The association for retirees and former staff of Unicef
Newton Bowles is an artist, a painter, a writer and now poet. (And he is still a dollar a year man with UNICEF). Newton’s latest creation is a collection of poems, “Death and Other Loves” that recall his childhood in China, family in Canada and his very full international life.(Toronto, The Penumbra Press, 2007)
Maggie Black takes on the whole UN family in her “No-Nonsense Guide to the United Nations “ published by the New Internationalist in 2007. She explores the system’s development over time and tacklesthe current quest for system coherence.
Not enough for one year, Maggie has also written with Ben Fawcett “The Last Taboo: Opening the Door on the Global Sanitation Crisis.” Published by Earthscan and UNICEF, the book de-couples the water andsanitation connection and argues that – to make real progress – we need a radical new mind-set.
Alan Brody writes from his new home in Iowa City that an essay/memoir piece he had written was accepted by the Virginia Quarterly Review (online). Its title is “Afghanistan Revisited: A Conversation with Naijibullah.” Go to:http://www.vgronline.org/webexclusive/2008/01/02/brody-revisiting-afghanistan
Herman Stein, long-time adviser to UNICEF Executive Directors, Pate, Labouisse and Grant has written a memoir about the first International Conference on Planning for Children in Developing Countries held in Bellagio, Italy in 1965. UNICEF was the sponsor and Herman was the rapporteur. See this UNICEF History Paper online.
Kul Gautam was awarded the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award by the the US Fund for UNICEF. You can follow Kul’s latest activities at KulGautam.org.
Jim Mohan is keeping friends informed of his worldwide travels through e-mail. Read his impressions of Italy, the beauty of Ireland – it is all there for the asking. Contact Jim at….