Spring 2021 UN Semester Briefings from the Global Engagement Program

All members of the campus community are invited to join the Global Engagement Program for United Nation Semester class briefings, every Friday morning from Feb. 12 – April 23, 2021.

Meeting Link: https://newpaltz.webex.com/newpaltz/j.php?MTID=m5221cbf27954abffb5fd1142ec7690c1

Meeting number: 178 588 0757
Password: UN2021

(February 12)

10-11:00 Marta Pedrejas  Previously Sustainable Development Policy Specialist with the Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean. UN Development Programme

11:15-12:15 Masooma Rahmaty, Program Officer, Sustainable Development Goals International Peace Institute, New Paltz alumnus

(February 19)

10:00-11:00 Bruce Knotts Director Unitarian Universalist Association Office at the UN

11:15-12-15 Sylvia Paola Mendoza, Second Secretary in charge of SDGs, and Tonie Jáquez Huacuja, First Secretary in charge of Political Affairs, Permanent Mission of Mexico to the UN

(February 26)

10-11 UNEP, Satwant Kaur, Communications Officer, UN Environment Program Asia Pacific Office

11:15 Agnes Harm, Deputy Permanent Representative of Permanent Mission of Fiji to the United Nations (on: Climate Change)

(March 5)      

10:00-11:00 Human Rights Nenad Vasic, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights

11:15-12:15 Amnesty International UN Office Representative Renzo Pomi

(March 12)

10-11:00 ICJ/Legal Affairs Francesco Messineo, Legal Officer at the UN Office of Legal Affairs

11:15-12:15 EU MISSION

(March 19)

10:00-11:00 UN Women Gabriella Brovsky, Knowledge Management & Capacity Development Specialist at UN Women

11:15-12:15 World Food Program, Shada Moghraby, Communications Officer

(March 26)

10:00-11:00 Office of the Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Charistian Clark, Chief, Public Advocacy & Campaigns Section, United Nations OCHA

11:15-12:15 UNHCR Fyras Kayal, Senior Policy Advisor United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

(April 9)

10:00-11:00 Peacekeeping Lonjezo Hamisi, Associate Information Officer, Yearbook of the United Nations, Outreach Division, United Nations

11:15-12:15 Selected PKO Mission

(April 16)      

10:00-11:00 Selected PKO Mission

11:15-12:15 Pierre-David JEAN, First Secretary (Political) Permanent Mission of Canada to the UN (Focus:Peacekeeping)

April 23

10:00- 11:00 Terrorism or RTP – TBD

11:15-12:15 Us Mission to the UN, Ahmad Shama Political Officer Security Council and First Committee (New Paltz Alumnus) and Margaret McElligott