In pictures: Firehead goes to the UN

Life has been a little crazy at Firehead in the last month. As well as a trip to France to see our new French office and visit friends, I was also due to meet a group of content strategists at another location in Europe. Can you guess where?

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Lots of flags, security, one of only four offices around the world, located in a palace…

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Yes, this is indeed the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) – the location for a meet-up with some of our colleagues at the UN to talk about communications and, of course, content strategy. I’ll be posting a bit more about my trip next month when the dust settles. Until then, here’s what the UN is like on the inside, plus a few other pictures from my Switzerland visit.

1. Ambassadors, briefings and power meetings
UNOG has 1,600 employees and services an astonishing 8,000-plus meetings every year.

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2. Taking a sneak peak into one of the meeting rooms
Where anything from disarmament and security issues to human rights and humanitarian relief may be on the agenda.

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3. Visiting dignitaries
Anyone need an interpreter? A content strategist? A technical writer? Recruitment?

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4. Where the nations of the world unite
The distinctive logo at the head of the General Assembly Hall.

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5. Fountain mountain
The Jet d’Eau is one of Geneva’s other famous landmarks, slightly submerged in Lake Geneva and shooting water to more than 140 metres high.

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6. You fond of chocolate?
Fondue may be a Swiss invention but did you know that chocolate fondue was born in the New York at Chalet Suisse in the 1950s? Hence it is the perfect dessert for a Cajun like myself who is based in Europe.

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7. Important business meeting
European content strategy and tech comms recruitment is FUN!

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See you next month for further Firehead news – CJ, Firehead.

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