On Monday, March 19th, 2018, the United Nations Correspondents Association held a press briefing with International Crisis Group Senior Analyst for Congo, Hans Hoebeke and Senior UN Analyst Ashish Pradhan to present their latest report on the electoral process in the DRC and to discuss the significance of upcoming elections in Africa for the UN.
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Hans is Crisis Group’s Senior Analyst for Congo. He is based in Nairobi.
Ashish Pradhan is International Crisis Group’s Senior UN Analyst. He is responsible for Crisis Group’s engagement with the UN Secretariat, Security Council members, and other member states and his work primarily focuses on African and Asian crises. Ashish regularly relays Crisis Group’s field-based analysis to UN officials and member state diplomats, especially in the lead-up to key Security Council discussions and resolutions. He also ensures that debates at UNHQ are adequately reflected in Crisis Group’s own reporting and policy prescriptions.
Have this confirmed by a source close to the whips office. They are heading back to SW1. Source tells me it must now be likely that confidence vote happening. “Got to be close if not there already” https://t.co/K1RW4Jz77O— Beth Rigby (@BethRigby) November 16, 2018
& trip to Sweden twitter.com/AkshayaSays/st…
To be fair, they've also gone down to Washington DC for lunch at the White House organized by @USUN in January 2018, and stopped by Kuwait City during a trip organized by @KuwaitMissionUN (4/7) pic.twitter.com/pICamt843A— Akshaya Kumar (@AkshayaSays) November 15, 2018
Being called Security Council tourism. twitter.com/AkshayaSays/st…
Beijing, which currently holds the rotating presidency of the Council, has planned the trip to showcase the cities of Shenzhen and Guangzhou & to spotlight its contributions to UN peacekeeping around the world.— Akshaya Kumar (@AkshayaSays) November 15, 2018
Such glitzy destinations are a far cry from usual UNSC trips (2/7) pic.twitter.com/RRGmzcNIc9