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Despite my fancy degree in international relations, I don't know very much about how the U.N. works. The last time I was here in 2008 was to participate in the civil society forum for disability rights, so it was quite different from my current visit as one of the members of the official delegation. I'm on of the technical experts (this year's theme is on rural women) so I review the draft texts/presentations, represent my home agency at any official events or side events, and speak when I'm asked to participate.



The gorgeous US mission to the UN office building. Lots of original artwork inside.
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new york city by sylviaburkina

One of the larger conference rooms during a session.
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new york city by sylviaburkina

Every member country's delegation gets a sign.
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new york city by sylviaburkina

Sometimes I get to sit in the hot seat.
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Untitled by sylviaburkina

Politics in the UN bookstore - nothing yet for Libya.
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But China's all bought out.
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On March 9th, 2012 05:04 pm (UTC), erich_schneider commented:
The one and only time I visited New York, in 1988, I got the group of friends I was with to visit the UN (when I was 8 I wanted to be a UN simultaneous interpreter when I grew up). I recall going across the street to what must have been the old US mission, and going up on the steps to take a photo of the UN complex across the street, only to be told by a Marine guard that I couldn't do that.

Later that week we were on some undistinguished street at night and we stumbled across the North Korean mission.
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