The United Nations Correspondents Association held a press briefing with Mr. Diego Arria, former Venezuelan diplomat and founder of the Arria Formula Meetings devised in 1992, on the situation in Venezuela.
BIO and VIDEO below
Diego Enrique Arria Salicetti
Politician and Venezuelan diplomat who has held positions of great national and global importance. He writes and talks permanently about the tragedy of his country turned into a narco-tyranny. He publishes in local and international media and participates as a lecturer
Member of the Advisory Board of the School of International Studies of American University in Washington DC. From the Advisory Board of the International Crisis Group (formerly its board), and from the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Politics of Brandeis University.Directory of the Security Council Report and the Directory of the Museum of Art and Design (MAD) of New York, of Freedom Now and the Latin American Adviser of the Inter-American Dialogue in Washington DC
Senior Official of the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington DC; Deputy to the National Congress; Governor of Caracas; Minister of Information and Tourism; Ambassador to the UN;President of the Security Council; Assistant Secretary General of the UN; Counselor of Kofi Annan, UN Secretary General;
Visiting Scholar Columbia University, NY;Diplomatic Fellow Council on Foreign Relations New York; Directory of the International Peace Academy;Founding Editor of the Diario de Caracas; Adviser to the OAS Secretary General, Alejandro Orfila; Adviser to the Secretary General of the Rio Summit on Human Settlements; Co Chair of the UN Habitat Conference on Human Settlements in Vancouver;Presidential candidate.
Education: La Salle, Caracas; Augusta Military Academy, Virginia and University of Michigan, Economics and Political Science .
Books : Collaborator of the Encyclopedia Britannica;First the People; Tourism Development Instrument;Dedication to a Cause; Caracas for All; Venezuela: The Hour of Truth
Received the highest decorations of the governments of Argentina, Chile and El Salvador and the Arab Emirates. Similarly in Venezuela, including the four components of the Armed Forces
Fingers are pointed at US, Australia, Brazil. All are led by men who are not fond of international cooperation and are close to polluting industries twitter.com/nytclimate/sta…
“The spirit and the objectives of the Paris Agreement are being eroded clause by clause,” one senior diplomat said. https://t.co/sL6Blh5Hdx— NYT Climate (@nytclimate) December 14, 2019
"face our people back home" twitter.com/LDCChairUNFCCC…
At #COP25 we must ensure an ambitious outcome so that we can face our peoples back home. We're deeply concerned that text does not refer to parties submitting ambitious revised NDCs by 2020. Current NDCs are not in line with science and do not put the world on a 1.5°C pathway.— LDC Chair (@LDCChairUNFCCC) December 14, 2019
In other words, still some tricky math happening in these rooms. Trying to figure out how to explain this to my 6th grader twitter.com/MikeSzaboCP/st…
#COP25 HoDs meeting now as source tells us "landing zones are getting narrower", especially on #Article6. Delegates nearing deal on SoP, OMGE, Corresponding Adjustments... Basically everything except Kyoto carryover. But time cld still run out/entire thing cld still fall apart...— Mike Szabo (@MikeSzaboCP) December 14, 2019
U.S. is accused of using its last year at Paris agreement negotiations to block the creation of a fund to compensate vulnerable countries for vast economic damages. State Dept response: "The U.S. govt is the largest humanitarian donor in the world and we respond based on needs" twitter.com/CANIntl/status…
@harjeet11: USA is holding the progress on loss and damage finance hostage just because it is interested in only covering its own administration and polluting industries. Whatever little progress we made is also stuck because of the bullying and blocking that has happened.— Climate Action Network International (CAN) (@CANIntl) December 14, 2019