November 20, 2021
28. Jun Returns to UN in New York and Geneva
28. Jun’s delegation returned to the United Nations in New York for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic began. The town hall meeting, hosted by Abdulla Shahid, President of the UN General Assembly, was the first in-person event to be held for civil society organizations this year.
In his address Mr. Shahid stated “As President of the United Nations General Assembly for this 76th session, I have chosen the theme of ‘hope’ and have selected five priorities to help usher in a more responsive and inclusive multilateral system. These priorities include recovering from COVID-19, rebuilding sustainably, responding to the needs of the planet, respecting the rights of all, and revitalizing the United Nations.”
The previous week, our Swiss UN delegation attended Geneva Peace Week in the humanitarian capital of the world— Geneva, Switzerland. They had the honor of hearing the former president of Liberia and Nobel Laureate, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, give a moving speech on the topic of peace.
28. Jun is committed to becoming the regional implementation leader of the SDG agenda in this world-defining decade, through our continued work with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.