I was in New York for a few days at the United Nations Association Members’ Day, February 10, 2012, held in the General Assembly. The dozen panelists discussed a wide range of compelling global issues, including,
UN Peacekeeping: Its evolution and operations globally
The Security Council’s new assertiveness in peace and security
Rio+20: Pre-event expectations and potential impact
Millennium Development Goals: Post-2015: What’s next?
Family Care & Women’s Health and Re-productive Rights
- UNA Members Day February 10, 2012
View from Jamaica… in the UN General Assembly Hall, where I sat during the UNA Members Day, Feb. 10, 2012. My tweets are available on my Wall below, if interested in highlights.
- UNA Members Day 2012
View from behind Burundi… in the UN General Assembly, where I sat during the afternoon, the UNA Members Day, Feb. 10, 2012. My tweets are available below, if interested in highlights. Susana Malcorra, UN Under Secretary-General of the Department of Field Support, on peacekeeping. An out-standing speaker…
My Twitter highlights follow…
“Millennium Declaration… unprecedented international compact” “signed by world leaders” #unausa #membersday2012 Corinne Woods –(@fglaysher)
“…relentless corporate propaganda” denies global warming. Jeffery Sachs #unausa Members Day — (@fglaysher) February 13 at 7:13am
JFK …make the world safe for diversity…. this small plant.” #unausa #membersday2012 — (@fglaysher)
Kofi Annan “No government has the right to hide behind national sovereignty.”… Ambassador Di Carlo #unausa
Israel, Palestinians….”need to come to terms.” Di Carlo #unausa #membersday2012 — February 12 at 9:00pm
“Peacekeeping… the whole range… difficult command and control.” Ugo Salinas #unausa #membersday2012 — fglaysher (@fglaysher)
“…institution building so that the peacekeepers can withdraw.” Ugo Salinas #usauna #membersday2012
“Why has [peacekeeping] not really worked? …lack of speed is a political one.” Wolfgang Weisbrod-Weber #unausa #membersday2012 — fglaysher (@fglaysher) i.e., UN tends not to move fast enough to keep up with a developing crisis. The machinery is not in place to allow it to do otherwise.
“Countries don’t want the Secretary-General to have a rapid response force because he might use it.” Wolfgang #unausa #membersdY2012 — fglaysher…
“Peacekeeping …. is based on the willingness of member states.”
FG sitting in the UN General Assembly, at Jamaica, in the morning. 2012