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Yoshita Singh
Behind the Scenes of the United Nations General Assembly: Yoshita Singh, Chief Correspondent for the Press Trust of India

The 73rd United Nations General Assembly begins this week and the eyes of the world will be on United Nations Headquarters in New York and the high-level debate with world leaders! Over the next week United Nations Academic Impact will introduce you to some of the people behind the scenes of the UNGA and they'll tell you what it's like to be on the front lines of what has been called the World Cup of Diplomacy, and what it takes to pursue a career in international affairs. In today's interview, meet Yoshita Singh, Chief Correspondent for the Press Trust of India at the UN, who talks about the highs and lows of covering the UNGA and the moments she will never forget.

Flora NDucha Chief UN News Kiswahili
Behind the Scenes of the United Nations General Assembly: Flora NDucha, Chief UN News Kiswahili

The 73rd United Nations General Assembly begins this week and the eyes of the world will be on United Nations Headquarters in New York and the high-level debate with world leaders! Over the next week United Nations Academic Impact will introduce you to some of the people behind the scenes of the UNGA and they'll tell you what it's like to be on the front lines of what has been called the World Cup of Diplomacy, and what it takes to pursue a career in international affairs. In this interview, we'd like to introduce you to Flora NDucha, Chief of UN News Kiswahili, who describes how she landed her dream job by pursuing her passion.

Kevin O Hanlon, Deputy Chief of Security United Nations
Behind the Scenes of the United Nations General Assembly: Kevin O Hanlon, Deputy Chief of Security

The 73rd United Nations General Assembly is underway and the eyes of the world are on United Nations Headquarters in New York and the high level debate with world leaders. Over the next week United Nations Academic Impact will introduce you to some of the people behind the scenes of the UNGA and they'll tell you what it's like to be on the front lines of what has been called the World Cup of Diplomacy and what it takes to pursue a career in international affairs. In today's profile, meet Kevin O Hanlon, Deputy Chief of the Department of Safety and Security, who helps ensure the safety of thousands of UN staff year round and Heads of State during the UNGA.

Interpretation Booth at United Nations Headquarters in New York (UN Photo)
Behind the Scenes of the United Nations General Assembly: Mélida Buendía, Senior Spanish Interpreter

The 73rd United Nations General Assembly begins this week and the eyes of the world will be on United Nations Headquarters in New York and the high level debate with world leaders. Over the next week United Nations Academic Impact will introduce you to some of the people behind the scenes of the UNGA and they'll tell you what it's like to be on the front lines of what has been called the World Cup of Diplomacy and what it takes to pursue a career in international affairs. In today's profile, meet Mélida Buendía, Senior Spanish Interpreter in the Department of General Assembly and Conference Management, whose voice has been heard by thousands of delegates over her 20 year career covering the General Assembly.

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Local authorities and community members collaborate to provide relief in Dominica after a hurricane (Photo: UN Photo/Rick Bajornas)
UNAI Quiz: Cooperation with the United Nations

The United Nations is based on the principle that all Member States should cooperate with the Organization. This is the fifth of the principles stated in article 2 of the United Nations Charter. Take the UNAI Quiz about this principle!

Ophélie helps UNAI with its website in French
Meet our volunteer translator: Ophélie

UNAI has been working over the past few months with a number of online volunteer translators who have made a valuable contribution to broadening the multilingualism of United Nations public information by making the UNAI website more accessible to speakers of different languages. This week we feature Yangming, who helps with the UNAI website in French

Security Council meeting at which the Council was briefed by Chairs of its subsidiary bodies (Photo: UN Photo/Ariana Lindquist)
UNAI Quiz: Refrain from threat or use of force

The United Nations is based on the principle that all Members should settle their disputes by peaceful means. This is the fourth of the principles stated in article 2 of the United Nations Charter. Take the UNAI Quiz about this principle!

Yangming helps UNAI with its website in Chinese
Meet our volunteer translator: Yangming

UNAI has been working over the past few months with a number of online volunteer translators who have made a valuable contribution to broadening the multilingualism of United Nations public information by making the UNAI website more accessible to speakers of different languages. This week we feature Yangming, who helps with the UNAI website in Chinese

Members of the International Court of Justice in the Deliberation Room at the Peace Palace, in The Hague, Netherlands (Photo: UN Photo/ICJ/Jeroen Bouman)
UNAI Quiz: Pacific settlement of disputes

The United Nations is based on the principle that all Members should settle their disputes by peaceful means. This is the third of the principles stated in article 2 of the United Nations Charter. Take the UNAI Quiz about this principle!

Regina helps UNAI with its website in Russian
Meet our volunteer translators: Regina

UNAI has been working over the past few months with a number of online volunteer translators who have made a valuable contribution to broadening the multilingualism of United Nations public information by making the UNAI website more accessible to speakers of different languages. This week we feature Regina, who helps with the UNAI website in Russian

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