Category Archives: Community News

News of wider UN and UNICEF community that may be of interest to some members..

UN Day Inspiration: includes Former UNICEF staff son on N. Korea at College event.

For UN DAY (Oct 24th ) below information on  3 Inspirations: 1. Former UNICEF staff Member’s son (USA congressman) speaks at UN day event 2. Former  Chair & President of UNICEF Exec board introduces Spirit of UN Award to Hungarian … Continue reading

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Transcription Excerpts: Former CF Staff – Peace – Sow Seeds: Early Child Dev – Webcast : 7 sep 2017 (DETAIL)

Below are some informal transcription excerpts and statements with links to more detail of items presented in UN Webcast : 7 sep 2017 an highlighted in previous post  “Former Staff – at Culture of Peace – Sowing Seeds Early Childhood … Continue reading

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Former Unicef Staff – at Culture of Peace – Sowing Seeds Early Childhood Development – UN Webcast : 7 sep 2017 (Summary)

Our colleagues, “former UNICEF staff”  were part of the High Level Forum on the Culture of Peace 7 Sep 2017. … convened by the President of the UN General , H.E. Peter Thomson in the UN General Assembly Hall (AM) and … Continue reading

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UNICEF statement on the sentencing of Baquer Namazi 18 Oct 2016

Reproduced here for ease of access by former staff see original at: http://www.unicef.org/media/media_92929.html 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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Shakespeare & 2016 USA election – How to respond

“ Shakespeare’s words have an uncanny ability to reach out beyond their original time and place and to speak directly to us.” from  Shakespeare Explains the 2016 Election  By STEPHEN GREENBLATT  OCT. 8, 2016 NY times The recent NY Times … 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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Afghanistan office wants former Reps. photos & text for Unicef@70

We received the following request from colleagues in Afghanistan Country office. It is especially targeted to former Representatives.  I suspect if those who served in other posts also have a few interesting or striking  photos / stories this would seem … Continue reading

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Staff News wants your stories for UNICEF’s 70th Anniv.: by NOV 01

Staff News is looking for your stories to mark UNICEF’s 70th anniversary. It is a moment to celebrate our past and imagine our future. Some ideas for staff, consultants, retirees and any children in your life: —Share one moment when … Continue reading

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Detention of former staff – Baquer Namazi; UNICEF Statements: Mar & Sep 2016

Below are the text of UNICEF  Statements from March and Sept 2016 on detention of our former Colleague Baquer Namazi. Highlighted here for those who may have missed this information on the UNICEF public sites or other newscasts. UNICEF Statement … 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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