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Why do I do it ? Over and over again, I ask myself this question : Why do I do it ? I am talking about putting myself through hell for no logical reason by taking on more responsibilities and challenges when I am already maxed out on responsibilities and challenges. Let me explain. About two years ago, I had a casual conversation with someone who worked for The British Institute of Directors (I.o.D), a highly respected body that concerns itself with the world of business in the UK and internationally. As the name suggests, it is a form of a club for senior business people who for at least part of their time, they are involved in the boardrooms of companies small, medium and large. The Institute is headquartered in the prestigious Pall Mall in London with branches in every major (...)more...

Are you a Chicken or a Pig ?

The workplace is a diverse coming together of people with differing backgrounds, skills, drive, ambition, and individual traits. Leaders and managers work hard at bringing together such an (...)


The Best Teacher You Ever Had…. Failure

What do we do when we succeed at something ? We cheer, pump our fists, go out and celebrate, splash the cash. However small or huge the success is, we bask in the glory of the moment and set (...)


Seven “Managers” From Heaven by Mufid Sukkar

I recently wrote about “Nine Managers from Hell” so, it is only fair to set the record straight and speak of managers who showed me how to be a better manager. By the way, I am not talking about (...)


Nine Managers From Hell

A lot of professionals consider promotion to a management position as a final destination rather than a start of a journey. Incompetent management comes in a variety of forms. I am sure you can (...)




Editorial

What to believe and what not to believe



Considerable progress has been made in technology. Look at mobile telephones and the Internet. Today, many people enjoy a standard of living much higher than that of their parents. So what is really happening ? Are the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer, as one recent analysis suggested ? Will the middle class disappear, as many social scientists predict, and if so what will replace it ? How will posterity look upon our society ? What kind of world will we leave for our children ? How many times have we seen the label “approved by scientists”, “approved by the medical association” on a product ? What could be more certain than resorting to the integrity of a professional organization ? Marketing at its best ? But, despite all this, has the world really become a better place (...)more...

What is wrong with wishing people a Happy New Year ?

Every year at Christmas/New Year time, we send off a greetings card to all our friends and relations and in the envelope we include a “family newsletter” ‒‒ a recto/verso page describing what (...)


Thoughts...on a gloomy day

“There is something I don’t understand,” a friend observed. “Ever since I was on the ground covering the Libyan crisis, we reported that you could buy a Kalashnikov for US$50, while for US$400 you (...)


I hardly ever watch the news on TV anymore

“I hardly ever watch the news on TV anymore,” my colleague said the other day. “All you hear about is killings, wars, crimes … I’m tired of sad and depressing news.” It may be a general trend, because (...)


Business, ethics, deeds …

“With this financial crisis and its consequences, do you realize that people are going back to more traditional values ?” my colleague observed one day. “It’s not only in Europe. You can find this (...)




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Countries need to be reminded they are built on diversity, says UN Deputy Secretary-General



19 July 2016 – United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson today called for an alternative narrative on migration, where human mobility is seen as a positive development and a driver for economic prosperity and social progress. A narrative “that recognizes the inherent worth of each individual, and welcomes the vast contribution migrants make to economic and social progress as well as for the diversity of societies,” the Deputy Secretary-General told the Global Forum for Migration and Development which was meeting at the UN Headquarters in New York. “We also need to be reminded in today’s world that our nation states are built on diversity and recognition of minorities,” Mr. Eliasson added. He urged participants and the UN to address the factors that lead people to leave their (...)more...

REPORT TO HRC 32 : CONTINUING HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN HAWAII

UNITED NATIONS, GENEVA – A delegation of Hawaiian nationals attended the 32nd session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva to report on the continuing and escalating human rights violations (...)


Alaska and Hawaii Pursue Self-Determination

UNITED NATIONS, GENEVA – Representatives from Alaska and Hawaii re-assert their diplomatic protests against the unlawful annexation of their countries in interventions and panel events during the (...)


LA MISSION DE MÉDIATION DES MEMBRES DU CONSEIL DE SECURITE AU BURUNDI : UN DEPLACEMENT SOUS HAUTE TENSION.

Le 22 janvier 2016, -soit deux jours après son arrivée au Burundi -, Samantha Power, l’instigatrice du voyage est furieuse. Le président burundais, Pierre Nkurunziza, n’a pas daigné la recevoir à (...)


“Lessons of international cooperation efforts for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in the Chernobyl affected regions”

On the 13 May, 2016 the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Belarus to the United Nations in Geneva orgamosed a round table entitled “Lessons (...)




Diva`s Diplomatic Pouch

Former Norwegian Minister Erik Solheim Takes Reins at UN Environment Programme



Solheim pledges to tackle major environmental issues such as ocean and air pollution, climate change, and nexus between conflict, migration and the environment Nairobi, 27 June 2016 - Erik Solheim, a former Minister of Environment and International Development in Norway, began his tenure today as Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme, with the concurrent position of UN Under-Secretary-General. Mr. Solheim assumes his new role as chief of the global authority on the environment after three years as head of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). In taking up office, Solheim pledged to work with countries around the world to tackle some of the most pressing environmental challenges of our time, (...)more...

Election du prochain Secrétaire-General de l’ONU

Cette année, pour la première fois depuis la création de l’ONU et en grande partie pour répondre aux critiques des pays qui dénoncent la mainmise des membres du Conseil de sécurité dans la sélection (...)


THE PROBLEM OF FORCE MIGRATION, WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON THE SITUATION IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

The issue of forced migration has reached the limits of an unfortunate tragedy. Proof of this is the actions taken by the United Nations (such as UNHCR and the Office of the High Commissioner (...)


DIPLOMATIE INTERNATIONALE ET SOCIETE Par Dan Albertini L’AUTRE ÉPÉE DE DAMOCLES

Entre (), Hillary Rodham Clinton aura beau vouloir ou prétendre un plan personnel au féminin pour l’Amérique, qu’elle ne pourra jamais se distinguer ainsi. Se débarrasser du patronyme de Clinton, sera (...)


TURKMENISTAN : Neutrality and transport in Eurasia Interview with His Excellency Ambassador Atageldi Haljanov

Q : Could you tell us something about your country ? Turkmenistan – the neutral, democratic, legal, secular and dynamically developing state in the Central Asian region –– is a land with a unique (...)




Geneva International

Welcome to the Club International de Tennis - A sports and culture “hub” right at the centre of international Geneva Interview with Mr. Ahmed Laouyane, President of the CIT



It is not a question about “boosting but rather to come up with the facts. At the recent UN Games held in Malaga (Spain) the Geneva UN tennis team came first. Most of the players of the UN team and the teams from other Geneva-based organizations are nevertheless all members of the International Tennis Club (CIT). Claiming that the CIT (the “Inter” as they call it) is a “special” club. Being of the curious sort we wanted to know what is it that makes the CIT so special, so we went to meet Mr. Ahmed Laouyane, a former Director at ITU and now the President of the Club. He took of his time to show us around and to give us answers to all our numerous questions. So now we will leave the floor to Mr. Laouyane... Q : So what is so special about the International Tennis Club ? The International (...)more...

Statement by Adama Dieng, United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide on the situation in South Sudan

(New York, 11 July 2016) The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, expressed his deep concern at the threat to the populations of South Sudan posed by the (...)


Partnerships and coherence vital to development cooperation, UN deputy chief tells Forum

21 July 2016 – The United Nations deputy chief today stressed the importance of partnerships and coherent policy and action in tackling global challenges, including inequalities, conflicts, (...)


Interview with His Excellency, Mr David Bakradze, State Minister of Georgia on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration

It’s is not every day that you have a chance to meet a minister and a former ambassador who, despite his important function, remains humble, down to earth and kind. This is the case of David (...)


Statement by Adama Dieng, United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide on the situation in South Sudan

(New York, 11 July 2016) The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, expressed his deep concern at the threat to the populations of South Sudan posed by the (...)




Economy

Management in today’s Russia : now that’s a problem



Being an integral part of people’s organization relationship, management is key to the effective exercise of any company or business structure. Over the past two decades in Russia, attempts have been made to continuously improve the approach to problem solving both in public administration, and public management. Those actions initially were aimed at enhancing the performance of the economy, and its private sector. However, a national cultural impact to the decision making and problem solving approaches in Russia has slowed down the achievement of international management standards. To be able to identify a trend in the evaluation of the Russian Management, it is obviously necessary to consider the basic aspects of management from both the theoretical and practical points of view. (...)more...

Implementation of the ICSID decision

In Turkey has been started implementation process of the decision taken by Arbitral Tribunal of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) with regard to cases « Kiliç (...)


UN/CEFACT adopts strategy to maximise contribution of Electronic Business Tools to the Sustainable Development Goals

The role of trade as a powerful engine for development is well recognised, including within the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Electronic business tools and trade (...)


TTIP trade deal poses serious threat to EU farming, says new report

The controversial trade deal being negotiated between the EU and the US could spell disaster for European farming, finds a new report from Friends of the Earth Europe. The report ‘Trading away EU (...)


Investor-State dispute settlement undermines rule of law and democracy, UN expert tells Council of Europe

STRASBOURG (19 April 2016) - Today before the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, UN expert Alfred de Zayas explained why the investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanisms (...)




Humanitarians

Iraq : UN seeks $284M to start aid response ahead of Mosul military operation



20 July 2016 – One of the top United Nations officials in Iraq is warning that an expected military operation in Mosul will lead to the largest and most dramatic humanitarian crisis in the world, which could impact as many as 1.5 million civilians. “The impact of the Mosul military campaign on civilians will be devastating,” said Lise Grande, UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq. “Mass casualties among civilians are likely and families trying to flee are expected to be at extreme risk.” The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is asking for an additional $284 million to start preparing food, water, emergency shelter and medical assistance, and other immediately needed aid. Military operations by the Government of Iraq and its allies to retake areas from the (...)more...

Filippo Grandi takes helm as new UN High Commissioner for Refugees, speaks of focus on solutions

Filippo Grandi, a UN official who has worked in refugee and political affairs in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, began his 5-year term as UN High Commissioner for Refugees on 1 January, (...)


Government of Germany and UNICEF join forces for refugee and migrant children in Germany

BERLIN, Germany, 14 December 2015 – With more than 300,000 refugee and migrant children having entered Germany this year, UNICEF and the Government of Germany today announced a new partnership (...)


Turkmenistan sent humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

Today, on 28 October 2015, in accordance with the Decree of the President of Turkmenistan, humanitarian convoy with construction materials and food has been sent in order to provide priority (...)


HUMANITARIANS LAY OUT MAJOR CHANGE AGENDA BEFORE WORLD HUMANITARIAN SUMMIT 2016

(Geneva 16 October 2015) – More than 1,000 participants from across the world today wrapped up three days of intense discussions about the future of humanitarian aid, consolidating and refining (...)




Education

UN deputy chief highlights benefits from and challenges confronting oceans



27 June 2016 – Addressing a gathering on laws affecting the world’s oceans, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson today underscored that healthy oceans are critical to maintaining life on the planet, while also noting their connection to broader sustainable development aims. In his remarks to the opening of the 40th annual Conference of the Centre for Oceans Law and Policy, the UN official also emphasized that oceans are fundamental to meeting many of the world’s most pressing challenges, such as fighting hunger, providing clean energy and countering climate change. “They regulate the climate and provide an incredible range of natural resources, nutritious food, and jobs that benefit billions of people,” he said, while cautioning that humans’ impact on oceans and seas (...)more...

Main features of Academic Leadership : reflections from Humphrey fellow

This paper briefly introduces my reflections based on lessons learned during the 2015 fall semester as a part of Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program. I will explore American academic leadership (...)


"DYSLEXIQUE…VRAIMENT ? Et si l’on soignait l’école"

Tout un programme ce titre du livre de Colette Ouzilou qui apporte un vent de fraicheur dans la réflexion sur les causes réelles de l’épidémie de dyslexie qui envahie depuis quelques décennies les (...)


Learn a language in 80 hours in Geneva or in New York

“Learning a language in 80 hours” is an innovative, efficient and stimulating teaching method which enables students to master a foreign language in 80 hours over a matter of months ‒‒ or even (...)


A hundred Muslim and Jewish young leaders daring to believe something is possible that everyone says is impossible

Each year, the Muslim Jewish Conference (MJC) gathers together 100 young Jewish and Muslim leaders from more than forty countries, allowing them to talk to each other for a whole week instead of (...)




Culture

Art Brut versus art contemporain : confrontation artistique à Lausanne



L’été culturel lausannois nous invite à une passionnante confrontation entre l’Art (dit) Brut et l’art contemporain. Le premier a son musée – lieu fascinant s’il en est – sur les hauts de Lausanne. Il expose « L’Art Brut de Jean Dubuffet, aux origines de la collection », célébrant les 40 ans de la collection que nous devons à cet artiste qui, dès 1945, a commencé à collectionner les travaux d’autodidactes éloignés de toute formation académique. Longtemps considéré comme « l’art des fous », car il s’agit de créations réalisées par des personnes en général internées dans des établissements psychiatriques et souffrant de troubles psychotiques, l’Art Brut connaît à présent son heure de gloire et a trouvé sa place dans les galeries et les musées. Il a aussi ses monuments comme le Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval à Hauterives (...)more...

Activities within the framework of the CIS Cultural capital 2016 Status launched in Dashoguz

31/03/2016 Turkmenistan a second time has the ability, as the cultural capital of the Commonwealth States, to attract the attention of the scientists and intellectuals of the CIS to its ancient (...)


Cultural goods remain economic driver in digital age – UNESCO report

10 March 2016 – A United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) report launched today finds that the trade in cultural goods doubled from 2004 to 2013 despite a global (...)


VIVA CALLAS

C’est avec un immense plaisir que l’association culturelle suisse-arménienne AVETIS vous annonce la création de son orchestre professionnel l’AVETIS FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA sous la baguette de son (...)


Auguste Veillon : Des barques du Léman aux felouques du Nil

Le titre de ce beau livre signé Marie-Hélène Miauton et Marie Rochel résume à la perfection la carrière et la palette du peintre suisse Auguste Veillon (1834-1890), car il y a entre les voiles latines (...)




Health and well-being

WHO encourages countries to act now to reduce deaths from viral hepatitis



GENEVA– Ahead of World Hepatitis Day, 28 July, the World Health Organization (WHO) is urging countries to take rapid action to improve knowledge about the disease, and to increase access to testing and treatment services. Today, only 1 in 20 people with viral hepatitis know they have it. And just 1 in 100 with the disease is being treated. "The world has ignored hepatitis at its peril,” said Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General. “It is time to mobilize a global response to hepatitis on the scale similar to that generated to fight other communicable diseases like HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. “ Around the world 400 million people are infected with hepatitis B and C, more than 10 times the number of people living with HIV. An estimated 1.45 million people died of the disease in 2013 – up (...)more...

Rapid diagnostic test and shorter, cheaper treatment signal new hope for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis patients

GENEVA – New World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations aim to speed up detection and improve treatment outcomes for multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) through use of a novel rapid (...)


WHO : Life expectancy increased by 5 years since 2000, but health inequalities persist

19 MAY 2016, GENEVA – Dramatic gains in life expectancy have been made globally since 2000, but major inequalities persist within and among countries, according to this year’s “World Health (...)


As Air Pollution Levels Rise by 8%, Action on Renewables, Cook Stoves and Clean Fuels Bring Hope of Tackling Public Health Emergency

Nairobi, 24 May 2016 – As global air quality declines, threatening to add to the seven million people air pollution kills each year, increased action in some air quality areas points to political (...)


Launch of Countdown Timer of V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games

On 5 May 2016, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov launched a 500-day relay horse race, which, having covered the entire country, will finish on the opening day of the 2017 Asian (...)




des Arts et des Hommes ...

Nasser…. ce jour du 28 septembre



Anouar El’Sadate grimpait nerveusement l’escalier de l’appartement de la famille Nasser, en ce début d’après-midi agité du 28 septembre 1970. Il rata la dernière image du raïs vivant. Il eut juste le temps de lui fermer les yeux. Gamal Abdel Nasser est mort dans son lit après une vie animée de victoires, d’espoir et de déception. L’Egypte ne sera jamais remise de cette perte. Il est rare qu’un homme politique divise autant l’opinion publique de son pays depuis près de sept décennies. L’Egypte qui l’a vu naître en 1918 sera toute autre à sa mort, ce jour du 28 septembre ancré dans l’histoire de celle-ci telle une huitième plaie. Le raïs rendit son dernier souffle, emporté par une complication cardiaque, en état d’épuisement total. Menant une guerre d’usure contre Israël après la défaite de 1967, cette guerre a (...)more...

Revivre la Patrie *

La Patrie n’est pas un lieu géographique inéluctable défini par les lois de la nature ou par les impératifs de la vie. Elle est la demeure de l’amour premier, la demeure de l’enfance, celle du (...)


Retrouver Camus

Albert … Le jour où tu as perdu la vie, j’avais à peine 7 ans. Je ne te connaissais pas encore ni même lu aucune de tes (...)


Le double miroir de Mahfouz

Aucun romancier égyptien n’ose encore se départir de l’héritage de Mahfouz ni revendiquer publiquement sa succession. Et pour cause. Ses disciples1 le prennent pour ce qu’il fût : le maître. Cette (...)


L’Amour se renouvelle ...

L’Amour se renouvelle ... Mauresque Il n’existe de jour qui passe sans sentir ton souffle remonter à mes lèvres Ton absence t’impose telle une source d’eau, masquée d’ombres, dans un jardin andalou (...)




Poetry and literature

« Sans Patrie », le livre qui prépare et annonce Heidi



Tout le monde connaît « Heidi », pas forcément l’original, c’est-à-dire les tomes publiés en allemand par Johanna Spyri en 1880 et 1881, mais sans doute ses adaptations et traductions multiples et diverses (dont des suites qui ne sont pas de l’auteure), ses versions pour enfants (raccourcies et simplifiées), et surtout ses apparitions au cinéma (inoubliable Shirley Temple), dans des séries télévisées, et le nouveau visage presque définitif que lui a donné le Japonais Isao Takahata en 1974 dans son dessin animé en 52 épisodes qui a fait le tour du monde… Et j’en oublie certainement ! Tellement reproduite, allongée, raccourcie, transformée, adaptée, que l’on ne sait peut-être plus très bien de quoi l’on parle. Et puis, que sait-on de Johanna Spyri ? Trop peu de choses. Mais ce que l’on sait renverse tous les (...)more...

Literature in the service of peace - 25 years of the United Nations Society of Writers (UNSW), Tuesday 14 Oct., 1 p.m. Library Events Room, United Nations, Geneva



UNITED NATIONS SOCIETY OF WRITERS SPONSORS A POETRY READING ON THE LAKE

On Saturday 10 March beginning at 11 a.m. and continuing until well past noon, the United Nations Society of Writers/Société des Ecrivains des Nations Unies and its literary journal Ex Tempore (...)


Zidane Meriboute, Islam’s Fateful Path

We are happy to inform you on the publication by the Londonian Publisher I.B Tauris of the translation and Update into English of the book : "La Fracture islamique:demain le soufisme ?" , (...)


At Sixty

Sixty is no eschatological age, but a breathing pause after a good run. Sixty is no end and no beginning, but a hyperbolic notwithstanding, a parable of sowing and reaping, a metaphor of (...)




Travel reportage

Elephant poaching rates virtually unchanged in 2014



CITES MIKE programme says that elephant populations continue to decline owing to steady poaching trends Positive progress in East Africa, but situation deteriorating in Central and West Africa. First compliance measures adopted Geneva/Kasane, 23 March 2015 – According to the latest figures released by the CITES programme for Monitoring the Illegal Killing of Elephants, commonly known as MIKE, overall elephant poaching rates at monitored sites remained virtually unchanged in 2014 compared to the previous year. Poaching rates still exceed natural elephant population growth rates, meaning a continued decline in elephant numbers overall is likely. The latest CITES MIKE figures presented today at the African Elephant Summit in Kasane (Botswana), show no increase in the overall poaching (...)more...

Le Paxmal : un temple de paix dans les montagnes suisses

Ce temple, c’est l’histoire d’une vie et d’une œuvre, celles de Karl Bickel (1886-1982). Ce Zurichois fut à la fois peintre, sculpteur, graphiste et dessinateur renommé de timbres-poste. Il fut aussi (...)


A taste of the ancient Silk Road The Aslar Sadosi Festival in Khiva, Uzbekistan

The Asrlar Sadosi (Echo of the Centuries) Festival is an annual event dedicated to the preservation of traditional culture in Uzbekistan. It all started in 2008, when the Fund Forum, a public NGO (...)


Eco-tourism in Jordan

In a beautiful modern building on a hill overlooking one of the landmarks of Amman stand the offices of Wild Jordan. The building is functional, modern and fits into the landscape, and it gives (...)


Le Palais idéal du Facteur Cheval

Tout ce que tu vois, passant, Est l’oeuvre d’un paysan. Ferdinand Cheval A environ deux heures de Genève existe un lieu (...)




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Qu’a t-elle donc apporté !!!!!



Tous les pays communément du tiers monde ont été à un moment de leur histoire colonisés par un pays tiers. Cette colonisation s’est faite pour soit disant "civilisés" ces "peuplades primitives". Cet apport d’une civilisation nouvelle n’a pratiquement rien apporté au pays dominé, mais a sûrement enrichi celui qui au nom de la civilisation à coloniser. Dés lors la question que l’on devrait se poser c’est pourquoi se sont ils lancés à la conquête de ces pays ? Pourquoi a t-on voulu "civilisé" ces populations ? Les a t-on civilisées ? A t-on réellement apporté quelque chose à tous ces pays ? A toutes ces questions que l’on pourrait se poser la seule réponse possible est que ces pays qui ont subi cette colonisation aujourd’hui font tous partie du tiers monde. Est ce donc une simple coïncidence ? Non, c’est (...)more...

A ces hommes politiques qui nous dirigent

Au risque de dépeindre un tableau noir, au risque de faire rire certains, au risque que cela tourne au ridicule, au risque que l’histoire ne se répète à ces hommes politiques qui nous dirigent. Dans (...)


Aujourd’hui le monde arabe

On pourrait humilier des peuples pendant des décennies, on pourrait par le biais de la force, par le biais d’un pouvoir autoritaire asservir tout un peuple. Si a cela on ajoute l’appui (...)


A ce Liban, a ce rêve

Il est de ceux qui se battent pour un idéal et qui sacrifient leurs vies. Il est de ceux, pour qui leur terre est sacrée Il est de ceux pour qui, le pays est synonyme de symbole, d’entité, de (...)


Interview with Mr. Hagop Avakian

You have surely heard the name Avakian somewhere. The Avakians have been in the carpet business for more than four generations, and they have specialized in Oriental hand knotted carpets. We (...)




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Book Note : Sean Lester The Guardian of a Small Flickering Light, by Authors Marit Fosse and John Fox** Foreword by Michael Moller, Director-General, United Nations Headquarters, Geneva

Co-authored by two journalists with long international experience**, this book highlights the accomplishments and failures of a highly capable Irish patriot, journalist, diplomat and international statesman. Although he had left school aged fourteen, had no experience of foreign affairs and spoke only English, in 1929 Sean Lester became the Irish representative to the League of Nations in Geneva eventually succeeding to the post of its third and last Secretary-General. From his own Journals consisting of diaries, notes and correspondence he witnessed many dark chapters of European (...)

Irish Courtesan : Margaret Leeson (1727-1797)

Footsteps in History : Long Road to Freedom

A Nations Fight for Freedom : Ireland (1916-2016

O’Neills in Portugal : Lasting Irish Connections