• About Fred Eckhard

    Fred Eckhard was Secretary-General Kofi Annan's spokesman from 1997 until Eckhard's retirement in 2005. He also served as a UN spokesman in Namibia (1989-90) and in Sarajevo, Bosnia (1992, and briefly in 1995) and as spokesman for the peace talks on the former Yugoslavia, co-sponsored by the UN and the European Community (1992-93). He was editor of UNA-USA's InterDependent magazine from its founding in 1973 until he joined the UN in 1985. Eckhard and his wife, Kathryn, live in Brittany, France.

    The UN’s ‘College’ in Turin

    by  • November 4, 2012 • GOINGS-ON • 3 Comments

    UN System Staff College, Turin

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyTurin is a delightfully walkable city on the River Po, with distinctive arcades along wide boulevards, grand squares, lovely...

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    A Charity to Run, and Keeping Up With UN Folks

    by  • January 14, 2012 • Africa • 1 Comment

    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

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriously  OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — It turns out that in this small, landlocked West African country, the United Nations...

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