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The BMCC community is invited to meet Neil Pierre, Chief of the
Policy Coordination Branch, Office of ECOSOC Support and Coordination, Department of Economic and Social Affairs from the United Nations Headquarters in New York who will be visiting BMCC on Nov. 15, from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Pierre will speak about the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the promotion of peace and security, gender equality and other issues such as the engagement of young people.
About Neil Pierre
Mr. Pierre assumed the post of Chief, Policy Coordination Branch, Office for ECOSOC Support and Coordination, DESA in May 2010. His responsibilities in this position entail coordinating preparations for the ECOSOC Integration Segment and High-level Segment, as well as providing substantive support to the ECOSOC Bureau and the Second Committee of the UN General Assembly. Prior to that, Mr. Pierre coordinated preparations for the Council’s review of progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) through the national voluntary presentations. In his previous positions, Mr. Pierre spearheaded the work of ECLAC in the Caribbean as Director of the ECLAC Sub-regional Office for the Caribbean. He also served as Deputy Resident Representative for UNDP in Trinidad and Tobago between August 2000 and September 2004, overseeing the UNDP country programmes for several member states of CARICOM.
Before joining the United Nations Mr. Pierre worked as a diplomat in the Foreign Service of Guyana, serving in London, Brussels and at the Permanent Mission of Guyana to the UN. His last assignment in that capacity was as Senior Adviser to the President of the 48th session of the UN General Assembly. Mr. Pierre obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Guyana, a Certificate in Diplomacy from the University of Oxford and a Master of Science Degree (Political Economy) from the London School of Economics (LSE).
This free event (CCT-approved) is hosted by the Economics, Equality and Environment Club and BMCC faculty.
Refreshments will be provided. To RSVP, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.