

In Episode 41, our Director Francesco Pisano speaks with Dr. David Day, Professor of Psychology at Claremont McKenna College and Academic Director of the Kravis Leadership Institute.

Are leaders born or made? What defines a leader, and how is the concept of leadership evolving as we question the type of leaders we need to meet our global challenges? As we make our way through the COVID-19 pandemic, what can we learn about being a leader? Dr. David Day, a leadership specialist, speaks on the need for three-dimensional leaders, the difference between leader development and leadership development, and looks to the future and what the next generation of leaders might look like. 

In a time where creative, collaborative, and courageous leadership is essential, Dr. David Day encourages us all to be leaders – in any capacity in which we serve. 

About Dr. David Day

David Day, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology at Claremont McKenna College and Academic Director of the Kravis Leadership Institute, Steven L. Eggert ‘82 P'15 Professor of Leadership and George R. Roberts Fellow. Previously he was Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Woodside Chair in Leadership and Management at The University of Western Australia Business School.

Resources

Kravis Leadership Institute: https://www.kravisleadershipinstitute.org/

Episode Transcript: https://bit.ly/2KKytnh

Content

Speakers: Dr. David Day & Francesco Pisano

Host/Editor: Natalie Alexander & Karen Lee

Producer: Karen Lee

Images: The Kravis Leadership Institute

Social media designs and transcript: Karen Lee 

Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva

 

Jan 08, 2021
40: L’inter-socialité et le multilatéralisme du futur, selon Professeur Bertrand Badie
31:18

Dans cet épisode de The Next Page, Blandine Blukacz-Louisfert, Cheffe de la Section de la Mémoire institutionnelle à la Bibliothèque&Archives des Nations Unies à Genève, accueille le professeur Bertrand Badie pour parler de son dernier livre Inter-socialités - Le monde n'est plus géopolitique. 

Professeur à Science Po Paris, le professeur Badie est un des spécialistes français des relations internationales les plus connus et reconnus. Auteur de nombreuses publications, ses domaines de recherches portent sur la sociologie des relations internationales, les droits de l'homme et le multilatéralisme. 

Dans ce podcast, le professeur Badie explique comment le concept d’« inter-socialité » peut nous permettre de mieux comprendre le monde dans lequel nous vivons aujourd’hui. En effet, en examinant les dynamiques du système international d’un point de vue inédit, cet épisode de The Next Page nous amène à réfléchir sur la relation entre le politique et le social, le rôle de la notion de puissance dans les relations internationales, la place de l’Etat dans un monde westphalien de plus en plus contesté, et les transformations provoquées par la mondialisation. 

Cet épisode est également l’occasion pour entendre le professeur Badie sur sa vision du multilatéralisme. Pour lui, le multilatéralisme du futur doit évoluer en s’inspirant de l’histoire, notamment de la notion de solidarité sociale internationale conceptualisée par Léon Bourgeois, un des pères fondateurs de la Société des Nations et lauréat du prix Nobel de la paix en 1920. 

Ressources/Liens

Inter-socialités - Le monde n'est plus géopolitique: https://bit.ly/2WoAhF7

Bertrand Badie est aussi auteur de nombreux articles scientifiques, contributions et ouvrages comme New perspectives on the international order : no longer alone in this world et Nouvelles guerres : comprendre les conflits du XXIe siècle. N’hésitez pas à consulter notre base de données pour avoir accès aux publications disponibles à la Bibliothèque&Archives des Nations Unies à Genève: https://libraryresources.unog.ch/tools

Contenu:

Intervenant(e)s: Professeur Bertrand Badie & Blandine Blukacz-Louisfert

Animateur: Pierre-Étienne Bourneuf

Réalisation et montage: Karen Lee

Image: Citoyens du Monde / Éditions la Découverte 

Enregistré et produit à la Bibliothèque des Nations Unies à Genève

Dec 18, 2020
Prof. Bertrand Badie on inter-sociality and the multilateralism of the future
07:59

In this brief English addition to Episode 40 – originally recorded in French – Blandine Blukacz-Louisfert, Chief of the Institutional Memory Section at the United Nations Library&Archives Geneva speaks with Professor Bertrand Badie, a French political scientist and emeritus professor at Sciences Po Paris.

In this short summary of the conversation, Professor Badie captures the essence of his new book, Inter-socialités: le monde n’est plus géopolitique. In his book, he argues that international relations have become inter-social rather than geo-political.

 

Resources 

Learn more about Professor Bertrand Badie's new book Inter-socialités - Le monde n'est plus géopolitique: https://bit.ly/2WoAhF7

Read the transcript here: https://libraryresources.unog.ch/c.php?g=673332&p=4880979&t=16152

Access the UN Library&Archives Geneva research guides and resources here: https://libraryresources.unog.ch/tools

Content

Speakers: Professor Bertrand Badie & Blandine Blukacz-Louisfert

Host/Editor: Pierre-Étienne Bourneuf

Producer: Karen Lee

Images: Citoyens du Monde / Éditions la Découverte 

Social media designs and transcript: Karen Lee 

Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library&Archives Geneva

Dec 18, 2020
39: Professor Kathryn Lavelle on Multilateralism as "Contrasts in Motion"
36:30

In episode 39, we continue our exploration of multilateralism by looking at the challenges of multilateralism and discussing Professor Kathryn Lavelle’s new book on that topic.

Kathryn Lavelle is the Ellen and Dixon Long Professor in World Affairs at the Department of Political Affairs at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where she has worked for the past eighteen years. Professor Lavelle is a permanent member of the New York Council on Foreign Relations and is a global fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars in its Global Europe programme. She also serves as a member of the editorial review board of the UNCTAD journal Transnational Corporations.

In this conversation with Francesco Pisano, Director of the Library & Archives, Kathryn Lavelle takes us on a journey through her book The Challenges of Multilateralism. Starting with the historical context in which multilateralism emerged and the creation of major problem-solving organizations, she points to how the perception of multilateralism has changed over time. She highlights some of the challenges and the dynamic progress from which these arise, before they move on to discuss International Organizations and what the multilateralism may look like in the future.

Professor Lavelle’s book is an accessible read for anyone interested in global development, public health, the environment, trade, international finance, humanitarian law and security studies.

 

Resources 

Learn more about Professor Kathryn Lavelle's new book The Challenges of Multilateralism: https://bit.ly/37Mol5j

Read the transcript here: https://bit.ly/3m1FTj0

The Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/

Graduate Institute Geneva: https://www.graduateinstitute.ch/home.html

Arctic Circle Assembly: http://www.arcticcircle.org/

Content

Speakers: Professor Kathryn Lavelle & Francesco Pisano

Host/Editor: Amy Smith 

Producer: Karen Lee

Images: Courtesy of Kathryn Lavelle

Social media designs and transcript: Karen Lee 

Recorded & produced at the Library & Archives UN Geneva

Dec 11, 2020
Carla McKirdy & Klas Moldéus on co-creation and Young UN: Agents for Change #KnowledgeRising
42:31

Today, we continue with our Knowledge Rising Series dedicated to conversations with young activists, knowledge-shapers and change-makers. In episode 38, we are joined by Carla McKirdy and Klas Moldéus, members of Young UN: Agents for Change.

Established in 2016, Young UN is a cross-UN, global and inclusive network with more than 2,000 members across UN entities in over 80 duty stations. A voluntary and decentralized global network, Young UN fosters a space to catalyze, amplify and accelerate change by crowdsourcing ideas, driving innovation and advocating for cultural change for UN values and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from the bottom-up.

Carla and Klas speak on the values of the Young UN network and their ongoing mission to create a space where innovation and new ideas are encouraged and developed. The two also speak on bridging the gap between Young UN and the mechanisms of the larger international bureaucracy of the United Nations, and the continuous ways they are collaborating and conversing with many different parts of the organization.

Just as “Agents for Change” is the network’s motto, Carla and Klas also emphasize the importance of embodying these very words themselves, in their everyday. As young professionals, and young UN staff members, they continue to work towards a shared vision of a UN that fully embodies the principles it stands for.

About Carla McKirdy

Carla has years of experience in communications and advocacy, encompassing journalism, content marketing, knowledge management and multimedia production in both the private and public sectors. Carla has worked for the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In addition, she has worked for the Department of Global Communications (DGC) in New York, United States, the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials (UNAKRT) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands in different capacities. Currently, she is working at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), as the Associate Public Information Officer on the Young Professionals Programme (YPP).

About Klas Moldéus

Klas Moldéus is working with United Nations Water based in Geneva, Switzerland. Having grown up in Sweden, he has since led sustainable development and startup initiatives in countries including Myanmar, Kenya and Ethiopia. Klas Moldéus is a passionate advocate for sustainable development and innovation, and as part of the Young UN network he has contributed to several initiatives promoting environmental sustainability, bottom-up approaches and driving innovation at the UN.

Resources 

Learn more about Young UN: http://www.young-un.org/

Read the transcript here: https://bit.ly/364KLit

Content

Speakers: Klas Moldéus & Carla McKirdy

Host/Editor: Natalie Alexander 

Producer: Karen Lee

Images: Photos by Klas Moldéus / Carla McKirdy

Social media designs and transcript: Karen Lee 

Recorded & produced at the UN Geneva Library & Archives 

 

 

Nov 27, 2020
37: Philosopher and Professor Souleymane Diagne on achieving our humanity together
37:12

Episode 37 brings you a philosophical view on global cooperation, multilateralism and diversity. We speak with Professor Souleymane Bachir Diagne, a Senegalese philosopher who is currently the Director of the Institute of African Studies, as well as Professor of French and of Philosophy at Columbia University in the City of New York. 

In this conversation, Professor Diagne shares the need to replenish pluralism and diversity in the practice of philosophy today, and to understand the bridges that have connected the philosophies of the world throughout history. He also reflects on global languages, and how each language itself brings a perspective on the world that tests the universality of our own thinking.  

We also touch upon philosophy in our daily lives - how can the principles of philosophy help us to face our common global challenges, including the climate crisis and pandemics? He shares the philosophical concepts he believes are critical to restitute in order to move forward together. 

We hope this episode brings you food for thought and action. 

Resources 

Learn more about Professor Souleymane Diagne: https://french.columbia.edu/content/souleymane-bachir-diagne

Find out about Professor Diagne’s books and publications: https://french.columbia.edu/content/diagne

Read the transcript here: https://bit.ly/2Hf94AK

Content

Speaker: Professor Souleymane Bachir Diagne

Host/Editor: Natalie Alexander 

Producer: Karen Lee

Images: Photo by Charlotte Force / Columbia University in the City of New York. 

Social media designs and transcript: Karen Lee 

Recorded & produced at the UN Geneva Library & Archives 

Nov 20, 2020
36: The World's Most Traveled Document, with Gudrun Beger & Colin Wells #SpecialEpisode
23:56

While we cannot travel much these days, as we work together through COVID-19, we hope this story will take you on a bit of a journey!

Our colleagues Gudrun Beger and Colin Wells, from the Institutional Memory Section at the UN Geneva Library & Archives, join us for a special look into the League of Nations Archives. 

Gudrun is Team Analyst and Colin is Project Manager for the LONTAD Project, the Total Digital Access to the League of Nations Archives Project, which upon completion will ensure free access online to, as well as the digital and physical preservation of, the entire archives of the League of Nations.

For this conversation, Gudrun shares a brief history of The World’s Most Traveled Document: our passports and travel IDs. As part of the team working recently on the processing of the Mixed Archival Nansen Fond, they came across examples of some of the very first modern passports and travel IDs issued. Colin also shares some analysis about what we can find in the Archives on these documents, as well as the importance of the Archives collection to our understanding today of our history, the work of the League and some its lasting impacts, and multilateralism as it evolves and moves forward.  

Resources and Episode Materials 

Images and Credits

Dried bananas, found in the League of Nations Archives (United Nations Archives at Geneva).

 

Fridtjof Nansen, Norwegian polar explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel Peace prize laureate. (Wikimedia Commons: Henry Van der Weyd)

 

 

Nansen certificate issued in France as an international substitute for a passport, part of the League of Nations Archives (United Nations Archives at Geneva).

   

Passport of a Russian refugee (Konstantin Wlassoff-Klass) containing numerous German stamps, part of the League of Nations Archives (United Nations Archives at Geneva).

Content:

Speakers: Gudrun Beger, Colin Wells and Stefan Vukotic.

Host & Editor/Producer: Natalie Alexander.

Images: United Nations Archives at Geneva (see images for more information).

Sound effects: Via Envato Market (Belle Epoque Waltz and WWI Battle Ambience), Soviet March by Shane Ivers (https://www.silvermansound.com) and World of Brothers Allegretto by Dee Yan-Kee).

Recorded & produced by the UN Geneva Library & Archives.

 

Nov 18, 2020
35: James Bell on public perception of global cooperation
39:40

In episode 35, James Bell, Vice President of Global Strategy at the Pew Research Center, joins us for a deeper look into one of the Center’s latest research polls on public perception of international cooperation. James and his team surveyed more than 14,000 citizens in 14 different countries, asking participants their opinions on the United Nations and its role in multilateral governance.  

Drawing from his extensive background in research and a specific interest in citizens and how they think and what they care about, James takes us through the research project that was published in September 2020.  

With a special focus on the way in which young people (those aged 18-29) viewed global cooperation, he shares that the findings indicate an encouraging optimism towards multilateralism and the increasing importance of young voices. He also explores the ways in which different global issues – such as the pandemic and climate change – affect public opinion.  

We hope this episode offers you a fresh perspective on the importance of data, research and all of its findings. 

The Research Report – International Cooperation Welcomed Across 14 Advanced Economies: https://pewrsr.ch/3l43bVU

About James Bell

James Bell is vice president of global strategy at Pew Research Center. He plays a leading role in guiding the international research undertaken by the Center. Bell helps to design survey projects, develop questionnaires, analyze data and write reports. Prior to joining the Pew Research Center, Bell worked at the U.S. State Department for nearly a decade, most recently as director of international opinion research. Bell earned his doctorate in geography from the University of Washington in Seattle.

He is an author of The World’s Muslims: Unity and DiversityGlobal Opinion of Obama Slips, International Policies FaultedRussians Back Protests, Political FreedomsEgyptians Remain Optimistic, Embrace Democracy and Religion in Political Life and Religion in Latin America. Bell has appeared on CNN, CNBC, and BBC World Service Radio, and has presented internationally, including at the U.N. Alliance of Civilizations annual conference.

Further Resources

Content

Speakers: James Bell & Karen Lee

Host & Editor/Producer: Karen Lee

Images: James Bell / The Pew Research Center

Social media designs and transcript: Karen Lee 

Recorded & produced at the UN Geneva Library & Archives 

Nov 13, 2020
34: Dr. John Pace and the role of civil society in the fabric of human rights
33:25

In episode 34, Dr. John Pace, former Secretary to the Commission on Human Rights and Coordinator of the Vienna World Conference on Human Rights joins The Next Page to share his knowledge in the field of human rights, while introducing his recently published book, The United Nations Commission on Human Rights, A Very Great Enterprise.  

With more than three decades of experience in humanitarian work, Dr. Pace takes us back in time, with a special focus on the council that began it all: The United Nations Commission on Human Rights. Starting from its inception and moving through its ongoing evolution, he takes us on a journey along the Commission’s rich history and its role in the multilateral protection of human rights. 

He also emphasizes the role of civil society in the discussion and advancement of human rights and multilateral cooperation, and considers the critical questions: how does a topic as universal and intersectional as human rights translate into global cooperation? And why are universal human values important? In this conversation, Dr. Pace richly informs us on a subject that is integral and invaluable to us all.   

 

About Dr. John Pace 

To learn more about his new book: https://bit.ly/3mynCdP The e-version may also be found on most online book stores.

In the course of a career spanning over fifty years in the field of human rights, John Pace has been involved in a wide range of experiences in human rights and related institutional structures and procedures.  Since leaving regular UN service in 1999, he has held senior positions in the human rights/humanitarian field in Liberia, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine and Nepal. In the same period, he has worked in various other countries such as Indonesia, Sudan, Cambodia and Vietnam.

He has been involved in the establishment and management of most departments that currently make up the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, such as Special Procedures, Technical Cooperation, and External Relations and in later years, the formation, or re-structuring of teams and management units.  As a senior official, he played an important role in the design and restructuring of the Secretariat upon the creation of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

He is currently Senior Visiting Fellow at the Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales, he also sits on the Board of the Diplomacy Training Programme. He is Adjunct at University of Sydney, School of Law.

Further Resources  

Content

Speakers: John Pace & Karen Lee

Host & Editor/Producer: Karen Lee

Images: John Pace / Karen Lee

Social media designs and transcript: Karen Lee 

Recorded & produced at the UN Geneva Library & Archives 

   

Oct 30, 2020
33: Ambassador Umej Bhatia on multilateralism through the eyes of small states
32:56

In Episode 33, Ambassador Umej Bhatia, Permanent Representative of Singapore to the UN in Geneva and the UN in Vienna, joins The Next Page to speak about multilateralism from the perspective of a small state.  

What kind of distinct importance does multilateralism and diplomacy have for small states? How does a rules-based multilateral order achieve global cooperation? How can small states turn vulnerability into opportunity? And, how have small states come together in the past and the present to further solidify their commitment to multilateralism? Ambassador Umej answers these questions and more, sharing insights from his years of experience not only as an Ambassador but also as an author and historian.  

Ambassador Umej speaks about the various layers of multilateralism, from globalization, micro and macrolateralism to vaccine multilateralism. He also shares some insights on his new book, Our Name is Mutiny, a piece of creative non-fiction exploring the Singaporean experience between the years 1907 and 1915.  

We hope you enjoy the conversation as much as we did!

About Ambassador Umej Bhatia  

Beyond being Singapore's Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Umej is also a writer, historian, Permanent Representative to the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization and Resident Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna. To learn more about Ambassador Umej: https://bit.ly/34zvDaP

To learn more about his new book: https://bit.ly/2HWBrnc

Further Resources  

Content

Speakers: Umej Bhatia & Francesco Pisano

Host & Editor/Producer: Karen Lee

Images: Arabian Business / The National

Social media designs and transcript: Karen Lee 

Recorded & produced at the UN Geneva Library & Archives 

Oct 16, 2020
32: Historian Margaret MacMillan on the shaping of modern multilateralism
49:02

In Episode 32, historian, author and professor of history, Margaret MacMillan, joins The Next Page to share some of her insights on the makings of multilateralism as we know it today.   

What are some of the roots of modern multilateral cooperation? How did individuals and institutions promote and build multilateralism, and how did they work to spread their ideas? What is the role of public opinion, and has this changed over time? Professor MacMillan shares some fascinating insights into these questions and more, looking at the beginnings of modern multilateralism in the 19th century, to the creation of the first global multilateral organization, the League of Nations, and the post-1945 era with the beginning of the United Nations. As we mark 100 years of multilateralism in Geneva, she also reflects on the evolution of multilateralism over the years, as well as a few thoughts on the multilateralism of the future. 

As an avid reader and writer of many books on history, she also shares a glimpse of her most recent book, War: How Conflict Shaped Us, soon to be released on 6 October 2020, and a few tips on how she approaches the writing process. Hope you enjoy this listen as much as we did! 

About Professor Margaret MacMillan  

Margaret MacMillan is a Professor of History at the University of Toronto and emeritus Professor of International History and the former Warden of St. Antony's College at the University of Oxford. To learn more about her, visit: http://www.margaretmacmillan.com/Bio.php  

To explore her full collection of books, including Paris 1919: Six Months that Changed the World (2001); The War that Ended Peace (2014); History’s People (2015); and War: How Conflict Shaped Us (2020), visit her website: http://www.margaretmacmillan.com/index.php

Further Resources  

Content

Speakers: Margaret MacMillan & Natalie Alexander 

Host & Editor/Producer: Karen Lee & Natalie Alexander

Editorial Guidance: Pierre-Etienne Bourneuf, Scientific Advisor at UN Geneva Library & Archives

Images: Ander McIntyre

Social media designs and transcript: Karen Lee 

Recorded & produced at the UN Geneva Library & Archives 

Oct 07, 2020
31: Dr. David Nabarro on the Impact of COVID-19 on Agenda 2030
43:48

Welcome to The Next Page podcast. The UN Geneva Library & Archives are back from summer break, with lots of projects coming up in the next few months. Keep up-to-date over at our Twitter and Facebook pages.

In Episode 31 we are joined by Dr. David Nabarro, one of six Special Envoys to the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) for the current COVID-19 crisis, and the Strategic Director at 4SD (Skills, Systems and Synergies for Sustainable Development).  

In conversation with our Director Francesco Pisano, David shares his unique insights on the current pandemic, its many challenges, but the largely hopeful vision he has for the future. Speaking from decades of service as a medical doctor, special envoy, and strategic director at 4SD, Dr. David Nabarro takes us through the present pandemic, but more importantly, points us to the future, and the collective cooperation we must all champion.  

We also hear his thoughts on the ways in which he believes COVID-19 will affect Agenda 2030, and the various implications that the virus will have on our path to achieving the sustainable development goals. 

Resources

Learn more about David and 4SD: https://www.4sd.info/

Learn more about Agenda 2030 and the 17 sustainable development goals: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/post2015/transformingourworld

Access the episode transcript here: https://libraryresources.unog.ch/audio/davidnabarro

Content

Speakers: David Nabarro and Francesco Pisano

Host & Editor/Producer: Karen Lee

Images: UN/UNAIDS/David Nabarro (Twitter).

Graphics, social media designs and transcript: Karen Lee

Recorded & produced by the UN Geneva Library & Archives

Sep 18, 2020
30: Corinne Momal-Vanian, new Executive Director of the Kofi Annan Foundation
42:44

Welcome to The Next Page podcast. The UN Geneva Library & Archives are back from summer break, with lots of projects coming up in the next few months. Keep up-to-date over at our Twitter and Facebook pages.

In Episode 30 we are joined by the new Executive Director of the Kofi Annan Foundation, Corinne Momal-Vanian, who recently joined the Foundation after more than 30 years at the UN, including her most recent post as Director of the Division of Conference Management at UN Geneva.

In conversation with our Director Francesco Pisano, Corinne shares about her new role and the work and values of the Kofi Annan Foundation. She also shares her reflections on multilateralism and the current state of the UN today, including some of the challenges its facing, as well as opportunities for how the UN can move forward as we look to multilateralism in the future. 

We also hear her thoughts on women, gender equality and parity, and leadership in international organizations, and the values she’s inspired by from some of our past and present leaders here at the UN. For more inspiration and learning, head to the links below.

Resources

Learn more about Corinne and the Kofi Annan Foundation: https://www.kofiannanfoundation.org/member/corinne-momal-vanian/

Access the episode transcript here: https://libraryresources.unog.ch/c.php?g=673332&p=4880979&t=15286

Other Podcast Episodes

Listen to Episode 4: Conversation on Innovation in International Organisations with Tina Ambos and Corinne Momal-Vanian

Listen to Episode 19: Former President of the Kofi Annan Foundation on his book A Peacekeeper in Africa, Learning from UN Interventions in Other People’s Wars.

Listen to Episode 20: Conversation with Catherine Bertini on Leading Transformational Change in International Organizations

Check out the Library Research Guides on Women and Gender Equality and Women and Global Diplomacy.  

Content

Speakers: Corinne Momal-Vanian and Francesco Pisano

Host & Editor/Producer: Natalie Alexander

Images: Kofi Annan Foundation

Graphics, social media designs and transcript: Karen Lee.

Recorded & produced by the UN Geneva Library & Archives.

Sep 04, 2020
29: Kartik Sawhney on the intersection of accessibility, education and entrepreneurship, and the power of working together #KnowledgeRising
43:10

Our Knowledge Rising series is particularly focused on young activists, knowledge-shapers and change-makers. In this episode, we are joined by young activist and UN Young Leader for the Sustainable Development Goals, Kartik Sawhney, who shares about his ongoing work in accessibility, education and entrepreneurship. As a disability advocate and technologist, Kartik has worked to redefine the term “impact” in accessibility, empowering other people with disabilities to be successful in their own pursuits in technology and innovation. 

A computer science graduate of Stanford University, Kartik co-founded I-Stem (previously called Project StemAccess), which provides technical training, mentorship and hands-on opportunities to people with disabilities around the world. As the first blind student to pursue science education in high school in India, he also advocated for accessible and equitable education for other students with disabilities in the country. He is currently a software engineer/AI scientist at Microsoft where he works with the Cortana Team, the company’s virtual assistant. In this conversation, Kartik shares about his unique activism at the intersection of accessibility, education and entrepreneurship, his personal experience as a blind person, and the important role of multilateralism — at the level of individuals, companies and nations —in the fight for accessibility. Suggesting different ways in which we can all help to make a difference, Kartik emphasises the need to work collectively together to achieve truly transformational impact. 

Resources:

Readings:

Content:

Speakers: Kartik Sawhney

Host & Editor/Producer: Karen Lee

Images: Medium Blog

Recorded & produced by the UN Geneva Library & Archives.

Aug 21, 2020
28: Ahmed M. Badr on youth, storytelling and transcending displacement through creative expression #KnowledgeRising
41:23

This episode continues our Knowledge Rising series, which is dedicated to conversations with young people – activists, knowledge-makers, change-makers – on their work and their views on the issues they’re passionate about.

Today, more than 1 per cent of the world’s population, around 79.5 million people, are displaced. This is according to the latest Global Trends Report by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and is the highest total the Agency has ever seen.

But displacement is much more than statistics. In this episode we’re joined by Ahmed M. Badr, one of the UN Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals. He’s a writer, multi-media artist, a social entrepreneur and a former Iraqi refugee. He’s now a graduate of Wesleyan University and the founder of Narratio, a platform for youth empowerment through creative expression.

Ahmed shares about his work at Narratio and his interest in the intersection of creativity and youth, particularly youth who’ve been displaced. He underlines the importance of creating spaces for them to tell their own stories, to transcend the circumstances that caused the displacement and to claim their own stories that really move beyond the numbers and the data we often see associated with refugees and displaced persons. Moving forward, he also shares his views on how creativity and multilateralism have much to learn and gain from each other. 

Resources

Content:

Speaker: Ahmed M. Badr

Host & Editor/Producer: Natalie Alexander.

Images: Ahmed M. Badr, Edward Grattan and Bob Zurr. 

Recorded & produced by the UN Geneva Library & Archives.

Jul 22, 2020
27: Jerome Bellion-Jourdan on negotiations for the greater good
34:28

 

This episode delves into the world of negotiation. As we mark 100 years of multilateralism in Geneva and the UN turns 75, what is the role of negotiation in the multilateral context? For this conversation, we’re joined by Jerome Bellion-Jourdan for an online recording. He’s currently a Senior Fellow at the Global Governance Centre at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, and before that he served as the lead EU negotiator on a range of thematic issues such as Business and Human Rights as well as country situations in the UN Human Rights Council for almost 9 years. In this conversation, he shares insights into negotiating at the multilateral level, but also some opportunities he sees for change and evolution in the practice of negotiation to address global challenges.

He is currently working to explore the potential for an initiative which would provide the space to experiment new formats of negotiations with notably the use of technology to make them more inclusive, and to foster negotiations towards the greater good. He is supported by a team of individuals from international organisations, governments, business, civil society and others contributing pro bono to prepare for a first experiment of a “virtual and inclusive negotiation for the world after COVID-19”. He also shares on some tips on how we can all bring more inclusive conversations and negotiations into our own fields and daily lives.

Here below are some resources from the conversation and more. 

Resources on the project for an international negotiation platform (Global Governance Centre at the Graduate Institute in Geneva)

Readings:

Content:

Speaker: Jerome Bellion-Jourdan.

Host & Editor/Producer: Natalie Alexander.

Images: UN Geneva Library & Archives, Jerome Bellion-Jourdan.

Recorded & produced at the UN Geneva Library & Archives.

 

Jul 03, 2020
26: Holly Syrett & Colette Grosscurt on the global impact of our wardrobe, and acting for local and multilateral change #KnowledgeRising
44:13

This episode begins a new series on the podcast called Knowledge Rising, which is dedicated to speaking with young activists, knowledge-shapers and knowledge-makers, in order to hear their own insights on the global issues they’re working on and are passionate about. The series is a space to build our understanding collectively about how we can act on the issues that affect our common future.

We kick off with a conversation on the global impact of what we wear: the fashion and apparel industry. Holly Syrett (Senior Sustainability Manager at the Global Fashion Agenda) and Colette Grosscurt (a Responsible Investment Officer at ACTIAM) are based in Amsterdam and are dedicating a lot of their work to helping change the fashion industry to a more sustainable one. They’re both part of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers community, a network of young people driving action and change on global challenges. They together co-founded the initiative called Shaping Fashion, and in this conversation share their own insights into this industry, which accounts for at least 8 to 10 per cent of global greenhouse emissions among other impacts on the environment, labor rights and gender equality. They also share what is needed to bring about change globally through multilateral efforts, but also what we can all do to act now by choosing more consciously what we wear.

Further Resources:

The Shaping Fashion initiative: https://www.weforum.org/projects/shaping-fashion & https://www.globalshapers.org/impact/shaping-fashion

Content:

Speakers: Holly Syrett and Colette Grosscurt.

Host & Editor/Producer: Natalie Alexander.

Images: Holly Syrett and Colette Grosscurt/Shaping Fashion.

Recorded & produced at the UN Geneva Library & Archives.

May 29, 2020
25: Scott Weber on the power of building peace through community, trust & resilience.
40:28

This episode brings a conversation on peace: how is it defined and achieved in communities and societies, and how does it stick? 

UN Geneva Library & Archives Director Francesco Pisano speaks with Scott Weber, the president of Interpeace. Interpeace was originally founded in 1994 by the United Nations, but as it evolved became an independent non-governmental organization in 2000, with continued strong links with the UN.   

Scott has dedicated his career to supporting people in many parts of the world to build peace for themselves. You'll hear his insights into what he sees as vital to measure and to focus on as communities seek to build peace amid conflict and after conflict; what he thinks are some key challenges in current peacemaking and peace-building; and some ways in which Interpeace is framing peace processes and tools in different ways, and building on the knowledge and resilience of communities. 

Interpeace Resources 

To learn more about Interpeace, visit their websitehttps://www.interpeace.org/ and follow Scott Weber on Twitterhttps://twitter.com/Scott_M_Weber  

Library & Archives Resources 

You can also visit our dedicated Research Guide on Peace: https://libraryresources.unog.ch/peace or our more specific Research Guide on Women and Global Diplomacy: From Peace Movements to the United Nations: https://libraryresources.unog.ch/womendiplomacy/peace  

Content:

Speakers: Scott Weber & Francesco Pisano.

Host & Editor/Producer: Natalie Alexander.

Image: Interpeace.

Recorded & produced at the UN Geneva Library & Archives.

May 08, 2020
Edition spéciale : Lancement de « ONU Info Genève »
07:12

Pour marquer la Journée internationale du multilatéralisme et de la diplomatie au service de la paix (24 avril) et le lancement du nouveau site Web de l'ONU à Genève, le Service de l’information des Nations Unies à Genève présente son nouveau journal radio « ONU Info Genève ».

Tous les vendredis sur le site web de l’ONU à Genève, retrouvez l’essentiel de l’actualité de la semaine du Palais des Nations et de la Genève internationale alimentée par nos journalistes. Au menu de cette première édition:

  • La Directrice Générale des Nations Unies à Genève, Tatiana Valovaya, qui évoque les deux événements liés à la Journée internationale du multilatéralisme et de la diplomatie au service de la paix.
  • Les conséquences potentiellement désastreuses du Covid-19 sur la sécurité alimentaire.
  • Le Covid-19 ne doit pas éclipser la lutte contre les changements climatiques.
Apr 24, 2020
24: Caroline Kende-Robb on fighting for social justice & supporting women in leadership
47:44

Welcome to The Next Page, the podcast of the UN Geneva Library & Archives. Episode 24 brings a conversation on two subjects that are also interconnected: social justice and leadership, especially women in leadership.

We’re joined by Caroline Kende-Robb, who currently serves as a Senior Advisor at the African Center for Economic Transformation. Before that, she held a range of roles including as the Secretary General of CARE International, the Executive Director of the Africa Progress Panel, and roles at the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and in The Gambia in the field of community development.

Caroline has dedicated much of her life to fighting social injustice and to supporting women in leadership. In this conversation, she shares with UN Geneva Library & Archives Director Francesco Pisano her experiences and her knowledge about these ideas, especially as they relate to our changing world. You’ll also hear stories from her time working in these different organisations, as well as how she sees leadership, including women in leadership, as we continue to question, debate and explore the idea of leadership today and in the future.

Resources

To learn more about Caroline and her work, follow her on Twitterhttps://twitter.com/CarolineKende

Find out about Yuvel Noah Harrari's books, mentioned by Caroline: https://www.ynharari.com

To learn more about the African Progress Panel and their reports, visit: http://www.africaprogresspanel.org/ & https://twitter.com/africaprogress

Library Resources

Check out the Library Resource Guide on Women & Gender Equality: https://libraryresources.unog.ch/gender and Women & Global Diplomacy: https://libraryresources.unog.ch/womendiplomacy

Content:

Speakers: Caroline-Kende Robb & Francesco Pisano.

Host & Editor/Producer: Natalie Alexander.

Image: Caroline Kende-Robb.

Recorded & produced at the UN Geneva Library & Archives.

Apr 24, 2020
23: ICRC President Peter Maurer on multilateralism, the power of partnership, and working for impact
53:21

Welcome to Episode 23 of The Next Page podcast. In this episode, UN Library & Archives Geneva Director Francesco Pisano speaks with Peter Maurer, the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

This conversation will take you on a deeper look into the ICRC, established more than a century ago. Peter Maurer shares about its identities that have developed over time, and gives insights into its connection with the United Nations; the role of young people in the work of the organisation; the value of new ways of thinking and mobilising resources to ensure work that has impact; and what multilateralism means for the ICRC in practice today and in the future. As this episode is recorded online, as we together respond to the pandemic of COVID-19, he also shares what the ICRC is doing and learning from this current situation. 

ICRC Resources

To learn more about Peter Maurer and the work of the ICRC, head to: https://www.icrc.org/en/person/peter-maurer and https://www.icrc.org/en/who-we-are.  

You can also keep up-to-date via Twitter: https://twitter.com/PMaurerICRC and https://twitter.com/ICRC.  

In addition, learn more about the Geneva Conventions: https://www.icrc.org/en/war-and-law/treaties-customary-law/geneva-conventions, and the book A Memory of Solferino by Henri Dunant: https://www.icrc.org/en/publication/0361-memory-solferino

Library Resources

To explore the Library's online collection on International Humanitarian Law (IHL), visit here: https://tinyurl.com/oaihl20  or take a  look at the Library's selection of resources on IHL from our collections (print and online) for the last 10 years: https://tinyurl.com/ihl201020

Content:

Speakers: Peter Maurer & Francesco Pisano.

Host: Natalie Alexander.

Editor & Sound Editor: Natalie Alexander.

Image: International Committee of the Red Cross.

Recorded & produced at the UN Geneva Library & Archives.

Apr 09, 2020
22: Prof. Glenda Sluga on multilateralism, internationalism, and our capacity to imagine a better world.
27:41

Welcome to Episode 22, featuring Glenda Sluga, Professor of International History at the University of Sydney. She's the author of the book Internationalism in the Age of Nationalism, among other publications, and her research interests span from nationalism and internationalisms, to global and international history, diplomatic history, women and gender, peacemaking, and more.  

She visited the Library recently for a debate on the Evolution of Multilateralism, Perspectives from the Global South. We have a video recording of that Library Talk if you’d like to check it out. We also invited her for a conversation on the podcast, where she shares her thoughts on the meanings of multilateralism and internationalism. What are the differences and connections between the two, and why is this important? We also look at her views on how multilateralism has evolved over the past century, how it’s impacted such areas as gender equality, and also how multilateralism is linked to our everyday lives and our understanding of our place in the world.  

To explore more resources, head to the links below: 

UN Geneva Library & Archives Library Talk on the Evolution of Multilateralism: Perspectives from the Global South: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itLGwAtmyZk&list=PLmzrhlc0gF6KfnUyPYsCw5RfJj_UuXydp&index=6  

Follow Glenda Sluga on Twitter through the Laureate Research Program on International History account: https://twitter.com/IntHist 

Learn about the Edith Trilogy of novels by Frank Moorehouse, a fictional series set at the time of the League of Nations: https://www.booktopia.com.au/blog/2011/10/05/frank-moorhouse-author-of-the-edith-trilogy-grand-days-dark-palace-and-now-cold-light-answers-ten-terrifying-questions/  

Visit our website on the Centenary of Multilateralism in Geneva: https://multilateralism100.unog.ch/

Content:

Speaker: Glenda Sluga

Host: Natalie Alexander.

Editor and Sound Editor: Natalie Alexander.

Image: University of Sydney. 

Recorded & produced at the UN Geneva Library & Archives.

 

Mar 27, 2020
21: Diplomat Jivan Gjorgjinski on the role of small states, creativity and a 'climate of legality' in multilateralism.
45:55

In Episode 21, our podcast guest brings you ideas from the perspective of a diplomat. The UN Geneva Library & Archives Director, Francesco Pisano, sits down with Jivan Gjorgjinski, a diplomat who served for 3 years in Geneva as Head (chargé d'affaires) of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of North Macedonia to the UN in Geneva from June 2016 to July 2019.   

In this discussion, he shares what it was like working in multilateral diplomacy in Geneva, and what this means in action, giving particular highlights from two key experiences: chairing the 2018 Meeting of States Parties to the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC), and the 2019 CCW GG on LAWS, or the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons Group of Governmental Experts on lethal autonomous weapons systems.  

He explains more about these legal instruments and why they are key examples of multilateralism in action. He also looks at some critical questions: the role of small-state diplomats in the UN, the role of and opportunity for small states in multilateralism, and how diversity, creativity, and finding common ground come into play in multilateralism. 

You’ll even hear a bit about why we should be more like a sci-fi series you might know well!  

To follow Jivan Gjorgjinski on Twitter, head here: https://twitter.com/jivan_gj 

You can also find out more about the Biological Weapons Convention: https://bit.ly/2VPkiRf and the Convention on Certain Conventional Weaponshttps://bit.ly/2VPkiRf at the UN Geneva website. 

We also have Library Research Guides on Biological Weapons & Chemical Weapons, check them out here as part of the Disarmament series: https://libraryresources.unog.ch/?b=s

Content:

Speakers: Jivan Gjorgjinski & Francesco Pisano.

Host: Natalie Alexander.

Editor and Sound Editor: Natalie Alexander.

Image: Jivan Gjorgjinski.

Recorded & produced at the UN Geneva Library & Archives.

Mar 06, 2020
20: Catherine Bertini on Leading Transformational Change in International Organizations
40:32

What is transformational change, and when might it be needed in an organisation? This episode brings to you a conversation on leadership and change, particularly on the role of transformational change in international organisations. Our guest is Catherine Bertini, who served as the Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) for 10 years from 1992 to 2002, among other roles in government, the private sector and academia. She was, at the time of her appointment, the third woman to have led a UN agency. Shortly after leaving WFP, she was awarded the World Food Prize in 2003 for the change she led in the organization.  

Today, she is a Rockefeller Foundation Fellow, and in this role published a recent report called Leading Change in UN Organizations. She sits down with our Director Francesco Pisano, to speak about the key issues in the report, transformational change and the current state of affairs in global governance, as well as what she’s learned about women in leadership, and the role of youth in leading change at the international level.   

For more information about Catherine Bertini’s work, head to her websitewww.catherinebertini.com/. Her report, Leading Change in UN Organizations, is available herehttps://bit.ly/2T10ffW.  

Catherine Bertini also led a leadership discussion at the Knowledge & Learning Commons at UN Geneva. Find out more and links to other UN resources on leadership and change here: https://bit.ly/2PeAlUR.   

For even more learning, you can find Library’s Research Guides on Women & Global Diplomacy: https://libraryresources.unog.ch/womendiplomacy and Multilateralism: https://libraryresources.unog.ch/multilateralism online.  

Content:

Speakers: Catherine Bertini & Francesco Pisano.

Host: Natalie Alexander.

Editor and Sound Editor: Natalie Alexander.

Image: UN Library and Archives Geneva.

Recorded & produced at the UN Library and Archives Geneva.

Feb 21, 2020
19: Alan Doss on A Peacekeeper in Africa: Learning from UN Interventions in Other People's Wars #BookTalk
40:23

In this episode of The Next Page, the podcast of the UN Library & Archives Geneva, we welcome Alan Doss, author of the newly published book, A Peacekeeper in Africa: Learning from UN Interventions in Other People’s Wars (a project of the International Peace Institute and published by Lynne Rienner Press).  

Alan Doss served as special representative of the UN Secretary General in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Liberia, and head of the UN peacekeeping mission in the DRC, among other posts. He now serves as president of the Kofi Annan Foundation in Geneva.  

In this Book Talk episode, Alan Doss sits down with the Director of the UN Library Geneva, Francesco Pisano, to share about his book, which looks at his decade in four peacekeeping operations in Africa. He also shares his insights from many years serving with the UN in peace operations, from the role of peacekeeping and how it has changed over the decades, what he’s learned about leadership in complex environments, and what he sees for the future of UN peace operations. He also shares some personal reflections on former UN Secretary-General the late Kofi Annan, and the legacies he left not only as a leader but as a person.  

For more information about Alan Doss and his work, visit herehttps://www.kofiannanfoundation.org/member/alan-doss/  or find him on Twitterhttps://twitter.com/AlanCDoss 

To learn more about his book A Peacekeeper in Africa, head to Lynne Rienner Publishers: https://www.rienner.com/title/A_Peacekeeper_in_Africa_Learning_from_UN_Interventions_in_Other_People_s_Wars 

Content:

Speakers: Alan Doss & Francesco Pisano.

Host: Natalie Alexander.

Editor and Sound Editor: Natalie Alexander.

Image: Kofi Annan Foundation.

Recorded & produced at the UN Library Geneva.

Feb 07, 2020
18: Amandeep Gill on Nuclear Security Summits: A History #BookTalk
34:59

Welcome to the second episode of 2020! In this recording for our Book Talk series, the Director at the Library, Francesco Pisano, speaks with Ambassador Amandeep Gill about his book published in 2019, called Nuclear Security Summits: A History. This book looks at how nuclear security has developed over the period from 1945 to 2006, as well as how it has evolved in practice in more recent years through the Nuclear Security Summits between 2010 and 2016.  

Ambassador Gill has a range of experience in this field and in others, having taken part in 3 of the summits. For this conversation he shares what his book is about and why he thinks the Nuclear Security Summits changed the domain of nuclear security, through driving what he calls nuclear learnings and knowledge-making. He touches upon ideas around collective intelligence, and the role of leadership but also knowledge communities springing up around the topic, and how such negotiations can also be translated to other multilateral domains such as climate change or artificial intelligence negotiations. 

Ambassador Amandeep Gill is currently Director of the Global Health Centre project on International Digital Health & AI Research Collaborative (I-DAIR). He was Executive Director and co-Lead of the Secretariat of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation until August 2019. He previously served as India’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva. You can find out more about his experience here: https://graduateinstitute.ch/academic-departments/faculty/amandeep-singh-gill 

You can find Amandeep Gill on Twitter @gioasempre: https://twitter.com/gioasempre, and his book at Palgrave Macmillan: https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030280376.  

The UN Library Geneva also has 8 research guides on disarmament topics, including one on Nuclear Weapons. You can find out more about them here: https://libraryresources.unog.ch/?b=s.    

Content:

Speakers: Amandeep Gill & Francesco Pisano.

Host: Natalie Alexander.

Editor & Sound Editors: Natalie Alexander.

Image: Graduate Institute Geneva.

Recorded & produced at the UN Library Geneva.

Jan 24, 2020
17: Jayathma Wickramanayake on leadership, youth & multilateralism
36:59

In this episode of our Conversations series, Jayathma Wickramanayake, the United Nations Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, shares her insights on leadership and youth--particularly young women leaders--with the Director of the UN Library Geneva, Francesco Pisano. It's a fascinating look in to her own experiences, as well as her aspirations and role models, as a leader engaged in advancing multilateralism with youth across the world. 

Jayathma Wickramanayake is Sri Lankan and was appointed as the UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth in 2017, the second person to be appointed into this position. Before joining the UN, she played an active role in youth politics, development and  engagement in Sri Lanka. 

Follow Jayathma Wickramanayake on Twitter: https://twitter.com/UNYouthEnvoy, and  learn more about Youth2030: The United Nations Strategy on Youth here: https://www.un.org/youthenvoy/youth-un/

You can also find the Library's research guides on Women & Gender Equality, Women and Global Diplomacy and Multilateralism at our website: https://libraryresources.unog.ch/?b=s.

Content:

Speakers: Jayathma Wickramanayake & Francesco Pisano.

Host: Camille Chambinaud.

Sound Editors: Camille Chambinaud & Natalie Alexander.

Editor: Natalie Alexander.

Image: UN/Mette Lybye Poulsen.

Recorded & produced at the UN Library Geneva.

Jan 10, 2020
Holiday Special Episode - Library Insiders: Stacks, Ghosts and 007.
26:46

Welcome to this holiday special episode of The Next Page podcast! As 2019 draws to a close, we take you on a tour of the UN Library Geneva, which this year celebrates 100 years since its founding. How does the Library support multilateralism? You'll hear stories from four of our Library colleagues as they work to support research and understanding on multilateralism. Bonus: they also give us their tips for their favorite holiday reads! Find links to all of the resources they mention below. Enjoy, and happy holidays from the UN Library Geneva.

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Bienvenu.e dans cet épisode spécial de The Next Page! Pour la fin de l'année 2019, nous avons fait le tour de la Bibliothèque des Nations Unies à Genève qui a fêté ses 100 ans cette année. Comment est-ce que la Bibliothèque supporte le multilatéralisme? Vous en saurez plus en écoutant quatre histoires de collègues racontant comment leur travail soutient la recherche sur le multilateralisme. Et en bonus, vous entendrez des suggestions de lecture pour les fêtes! Les liens vers les resources sont mentionnées ci-après. Bonne écoute et bonnes fêtes!

Chapter 1: Sebastien Vernay

Sébastien Vernay est assistant bibliothécaire dans la section des services. Il anime les visites de groupe à la bibliothèque, vous trouverez plus d'information sur la page web dédiée: https://bit.ly/2PJJbL3.

Vous pouvez consulter le catalogue sur Global Search, et les différents guides de recherche ici: https://libraryresources.unog.ch/global.

Sa suggestion de lecture pour les fêtes es "L'ONU pour les Nuls", de Yves Berthelot et Jean-Michel Jakobowicz: https://bit.ly/2SaZO3J.

Chapter 2: Mélanie Kamar

Mélanie Kamar is a Team Analyst for the LONTAD Project (the Total Digital Access to the League of Nations Archives Project). To learn more about this five-year project to digitize the League of Nations Archives (around 15 million pages of content!), visit the websitehttps://lontad-project.unog.ch/.

You can also follow the project's unofficial mascot @lontadinho on Twitter at https://twitter.com/lontadinho

Mélanie's holiday read is A Feminist Manifesto in 15 suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: https://bit.ly/2EA7x3k

Chapter 3: Cristina Giordano

Cristina Giordano est cheffe du groupe de la gestion des connaissances dans la section des services de la Bibliothèque. Elle a participé à la préparation et mise en place de l'exposition "Stronger Multilateralism Through Knwoledge and Archives" à l'occasion de l'anniversaire des 100 ans et visible au 3ème étage de l'Angle A/B du Palais des Nations.

Sa suggestion de lecture pour les fêtes est "Genève Émois" de Marie-José Astre-Démoulin: https://www.ed-des-sables.ch/publications.htm#

Chapter 4: Stefan Vukotic 

Stefan Vukotic is the Chief of the Archives Management Unit. To learn more about the Centenary of Multilateralism in Geneva, head here: https://multilateralism100.unog.ch/front.

Stefan's book recommendation is The League of Nations: Perspectives from the Presenthttps://unipress.dk/udgivelser/l/the-league-of-nations/, edited by Karen Gram-Skjoldager and Haakon Ikonomou. 

Content:

Speakers: Sebastien Vernay, Mélanie Kamar, Cristina Giardano and Stefan Vukotic.

Hosts & Sound Editors: Natalie Alexander & Camille Chambinaud.

Images: UN Library Geneva.

Recorded and produced at the UN Library Geneva.

     
Dec 23, 2019
16: Women who Shaped Internationalism #LibraryTalk
39:09

In this episode of our Library Talk series, Katharina Rietzler and Myriam Piguet share their research and insights into some of the women who shaped internationalism. The discussion, moderated by the UN Library Geneva’s Scientific Advisor, Pierre-Etienne Bourneuf, highlights the contribution of women in the early years of international organizations and how this impacted the development of international affairs and international thought. They also share some of the challenges of conducting research on women in this field.

This Library Talk was part of the Centenary of Multilateralism in Geneva celebration. For more information, you can visit the website or listen to Episode 2, introducing our #Multilateralism100 series.

Katharina Rietzler is a researcher at the University of Sussex. She focuses on internationalism and American history. Stay tuned for a special episode on Florence Wilson, the first Librarian of the League of Nations, in 2020.

Myriam Piguet is a PhD student and researcher at the Global Studies Institute at the University of Geneva. She contributed to the book The League of Nations: Perspectives from the Present, Aarhus, Aarhus University Press, that you can find in our catalogue. She was also part of the 100elles project in Geneva, that renamed 100 streets with names of women who contributed to the historical development of the city and its area.

You can find more resources relating to this topic in the booklist put together for this event here. The UN Library Geneva also has research guides on Women & Gender Equality, Women and Global Diplomacy and Multilateralism available online.

If you are interested in gender related topics, we invite you to take a listen to Episode 10 with Ambassador Nazhat Shameen Khan on women in leadership, and to Episode 11 with Fatima Sator on how gender equality was included in the UN Charter.

Content:

Speakers: Katharina Rietzler & Myriam Piguet.

Moderation: Pierre-Étienne Bourneuf.

Host & Sound Editor: Camille Chambinaud.

Images: UN Library Geneva/Ingrid Louise Mondet.

Recorded and produced at the UN Library Geneva.

Dec 13, 2019
15: Multilateralism in Motion: the lasting impact & innovations of the League of Nations #Multilateralism100
29:23

Welcome to The Next Page, the podcast of the UN Library Geneva. This episode continues our #Multilateralism100 series, where we explore some of the issues and the people that have shaped multilateralism since the creation of the League of Nations to its transition to the United Nations today, as we mark the Centenary of Multilateralism in Geneva. 

What ideas are coming out today on the impact and the work of the League, and what opportunities for research are still to come? For this conversation, we had two academics in the studio, Karen Gram-Skjoldager (Associate Professor at Aarhus University) and Haakon Ikonomou (Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen), to share what they’re up to, and a recently published book that they edited, called The League of Nations: Perspectives from the Present. 

How did the League shape modern multilateralism, what are some innovations that have continued in today’s international organisations, what is being thought of and seen in new ways? They both share their views and some insights from the book, which brings in new ideas from a range of researchers currently exploring the workings of the League. 

Further resources: 

Read more at the Aarhus University Blog, The Invention of International Bureaucracy: https://projects.au.dk/inventingbureaucracy/blog/  as well as publications that have come out of the blog project: https://projects.au.dk/inventingbureaucracy/publications/  

Find out about the book, The League of Nations: Perspectives from the Present: https://unipress.dk/udgivelser/l/the-league-of-nations/    

Learn more about the Centenary of Multilateralism in Geneva: https://multilateralism100.unog.ch/

Content:

Speakers: Karen Gram-Skjoldager (Associate Professor, PhD, Aarhus University) and Haakon Ikonomou (Associate Professor, PhD, University of Copenhagen)

Host: Natalie Alexander.

Editor & Sound Editor: Natalie Alexander.

Images: Aarhus University & UN Library Geneva.

Recorded and produced at the UN Library Geneva.

   

Nov 22, 2019
14: Borders and Walls - Dr. Anna Grichting on the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall.
28:59

Welcome to this Special Episode of The Next Page, released on 9 November 2019, 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. On this occasion, the Director of the UN Library Geneva, Francesco Pisano, spoke with Dr. Anna Grichting, an architect, urbanist and musician who has devoted much of her work to studying borders and their connection to societies and the environment.  

In this conversation, Anna shares how she came to be in Berlin the day the Wall fell, and how this propelled her to further explore the wider subject of borders and border zones, be they gone or existing, and what they symbolize across the "long-view of history". She shares her thoughts on the opportunities for a more flexible view of borders, from memory and public spaces, to their connections to social ecology and environmental diplomacy, and the potential to collaborate in helping people to see the value of such spaces for future development.

Dr. Anna Grichting graduated with a Doctor of Design in Urbanism from Harvard University. She has taught as a Professor and fellow at the Universities of Geneva, Harvard, MIT and Qatar, and is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Vermont and a Lead Research Consultant for Qatar University. She has published an edited book entitled The Social Ecology of Border Landscapes:  http://www.anthempress.com/the-social-ecology-of-border-landscapes. 

To find out more about Anna's work, visit her website: www.annagrichting.com and her Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/annakatarinag/?hl=en.

Content:

Speaker: Dr. Anna Grichting. 

Host: Francesco Pisano.

Editor & Sound Editor: Natalie Alexander.

Images: Dr. Anna Grichting.

Recorded and produced at the UN Library Geneva.

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Nov 09, 2019
13: Storytelling session with science expedition leader Paul Rose #LibraryTalk
44:00

This episode of The Next Page brings you a curated recording of our recent Storytelling session with science expedition leader, Paul Rose. In 2019, our Library Talks programme focuses on SDG 13 on climate action, and the issues the world is facing amid environmental changes. In this context, Paul Rose joined us at the Library to share his life story of engagement for the planet, his thoughts on the some of the biodiversity and sustainability challenges of today, and the opportunities he sees for everyone to make a change and advocate for the environment, both in our own spheres of influence and collectively.

As an experienced diver, field science and polar expert, Paul Rose has for many years traveled around the world, supporting scientists to experience, explore and communicate nature's mysteries and diversity. Enjoy this learning moment with him, as he shares his experiences and answers questions from the audience.  

To find our more about Paul and his work, head to his websitehttps://www.paulrose.org/ and find him on Twitterhttps://twitter.com/Paul_Rose

And also check out the Library's two Research Guides on the SDGs: http://libraryresources.unog.ch/sdgs and climate changehttp://libraryresources.unog.ch/climatechange

Content: 

Speakers: Paul Rose and Sigrun Habermann (moderator, UN Library Geneva) 

Host: Natalie Alexander. 

Sound Editor: Camille Chambinaud.

Editor: Natalie Alexander.

Image: Paul Rose.

Recorded and produced at the UN Library Geneva. 

Nov 01, 2019
12: The legacies of the League of Nations and its first Secretary-General, Eric Drummond #Multilateralism100
23:59

Welcome back to our #Multilateralism100 series, where we share conversations as part of the Centenary of Multilateralism in Geneva, and explore the issues and the people that have shaped multilateralism since the creation of the League of Nations to its transition to the United Nations. 

In this episode, we take you on a tour back to the time of the League of Nations, as we speak to John Burley, one of the authors of a book published this year called Eric Drummond and his legacies: The League of Nations and the beginnings of global governance.  

John Burley is a former UN staff member who worked for more than 30 years for different parts of the UN system. For this conversation, he shares with us his research insights on the legacies of the League of Nations and its first Secretary-General, Eric Drummond. While the term multilateralism didn’t exist yet at the time, how did the work of the League and Eric Drummond help to shape the multilateral system and the international civil service of today? John shares with us his thoughts on these questions.   

Further Resources:

Learn more at the Centenary of Multilateralism in Geneva: https://multilateralism100.unog.ch/  & LONTAD, The Total Digital Access to the League of Nations Archives Project: https://lontad-project.unog.ch/.

To know more about the book and Eric Drummond, visit here: http://bafuncs.org/eric-drummond-his-legacies/.  

To view some images of Eric Drummond and caricatures drawn by the well-known Derso and Kelen (mentioned in the conversation), head here: https://bit.ly/2AW0rV5 or see them below.

Content: 

Speaker: John Burley. 

Host: Natalie Alexander. 

Editor & Sound Editor: Natalie Alexander.

Image: UN Library Geneva. 

Archival material: United Nations Archives Geneva.  

Advisers: Stefan Vukotic & Pierre-Etienne Bourneuf. 

Recorded and produced at the UN Library Geneva. 

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Oct 10, 2019
11: Fatima Sator on how gender equality was included in the UN Charter, and the women of the global south that made it happen.
20:56

In this episode of The Next Page we speak with Fatima Sator, who shares the story of how a small group of women from the global south, together with their supporters, ensured that gender equality and women's rights were included in the Charter of the United Nations.

Who were these women and what did they encounter in 1945 at the the United Nations Conference on International Organization, known as the San Francisco Conference? Fatima, who currently serves as a Communications Specialist at the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, shares what she and her fellow researchers found while studying at the University of London. Since then, they've dedicated their time to sharing this story and advocating for the voices and actions of the women of the global south--Bertha Lutz from Brazil and Minerva Bernardino from the Dominican Republic--that made it happen.

To watch their TED talk in 2019 at TEDxPlaceDesNationsWomen, head herehttps://bit.ly/2TK0VoE 

To read where gender equality and women's rights are included in the UN Charter, see the Preamble, Article 1 and Article 8.

To read Fatima's recommendations: see Getting Our History Right: How Were the Equal Rights of Women and Men Included in the Charter of the United Nations? by Torild Skard, and Women and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by Rebecca Adami.

And, check out the Library's Research Guide on Women and Global Diplomacy.

Content:

Speakers: Fatima Sator & Natalie Alexander.

Host: Natalie Alexander.

Editor & Sound Editor: Natalie Alexander.

Image: UN Library Geneva.

Recorded and produced at the UN Library Geneva.

Sep 20, 2019
10: Fiji's Ambassador Nazhat Shameem Khan on multilateralism, women in leadership, and the nexus of climate change and human rights
40:10

Episode 10 of the Next Page brings a conversation with Ambassador Nazhat Shameem Khan, the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Fiji to the United Nations in Geneva. Director of the UN Library Geneva, Francesco Pisano, joins her to discuss her story and how she joined the Permanent Mission, the importance of multilateralism for small island developing states and vice versa, her thoughts and experiences on the role of women in leadership, and some of the critical issues concerning climate change and human rights in the Pacific and also globally.  

Ambassador Khan was born in Fiji and has an academic background in law and criminology. During her 16 years as a prosecutor in Fiji, she was appointed Director of Public Prosecutions of Fiji in 1994, and in 1999 was appointed Fiji’s first woman High Court judge. She was appointed Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva in 2014. 

Follow Ambassador Khan on Twitterhttps://twitter.com/nazhatskhan 

Content:

Speakers: Nazhat Shameem Khan & Francesco Pisano.

Host: Natalie Alexander.

Editor & Sound Editor: Natalie Alexander.

Image: Permanent Mission of the Republic of Fiji to the UN in Geneva.

Recorded and produced at the UN Library Geneva.

Aug 30, 2019
9: Nikhil Seth on how everyone can relate to the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals
28:28

In this episode, part of our Conversation series, Director of the UN Library Geneva, Francesco Pisano, speaks with Nikhil Seth, Assistant Secretary-General at the United Nations and the Executive Director of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), about his thoughts on the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Nikhil Seth explains his role in helping to develop and support the SDGs, and why the multilateral and integrated nature of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs give them greater strength and capacity as an "action agenda" for the UN Charter. He also stresses the importance of partnerships across sectors to achieve the Goals, and why everyone can define and seize their own personal Agenda 2030. 

Learn more about the 2030 Agenda & the SDGs here: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs

Follow Nikhil Seth on Twitterhttps://twitter.com/NikhilSethUN

Content:

Speakers: Nikhil Seth & Francesco Pisano.

Host: Francesco Pisano.

Editor & Sound Editor: Natalie Alexander.

Image: UN Photo/Mark Garten.

Recorded at UNITAR Geneva headquarters, and produced at the UN Library Geneva.

Aug 16, 2019
8: Genève et le multilateralisme #Multilateralism100
24:33

Cet épisode, de la série #Multilaralism100, s’intéresse à la ville de Genève où s’est implantée la Société des Nations puis l’Organisation des Nations Unies, aidant ainsi au développement d’un écosystème international qui contribue à la renommée de la ville.  

Pierre-Etienne Bourneuf, Conseiller Scientifique à la Bibliothèque des Nations Unies à Genève, nous explique le contexte dans lequel de la Société des Nations est amenée à s’installer à Genève, puis revient sur la période de guerre et de transition vers l’Organisation des Nations Unies qui installera son bureau européen au Palais des Nations également.  

Pour en savoir plus sur le multilatéralisme à Genève, vous pouvez visiter la page dédiée aux célébrations du centenaire du multilatéralisme : www.multilateralisme100.unog.ch . Un guide de ressources est aussi disponible sur le site, si vous voulez en savoir plus sur l’installation de la Société des Nations, sur le transfert des avoirs avec l’ONU ou sur tout autre sujet lié au centenaire.  

Contenu :  

Intervenant(e)s : Pierre-Etienne Bourneuf & Camille Chambinaud 

Réalisation et montage : Natalie Alexander & Camille Chambinaud

Image : UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

Enregistré et produit à la Bibliothèque des Nations Unies à Genève

Aug 02, 2019
7: Fabrizio Hochschild on Leadership, Courage and Integrity
40:29

This episode of The Next Page offers a learning moment on leadership. The Director of the UN Library Geneva, Francesco Pisano, speaks with Fabrizio Hochschild, Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Coordination at the Executive Office of the Secretary-General at the United Nations, about his thoughts on principled leadership, moral courage and integrity, and what this means for the United Nations today.

Their conversation is centered on Mr. Hochschild's recent article, Courage and Integrity in UN Leadership, published in 2019 by the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation as part of a series marking 100 years of international civil service, which began in 1919 with the creation of the League of Nations.

You can read the full article by visiting the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation website: https://www.daghammarskjold.se/publication/courage-and-integrity/.

Content:

Speakers: Fabrizio Hochschild & Francesco Pisano.

Host: Natalie Alexander.

Editor & Sound Editor: Natalie Alexander.

Image: UN Photo/Manuel Elias.

Recorded and produced at the UN Library Geneva.

 

Jul 19, 2019
6: Digital Preservation & Stewardship with Trevor Owens #LibraryTalk
32:28

This episode of The Next Page is for anyone interested in digital preservation and stewardship. As digital records increase within organisations and communities, how do we ensure electronic records are preserved and accessible in the long-term? What are the opportunities and what can we do now? In this Library Science Talk, held at the UN Library Geneva as part of the AILIS programme for 2019, Dr. Trevor Owens from the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. shares key principles for supporting digital stewardship, as well as the actions that can be taken today to progress in the practice and connect with others in the international community.  

Dr. Trevor Owens currently serves as the first Head of Digital Content Management at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. He works as a librarian, researcher, policy-maker and educator in the field of digital infrastructure for libraries, and is the author of the book The Theory and Craft of Digital Preservation, published in 2018: https://bit.ly/2FUK1is. To find out more, visit his websitehttp://www.trevorowens.org/.  

This talk took place on 20 May 2019 at the UN Library Geneva.

Content:

Speaker: Trevor Owens.

Host: Natalie Alexander.

Editor & Sound Editor: Natalie Alexander.

Image: Trevor Owens.

Recorded and produced at the UN Library Geneva.

Jul 05, 2019
5: « Book Talk » avec Romuld Sciora - Qui veut la mort de l’ONU?
28:22

Bienvenue dans notre série “Book Talk”, regroupant les conversations que nous avons avec des auteur(e)s sur leurs ouvrages lors de leur visite à la Bibliothèque des Nations Unies à Genève. Nous discutons de livres, mais aussi d’idées et de concepts présentés par ces expert(e)s, académicien(ne)s et intellectuel(le)s.

Dans cet épisode, Camille Chambinaud interroge Romuald Sciora, sur le livre qu’il a co-écrit avec Anne Cécile Robert, intitulé “Qui veut la mort de l’ONU”, publié en novembre 2018 aux éditions Eyrolles.

Pour plus d’information sur le travail et les oeuvres de Romuald Sciora, vous pouvez consulter son site internet

Contenu:

Intervenant(e)s: Romuald Sciora & Camille Chambinaud.

Animatrice: Camille Chambinaud.

Réalisation et montage: Natalie Alexander.

Image: Natalie Alexander.

Enregistré et produit à la Bibliothèque des Nations Unies à Genève.

Jun 25, 2019
4: Innovation in International Organizations with Tina Ambos & Corinne Momal-Vanian
25:55

Innovation is applied and seen in many fields, but what does it mean and how can international organizations leverage innovation to meet their missions? In this episode, part of our Conversation series, Natalie Alexander speaks with Tina Ambos, Director of the Institute of Management and Academic Director of the International Organizations MBA at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), and Corinne Momal-Vanian, the Director of the Division of Conference Management at UN Geneva, about their work and insights on innovating in international organisations, and what this means for multilateralism. 

To learn more about the work of Tina Ambos and UNIGE on innovation, head to the i2i Hub: for Innovation and Intrapreneurship, and read their 2 reports: Initiatives with Impact & Seed, Scale, Structure: How International Organizations Shape Innovation

For more information on innovation in the UN system, visit the UN Innovation Network website.

Content:

Speakers: Tina Ambos & Corinne Momal-Vanian.

Host: Natalie Alexander.

Editor & Sound Editor: Natalie Alexander.

Image: i2i Hub, UNIGE.

Recorded and produced at the UN Library Geneva.

 

Jun 25, 2019
3: Michael Møller, Director-General at UN Geneva
25:07

Welcome to our Conversation series, where we sit down with various leaders, experts and contributors to learn from their experiences and insights. In this episode, the Director of the Library, Francesco Pisano, speaks with the current Director-General at UN Geneva, Michael Møller, who completes his term at the end of June 2019. The Director-General shares his thoughts on his time leading UN Geneva, his 40 years of service at the UN, and his view on the role of multilateralism today. 

Content: 

Speakers: Michael Møller (Director-General at UN Geneva) & Francesco Pisano (Director of the UN Library Geneva).

Host: Natalie Alexander.

Editor & Sound Editor: Natalie Alexander.

Image: UN Photos/Iryna Turtaieva.

Recorded and produced at the United Nations Office at Geneva.

Jun 25, 2019
2: Multilateralism101 - what it is and why we're celebrating its Centenary
17:24

Welcome to our #Multilateralism100 series, where we'll share conversations and event recordings on the Centenary of Multilateralism in Geneva, and explore the issues and the people that have shaped multilateralism since the creation of the League of Nations to its transition to the United Nations.

In this episode, Natalie Alexander speaks with Library colleagues Stefan Vukotic and Pierre-Etienne Bourneuf to find out the 101 on the Centenary and the development of multilateralism over the past century.

Learn more at the Centenary of Multilateralism in Geneva website: https://multilateralism100.unog.ch/

Follow the Library on Twitter and Facebook

Content: 

Speakers: Stefan Vukotic (Chief of the Archives Management Unit) & Pierre-Etienne Bourneuf (Scientific Advisor).

Host: Natalie Alexander

Editor & Sound Editor: Natalie Alexander. 

Image: Alyni Lima. 

Recorded and produced at the UN Library Geneva.

 

 

Jun 25, 2019
1: Africa in Transformation with Carlos Lopes #LibraryTalk
47:11

Welcome to our Library Talk series, where you'll find curated recordings from the Library Talks programme at the UN Library Geneva. This episode features Carlos Lopes, an author, academic and former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.

Speaking with the Director of the UN Library, Francesco Pisano, Mr. Lopes presents his latest book, "Africa in Transformation: Economic Development in the Age of Doubt", outlining the 8 challenges and issues he sees as critical to address in the coming years. 

Carlos Lopes is a Professor at the Mandela School of Public Governance at the University of Cape Town, a Visiting Professor at Sciences Po, an Associate Fellow in the Africa Programme at Chatham House, and a member of the African Union reform team, among other positions.

To keep learning, follow Carlos Lopes on Twitterhttps://twitter.com/LopesInsights 

Content:

Speakers: Carlos Lopes & Francesco Pisano.  

Host: Natalie Alexander.

Editor & Sound Editor: Natalie Alexander.

Images: Amanda Willbye & Johanna Östergren.

Recorded and produced at the UN Library Geneva.

 

 

Jun 25, 2019
0: Welcome to The Next Page
03:02

Welcome to The Next Page, the podcast of the UN Library Geneva. In Episode 0, we introduce you to the podcast and its purpose: to advance the conversation on multilateralism. Our Library is an evolving house of knowledge, specializing in multilateralism and in the work of the United Nations. The Next Page aims to share this knowledge through conversations with experts, recordings of events at the Library, and insights shared by our staff. Join us!

Find us on Twitter and Facebook.

Content:

Speakers: Francesco Pisano (Director of the UN Library Geneva) & Natalie Alexander. 

Editor & Sound Editor: Natalie Alexander.

Images: Johanna Östergren.

Recorded and produced at the UN Library Geneva.

 

 

Jun 14, 2019