Friday, August 29th, 2014 at 03:00 PM (EST)

Mr. Chris Whatley

Executive Director – United Nations Association of the United States

About Mr. Chris Whatley

Before joining UNA-USA, Chris served as Washington Office Director and Deputy Executive Director of The Council of State Governments (CSG), representing elected officials in all 50 states and the six territories on Capitol Hill, forging ties between American states and their counterparts in Canada and Mexico, and serving as an appointed advisor to the Office of the United States Trade Representative. Prior to joining CSG, Chris served as a program officer and field representative for the International Republican Institute (IRI), leading a wide range of international election observation missions and technical assistance programs in Liberia, Nigeria, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. He began his career as a Research Assistant for the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), studying the demobilization and reintegration of former combatants in Zimbabwe following the Lancaster House Agreement.

Today, Chris leads UNA-USA’s national staff in Washington, D.C. and New York, and heads up the Association’s efforts to increase membership, advocate on behalf of the UN and UN causes, and educate the next generation of UN supporters in the U.S. through UNA-USA’s Global Classrooms Model UN program.

Chris has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and C-SPAN, and has been quoted in a variety of national and regional newspapers.

About this Roundtable

Topic: At the end of August, the next edition of the GFDD Global Roundtables will host Mr. Chris Whatley, Executive Director at the United Nations Association of the United States. The session will focus on the importance of civil society organizations in advancing the work of the UN and the role they can play in the post-2015 development agenda. Mr. Whatley will also comment on the role of the US Congress in influencing the work of the US Mission to the United Nations. Finally Mr. Whatley will consider the UN, as a forum for discussion, and discuss its efficiency at formulating policy solutions and discuss any possible need for reform, in light of its upcoming 70th Anniversary.

LocationGFDD, 1629 K st. NW Suite 1100,Washington, DC 20006
Time: 3:00 PM (EST)
Date: Friday, August 29th, 2014

Your Participation is welcome! Session is closed.



Additional resources

United Nations Association of the United States of America

Millennium Development Goals and post-2015 Development Agenda