The article the UN staff is not allowed to read
UN Special is the official magazine of the international civil servants of the UN in Geneva and of the WHO
The 193 member states at the United Nations have populations speaking hundreds of different languages; six of them are official at the UN: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish meaning that all important meetings have to be interpreted into these languages. Interpreting is therefore very important at the UN and I reckoned that the UN and its employees would have an interest in learning more about how interpreting could develop in the future.
The UN staff has a monthly journal “UN Special” to which I submitted article, describing RSI and the opportunities this technology creates for the UN and its suborganisations. It was first well received by the Editorial Board. Shortly after, I was told by a well informed source that my article quickly found its way to the interpreters. As I asked for feedback, I was then officially informed that it been handed over for review by the UN Staff Council. Two months later after several emails and phone call inquiries, I was indirectly told that it was “too controversial” and when I pressed for an official statement, I was told "We do not provide explanations for UN Special rejections".
However, I think UN civil servants and other interested parties have the right to be informed about new upcoming technologies and and to build their own opinion about RSI. Does anyone have an idea why the Editorial Board decided after having spoken to UN Staff Council not the print my article?