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New York, U.S.A.
H. E. Ambassador Remigio Maradona
Addressing the UN CSD at United Nations Headquarters
H.E. Ambassador Mr. Remigio Martin Maradona, Secretary-General-IIMSAM, has been in the United Nations System since the latter part of the 1980's. A graduate of the Hunter College, City University New York (CUNY), he has a Bachelors Degree in Political Science and History. He also has a Masters Degree in Public Administration (MPA).
He joined the World Association of Former UN Interns and Fellows as the first disabled interne to accomplish his internship at the UN Headquarters in New York successfully. From 1987-2005, he held various pivotal positions and was the catalyst in the promotion of WAFUNIF`s creative programmmes in support of the United Nations Alma Mater.
Inspired by various international instruments and especially the International Charter of Physical Education and Sport, UNESCO, 1978, and various UN General Assembly Resolution on Sports and the Olympic Idea which stresses upon securing the fundamental right of every human being to sport that is essential for the full development of ones personality; and his ambition to secure the benefits of sport for the marginalized, H.E. Amb. Maradona founded the stars filled WAFUNIF "Futbol4Peace" campaign that was aimed at spreading awareness about various UN Programmes and the WAFUNIF in-house programmes. He initiated the WAFUNIF Multi-Center in Nicaragua that was a recreational and educational centre for children, adults, and the disabled. He was one of the youngest member ever to be elected to the Board of Directors.
H.E. Amb. Maradona became the Secretary-General of the Intergovernmental Institution for the use of Micro-algae Spirulina Against Malnutrition, IIMSAM, in the year 2007.
H.E. Amb. Maradona has been a staunch supporter of the Rights of the Disabled and has actively participated at the various sessions of the United Nations Ad-Hoc Committee on Comprehensive and Integral International Convention on Protection and Promotion of the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities as a delegate adviser of the Permanent Mission of Chile to the United Nations.
H.E. Amb. Maradona was appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador/Special Adviser to the United Nations by the Republic of Vanuatu on 15th September 2005 till January 2007 with a portfolio from the Foreign Ministry on Social and Humanitarian Affairs; and Disability Issues. H.E. Amb. Maradona reported directly to the Deputy-Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs of Vanuatu.
H.E. Amb. Maradona is also a renowned and accomplished poet who writes in Spanish and is immensely popular amongst the readers especially for his romantic poetry. He has been conferred with various honors and awards on numerous occasions by established platforms such as the prestigious Ruben Dario Award and the House of Noble Poets in London ,U.K besides many others.
He was conferred with "2006 Global Human Rights Protection Award" by the Indian Institute of Human Rights at the 8th World Human Rights Congress held in New Delhi, India on the World Human Rights Day on the 10th of December 2006.
|bio||H. E. Mr. Anthony Angiulli||Ombudsman|
Mr. Angiulli, an American citizen with Italian roots, has a long history of successful business development within real estate as well as the entertainment industry. He is now committed to facilitating IIMSAM's initiatives that are aimed to counter severe malnutrition and to achieve the United Nations Millennium Development Goals through cooperation with the U.S. government as well as the Italian Republic, a Member State of IIMSAM's Intergovernmental Convention Agreement.
The Post of IIMSAM OMBUDSMAN:
"When talented and diverse groups function together they produce rich and creative ideas. Yet, the same process can also result in conflict and tension. It is our belief that conflict is a necessary and useful part of life when handled productively. The IIMSAM Ombudsman and Mediation Services, works to intervene in the intersection where creativity meets conflict and helps to channel these conflicts into productive solutions.
We do this through conflict coaching, by giving feedback to DGs Offices, by using shuttle diplomacy, mediation and other tools of informal dispute resolution. We also seek to track the root causes to these difficulties and propose changes to minimize them in the future and to create a more harmonious workplace at the IIMSAM. Our team of dedicated professionals works around the world to help further the mission of the IIMSAM and help those who work for the organization find productive resolutions."
|bio||Edward W. Correia||Special Adviser/Legal Counsel of the S.G. of IIMSAM|
B.A., University of Oklahoma, 1970
University of Durham, Durham, England, 1969-70
Master of Public Policy, Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, 1972
Stanford Medical School, 1972-73
J.D., University of Oklahoma College of Law, 1976
Edward Correia is President of Correia & Associates, P.C. His practice focuses on antitrust, advertising and marketing regulation, and international business issues. He also represents clients before Congress and Federal Executive Branch agencies as well as State Legislatures and agencies. He is an Adjunct Professor at American University's Washington College of Law where he has taught courses on Antitrust Law, the First Amendment, Legislation and Evidence. His current focus is on teaching Evidence.
Mr. Correia serves as counsel for a number of trade associations and coalitions of companies, particularly in the health care industry. He serves as antitrust counsel for three groups: AdvaMed, a major association of manufacturers of medical devices, the American Beverage Association, an association of major beverage companies, and the Diabetes Access to Care Coalition, a group of major manufacturers of diabetes testing supplies. He also serves as outside counsel for the Strategic Marketplace Initiative, an association of health care supply chain executives, and NOMA, an association of manufacturers of orthotic devices. He is also the General Counsel of the AAABC, a non-profit organization which promotes economic development in east Africa.
Mr. Correia has extensive experience in senior government positions as well as a broad legal background in consumer protection and antitrust law. He practiced for almost ten years with Latham and Watkins, LLP, a large international firm, before deciding to open his own firm. At Latham & Watkins, he advised clients in the areas of antitrust, advertising and marketing regulation, and export controls. He also represented numerous clients before Congress and Executive Branch agencies.
Prior to joining Latham & Watkins, Mr. Correia served in the Clinton Administration as Special Counsel to the President for Civil Rights in the White House. In this position, he was a senior legal adviser to the President and other White House officials regarding the civil rights laws and various constitutional issues. He also coordinated the development and implementation of the Administration's civil rights policy in a number of areas, including affirmative action. Mr. Correia was appointed by President Clinton to the National Council on Disability, which advises the Administration on laws and policies affecting disabled persons.
Prior to his position in the White House, Mr. Correia served as Scholar in Residence at the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C., where he advised the Commission on the antitrust aspects of joint ventures. From 1989-1997 he was a Visiting Professor, Associate Professor and Professor of Law at Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts. At Northeastern, he taught antitrust, constitutional law, legislation, and administrative law and was selected as the law school's first Urban Law and Public Policy Distinguished Professor.
He has also served as chief counsel and staff director of the Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Monopolies and Business Rights; chief legislative adviser to Senator Howard Metzenbaum on Judiciary Committee matters; minority chief counsel of the Senate Subcommittees on Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights; Staff Director and Senior Attorney Adviser to Commissioner Michael Pertschuk, Federal Trade Commission; Assistant to the Director, Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission; Assistant Regional Director, Dallas Regional Office, Federal Trade Commission; and Staff Attorney, Cleveland Regional Office, Federal Trade Commission. At the FTC, he supervised a wide variety of consumer protection and antitrust matters, including advertising regulation, franchise rule enforcement, regulation of marketing practices, mergers and price-fixing.
Other professional experience includes serving as Special Assistant to the Attorney General; a member of the Department of Defense Task Force to review the application of antitrust laws to mergers in the defense industry; a member of the Board of Editors, Corporate Conduct Quarterly; and a bar review lecturer on constitutional law, corporations, agency and partnerships.
Mr. Correia is a widely published author on various legal topics. He is also the author of The Uncertain Believer: Reconciling God and Science, which was released by SterlingHouse Publisher in July 2009. He served on the Board of Editors of the Oklahoma Law Review and has published over thirty articles on legal topics. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and serves as Co-Chair of its Public Policy Committee. In February 2010, he was given a Distinguished Alumni Award by the University of Oklahoma College of Arts and Sciences.
|bio||Ms. Emma Hallberg||Executive Director of Programme, Research Development, Data Analysis, Feasability Studies|
IIMSAM's Director of Programming, Ms. Hallberg, a Swedish national, obtained her B.S in Business and Economics after completion of studies at the School of Business and Management, in Lund as well as at Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Lille (IEP - Sciences Po ). She holds Masters Degrees in Quantitative Research Methods from Columbia University in New York City and in Political Science from University of Lund, Sweden.
In 2004 she started as a Political Affairs intern at the Department of Political Affairs as well as the Department of Peacekeeping Operations at the U.N. Headquarters. Her main responsibilities included various research works and advising on African Affairs. Thereafter, she transferred to Goma, DR of Congo, to work as a humanitarian Affairs Officer for the U.N. OCHA field office. She is also an executive board member of World of Hope International (WOHI), a non-governmental organization promoting peace, health and education in Ghana. Emma is a recipient of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency's (SIDA) grant for Minor field studies. She has attended various high-segment international conferences and workshops.
|bio||Ms. Sandra Rutz||Comptroller and Senior Adviser to the S.G. on Fiscal Affairs|
Ms. Sandra Rutz, a German citizen, holds a degree in International Business and Management from the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Germany. She was also a participant in an exchange program which gave her the opportunity to study at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
She has long been involved in philanthropic endeavors and is a committed member of the Melton Foundation which was established to build a worldwide community of talented people from diverse cultures capable of addressing global issues based on principles of open communication and mutual respect. Moreover, she has established her own non-for profit project with the mission of providing basic educational materials for African countries, while trying to build up sponsorship with schools in Germany.
Ms. Rutz is a trained Banker with extensive working experience with HypoVereinsbank in Germany.
|bio||Ms. Hatice Zeynep ÖZ||Junior Adviser on Media and Institutional Advancement and Fiscal Matters|
Ms. Oz, a Turkish citizen, graduated from Hacettepe University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Ankara, majoring in International Relations. While pursuing her studies, she became fascinated about the cultural diversity of the world and decided to apply for the IIMSAM Youth Delegate Program. She joined IIMSAM as a Youth Delegate with the aspiration to learn and assist IIMSAM to develop a spirulina program in her home town of Ankara, Turkey. During her time as a Youth Delegate, she was the main architect for the multi-media campaign of IIMSAM's CELEBRATE LIFE Video to help it spread and percolate to the New York market. Moreover, she was also dedicated to learning Spanish as well as improving her English skills, and continued her Professional Studies at New York University. Previously, she also interned at the Republic of Turkey, Prime Minister's Office and the Under-Secretariat for Maritime, Foreign Relations Department. In September 2009, Zeynep was promoted to a Junior Adviser for IIMSAM.
|bio||Ms. Meneske Kuradaci||Junior Adviser on Public Relations and virtual media outlets|
IIMSAM's former Youth Delegate Ms. Meneske Kuradaci is a graduate from the Istanbul Bilgi University, faculty of communications, Advertising Department. During her University years she worked in the advertising agencies as an intern. She was also dedicated to an NGO (C.Y.D.D) whose aim is to enhance contemporary living in terms of education, human rights, women and children rights and democracy.
Ms. KuradaciI also studied at Pera Fine Arts Academy to gain a visual perspective. After finishing her university education she went on to work for two years as a strategic planner at Ogilvy Istanbul which is a branch of an American Company. In April 2007, she came to New York to obtain a certification of Integrated Marketing from New York University, where she will continue her pursuit of a Masters Degree. Menekse was appointed as an IIMSAM Junior Adviser in September 2009.
|bio||René ("Nay") Davis||Technical Communications Adviser, Webmaster|
René ("Nay") Davis, IIMSAM's Technical Communications Adviser, is an independent freelance web developer and owner of Naydream Studios, based on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. René has been developing and maintaining websites since 1996, serving clients in the international market with particular focus on the music industry and online media. She is the webmaster for Roots Music Group, as well as its artists Jon Christos, Kristyna Myles, Rick Guard, and others.
A graduate of Mississippi State University, René spent most of her early career in the nonprofit sector, assisting children at risk of abuse or neglect, and advocating for the rights and inclusion of individuals with disabilities. A mom of three, René's personal interests extend to supporting causes which fight to eradicate global hunger and disease, to ensure a brighter future for all our children. She is a board member of the Grobanites for Africa, which supports the Josh Groban Foundation's philanthropic projects in Africa, and locally supports Special Olympics, Boys and Girls Clubs of the Gulf Coast, and United Way charities.
Interview with Amb. Secretary-General of IIMSAM in Doha, Qatar
- July 13, 2005
H.E. Mr. R. Maradona's address to the ECOSOC, dated. 13 July 2005
- June 08, 2007
H.E. R. Maradona's speech at the formal launch of the IIMSAM's The Right to Food Campaign Initiative Against Malnutrition at the United Nations Headquarters, 8th June 2007
- October 26, 2007
Director-General Statement at the IIMSAM Culture of Peace Event, UN Headquarters, Dag Hammaskjold Library Auditorium, 26 October 2007
- February 11, 2008
IIMSAM DIRECTOR GENERAL`S STATEMENT TO THE COMMISSION ON SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT, 11 FEBRUARY 2008
- April 01, 2008
Food Fortification through Spirulina : Key Driver to Achieve Food Security
- May 20, 2008
Global Food Crisis Special Meeting
- July 01, 2008
Economic and Social Council Substantive Session For 2008, High-Level Segment, âAchieving Sustainable Developmentâ
- July 23, 2008
IIMSAM PRESENTATION TO U.S. CONGRESS AND SENATE 23-25 JULY 2008 CAPITOL HILL, WASHINGTON
- July 28, 2008
IIMSAM INFORMAL PRESENTATION TO UN COMMUNITY 28 JULY WITH COOPERATION OF MISSION OF ARGENTINA TO THE UNITED NATIONS. UN HEADQUARTERS.
- September 22, 2008
IIMSAM`S DIRECTOR GENERAL REMARKS DURING HIS OFFICIAL VISIT TO THE ITALIAN REPUBLIC
- October 16, 2008
IIMSAM`s DIRECTOR GENERAL STATEMENT ON WORLD FOOD DAY 16 OCTOBER 2008 UN HEADQUARTERS, IIMSAM `s GWA PRESS LUNCHEON.
- December 3, 2008
IIMSAM Director General H.E. Ambassador Remigio M. Maradona's official statement on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities
- April 12, 2009
DG STATEMENT ATLANTIS EVENT UAE
- April 19, 2009
DG STATEMENT ON AUTISM UAE
- November 27, 2009
DIRECTOR GENERAL`s STATEMENT TO THE INTALIAN PRIVATE ECTOR OF CONFINDUSTRIA UDINE ITALY
- January 19, 2010
DIRECTOR GENERAL STATEMENT OF IIMSAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS FOR 2009
- April 11, 2010
DG MARADONA`S TRIBUTE TO POLISH LEADER AFTER PLANE CRASH!
- April 17, 2010
DIRECTOR GENERAL`S STATEMENT AT NEW ORLEANS, STATE OF L.A. SP. EVENT W LOCAL AUTHORITIES AND IIMSAM GWAs
- August 02, 2010
OFFICIAL STATEMENT BY: AMB. DIRECTOR-GENERAL REMIGIO MARADONA, 27 AMMAN,JORDAN IIMSAM 2ND ANNUAL SUMMIT
- October 16, 2010
OFFICIAL STATEMENT BY:AMBASSADOR H.E. MR. REMIGIO MARADONA SECRETARY GENERAL OF IIMSAM United Nations World Food Day 16 OCTOBER 2010