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The UN’s ‘College’ in Turin

UN System Staff College, Turin

Turin is a delightfully walkable city on the River Po, with distinctive arcades along wide boulevards, grand squares, lovely parks, good restaurants and a comfortable pace of life. I had the good fortune to visit Turin with Kofi Annan in 1997, his first year as United Nations secretary-general. He came to inspect a project called … Read more

A Charity to Run, and Keeping Up With UN Folks

A newly hired radio staff in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, test their skills on producing a program on the virtues of breast milk for an experiment run by a former UN Radio professional. FRED ECKHARD

  OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — It turns out that in this small, landlocked West African country, the United Nations has a full plate of programs going and that former UN staffers can’t pull themselves away from here, immersed in projects they started themselves. My own investment in the country started with Solidarité Goëlo-Burkina, a nonprofit … Read more

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