Category Archives: Alumni News

UNICEF statement on the sentencing of Baquer Namazi 18 Oct 2016

Reproduced here for ease of access by former staff see original at: NEW YORK, 18 October 2016 – “His friends and colleagues at UNICEF have learned with deep sadness and personal concern that our former colleague Baquer Namazi, who … Continue reading

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Gorbachev: New Russia – historical lessons and perspective for 2016

Russia’s place in the world has relevance for  many challenges faced by the international community. Mikhail Gorbachev who provided a peaceful opening for world cooperation many years ago, has again shared his perspective in his recent book published May 23, … Continue reading

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Welcome Former Nat Com head to join site

We had  a request from a member of the wider UNICEF family (former National Committee Head)  to join in related activities. The current main editors for the site (Sheila Barry Tacon and Adhiratha Keefe)  considered the request with some input … Continue reading

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Blue Grit: Humanitarian action stories by UNICEF former staff Ulf T. Kristoffersson 2015

Blue Grit: A Life on the Front Lines of Humanitarian Action with the United Nations, paperback – Feb 24, 2015 From Amazon: “A fascinating, funny and sometimes harrowing account of the global crises that have defined how the United Nations … Continue reading

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May 2016 Update: Invite; Beyer & Water; CRC 1980s Advocate (B.Namazi) ; E-Pub Grant: etc.

The May 2016 update covers multiple topics recently posted to the former staff site. – click on link below for additional details at web site .. which can again accept comments or posts from all contributors Conversation with thought leader: … Continue reading

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E-Pub Remembering Jim Grant: Champion for Children from “other News”

Over 50 former UNICEF staff and others contributed to these short stories and photos about life at NYHQ and in the field with the 3rd Executive Director James Grant. Download in English for free: Presented by Other News publications … Continue reading

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Shanghai to UN: Intern’l Civil Servant’s Journey -by Jack Ling (former UNICEF ) Jan 2016

From Shanghai to The United Nations: An International Civil Servant’s Eventful Journey by Jack Chieh-Sheng Ling (Author) The Chinese version of this book was published by the Commercial Press of China last September.  The English version is now available at … Continue reading

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Nepal – Lost in Transition by Kul Gautam

Former Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director of Unicef  has written about the land of his birth: Nepal “Lost in Transition: Rebuilding Nepal from Maoist mayhem and mega earthquake” has entered the third impression within … Continue reading

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Mighty Purpose: Grant Sold World on Saving Children, 2015 by A.Fifield + former staff comment

A Mighty Purpose: How Jim Grant Sold the World on Saving Its Children Oct 13, 2015  by Adam Fifield The inspiring story of how the iconoclastic humanitarian Jim Grant succeeded in saving the lives of tens of millions of children … Continue reading

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The Adolescent Brain, F.Jensen + T.Lake, UNICEF Conversation & Video link, 2015 Nov 16

Former staff and friends are invited to: Conversations with Thought Leaders: Frances Jensen and Tony Lake, on the  Adolescent Brain, see complete video Now at: 16 Nov 2015, 300 pm – 4.00 pm, UNICEF House Danny Kaye Visitors Center … Continue reading

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