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Episode 10: Conversation - Fiji’s Ambassador Nazhat Shameem Khan on multilateralism, women in leadership, and the nexus of climate change and human rights.

Episode 10: Conversation - Fiji’s Ambassador Nazhat Shameem Khan on multilateralism, women in leadership, and the nexus of climate change and human rights.

August 30, 2019

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.

Episode 9: Conversation - Nikhil Seth on how everyone can relate to the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals

Episode 9: Conversation - Nikhil Seth on how everyone can relate to the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals

August 16, 2019

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 shares about 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.

Episode 8: #Multilateralism100 - Genève et le multilateralisme

Episode 8: #Multilateralism100 - Genève et le multilateralisme

August 2, 2019

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

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