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In Ultimate UN Failure UN PGA Bozkir Whines No Meeting With de Blasio So Time To Leave

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Periscope
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UN GATE, Oct 23 – In the United Nations, a list of speakers for the UN General Assembly week Sept 22-29 was released, photo here.

  On September 14, the day before Volkan Bozkir took over as President of the General Assembly, Inner City Press wrote to his spokesperson Brenden Varma asking who pays Bozkir's staff. Varma blocked Inner City Press on Twitter.

 Now on October 23 Varma has gone public with a failure by Bozkir: he couldn't even get a meeting with NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio. He asked, two weeks ago, and was turned down.

  It is time for the UN to leave New York. Also, it is time for Bozkir to step down. He is not representing, and cannot represent, the UNGA. Video here.

  Now while refusing all of Inner City Press' written questions about it while entertaining Al Jazeera's questions, it emerges that Bozkir took $500,000 from Qatar - for what? - and still refuses to disclose who works for him, much less who pays them. Interim profiles here (Toni-Shae Freckleton, and Inga Kanchaveli) and here (Nehali Anupriya - nepotism). Inner City Press should be immediately admitted for UNGA 2020 and electronic briefings.

   Ghoulishly, while blocking Inner City Press and refusing its question about PGA Office transparency, Varma bragged that the Office's 33 staff come from 30 countries - but the link was blocked to Inner City Press' IP address. Still, for now we have this (Turkey-heavy) list, and the "Ethics" page still doesn't say who pays them. They should be ashamed and we'll have more on this, and these: "Tegan Brink, Chef de Cabinet, SENIOR CABINET Farrukh Khan, Deputy Chef de Cabinet; Oncu Keceli [Turkish], Deputy Chef de Cabinet; Ceren Ozgur Senior Political Adviser [Turkish dipomat]; Alexandre Stutzmann, Special Adviser, UN 75 Strategy & Implementation

ADMINISTRATION Faisal Ibrahim, Special Adviser to the Chef de Cabinet & Head of Administration; Keithlin Caroo, Personal Assistant to the President of the General Assembly; Evelyn Ojwang, Executive Assistant to the Chef de Cabinet; Meriem Heddache, Administrative Assistant

COMMUNICATIONS & MEDIA Brenden Varma, Director of Communications & Spokesperson [censor]; Orla Murphy, Speechwriter; Amy Quantrill, Deputy Spokesperson & Lead Speechwriter [paid for by UK?]; Carl Mercer, Communications Adviser & Speechwriter; Denise Kling, Communications Adviser; Nevena Toaso, UN75 Communications & Events

PEACE AND SECURITY Saada Hassan, Team Leader; Woo-jung Han, Senior Adviser; Hanizah Mohd Izzuddin, Adviser; Muhammed Enes Uslu, Adviser

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Toni-Shae Freckleton, Team Leader; LIU Shaoxuan, Adviser; Mohammed Shaker, Adviser; Sara Al Ahmed, Adviser; Nehali Anupriya, Adviser

HUMAN RIGHTS [ha] & HUMANITARIAN Hila Wesa, Team Leader; Gail Farngalo, Senior Adviser and Gender Equality Lead; Igor Bondiuk Adviser' Anna Fritzsche Adviser

REFORM [ha], LEGAL AND BUDGET Fernando Marani, Team Leader & Chief Legal Adviser [that's a laugh - open censorship]; Peter Stone Senior Adviser; Inga Kanchaveli Senior Adviser; Ahmad Almaududy Amri Adviser; Youssef El Mezouaghi Adviser."

Watch this site.

 Most resident correspondents write nothing, or only propaganda. And who will decide on these "very limited non-resident" [sic] who will be allowed in? Varma called on three separate Turkish media... This is the beginning of a series. Thread here.

 In the first morning there are China and Russia, Qatar, Morocco and Iran. Cameroon's Paul Biya  is on Friday September 24. Watch this site.


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