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March 19, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am

This day-long United Nations simulation brings together hundreds of high school students from across the Metro area. UNA-MN is excited to host Kevin Cassidy as keynote speaker. With nearly 4 decades of international development experience, Mr. Cassidy is currently the Director and Representative to the Bretton Woods and Multilateral Organizations for the International Labor Organization (ILO) Office for the United States. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Cassidy served as the Senior Communications and Economic and Social Affairs Officer for 11 years in the ILO Office for the United Nations with additional responsible for partnerships in North America.

Mr. Cassidy has worked in several UN offices during his career including the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) on the issue of landmines, the Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance (OCHA), the Executive Office of the Secretary-General (Boutros Boutros-Ghali and Ban Ki-moon), the UN Department of Public Information and the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (NGLS), New York.  Mr. Cassidy holds a Masters’ of Economic and Political Development from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

Mr. Cassidy will speak at 9:00 am (CT) on March 19th.  If you would like to view his virtual address, please send an email requesting an invitation to info@unamn.org and a zoom link will be sent to you the day of the conference.


March 19, 2021
9:00 am - 9:30 am
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