Allow me to re-introduce the stars of DiploTweets. You may have noticed that we’ve revamped our DiploTweets feature on the right side-bar of the home page and interior pages. As the name suggests, these are (English language) Twitter feeds from some of the world’s top diplomats and their new media mavens. Also included are feeds from the extended family of international and inter-governmental institutions.
This is not a comprehensive list of every DiploTweeter or UN agency out there. But it is a good starting point! Who am I missing? Send us a Tweet @undispatch.
@SecGen: The official feed of UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon.Not from Ban Ki Moon himself. A Twitter account that posts timely updates of Ban’s whereabouts and meetings that is parsed from his public schedule.
@Dmiliband: UK Foreign Secretary. One of the very first diplomats to personally embrace blogging, twitter and social media. Tweeting furiously ahead of the UK elections.
@AndersFoghR: Anders Fogh Rasmussen. The former Prime Minister of Denmark and current Secretary General of NATO. Jogger.
@DannyAyalon: The Deputy foreign Minister of Israel. Formerly the Israeli Ambassador to the United States.
@UNDP: The UN Development Program. It’s the UN agency that oversees the anti-poverty economic and social development work of the UN system. Responsible for producing the the annual Human Development Report.
@UNIFEM: The UN Development Fund for Women. Posts frequent updates on challenges facing women world wide with a focus on gender and justice news from the developing world.
@UNFoundation: Not a UN body. But a non-profit founded by Ted Turner that supports the work of the UN. (And supports this blog.)
@mcampaign: The UN Millennium Campaign. The advocacy arm for the Millennium Development Goals.
@mineaction: The United Nations Mine Action Service. Supports humanitarian de-mining efforts in conflict zones. Brave people.
@davos: The World Economic Forum. Not a UN body, but its meeting in Davos, Switzerland is attended by the who’s-who of international relations and global finance.