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A Russian as UN counter-terrorism czar? Bad idea.

By Hugh Dugan The placement of a Putin operative, Russian senior diplomat Vladimir Voronkov, to run the United Nations Counter-Terrorism offices is being touted as the first major reform of the United Nations Organization by its new Secretary-General Antonio Guterres....
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Ambassador Haley at Capitol Hill Hearings on 28 June 2017

The United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley will speak at Capitol Hill Hearings on 28 June 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Watch her speech online via this link:...
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UN Forthcoming Events

Thursday, 13 April 2017 DPI/NGO Briefing on Finding a New Home: The Role of Faith-Based Organizations in Refugee Assistance and Refugee Resettlement Work Time: 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Venue: Conference Room 4 Invite RSVP Wednesday, 12 April 2017 On Skills Building:...

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Reflections on Sec Gen Guterres’ First Hundred Days

NOTE: This column was written by Professor Martin Edwards. We're nearing the end of Secretary-General Guterres first 100 days. How is he doing? He took office under daunting circumstances. With the many challenges the UN faces, he surely feels like a relative who...

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In Syria, Trump Weaponized Leadership

With his surprise, 180 degree decision to avenge innocents in Syria, President Trump entered the particle accelerator that is foreign affairs.  The barrage of urgencies - inhumanity, chemical weapons, Syrian civil war, North Korean missiles, Russian warships, truck...

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World Autism Day 2017 Events at the UN

On 31 March 2017, the United Nations hosted two meetings dedicated to the World Autism Day 2017. In the morning, “Toward Autonomy and Self-Determination” meeting was organized by the United Nations Department of Public Information and Department of Economic and Social...

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Upcoming UN Events

Check out the list of upcoming UN events and get involved in the campaigns you are passionate about. Share your concern and enthusiasm regarding global issues with the international community. Thursday, 30 March 2017 DPI/NGO Briefing on The Transatlantic Slave Trade...

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Upcoming UN Events

DPI/NGO CSW61 Briefings Tuesday, 21 March 2017 DPI/NGO Briefing Young Women’s Leadership and Voices at the UN & Young Women's Leadership and Voices at the UN: A Call to Action Time: 3 to 4:45 p.m. and 4:45 to 6 p.m. (PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE) Venue: Conference...

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The Importance of Fathers in the Family

This is a guest blog post by Ryan Cascardo. Ryan is a graduate student at the Seton Hall School of Diplomacy and International Relations. His specializations are Latin America and the Caribbean and International Organizations. His interests include the functional...

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Upcoming UN Events

Passes for non-UN photo ID holders Passes for non-UN photo ID holders to attend the DPI/NGO briefings will be distributed in the lobby of our office building, located at 801 UN Plaza (UNITAR Building on 45th Street) from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. (please note that no tickets...

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