FOREWORD.

Author:Nasser, Maher
 
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This edition of the UN Chronicle comes at a transition period for the magazine of the United Nations system. Given the changing world of media and global communications, we are reflecting on how best to serve the purposes for which this flagship publication was created more than 70 years ago.

Beginning in 2007, each issue of the UN Chronicle has been dedicated to a theme chosen and timed to correspond with an anniversary, conference or event taking place at the United Nations or organized by it, or to an issue of global impact. It has served as a forum for a diverse and thoughtful group of contributors from around the world who have brought their unique perspectives and experiences to these vital issues. A landmark UN Chronicle was published in 2015 to mark the Organization's 70th anniversary and contained contributions by four Secretaries-General and a large number of thought-leaders and influencers.

Today's market for a magazine with a constantly changing theme is shrinking while the market for shorter content in a digital format is expanding. This year will be the last in which the UN Chronicle will be published in its present form. We look forward to a changed, more dynamic magazine of the United Nations system in...

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