25 February 2008
UNDEF Head meets Paula Dobrianski at the State Deparment
Mr Roland Rich, Executive Head of UNDEF, visited Washington for discussions with the State Department on Wednesday 20 February. In his discussions with Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs, Paula Dobrianski, Mr Rich briefed Ms Dobrianski on the progress of UNDEF's second funding round noting the strong demand from civil society for democracy promotion projects. Ms Dobrianski briefed Mr Rich on developments relating to the Community of Democracies with particular reference to the Diplomat's Handbook for Democratic Development Support which was produced under its auspices. Mr Rich also called on Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Ms Kristen Silverberg, to discuss forthcoming meetings of the UNDEF Advisory Board.
On Thursday, 21 February, Mr Rich gave a presentation at the The International Forum for Democratic Studies of the National Endowment for Democracy to launch his new book, Pacific Asia in Quest of Democracy. The book is available from the publishers: click here
UNDEF Head meets Kirsten Silverberg at the State Deparment
Roland Rich with Marc Plattner and Satu Limaye at the NED event
Roland Rich launching his new book at NED