Seton Hall Graduate Degree in International Affairs
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Mike Smith, Executive Director of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate (CTED),
Mike Smith, the executive director of the Security Council’s Counterterrorism Committee Executive Directorate, is to be reappointed to a six-month term through June as a search for his successor begins, he confirmed with PassBlue. Smith would not say whether…
Jose Ramos-Horta, new chief of the UN peace-building mission in Guinea-Bissau
José Ramos-Horta has been appointed the new United Nations envoy to Guinea-Bissau. The former Timorese president and Nobel Peace Prize winner is replacing Joseph Mutaboba, a diplomat from Rwanda, as the special representative and chief of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding…
Wooden decorative dolls from Austria at the UN Gift Center.
The United Nations Gift Center is relocating, along with the UN post office and bookstore, to the Dag Hammarskjold Library building by April or May for the continuing renovation of the UN, including the lower lobby area. The gift…
Joseph Mutaboba, former UN peace-building chief in Guinea-Bissau
Since Guinea-Bissau’s military seized power in an April 12 coup d’état, the tiny West African country that relies on cashews as its main export hit an even rougher patch this fall, when armed gunmen struck an air force base…
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…
David Malone, the new head of United Nations University in Tokyo
David Malone, a Canadian diplomat, prolific writer and most recently head of Canada’s leading think tank on development, has been named the next rector of the United Nations University. It is an institution little heard about in the international…
Brigid Inder, special gender adviser for the ICC
  Brigid Inder has been named the special gender adviser to Fatou Bensouda, the prosecutor for the International Criminal Court, or the ICC. With more than two decades of working in international and domestic justice, women’s human rights and…
Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, new head of public information at the UN
When leaders of the world start descending on the United Nations in September for the opening of a new General Assembly session, there will two new internationally well-known figures in prominent positions at the top of the organization. In…
Zainab Hawa Bangura of Sierra Leone
Zainab Hawa Bangura, the minister of health and sanitation in Sierra Leone, a country that not long ago rose from a brutal civil war, will take over in September as the United Nations special representative on sexual violence in…
Susan Rice, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, announced to the UN press corps on July 20 that Mark Kornblau, her spokesman and the spokesman for the US mission since 2009, is leaving and will be succeeded…
Adama Dieng, the registrar of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, has been named the United Nations secretary-general’s special adviser on the prevention of genocide. Dieng, a Senegalese, replaces Francis Deng of Sudan, who has been in the post…
Weisbrod-Weber
Wolfgang Weisbrod-Weber, a German diplomat, is the new special envoy to head the United Nations referendum mission in Western Sahara, known as Minurso. The mission was set up in 1991, after a cease-fire was brokered between Morocco and a…
Edward Luck
Edward Luck, who has been the special adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the responsibility to protect doctrine within the prevention of genocide office since 2008, will become the dean of the Joan B. Kroc School…
UNDP in Washington
After six years as director of the United Nations Information Center in Washington, D.C., Will Davis is now leading the UN Development Program’s office in the capital, promoting the agency’s interests among constituents at Congress, the White House, nonprofit…
Romney spokesman
Richard A. Grenell, who was hired just last month as national security and foreign policy spokesman for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign staff, caused a big stir in political and journalism arenas for his harsh views. Now he is causing…
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