The U.N. Correspondents Association 2015 Executive Committee annual luncheon with the U.N. Secretary-General took place on Wednesday, February 4th in the U.N. Delegates Dining Room.
Top Row, from left:
Melissa Kent (CBC/Radio Canada); Nabil Abi Saab (Al-Hurra TV); Valeria Robecco (ANSA News Agency); Kahraman Halicelik (Turkish Radio & TV); Hua Jiang (Acting Director, News & Media Division); Talal Al-Haj (Al-Arabiya News Channel); Farhan Haq (Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General); Gu Zhenqiu (Xinhua News Agency); Emoke Bebiak (DPA, German Press Agency); Richard Amdur (Director of Communications & Speech writing, Executive Office of the Secretary-General)
Bottom Row, from left:Stephane Dujarric (Spokesperson for the Secretary-General); Michell Nichols (Reuters); Ali Barada (An-Nahar/France 24); Cristina Gallach (Under Scretary-General, Communications & Public Information); U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; Giampaolo Pioli (Quotidiano Nazionale, UNCA President); Bouchra Benyoussef (Maghreb Arab Press); Seana Magee (Kyodo News Agency); Sherwin Bryce-Pease (South African Broadcasting)
Don't think they seriously considered other candidates. While he was shortlisted, was not approached directly by admin. 1/2 twitter.com/charnyj/status…
@columlynch Biggest surprise in yr piece was that Natsios --- a Bushie through + through --- was a candidate. He would have been excellent.— Joel Charny (@CharnyJ) March 25, 2017
He will also have plenty of help from American ag industry, and shippers who make a lot of money through wfp twitter.com/emmadaly/statu…
He has no experience running an international relief agency but his political connections may help WFP escape cuts https://t.co/nBWELKmYAg— EmmaDaly (@EmmaDaly) March 25, 2017