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Episode 33: Conversation - Ambassador Umej Bhatia on multilateralism through the eyes of small states

Episode 33: Conversation - Ambassador Umej Bhatia on multilateralism through the eyes of small states

October 16, 2020

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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 

Episode 32: Conversation - Historian Margaret MacMillan on the shaping of modern multilateralism

Episode 32: Conversation - Historian Margaret MacMillan on the shaping of modern multilateralism

October 7, 2020

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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 

Episode 31: Conversation - Dr. David Nabarro on the Impact of COVID-19 on Agenda 2030

Episode 31: Conversation - Dr. David Nabarro on the Impact of COVID-19 on Agenda 2030

September 18, 2020

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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

Episode 30: Conversation - Corinne Momal-Vanian, new Executive Director of the Kofi Annan Foundation

Episode 30: Conversation - Corinne Momal-Vanian, new Executive Director of the Kofi Annan Foundation

September 4, 2020

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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.

Episode 29: Knowledge Rising - Kartik Sawhney on the intersection of accessibility, education and entrepreneurship, and the power of working together.

Episode 29: Knowledge Rising - Kartik Sawhney on the intersection of accessibility, education and entrepreneurship, and the power of working together.

August 21, 2020

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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.

Episode 28: Knowledge Rising - Ahmed M. Badr on youth, storytelling and transcending displacement through creative expression.

Episode 28: Knowledge Rising - Ahmed M. Badr on youth, storytelling and transcending displacement through creative expression.

July 22, 2020

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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.

Episode 27: Conversation - Jerome Bellion-Jourdan on negotiations for the greater good

Episode 27: Conversation - Jerome Bellion-Jourdan on negotiations for the greater good

July 3, 2020

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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.

 

Episode 26: Knowledge Rising - Holly Syrett & Colette Grosscurt on the global impact of our wardrobe, and acting for local and multilateral change.

Episode 26: Knowledge Rising - Holly Syrett & Colette Grosscurt on the global impact of our wardrobe, and acting for local and multilateral change.

May 29, 2020

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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.

Episode 25: Scott Weber on the power of building peace through community, trust & resilience.

Episode 25: Scott Weber on the power of building peace through community, trust & resilience.

May 8, 2020

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 Peacehttps://libraryresources.unog.ch/peace or our more specific Research Guide on Women and Global Diplomacy: From Peace Movements to the United Nationshttps://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.

Edition spéciale : Lancement de « ONU Info Genève »

Edition spéciale : Lancement de « ONU Info Genève »

April 24, 2020

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.
Episode 24: Conversation - Caroline Kende-Robb on fighting for social justice & supporting women in leadership

Episode 24: Conversation - Caroline Kende-Robb on fighting for social justice & supporting women in leadership

April 24, 2020

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.

Episode 23: Conversation - ICRC President Peter Maurer on multilateralism, the power of partnership, and working for impact.

Episode 23: Conversation - ICRC President Peter Maurer on multilateralism, the power of partnership, and working for impact.

April 9, 2020

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.

Episode 22: Conversation - Professor Glenda Sluga on multilateralism, internationalism, and our capacity to imagine a better world.

Episode 22: Conversation - Professor Glenda Sluga on multilateralism, internationalism, and our capacity to imagine a better world.

March 27, 2020

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.

 

Episode 21: Conversation - Diplomat Jivan Gjorgjinski on the role of small states, creativity and a ‘climate of legality’ in multilateralism.

Episode 21: Conversation - Diplomat Jivan Gjorgjinski on the role of small states, creativity and a ‘climate of legality’ in multilateralism.

March 6, 2020

Thanks for joining us on The Next Page, the podcast of the UN Geneva Library & Archives. 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.

Episode 20: Conversation - Catherine Bertini on Leading Transformational Change in International Organizations

Episode 20: Conversation - Catherine Bertini on Leading Transformational Change in International Organizations

February 21, 2020

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.

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