• UN Diplomats

    Diplomacy: An Insider’s Guide

    by  • March 21, 2013 • BOOKS, UN Diplomats • 1 Comment

    Kosovar refugee

    International crises are not always resolved on the battlefield or at the negotiating table. Sometimes breakthroughs come around a table at a restaurant that is continents away. Or they fall in place because of a thoughtful gesture made by an important player at a cemetery years before. This is one of the lessons of “Liberating [...]

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    Guatemala’s Role on the Security Council, as Viewed by Its Ambassador

    by  • March 5, 2013 • ICC, Security Council, UN Diplomats • 3 Comments

    Gert Rosenthal, Guatemala's ambassador to the UN

    Gert Rosenthal does not sound like a Spanish name, but the mother of Rosenthal, the Guatemalan ambassador to the United Nations, was born there and his father was German. To complicate matters, “a little accident happened,” he said, as his parents, Florence and Ludwig, left Germany in the 1930s, and Rosenthal was born in Amsterdam. [...]

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    New Spokeswoman Joining US Mission to the UN

    by  • July 20, 2012 • GOINGS-ON, UN Diplomats, US-UN Relations • 3 Comments

    Erin Pelton, the new spokeswoman for the United States mission to the United Nations.

    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 by Erin Pelton, a director of communications and assistant press secretary for the National Security Council. [...]

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    Three Diplomats Talk, Unscripted

    by  • May 28, 2012 • UN Diplomats • 1 Comment

    UN slavery exhibition

    Three diplomats, from the United Nations missions of Jamaica, Pakistan and Uganda, were interviewed this spring by CUNY Graduate School of Journalism students. The diplomats focused on topics relevant to their countries and regions and spoke unscripted. The Ugandan ambassador responded to the video about Joseph Kony, the leader of the  brutal Lord’s Resistance Army, [...]

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