03/02/2004
Press Release
Note No. 5844



Note to Correspondents


JAMES JONAH TO SPEAK ON ‘RALPH BUNCHE AND THE INTEGRITY


OF THE INTERNATIONAL CIVIL SERVICE’, 5 FEBRUARY


The United Nations Department of Public Information, in association with the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies of the City University of New York Graduate Center, has been hosting a series of lectures to mark the birth centenary of Ralph Bunche and to honour his legacy.  The third and final of these lectures, entitled “Ralph Bunche and the Integrity of the International Civil Service,” will be held on Thursday, 5 February in the Dag Hammarskjöld Library Auditorium from 1 to 3 p.m.


James O.C. Jonah, former United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs and Senior Fellow of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, will be the keynote speaker.  Catherine Bertini, Under-Secretary-General of the Department of Management, and George Saddler, Chair of the New York Ralph Bunche Centenary Commemoration Committee and President of the Federation of Associations of Former International Civil Servants (FAFICS), will be the discussants.


Shashi Tharoor, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, will introduce the programme, to be moderated by Sir Brian Urquhart, former Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs.


Members of Permanent Missions, Secretariat staff, representatives of inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations, and the media are invited to attend and to join in the discussion following the presentations.


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