UNA-NY Ambassador Series

What Role for the United Nations
in a New Multipolar World?

Permanent Representative of France to the UN

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

6:30 to 7:00 p.m. | Registration
7:00 to 8:00 p.m. | Presentation with Q+A
8:00 to 8:30 p.m. | Reception


Penn Club of New York
30 West 44th Street
New York, New York 10036



Price per person : $25

Payment is required before the event.
An option to pay at the door is not available.

Please note the new address — the Columbia Club, our co-host for the series, has relocated to a new venue: the Penn Club.

What Role for the United Nations
in the New Multipolar World?

In a context of unprecedented accumulation of crisis across the globe, French Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador François Delattre will give his perspective on how the United Nations can respond effectively to the challenges facing the world today — including conflicts, terrorism, proliferation, climate change and other global issues.

Join us for an engaging evening with the diplomat who is currently the voice of France at the UN, as he shares his views on the dynamics within the UN and more generally on the global stage of the role played by major international actors.

This event is co-hosted by the United Nations Association of New York, the Columbia University Club of New York, the Columbia University Club Foundation and the Penn Club of New York.

Ambassador François Delattre was appointed Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations on September 2, 2014, after serving as Ambassador of France to the United States in Washington DC (2011-2014), Ambassador of France to Canada in Ottawa (2008-2011), Consul General in New York (2004-2008), Press and Communications Director at the French Embassy in Washington, DC (1998-2002).

Ambassador Delattre is a strong advocate of economic diplomacy, which he experienced in each of his diplomatic postings, starting with Bonn at the French Embassy in Germany (1989-1991), where he was in charge of assessing the economic impact of Germany's re-unification and the environment.

In France, Mr. Delattre was responsible for European and trans-Atlantic defense and security matters and managing the Bosnian crisis as a member of President Jacques Chirac's foreign policy team (1995-1998) after serving in the same capacity in the cabinet of Foreign Minister Alain Juppé (1993-1995). He also worked with the Strategic, Security and Disarmement Department of the French Foreign Ministry (1991-1993) and served as Deputy Director of French Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin's Office (2002-2004).

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