Un Social 500
Hello UN Social 500 Players,
This July, Emily Robinson interviewed Chris Reardon, Chief of Content Production for UNHCR, in #SharingTheSuccess Stories Of Hell And Hope. I enjoyed Chris’s poetic writing so much that I reread the interview several times. I trust that you will love it too. Thank you for sharing, Chris.
When I reached out to Roxanna Samii, Chief Digital Strategy at UN Environment, and asked her to contribute a blog post to UNSocial500.com she asked effortlessly, “What topic?” I responded, some of YOUR top communication tips! Roxanna generously offered up this gem: Suffering From The Curse Of Knowledge? I think of it as a powerful little antidote for writer’s block. Thanks for sharing, Roxanna.
I would like to congratulate this month's top three Players: Melissa Fleming, Chief Communications for UNHCR; Ravi Karkara, Senior Advisor Strategic Partnership and Advocacy To the Assistant Secretary-General/Deputy Executive Director; and Kent Page, UNICEF Strategic Communication Advisor, Emergencies. Your work is inspiring.
Here on the UN Social 500 we saw the biggest climbs from Andrej Verity up 232 places to 163rd), Radek Rzehak up 154 places to 289th), and Julie Ballington up 145 places to 279th). We also welcomed new players Marita Perceval 70th), Peggy Hicks (92nd), and Nelson Muffuh (93rd). Please take a moment to nourish your network by connecting with them.
We are finalizing the date for the UN Social 500 Leadership Council’s first meeting, around the middle of August. Please let us know if you have time to join the Council. We will pick your brain with questions like, “What we can do to better serve you?”
We will continue to reach out to UN Staff and contractors to be featured in our #ShareTheSuccess interviews. If you or somebody you know makes a great interview subject, please feel free to drop us a line!
Finally, to maintain and advance the UN Social 500, we are looking for sponsors and have launched a crowdfunding project:
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Please take a look at our objectives for the program, sponsor if you can and please share our appeal with your network.
Have a wonderful August and thank you for what you do!