Knowledge & Learning Commons: program of January

Le bien-être du lundi – Méditation en pleine conscience en français

Lundi 18 janvier 2021 – de 9h00 à 09h30

Rejoignez-nous tous les 3ème lundi du mois à 9h00 pour une séance en ligne de méditation guidée en français avec le Bureau de la conseillère de l’ONU à Genève. Pendant ces séances de 20 minutes, la conseillère va vous guider à travers une méditation en pleine conscience et vous pourrez apprendre comment vous asseoir au calme avec vos pensées et vos émotions dans le moment présent.

Les séances sont organisées par le Bureau de la Conseillère du Personnel, le Service de la gestion des ressources humaines et l’Espace Commun Savoirs & Formation de l’ONU Genève.

3, 2, 1… Live! Getting started with online events

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 – 16:00 to 17:00

How can we manage more effective, well-thought sessions? How can we remain relevant and authentically engage with our audience virtually? How can we improve and develop our technology and communication skills to produce valuable events for specific audiences?

As many meetings, conferences and events move to the digital domain, the ability to effectively coordinate and produce such sessions online is vital. This session will focus particularly on producing an online event. Guest speakers from the UN Library and Archives Geneva will share their experiences and tips, followed by group discussion and Q & A with participants. Join them for this online introductory session about online event production!

HiStories – Bertha von Suttner, A Woman Ahead of Her Time

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 – 16:00 to 17:15

This event pays a tribute to Baroness Bertha von Suttner (1843-1914) of Austria, the leading figure of the 19th century peace movements that paved the way for the creation of the League of Nations.

Bertha von Suttner evolved from an aristocratic, conservative background with strong ties to the Austro-Hungarian military into a passionate supporter of peace through law and international institutions. She described the horrors of war through a woman’s eyes in her most famous novel, “Lay down your arms” (1889), that gave her worldwide recognition. Founder of the Austrian Peace Society and other pacifist organizations in Europe, she helped establish the International Peace Bureau in Bern. She played an important role in the Hague Conferences of 1899 and 1907, that led to the creation of the Permanent Court of Arbitration. As a life-long friend of Alfred Nobel, she inspired him to create the Nobel Peace Prize, and was the first woman to receive it in 1905. 

In spite of her many achievements, unthinkable for a woman of her time, Bertha von Suttner has not yet got the recognition she deserves. In today’s talk two leading experts will take us on a fascinating discovery of her life and ideas and will share new research findings about her works.

More information here!