NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Global Affairs (CGA) and the United States Mission to the United Nations (USUN) Will Cohost a Panel on “21st-Century UN Reform: Advancing Peace and Security”

May 3 Event Will Feature Tamrat Samuel, UN Assistant Secretary-General; Cherith Norman, Minister Counselor, UN Management and Reform, US Mission to the UN; and Paige Arthur, Deputy Director, NYU Center on International Cooperation

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NEW YORK, April 27, 2018—The NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) Center for Global Affairs (CGA) and the United States Mission to the United Nations (USUN) will cohost a public event, “21st-Century UN Reform: Advancing Peace and Security,” on Thursday, May 3.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has embarked on an ambitious reform agenda that seeks to restructure the UN’s bureaucracy and rules to allow for more rapid delivery of critical services to advance peace and security, peacebuilding, and development efforts in the field. This agenda seeks to ensure that the funding provided to the UN budget—including funds from the United Statesis spent wisely and effectively. It also seeks to enable the UN to be part of the solution to the myriad of security, humanitarian, and development challenges that it seeks to address around the world.

What are the prospects that these reforms will prove to be effective? Are member states willing to support these efforts? A panel discussion with UN experts, moderated by CGA Clinical Associate Professor Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu, will address these and other questions.

PANELISTS

  • Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu, Clinical Associate Professor, Center for Global Affairs [moderator]
  • Paige Arthur, Deputy Director, NYU Center on International Cooperation
  • Cherith Norman, Minister Counselor, UN Management and Reform, US Mission to the UN
  • Tamrat Samuel, Assistant Secretary-General, Senior Coordinator for Peace and Reform, Executive Office of the Secretary-General

The free event will take place on Thursday, May 3, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., at the Woolworth Building, 15 Barclay Street, 4th Floor.

Members of the public can register here.

If you are a member of the press who wishes to cover the event, please contact Alka Gupta at aag13@nyu.edu.

For more information about CGA’s Public Events Series, visit sps.nyu.edu/cga.events, call 212-992-8380, or e-mail sps.global.affairs@nyu.edu.

About the NYUSPS Center for Global Affairs

The NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Global Affairs facilitates change by educating and inspiring our community members to become global citizens who are capable of identifying and implementing solutions to pressing global challenges. We believe that the development of solutions to global problems must be informed by an understanding that the world’s challenges are not merely challenges for and among states and traditional diplomatic outlets, but also challenges for nonstate actors, urban and rural communities, and regional organizations. Through rigorous graduate and professional education programs and public events, we prepare global citizens who are at home in all of these environments—and thus, who are effective agents of change.

For more information, visit sps.nyu.edu/cga.

About the NYU School of Professional Studies

Established in 1934, the NYU School of Professional Studies (sps.nyu.edu) is one of NYU’s several degree-granting schools and colleges, each with a unique academic profile. The reputation of the School of Professional Studies arises from its place as the NYU home for study and applied research related to key knowledge-based industries where the New York region leads globally. This is manifest in the School’s diverse graduate, undergraduate, and Professional Pathways programs in fields such as Accounting, Finance, and Law; Applied Health; Arts, Design, and Film; Creative Cities and Economic Development; English-Language Learning; Entrepreneurship; Fundraising and Grantmaking; Global Affairs; Hospitality and Tourism Management; Human Resource Management and Development; Languages and Humanities; Management and Systems; Marketing; Project Management; Public Relations and Corporate Communication; Publishing; Real Estate, Real Estate Development, and Construction Management; Sports Management, Media, and Business; Translation; and Writing.


More than 100 distinguished full-time faculty members collaborate with an exceptional cadre of practitioner/adjunct faculty members and lecturers to create a vibrant professional and academic environment that educates over 5,000 degree-seeking students from around the globe each year. In addition, the School fulfills the recurrent professional education needs of local, national, and international economies, as evidenced by nearly 26,000 Professional Pathways enrollments in Career Advancement Courses and Diploma Programs. The School’s community is enriched by more than 31,000 degree-holding alumni worldwide, many of whom serve as mentors, guest speakers, and advisory board members. For more information about the NYU School of Professional Studies, visit sps.nyu.edu.