Voyage to the Fragile Beauty of Antarctica

”The purpose of our project is to educate and to protect the environment. We want to document the beauty and the fragility of our planet.” Ms. Plentz produced, drafted, and copy-edited international policy articles, reports to donors and press releases, ensuring that content followed UN’s editorial style, consistency, and accuracy standards.   She served as…

Direitos Humanos

“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…

UN Press Relations

“The world’s poorest countries must forge closer links with fast-growing developing economies such as China and Brazil as the after-effects of the credit crunch continue to ravage the US and Europe, according to a report from the United Nations.”   Here are some of the press releases drafted and edited by Ms. Plentz, as well…

Innovation in Higher Education

“The time has come to reimagine higher education and to reinvent pedagogical approaches.” Wharton-QS Stars Awards 2014 — Reimagine Education Promoting Innovation in Higher Education Around the World By Maya Plentz London, 9 April, 2014  —  The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania’s SEI Center for Advanced Studies in Management and QS Quacquarelli Symonds, publisher of QS…

Tráfico Ilícito de Armas

“O Brasil é mais preocupado, internamente, com a questão da segurança pública que é um problema sério que nós temos – mas é claro que nós somos sensíveis também a outros aspectos da questão, inclusive repercussões no campo da sáude, muitas vezes essas armas são instrumentos de suicídio, de conflito interno dos países e até…

A Life at the UN: Sergio Vieira de Mello

“We wanted to publish excerpts of his speeches because 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 Gordon-Lennox, on his book about the late UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Sergio Vieira…