Chief NGO Branch and DESA to Speak at FDUís Teaneck Campus

TEANECK, N.J. (October 3, 2011) ĖAndrei Abramov, the Chief of the Nongovernmental (NGO) Branch, United Nations Department of Economics and Social Affairs (DESA), will present on ďThe Voice of Civil Society at the United Nations: Ideals, Constraints and Potential,Ē on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Fairleigh Dickinson Universityís Metropolitan Campus as part of FDUís United Nations Pathway Program. 

Abramov has represented DESA and the NGO Branch in a number of international fora and U.N. interagency task forces and executive committees. Before joining the NGO Branch, Abramov performed the functions of principal social affairs officer in the Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and the Advancement of Women.

During his time in the Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues, he took important initiatives to strengthen U.N. system-wide work on gender equality and the empowerment of women and the achievement of gender-related aspects of Millennium Development Goals.

A longtime U.N. staffer, he has served in various capacities in peacekeeping missions, carrying out political analysis and participating in negotiations. He has also worked in the Office of Human Resources Management dealing with many critical aspects of staffing both at U.N. Headquarters and in the field.

Fairleigh Dickinsonís Office of Global Learning presents this United Nations Pathway Forum. 

The opportunity to hear Abramov and join the audience question-and-answer session is free and open to the public. Light refreshments are available at 6 p.m. and the lecture will begin at 6:30 p.m. For additional information, call FDUís Office of Global Learning at (973) 443 -8876. The program will be held in the Multipurpose Room in the Student Union Building. Fairleigh Dickinsonís Metropolitan Campus is located at 1000 River Road, Teaneck, N.J.

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