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Organiser le Monde, une Autre Histoire de la Guerre Froide avec Sandrine Kott
Jul 8 2022
Organiser le Monde, une Autre Histoire de la Guerre Froide avec Sandrine Kott
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:   Kott, S. (2021). Organiser le Monde, une Autre Histoire de la Guerre Froide, Seuil.   Où trouver cet épisode  Apple podcasts:   Bibliothèque et Archives des Nations unies à Genève Facebook:   Twitter:   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
Why International Organizations Hate Politics with Dr. Lucile Maertens & Dr. Marieke Louis
Jun 24 2022
Why International Organizations Hate Politics with Dr. Lucile Maertens & Dr. Marieke Louis
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:   • Louis, M. & Maertens, L. (2021). Why International Organizations Hate Politics.   • 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.   • 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:   Spotify:   Youtube:   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
Le rôle du Maroc au niveau multilatéral, avec Ambassadeur Omar Zniber.
Jun 10 2022
Le rôle du Maroc au niveau multilatéral, avec Ambassadeur Omar Zniber.
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: Transcript: la Mission permanente du Maroc auprès de l'ONU Genève sur Twitter :  trouver cet épisode  Apple podcasts:    La Bibliothèque et Archives des Nations unies à Genève Facebook:   Twitter:   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
Le rôle des savoirs autochtones dans la lutte contre le changement climatique, avec Carine Ayélé Durand et Antine Sonde
May 27 2022
Le rôle des savoirs autochtones dans la lutte contre le changement climatique, avec Carine Ayélé Durand et Antine Sonde
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: Transcript:  Transcript - Le rôle des savoirs autochtones dans la lutte contre le changement climatiqueInjustice environnementale - Alternatives autochtones. Exposition temporaire (MEG) : à la visite avec textes de l'exposition, portraits vidéos, audioguide et le conte « Le Prince et le Saumon : map pour compléter les notions de réparation et de conflits abordés dans l'exposition : du HCDH en faveur des peuples autochtones : des Nations Unies sur les Droits des Peuples autochtones :  trouver cet épisode  Apple podcasts:   Spotify:   YouTube: Bibliothèque et Archives des Nations unies à Genève Facebook:   Twitter:   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
It Takes A Global Crisis: Episode 4 - Sustainable Cities
Apr 1 2022
It Takes A Global Crisis: Episode 4 - Sustainable Cities
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:   Find out more about the Center for Sustainable Development with Trondheim Kommune in Norway:  Find out more about United Cities and Local Governments Asia-Pacific:  Learn more about the C40 Students Reinventing Cities competition:   Where to listen to this episode  Apple podcasts:   Spotify:   YouTube: Library & Archives  Facebook:   Twitter:   SDG Lab  Twitter:   LinkedIn:   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
Le multilatéralisme et la sauvegarde du patrimoine culturel avec Lazare Eloundou Assomo
Mar 18 2022
Le multilatéralisme et la sauvegarde du patrimoine culturel avec Lazare Eloundou Assomo
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. Ressources: Transcription : culture dans les situations d’urgence : Fonds d’urgence pour le patrimoine :  Initiative Faire revivre l’esprit de Mossoul : Initiative Li Beirut :  Convention de La Haye de 1954 pour la protection des biens culturels en cas de conflit armé : Accord UNESCO-UNITAR (UNOSAT) :   Où trouver cet épisode  Apple podcasts:   Spotify:   YouTube:   La Bibliothèque et Archives des Nations unies à Genève Facebook:   Twitter:   Contenu : 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
It Takes a Global Crisis: Episode 3 - Social Protection
Mar 4 2022
It Takes a Global Crisis: Episode 3 - Social Protection
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:   Find out more about Christina Behrendt, Head of the Social Policy Unit at the International Labour Organization. Follow her on Twitter  Find out more about the International Labour Organization’s Work in social protection:   ILO. 2021. World Social Protection Report 2020–22: Social Protection at the Crossroads – in Pursuit of a Better Future: on social protection and the COVID-19 crisis: ILO | Social Protection Platform (social-protection.org)Find out more about the Presidential Employment Stimulus in South Africa:  Visit the ESCAP Social Protection Toolbox: www.socialprotection-toolbox.org      Where to listen to this episode  Apple podcasts:   Spotify:   YouTube:     UN Library & Archives  Facebook:   Twitter:      SDG Lab  Twitter:   LinkedIn:   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.  Social media image: Business photo created by fabrikasimf - www.freepik.com
Building A Just World Order, with Dr. Alfred de Zayas
Feb 18 2022
Building A Just World Order, with Dr. Alfred de Zayas
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: out more about his book, Building A Just World Order: to listen to this episode Apple podcasts:     UN Library & Archives Facebook:    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
It Takes a Global Crisis: Episode 2 - Environment and Social Resilience
Feb 4 2022
It Takes a Global Crisis: Episode 2 - Environment and Social Resilience
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) Find out more about David Smith, Chief Economist and Regional Coordinator for the UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Action for the SDGs (PEA), UNEP Africa Office: Click here.Find out more about Akanksha Khatri, Head of the Nature Action Agenda, World Economic Forum (WEF): Click here.Find out more about the UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Action for the SDGs (PEA): Click here.The UpLink: Trillion Trees - 1t.org:  Global Risks Report: million farmers: 100 Million Farmers | World Economic Forum (weforum.org) Where to listen to this episode Apple podcasts:     UN Library & Archives Facebook:   SDG Lab Twitter: 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.
Costa Rica, transformative change, and the power of multilateralism with Ambassador Catalina Devandas Aguilar
Jan 21 2022
Costa Rica, transformative change, and the power of multilateralism with Ambassador Catalina Devandas Aguilar
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: the Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the UN Geneva on Twitter: to listen to this episode Apple podcasts:   Spotify:   Youtube:   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
It Takes a Global Crisis: Episode 1 - Digitalization & Connectivity, a COVID-driven race
Jan 7 2022
It Takes a Global Crisis: Episode 1 - Digitalization & Connectivity, a COVID-driven race
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) Find out more about Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Director of the Telecommunication Development Bureau of the ITU: Click here.Find out more about Ibrahima Guimba-Saïdou, Minister Special Advisor to President of Niger and CEO of National Agency for Information Society (ANSI): Click here.Find out more about the 'Building Smart Villages: A Blueprint – as Piloted in Niger': Click here.Sustainable Development Goals: THE 17 GOALS | Sustainable Development (un.org)The 2030 Agenda: The Sustainable Development Agenda - United Nations Sustainable Development Where to listen to this episode Apple podcasts:   Spotify:   Youtube:   UN Library & Archives Facebook:   Twitter:   SDG Lab Twitter: 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.
It Takes a Global Crisis: Episode 0 - Introduction
Dec 20 2021
It Takes a Global Crisis: Episode 0 - Introduction
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  SDG Lab website: About SDG Lab — SDG LabFind out more about Nadia Isler, Director of the SDG Lab: Nadia Isler Find out more about Francesco Pisano, Director of the Library & Archives: Francesco Pisano - MEIG ProgrammeSustainable Development Goals: THE 17 GOALS | Sustainable Development (un.org)The 2030 Agenda: The Sustainable Development Agenda - United Nations Sustainable Development Transcript:   Where to listen to this episode Apple podcasts:   Spotify:   Podbean:   YouTube:   UN Library & Archives Facebook:   Twitter:   SDG Lab Twitter: 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.
Hidden Figures in Women’s International Human Rights, with Ellen Chesler, Fatima Sator and Dan Plesch
Dec 10 2021
Hidden Figures in Women’s International Human Rights, with Ellen Chesler, Fatima Sator and Dan Plesch
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:    Book Resources  Project Page for Women and the UN:   Open Global Rights article on the book:   TEDx PlaceDesNations talk with Fatima Sator and Elise Diettrichson - "These women changed your life": These Women Changed Your Life | Elise Luhr Dietrichson & Fatima Sator | TEDxPlaceDesNationsWomen "Women founders of the UN" - SOAS conference with Rebecca Adami Women and Girls Rising: Progress and resistance around the world, edited by Ellen Chesler and Terry McGovern:    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
Forging a Seat at the Table for Youth at COP with Holly Crockford
Nov 26 2021
Forging a Seat at the Table for Youth at COP with Holly Crockford
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:   ClimateForce website:   Connect with AYFICE:  YouTube: Australian Youth for International Climate Engagement (AYFICE) Network (facebook.com)LinkedIn:   Find out more about the Global Shapers Community:   What platforms to find us on:  Apple podcasts:   Spotify:   Podbean:      Follow us:         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
When Climate Science Meets Policy with Dr Debra Roberts
Nov 19 2021
When Climate Science Meets Policy with Dr Debra Roberts
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:    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:   Spotify:   Podbean:      Follow us:         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