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Planning Committee

Planning Committee Co-Chairs

 

Bruce KnottsBruce Knotts
Chair, NGO/DPI Executive Committee
Unitarian Universalists NGO Representative to DPI

Bruce Knotts is co-chair of the UN NGO Committee on Human Rights, the chair of the NGO Committee on Disarmament, Peace and Security, a member of the NGO UN Security Council Working Group, serves on the Board of the NGO UN Committee on Sustainable Development and he chairs the NGO/DPI Executive Committee which represents 1,400 DPI affiliated NGOs at the UN. He founded faith-based advocacy for sexual orientation/gender identity human rights at the United Nations and continues to advocate for the rights of women, indigenous peoples and for sustainable development in moral terms of faith and values.

   
Hawa Diallo, Public Information Officer, DPIHawa Diallo
Head, NGO Relations Unit; NGO Relations, Advocacy & Special Events Section, DPI

Ms. Diallo began her United Nations career in 1986 with the Department of Public Information in New York. From 1992 to 1994, she served in two United Nations Peacekeeping Operations in Cambodia and Somalia. Upon her return to New York, Ms. Diallo joined the Office of the Deputy Secretary-General until moving to the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UNHabitat) in Nairobi, as an Associate Human Settlements Officer and later worked as a Partners and Youth Officer until moving to the Agency’s New York Liaison Office in 2010. In 2013, Ms. Diallo was appointed Public Information Officer in the NGO Relations Section of the Department of Public Information.

Planning Sub-committees Co-chairs

Outcome Document Sub-committee | Contact

Co-chair
Brian Muzás​, School of Diplomacy and International Relations of Seton Hall University NGO Representative to DPI; Member of NGO/DPI Executive Committee 

Youth Co-chair
Steve Chiu, Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation NGO Youth Representative to DPI; Member of DPI/NGO Youth Representatives Steering Committee

Roundtables Sub-committee | Contact

Co-chair
Scott Carlin, Long Island Universty NGO Representative to DPI; Member of NGO/DPI Executive Committee

Co-chair
Kim Quarles, World Jurist Association NGO Representative to DPI; Member of NGO/DPI Executive Committee

Youth Co-chair
Edafe Okporo, Unitarian Universalist NGO Youth Representative to DPI

Workshops Sub-committee | Contact

Co-chair
Barbara Burns, International Public Relations Association NGO Representative to DPI; Member of NGO/DPI Executive Committee

Co-chair
Fannie Munlin, National Council of Negro Women NGO Representative to DPI; Member of NGO/DPI Executive Committee

Youth Co-chair
Alpha Diallo, ENDA NGO Youth Representative to DPI; Member of DPI/NGO Youth Representatives Steering Committee

Exhibits Sub-committee | Contact

Co-chair
Elisabeth Shuman, Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) NGO Representative to DPI; Member of NGO/DPI Executive Committee

Youth Co-chair
Sharon Pierre-Louis, ENDA NGO Youth Representative to DPI; Member of DPI/NGO Youth Representatives Steering Committee

 Youth Sub-committee | Contact

Co-chair
Madison Ross, Mercado Global NGO Youth Representative to DPI; Member of DPI/NGO Youth Representatives Steering Committee

Co-chair
Sermin Luo, Global Youth Mentorship Initiative NGO Youth Representative to DPI; Member of DPI/NGO Youth Representative Steering Committee

Advisor
Bill Hunter, Lehigh University NGO Representative to DPI; Member of NGO/DPI Executive Committee

Logistics Sub-committee | Contact

Co-chair
Samantha Lu, NAFSA International Educators NGO Representative to DPI; NGO/DPI Executive Committee

Co-chair
Patrick Sciarratta, Vinculum Foundation NGO Representative to DPI; NGO Reporter, Member  of NGO/DPI Executive Committee

Youth Co-chair
Katelyn Grano, Pathways to Peace NGO Youth Representative to DPI; Member of DPI/NGO Youth Representatives Steering Committee

Press/Media Sub-committee | Contact

Co-chair
Richard Yep, American Counselling Association NGO Representative to DPI; Member of NGO/DPI Executive Committee

Youth Co-chair
Rosleny Ubinas, National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States NGO Youth Representative to DPI; Member of NGO/DPI Executive Committee