MMC’s United Nations Immersion Students Take Part in General Assembly

October 02, 2018
  • Claire Buonocore and Amne Madi
Fall 2018 United Nations Professional Immersion and Internship students had the unique opportunity to experience first-hand the General Assembly of the United Nations and surrounding events. 

Valerie Reynoso, intern with the Permanent Mission of the Dominican Republic, had a busy week with events across the city, including one at Riverside Church with the Cuban President, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermudez. You can read more about the event here

Claire Buonocore, a current Professional Immersion intern for the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary (RSHM), wrote about her experience during the General Assembly, “I have heard from a range of state representatives, NGO’s, FBO’s, and people from the ground speaking to issues such as financing, migration, climate change, human rights, the SDG’s, rights of the child, peacekeeping, and women empowerment. These events have left me feeling inspired and optimistic in the international community’s ability to address global issues.” 

Some of the events attended by our students this semester:

Action for Peacekeeping (A4P) and the Responsibility to Protect: From Political Commitment to Operational Reality

Big Data for Better Lives: Mobile Statistics and Insights

Cuba Speaks for Itself! with Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermudez

Death Penalty: Poverty and the Right to Legal Representation

Keeping the Faith in Sustainable Peace: Women of Faith as Agents of Transformation

Press Behind Bars: Undermining Justice and Democracy

and more!

Big Data for Better Lives with Mona Chalabi