Thursday, October 22, 2015, 4:00 pm
The U.N. Turns 70 Strong
A Celebration with Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering
Location: Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church,
717 Rugby Rd., Charlottesville
To commemorate 70 years of international efforts through the United Nations in providing humanitarian aid, promoting human rights, combating climate change, fighting poverty and working for development, The Blue Ridge Virginia Chapter of the UNA-USA will host a special presentation by one of America's great champions of peace and international cooperation, Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering.
For more than four decades Ambassador Pickering played pivotal and highly visible roles in the U.S. Foreign Service (including three years as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations). He is former Co-Chairman of the Board, United Nations Association of the Untied States of America.
Pickering distinguished career in foreign service include ambassadorships in Russia (1993 to 1996); India (1992 to 1993); United Nations (1989 to 1992); Israel (1985 to 1988); El Salvador (1983 to 1985); Nigeria (1981 to 1983); and Jordan (1974 to 1978). Additionally, he served as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs from 1997 to 2000. He holds the rank of Career Ambassador, the highest in the U.S. Foreign Service.
The meeting will feature a reception following Ambassador Pickering's presentation.