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A Breakthrough: six transformative shifts (Part II) with Adam Day
Feb 9 2024
A Breakthrough: six transformative shifts (Part II) with Adam Day
Will we have a breakthrough or a breakdown? In this second episode with Adam Day, Head of the Geneva Office of the United Nations University Centre for Policy Research, we continue the exploration of the Six Transformative Shifts proposed by the High-Level Advisory Board on Effective Multilateralism for a more secure and sustainable future. Adam Day talks with Francesco Pisano, Director of the Library & Archives about the second three shifts: digital and data governance, peace and prevention and anticipatory action. They also discuss how the UN architecture that was set up post-World War II has aged and what a review of the UN Charter would look like. Resources HLAB Report: https://highleveladvisoryboard.org/breakthrough/ Our Common Agenda policy briefs: https://www.un.org/en/common-agenda/policy-briefs United Nations University Centre for Policy Research: https://unu.edu/cpr/abouthttps://unu.edu/explore Slaughter, A.-M. (2017). The Chessboard and the Web: Strategies of Connection in a Networked World. Yale University Press. Previous episodes with Adam Day: A Breakthrough. Part I: https://unitednationslibrarygeneva.podbean.com/e/a-breakthrough-six-transformative-shifts-part-i/ A time for change and effective multilateralism – a conversation with Adam Day | The Next Page (podbean.com) Where to listen to this episode  Apple podcasts:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-next-page/id1469021154Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/10fp8ROoVdve0el88KyFLyYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R06Hz-T2C0M&t=3s Content    Guest: Adam Day Host: Francesco Pisano Producer: Amy Smith Editing and social media designs: Menga Chen   Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva
A Breakthrough: Six Transformative Shifts (Part I)
Jan 26 2024
A Breakthrough: Six Transformative Shifts (Part I)
In this and the following episode, we take a deep dive with Adam Day, Head of the Geneva Office of the United Nations University Centre for Policy Research, into the Six Transformative Shifts proposed by the High-Level Advisory Board (HLAB) on Effective Multilateralism for a more secure and sustainable future. Here, in part 1, Adam Day talks with Francesco Pisano, Director of the Library & Archives, about the first three shifts: rebuilding trust in multilateralism; planet and people; and global finance. They talk about re-thinking what consensus means, making multilateralism inclusive and the rights of future generations. Adam also focuses on the vital need to elevate environmental issues, he discusses peace as a public good, and looks at the viable yet ambitious track on finance.   Resources Previous episode with Adam Day: A time for change and effective multilateralism – a conversation with Adam Day | The Next Page (podbean.com) HLAB Report: https://highleveladvisoryboard.org/breakthrough/ Our Common Agenda policy briefs: https://www.un.org/en/common-agenda/policy-briefs United Nations University: https://unu.edu/explore Where to listen to this episode  Apple podcasts:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-next-page/id1469021154Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/10fp8ROoVdve0el88KyFLyYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R06Hz-T2C0M Content    Guest: Adam Day, Head of the Geneva Office, United Nations University Centre for Policy Research  Host: Francesco Pisano Producer: Amy Smith Editing and social media designs: Menga Chen   Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva
Le monde d’ici commence ailleurs : bookcast avec Isabelle Durant
Nov 17 2023
Le monde d’ici commence ailleurs : bookcast avec Isabelle Durant
Le Monde d’ici commence ailleurs : coopérations utiles pour des temps compliqués Pour cet épisode, nous sommes ravis d’accueillir Isabelle Durant, ancienne Secrétaire générale adjointe de la Conférence des Nations Unies sur le Commerce et le Développement (CNUCED). Isabelle Durant est une femme politique belge, membre du parti Ecolo qu'elle dirigea à deux reprises, elle fut sénatrice et Vice-Première ministre fédérale en Belgique. Elle a été vice-présidente du Parlement européen pendant la 7e législature et elle a ensuite été élue au Parlement de la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale.   Son livre, Le Monde d’ici commence ailleurs : coopérations utiles pour des temps compliqués vient de paraître aux Editions Couleur livres. Isabelle Durant parle avec Francesco Pisano, Directeur de la Bibliothèque & Archives de l’ONU Genève de son parcours, de son livre et elle se penche sur deux thématiques très actuels : les « obsessions identitaires et migrations » et la question du « multilatéral à l’agonie ? » Ressources Livre : Durant, I. (2023) Le Monde d’ici commence ailleurs : coopérations utiles pour des temps compliqué. Éditions Couleur livres    Où écouter cet épisode Apple podcasts:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-next-page/id1469021154Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/10fp8ROoVdve0el88KyFLyYouTube: Contenu    Invitée : Isabelle Durant Hôte : Francesco Pisano Réalisation et montage : Amy Smith Conception pour réseaux sociaux : Amy Smith & Mengna Chen Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva
Futures of multilateralism
Nov 10 2023
Futures of multilateralism
Futures of multilateralism – an applied research project on the challenge of transforming the global order   In this episode, three young researchers from the Graduate Institute in Geneva, Simfora Bangasimbo, Karim Achy, Sohini Chakrabarti talk about their applied research project on Futures of Multilateralism. The UN Office at Geneva and the Graduate Institute collaborate in several knowledge and research domains and this research project on futures of multilateralism was submitted by the Library & Archives and The Fab, the Institute’s innovation lab. Francesco Pisano, Director of the Library & Archives, discusses with the graduate students as they explore what multilateralism may look like in the following 3 scenarios: a world of stable and cooperative geopolitics and open access technology; a world of volatile geopolitics and open access technology; and a world of volatile geopolitics and closed access technology. In the second part, the students move on to a stimulating discussion reflecting on their research.   Resources: IHEID - The Fab: https://www.graduateinstitute.ch/FAB Our Common Agenda: https://www.un.org/en/common-agenda   Where to listen to this episode  Apple podcasts:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-next-page/id1469021154Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/10fp8ROoVdve0el88KyFLyYouTube: Content    Speakers: Simfora Bangasimbo, Karim Achy, Sohini Chakrabarti Host: Francesco Pisano, UN Library & Archives Producer: Amy Smith Editing & social media: Mengna Chen, Amy Smith Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva
A UN for the future
Oct 27 2023
A UN for the future
A conversation with Swiss Youth Representative, Flora Chiper   This episode with Flora Chiper, Swiss UN Youth Representative for 2023-2025, explores the role of Youth Representatives and their current work, vision and hopes for multilateralism. Flora Chiper is multicultural and multilingual and brings a scientific perspective to the team of Swiss youth reps. She is currently a postgraduate student at the University of Basel, Department of Biomedicine Tissue Engineering Group and was previously at Harvard Medical School researching cartilage regeneration using stem cells. Flora advocates for a more data-driven decision making, long-term thinking and for more meaningful inclusion of youth in the multilateral system. Resources: UN Youth Delegate Programme: https://social.desa.un.org/issues/youth/un-youth-delegate-programme#:~:text=The%20roles%20of%20a%20youth,attending%20meetings%20and%20informal%20negotiations. Conseil Suisse des Activités de Jeunesse : https://www.sajv.ch/en/projects/youth-rep Youth: https://social.desa.un.org/issues/youth Our Common Agenda: https://www.un.org/en/common-agenda SDG Report. Towards a Rescue Plan for People & Planet: The-Sustainable-Development-Goals-Report-2023.pdf (un.org) Where to listen to this episode  Apple podcasts:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-next-page/id1469021154Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/10fp8ROoVdve0el88KyFLyYouTube: Content    Speaker: Flora Chiper, Swiss Youth Rep Host: Amy Smith, UN Library & Archives Producer: Amy Smith Editing & social media: Mengna Chen, Amy Smith Photo: © Jos Schmid Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva
The Democracy-Multilateralism Nexus with Corinne Momal-Vanian
Sep 1 2023
The Democracy-Multilateralism Nexus with Corinne Momal-Vanian
Corinne Momal-Vanian is the Executive Director of the Kofi Annan Foundation. Previously, she worked in various senior positions and a variety of countries for the United Nations, most recently as Director of Conference Management at the United Nations Office at Geneva (2015-2020) and Director of Information (2010-2015). We invited Corinne Momal-Vanian back to The Next Page for a conversation with the Director of the Library & Archives, Francesco Pisano to explore an intriguing topic: the nexus between democracy and multilateralism. In an increasingly interconnected world, how do these two fundamental ideas interact and shape the global IR landscape? They discuss how democracy can serve and support multilateralism, the evolution of multilateralism and the rise of non-state actors and civil society organizations, and the role of youth in democratizing multilateralism. Twitter: https://twitter.com/CMomal  https://twitter.com/KofiAnnanFdn  Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/kofiannanfoundation LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/kofi-annan-foundation YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/kofiannanfoundation Instagram: www.instagram.com/kofiannanfoundation       Resources Website - V-Dem (Varieties of Democracy): https://v-dem.net/   Ruggie, J. (1998) Constructing the World Polity: Essays on International Institutionalization. London and New York: Routledge.   Where to listen to this episode  Apple podcasts:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-next-page/id1469021154Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/10fp8ROoVdve0el88KyFLyYouTube: Content    Speaker: Corinne Momal-Vanian Host: Francesco Pisano, Director, UN Library & Archives Producer: Amy Smith Editing & social media: Amy Smith & Nadia Al Droubi Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva
Marcel Griaule - une conversation avec Yves Pourcher
Aug 11 2023
Marcel Griaule - une conversation avec Yves Pourcher
Marcel Griaule, un ethnographe dans la diplomatie de l’entre-deux-guerres avec Yves Pourcher  Pour cet épisode, nous sommes ravis d’accueillir Yves Pourcher pour parler de Marcel Griaule, un anthropologue, explorateur et écrivain au destin particulier notamment parce qu’il est entré dans la diplomatie lors de la crise d'Abyssinie.  Yves Pourcher, professeur de science politique, a rassemblé plus de 50 textes de Marcel Griaule dans une publication, parue en 2023, intitulée Envahir l’Ethiopie. L’ethnologue en guerre (1935-1936). Il détaille le parcours de vie original de Marcel Griaule et, en particulier, sa fonction de conseiller particulier d’Haïlé Sélassié pendant la guerre italo-éthiopienne qui l’a mené à participer à la rédaction du fameux discours prononcé par l’Empereur d’Ethiopie devant l’Assemblée de la Société des Nations, à Genève, le 30 juin 1936. Un extrait sonore, avec la voix d’Haïlé Sélassié enregistré le jour du discours, est à écouter pendant l’épisode. Yves Pourcher s’exprime également sur l’engagement des ethnologues qui sont confrontés à une guerre sur leur « terrain » d’étude.    Ressources  Livre « Envahir l’Ethiopie. L’ethnologue en guerre (1935-1936) », éditions Anacharsis : https://www.editions-anacharsis.com/Envahir-l-Ethiopie   Plus d'informations sur Yves Pourcher : https://lassp.sciencespo-toulouse.fr/Yves-POURCHER   Différend entre l’Ethiopie et l’Italie. Requête du gouvernement éthiopien (commentaires de M. Marcel Griaule) (14 septembre 1935) : https://archives.ungeneva.org/differend-entre-lethiopie-et-litalie-requete-du-gouvernement-ethiopien    Texte du discours d’Haïlé Sélassié devant l’Assemblée de la Société des Nations (30 juin 1936) en français et amharique : https://archives.ungeneva.org/ethiopia-speech-by-the-emperor-haile-selassie-to-the-league-assembly-2   Enregistrement sonore du discours d’Haïlé Sélassié devant l’Assemblée de la Société des Nations (30 juin 1936) : https://archives.ungeneva.org/haile-selassie-eth-whole-speech-in-amharic   Où écouter cet épisode Apple podcasts:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-next-page/id1469021154Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/10fp8ROoVdve0el88KyFLyYouTube: Contenu    Invitée : Yves Pourcher Animatrice : Hermine Diebolt Réalisation et montage : Amy Smith Conception pour réseaux sociaux : Amy Smith & Nadia Al Droubi Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva
Night on Earth - a bookcast with Davide Rodogno
Jul 21 2023
Night on Earth - a bookcast with Davide Rodogno
In this episode, Davide Rodogno introduces his book Night on Earth, an account of international humanitarian programmes in Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and the Near East in the interwar period from 1918 to 1930. Professor Rodogno explains how concepts of international 'relief' and 'development' were deeply connected long before the existence of the United Nations. Through the conversation, we explore the long history of humanitarians operating in the region devastated by war and famine and in which state sovereignty was deficient and hear about the colonial motivations and ideologies that influenced the activities of the various secular and religious organizations and philanthropic foundations in their attempts to reshape communities and nations through reconstruction and rehabilitation programmes. Davide Rodogno is Professor of International History and Politics, Head of the Interdisciplinary Programmes at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. He specializes in researching international organizations and philanthropic foundations, and transnational networks and movements since the 19th century.  https://www.graduateinstitute.ch/academic-departments/faculty/davide-rodogno Resources Rodogno, D. (2021) Night on Earth. A History of International Humanitarianism in the Near East, 1918–1930. Cambridge University Press Rodogno, D.  (2015) Against Massacre: Humanitarian Interventions in the Ottoman Empire (1815-1914), Princeton University Press – Series: Human Rights and Crimes Against Humanity, Princeton, 2011, paperback.   Daughton, J.P. (2012) In the Forest of No Joy: The Congo-Ocean Railroad and the Tragedy of French Colonialism. New York. Norton Foliard, D. (2022). The violence of colonial photography. Manchester University Press. Levi, P. (1988) The Drowned and the Saved. Simon & Schuster Paperbacks. New York. Maalouf, A. (2006). Origines. Le Livre de Poche. Pamuk, O. (2022) Nights of Plague. Knopf. Robson, L. (2017). States of Separation: Transfer, Partition, and the Making of the Modern Middle East. Oakland, CA: University of California Press. White, B. T.  (2011). The Emergence of Minorities in the Middle East: The Politics of Community in French Mandate Syria.‎ Edinburgh University Press.     Where to listen to this episode  Apple podcasts:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-next-page/id1469021154Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/10fp8ROoVdve0el88KyFLyYouTube: Content    Speaker: Professor Davide Rodogno Host: Francesco Pisano, Director, UN Library & Archives Producer: Amy Smith Editing & social media: Amy Smith & Nadia Al Droubi Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva
Women who shaped the UN - a conversation with Rebecca Adami
Jul 7 2023
Women who shaped the UN - a conversation with Rebecca Adami
We invited Dr. Rebecca Adami, Associate Professor, Senior Lecturer at Stockholm University, Award winner of the 2022 Bertha Lutz Prize for highest quality public writing and research on women in diplomacy by the Diplomatic Studies Section (DPLST) of the International Studies Association (ISA), for a conversation around the role non-Western women had in shaping the UN system, from the UN Charter to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In this rich conversation, Dr. Adami shares with us the context of situation post-World War II and tells us the story of how the rights of women were included in the text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. She introduces us to several of the prominent non-Western women who were behind the negotiations both at the San Francisco Conference and for the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, including Hansa Jivraj Mehta and Lakshmi Menon from India, Minerva Bernardino from the Dominican Republic, and Begum Shaista Ikramullah from Pakistan.   Resources Adami, R and Plesch, D. (2022) Women and the UN: a new history of women's international human rights. London: Routledge https://www.routledge.com/Women-and-the-UN-A-New-History-of-Womens-International-Human-Rights/Adami-Plesch/p/book/9780367478230# Adami, R. (2019). Women and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. New York: Routledge https://www.routledge.com/Women-and-the-Universal-Declaration-of-Human-Rights/Adami/p/book/9781138345355   Where to listen to this episode  Apple podcasts:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-next-page/id1469021154Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/10fp8ROoVdve0el88KyFLyYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fslNo-7U9hg Content    Speaker: Dr. Rebecca Adami, Associate Professor, Host: Francesco Pisano, Director, UN Library & Archives Producer: Amy Smith Editing & social media: Amy Smith & Nadia Al Droubi Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva
Géopolitique des féminismes – une conversation avec Marie-Cécile Naves
Jun 23 2023
Géopolitique des féminismes – une conversation avec Marie-Cécile Naves
Nous continuons notre série en lien avec le rapport du Secrétaire-général Notre programme commun, le Sommet pour les ODD, et le Sommet de l’avenir avec un épisode qui souligne l’importance de mettre l’égalité des genres au cœur de l’architecture multilatérale. Pour cet épisode, nous avons invité Marie-Cécile Naves, Directrice de recherche et Directrice de l‘Observatoire « Genre et géopolitique » à l’Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques (IRIS) afin qu’elle nous parle de son dernier livre « Géopolitique des féminismes » publié aux Éditions Eyrolles. Marie-Cécile Naves aborde la géopolitique par le genre et nous explique l’importance du gender maintreaming dans toutes les thématiques de l’agenda international. Elle nous emmène faire un tour de monde grâce à ses exemples inspirants dans la lutte pour l’égalité.   Ressources Site de Marie-Cécile Naves : https://mariececilenaves.com/mcn/ IRIS : https://www.iris-france.org/observatoires/observatoire-genre-et-geopolitique/   Naves, M.C., 2023. Géopolitique des féminismes. Editions Eyrolles. Naves, M.C., 2023. « Calmez-vous madame, ça va bien se passer ». Calmann-Levy.   Où écouter cet épisode Apple podcasts:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-next-page/id1469021154Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/10fp8ROoVdve0el88KyFLyYouTube: Contenu    Invitée : Marie-Cécile Naves Animatrice : Amy Smith Réalisation et montage : Amy Smith Conception pour réseaux sociaux : Amy Smith & Nadia Al Droubi Photo Marie-Cécile Naves : @ Xavier Desplas Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva
A time for change and effective multilateralism – a conversation with Adam Day
May 26 2023
A time for change and effective multilateralism – a conversation with Adam Day
In this episode we explore a recent report of the High-Level Advisory Board on Effective Multilateralism - A Breakthrough for People and Planet: Effective and Inclusive Global Governance for Today and the Future (United Nations University, 2023) - which offers a pathway to revitalize the multilateral system in view of the Summit of the Future. The Summit of the Future will be a key moment to reaffirm and recommit to effective multilateralism in the interest of both people and the planet. Adam Day is Head of the Geneva Office of United Nations University Centre for Policy Research. He oversees programming on peacebuilding, human rights, peacekeeping, climate-security, sanctions, and global governance, while also acting as co-lead on UNU-CPR’s support to the High-Level Advisory Board on Effective Multilateralism.   Resources United Nations University: https://unu.edu/explore HLAB Report: https://highleveladvisoryboard.org/breakthrough/pdf/56892_UNU_HLAB_report_Final_LOWRES.pdf   High Level Advisory Board: https://highleveladvisoryboard.org/   Books mentioned: Slaughter, Anne-Marie. (2018). The Chessboard and the Web: Strategies of Connection in a Networked World. Yale University Press. Carayannis, Tatiana & Weiss, Thomas G. (2021) The “Third” United Nations: How A Knowledge Ecology Helps the UN Think. Oxford University Press.     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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jc7CX2RRWZ8&list=PLmzrhlc0gF6KlZ8KES5Jzho0d-UZdyuIx Content    Speaker: Dr. Adam Day, Head of Geneva Office, United Nations University Centre for Policy Research Host: Francesco Pisano Producer, editing & social media: Amy Smith Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva
Re-imagining International Relations - a conversation with Professor Amitav Acharya
Apr 28 2023
Re-imagining International Relations - a conversation with Professor Amitav Acharya
Re-imagining International Relations - A conversation with Amitav Acharya Taking as a starting point that today’s multilateralism is in urgent need of an upgrade, Library & Archives Director, Francesco Pisano talks with Professor Amitav Acharya about how Global International Relations could broaden the Eurocentric way concepts and ideas in international relations developed, so that the practice of international relations could transform to be better adapted to the pluralistic world in which we live. Amitav Acharya is the UNESCO Chair in Transnational Challenges and Governance and Distinguished Professor at the School of International Service, American University, Washington, DC. Previously he was a Professor at York University, Toronto and the University of Bristol, U.K. He is currently Honorary Professor at Rhodes University, South Africa, and Guest Professor at Nankai University, China. He was the inaugural Boeing Company Chair in International Relations at the Schwarzman Scholars Program at Tsinghua University, Fellow of Harvard’s Asia Center and John F. Kennedy School of Government, and Christensen Fellow at Oxford. Amitav Acharya is also the recipient of an International Studies Association (ISA) Distinguished Scholar Award 2023 for his “extraordinary impact” in globalizing the study of International Relations and “mentorship of emerging scholars”. Resources Website: https://www.american.edu/sis/faculty/aacharya.cfm Amitav Acharya’s Blog, The Multiplex World: https://multiplexworld.com/ Twitter: @AmitavAcharya https://twitter.com/amitavacharya Books: Acharya, A. & Buzan, B. (2021). Re-imagining International Relations. World Orders in the Thought and Practice of Indian, Chinese, and Islamic Civilizations. Cambridge University Press. Acharya, A. & Buzan, B. (2019). The Making of Global International Relations. Origins and Evolution of IR at its Centenary. Cambridge University Press. Acharya, A. (2018). Constructing Global Order. Agency and Change in World Politics. Cambridge University Press. Acharya, A. (2018). The End of American World Order, 2nd Edition. Wiley. Acharya, A. (2013). Rethinking Power, Institutions and Ideas in World Politics. Whose IR? Routledge.   Where to listen to this episode  Apple podcasts:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-next-page/id1469021154Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/10fp8ROoVdve0el88KyFLyYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdteR2XP-A4&list=PLmzrhlc0gF6KlZ8KES5Jzho0d-UZdyuIx Content    Speaker: Professor Amitav Acharya Host: Francesco Pisano Producer: Amy Smith Editing & Social media designs: Amy Smith and Sotheapanha Theng Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva