A Life at the UN: Sergio Vieira de Mello

“We wanted to put on the book at least some of the excerpts of his speeches because I think that it is important that they must not be forgotten. Specially speeches about racism, about the functioning of the United Nations, about the Human Rights Commission.” Ms. Plentz Fagundes interviews Secretary General of Reporters Without Borders, George…

ONU

“Não podemos esquecer que foi o presidente Roosevelt, e uma grande geração de estadistas, diplomatas e políticos – que acompanhavam o presidente Roosevelt – que criaram a ONU. By Maya Plentz Fagundes UNITED NATIONS, Nova York, 27 de Março de 2003 – Com a interrupção dos trabalhos da Comissão de Inspeção, Verificação e Monitoramento de Armas da…

Security Council

“So that is one area at least  where perhaps member states need to get together and see if they can find common ground,  because there is no doubt that the way things have been happening in the last couple of years has been very divisive.”  Maya Plentz Fagundes interviews Mr. Edward Mortimer, Director of Communications and Head of…

Direitos Humanos

“Eu disse já em vários discursos, em várias declarações, que os direitos da mulher não são um capítulo na agenda dos direitos humanos, eles são um tema central. Porque? Em primeiro lugar porque a mulher representa mais de cinquenta por cento da população mundial. Mas em segundo lugar também porque, via de regra, esses direitos…

Gilberto Gil at the UN

“As iniciativas da UNESCO nesse campo, em termos internacionais, no sentido de incentivar programas nacionais de catalogação, de mapeamento, de registros, de tombamentos é uma iniciativa muito forte.”

Policy and the Internet of Things

David Estrada, Vice President of Government Relations at Lyft, remarked that currently most government bodies that legislate the sectors being impacted by the sharing economy do not have an adequate framework to deal with these new disruptive economic models. By Maya Plentz Paris, December 2014 Day one at LeWeb, the French digital conference founded by Loïc…

The Future of Retail

“It is no surprise for those in the trenches, managing day-to-day the IT department and the media relations team, that Gartner’s latest report identifying the 10 strategic technology trends for 2015 sees the well-articulated and executed digital strategy at the core of successful, profitable, companies.” By Maya Plentz In our increasingly connected world every layer…

Press Relations: Higher Education

Results of Press Relations campaigns for QS Asian University Rankings, 2014 Wall Street Journal Why Do India’s IITs Do So Badly on Some University Rankings? By Shanoor Seervai May 15, 2014 In a survey of 300 Asian universities released this week, Indian schools — even the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology — once again failed to reach…

UNHCR, WFP, and UNICEF Launch a Digital Platform

“Three UN agencies have launched a digital platform to streamline the application process and evaluation of partner NGOs.” By Maya Plentz   Twitter @MayaPlentz United Nations, November 12, 2018 —  Three UN agencies have launched a digital platform to streamline the application process and evaluation of partner NGOs. The United Nations Partnership Portal (UNPP), draws…

WSIS at ITU 2018/2017

Link to my speech at the WSIS High Level Policy panel, at ITU Headquarters in 2018 WSIS Forum: Link to talk at the World Summit on the Information Society  Forum 2017 Twitter Moments ⚡️World Summit on the Information Society here ITU 2018  This is the link to my speech / policy statement at the 2018 WSISI Forum, High-Level Policy Session…

Maya Plentz

  In October of 2016 Ms. Plentz Fagundes was appointed by the European Commission to the High Level Group of Experts to review the impact of Horizon 2020, the £80 Billion Framework Programme to fund Research and Innovation in the EU from 2014 to 2020. Bio (short) Previously, Ms. Plentz was a tech and international affairs news producer for Bloomberg…

Engineering at FIU

“A Florida university and an insurer that incurred hundreds of millions of dollars in losses during recent hurricanes are teaming up to find ways to help buildings survive massive storms. Their tool: Giant fans.”   Results of media relations campaigns by Maya Plentz for FIU Placement: Wall Street Journal From Fans’ Whirlwind, Researchers Reap Data…

UNAIDS

“Women and girls are being infected with the HIV/AIDS virus at an alarming rate in developing countries, according to a study by the United Nations Population Fund.” Alarming Rate of HIV/AIDS Infections Among Women and Girls By Maya Plentz Geneva, 28thJune 2004 –  Women and girls are being infected with the HIV/AIDS virus at an alarming…

Foreign Affairs

Maya Plentz interviews Foreign Affairs Minister Celso Lafer, UN Headquarters, 2002  

Missão do Brasil em Genebra

“Nunca delegação alguma tinha apresentado uma resolução como esta, portanto é um marco na história dos debates da Comissão de Direitos Humanos.” Por Maya Plentz Fagundes Maya Plentz interviewed Ministro Conselheiro da Missão do Brasil em Genebra, Frederico Duque Estrada Meyer, for UN Radio’s daily broadcast and weekly podcast UN in Action. *Interviews produced, edited, and transcribed by…