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The Pursuit of a Better Future

ILO World Social Protection Report 2020-2022 The International Labour Organization launched its flagship report on the state of social protection around the world. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder presented the findings alongside Mrs. Shahra Razavi, Director, ILO’s Social Protection department.

European Union

Interview with Portugal’s Defense Minister Joao Gomes Cravinho on the Strategic Compass, the EU Defense identity, and what is on store for next six months to advance the European Defence project.

Portugal Defense Minister Joao Cravinho

European Space Agency

Interview with European Space Agency Isabelle Duvaux-Bechon, Acting Head of the Foresight, Strategy and Coordination Department (DG-5) and Head of the Strategy and Development Office (DG-5A), we spoke about cybersecurity in space and on land, #innovation, and funding mechanisms in Europe.

Isabelle Duvaux-Bechon, European Space Agency


UNESCO has recently concluded an AI readiness assessment of 32 countries in Africa. What were the top issues that surfaced, which of these issues are common to all countries and which are unique to each, i.e., fragile countries versus countries in post-conflict stages versus countries experiencing peace process interventions?  To give us an overview of UNESCO programs and upcoming agenda we interviewed with Dr. Tawfik Jelassi, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information. In August he led the UNESCO delegation on the G20 meeting of Digital Ministers, that had as title “Technology: People, Planet, Prosperity”.

Dr. Tawfik Jelassi, UNESCO Assistant Director-General

Digital Diplomacy

Interview with Dr. Corneliu Bjola on the SOTEU, 15 September 2021.

Full interview with Dr. Corneliu Bjola, University of Oxford, on Data Diplomacy, Digital Transformation of Its and the how the pandemic created a new prerogative in the education of diplomats and UN officials.

Dr. Corneliu Bjola, University of Oxford

Emerging Technologies and Multilateral Organisations

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UNEP: Financing the Decade of Restoration

UN Human Rights: Right to Privacy

Interview with Brazil’s First Tech Diplomat to the US

ITU: Audio Visual is Going Through a Transformation

Human Rights: Universal Periodic Review

UN Joint SDG Fund and Investor Bill Tai Collaborate

UNICEF: Interview with Chris Fabian

Human Rights Council: Special Rapporteur on Social Protection

Human Rights Council: Special Rapporteur on Hate Speech

ITU: How AI is Being Used in Healthcare Settings

UNHCR: Leadership Development at the UN Agency for Refugees

Interview with Ambassador Guilherme Patriota on Cybersecurity

Interview with Microsoft VP of European Government Affairs

Interview with Cian O’Maidin, CEO of NearForm

European Commission: The Future of Mobility and Transport

Interview with Dr. Mark Blyth on His Book Angrynomics

Human Rights Council: Interview with Eric Tistounet

Interview with the CEO of the Berghof Foundation: Andrew Gilmour

Interview with Dr. Chris Bails on His Research in Polarisation

Interview with VC Geraldine Le Meur on Her New Investment Fund

UNESCO: Guilherme Godoy on World Press Freedom Day 2021

The Guardian Coverage on the Wildfires in Australia Premonitory

Interview with Mr. Ould Dada Deputy Director at FAO

UNICEF: Interview with Philippe Cori on EU Programs

FAO: Disaster Risk Reduction Saves Millions in Aid in Africa

Interview with Ambassador Martin Dahinden

Interview with Career Diplomat Alejandro Ramos Cardoso

Maya Plentz, Editor-in-Chief of The UN Brief, interviews Mr. Alejandro Ramos Cardoso, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Mexico, New Zealand, to discuss digital diplomacy, and the ways that it has changed foreign policy.

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Interview with Swiss Ambassador Jurg Lauber

Interview with Ambassador Jurg Lauber, Permanent Representative of Switzerland at the UN Office in Geneva, and Chair of the UN Open Ended Working Group for Cybersecurity. We spoke about the OEWG mandate to define the directions to create a framework to establish international technical cooperation.

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Dan Thomas, Chief Communications Officer, UN Global Compact

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