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UN Correspondent Chatter: Margaret Besheer of Voice of America

Today’s episode is the launch of a new series: UN Correspondent Chatter.

From time to time I’ll check in with an in-house reporter at the United Nations headquarters in New York to discuss the latest news, buzz, and intrigues around Turtle Bay.

I’m pleased to launch this new series with Margaret Besheer of the Voice of America. She has covered the UN since 2008 and has a been a great source of news and insight to me over the years.

We cover a lot of ground in this conversation, including how the UN is responding to the situation in Venezuela; the significance of a breakthrough on Yemen in the Security Council; the implications of Palestine taking over as the chair of a key group of countries; what to expect from the US at the UN in the coming months; and whether or not other diplomatic breakthroughs may be possible on the horizon.

This is a lively conversation with a veteran UN correspondent who has her finger on the pulse of UN headquarters in New York. If you have 20 minutes and want to learn what will drive the agenda at the United Nations at the start of 2019, have a listen.


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