Would you like to communicate directly with the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva about global issues? Do you think this is practically impossible? Well, the think-tank Foraus and the Global Studies Institute made this possible for an evening. Read the rest of this entry »
Financing projects for disadvantaged children worldwide : The United Nations Annual International Bazaar 2016
The 22 November 2016 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva there was an annual United Nations bazaar’s event, presented as “one of the most significant events in the life of the UN community in Geneva.” What is that, this international bazaar? Which is the goal of this bazaar? Can common people take part in it? Our reporter and editor-in-chief, Nataliya Borys, wanted to know more about this event and could participate in this bazaar as a journalist of GIMUN. Read the rest of this entry »
When writing my articles for the “UNO, You Know?!” Blog I don’t have to fear to be thrown into jail or being tortured for expressing my opinions. Unfortunately that could happen to me if I lived in Saudi Arabia. The Saudi blogger Raif Badawi is now in jail for already three years because he was doing exactly the same thing I did : expressing his opinion in a blog. His wife Ensaf Haidar, now living in exile in Canada with their three children, was a guest at the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy. She was interviewed by the journalist Tom Gross. In the following article I would like to share with you the story of Raif Badawi based on the interview given by his wife. Read the rest of this entry »
As GIMUN’s Annual Conference 2016 is taking place this week, we will be giving you exclusive access to one article a day published in the conference newspaper, at the same moment as the participants and in both of our languages. Check out GIMUN’s website for the full version of the GIMUN Chronicles!
By Valentina San Martin, translated by Aymeric Jacquier
“One is not born a woman, one becomes one”. Those words were written a few years ago already by Simone de Beauvoir in her famous book “The Second Sex”.
In other words, according to Beauvoir, being a woman is not just a natural biological determinism, but also an imposed and internalized status with all the discriminations that it entails.
In this beginning of March 2016, GIMUN Annual Conference calls all female and male delegates to think and debate over the issue of feminine condition at an international level. Read the rest of this entry »
Review of Identities and foreign policies in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus: the Other Europes, a book by Stephen White and Valentina Feklyunina published in 2014.
By Nataliya Borys, University of Geneva (Global Studies Institute).
What does “belonging to Europe” mean for the European Union (EU)’s eastern neighbors? What role did competing visions of “Europe” and ideas of belonging or exclusion play in the fates of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus in the post-Soviet period? To what extent are these countries “European”? These are some of the questions asked by Stephen White and Valentina Feklyunina in their new book about political identities and foreign policies in post-Soviet Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. Read the rest of this entry »
By Didem Eker
Climate has been changing and world is getting warmer day by day. Scientific reports are warning us that climate is changing at an alarming rate. If countries don’t act responsibly on the climate change and desertification subject, the world will be getting warmer by up to 4, 5 C degree within this century. It is very important to reverse the negative effects of climate change and start recovering. Read the rest of this entry »