UN Reform: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead

Event offered by:
Foreign Policy Association

Event Details

Wednesday, May 10, 2006
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM 
Grupo Santander
45 E. 53rd St. (between Park & Madison Avenues)
New York, NY
Event type
Lecture / Panel  

Event Transcripts and Video

Lecture by British Ambassador to the United Nations Sir Emyr Jones Parry on, "United Nations Reform:Taking Stock and Looking Ahead."

Event Speakers

    • Sir Emyr Jones Parry - Speaker

      Sir Emyr has been United Kingdom Permanent Representative to the United Nations since July 2003, after serving for two years as United Kingdom Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Council in Brussels. He was Political Director of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office from 1998-2001 and European Union Director from 1997-1998.


      A multilateralist, Sir Emyr believes that the UN is the indispensable global organization helping to tackle the problems of a globalizing world, issues which recognize no borders and which nation states cannot tackle alone - disease, poverty, degradation of the environment, terror, WMD, humanitarian relief, human rights and human displacement, and illegal drugs. The UK Mission is working to ensure that the UN and its Agencies remain in the forefront of efforts to improve human security.


      Sir Emyr was born in Wales and studied Theoretical Physics at University College Cardiff. He subsequently completed a PhD in Polymer Physics at Cambridge.

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