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English at the United Nations: The Challenges of One Common Language



Do you speak UN? With 193 Member States at the United Nations, finding a common language for communication is vital. At the UN Headquarters in New York, diplomats and staff share their stories of using English and how together, they have overcome the challenges.
Interviewees:

Mr. (Bruno) Agossou Bocco / Togo
Mr. Paul Empole / Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
Ms. Heidi Jensen / USA
Ms. Fatma Kolbasi / Turkey
Mr. Jean Bosco Ndinduruvugo / Burundi
Ms. Ingrid Sabja Daza / Bolivia
Mr. Dogoba Bakayoko / Côte d'Ivoire
Mr. Martijn Dalhuijsen / Holland (the Netherlands)
Ms. Patricia Duffy / USA
Ms. Susana Reyes Arreaga / Mexico