A May 18, 2010 One-day trip to the United Nations from Boston and Worcester http://www.global-leader.org/gl_untours.html was offered to area adults and youth by Virginia Swain in partnership with Ugo Solinas, Haiti Team Leader in the Europe and Latin America Division of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations, Jonathan Alexandre, originally from Haiti and an Anna Maria College student; Giorgia Passerelli, Human Rights Officer, Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights and Dr. Carol Zulauf Sharicz, Associate Professor of Adult and Organizational Learning at Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts
Haiti and United Nations each had a huge loss during the Haiti Earthquake. We looked at the aftermath: What is the impact of such a loss for Haiti and the UN? How can Haiti endure? How can the UN's global mission endure? How can systems thinking and new leadership models give us a new lens to apply to the current human rights challenges in Haiti?
Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon said after the earthquake: