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UNNGO PeaceeverTV According to the news release from Mayor’s Office sent to our co-chair, UN Society and Diplomacy Review Chief Editor Gloria, reported: In celebration of the 75th UN Day, the New York Mayor’s Office National Affairs Commissioner and relevant UN agencies Cooperate and senior staff United Nations leaders recruit volunteers,  at the New York Public Food Store in East Harlem to give back to New Yorkers who need to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations.
 
 
NEW YORK – On Saturday, October 24, 2020, Under-Secretary General for Global Communications Melissa Fleming, Under-Secretary General for Safety and Security Gilles Michaud, Mayor’s Office for International Affairs Commissioner Penny Abeywardena, NYC Service Chief Service Officer Anusha Venkataraman and senior UN leaders will volunteer at NY Common Pantry in East Harlem to give back to New Yorkers in need to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations.   
 
The COVID-19 pandemic has deeply impacted New Yorkers in all five boroughs. Among the top concerns for local residents is food security. In response, the City has created initiatives such as the Get Food Program to distribute nutritious meals to those in need. 
 
This volunteer event, which is part of International Affairs’ Connecting Local to Global initiative, highlights the strong relationship between Host City and the UN, which gave a historic 250,000 surgical masks to New York City at the height of the pandemic.
 
WHAT: Representatives from the United Nations, the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs and NYC Service will volunteer at NY Common Pantry by helping with meal preparation, packaging, and distribution. The food distribution will occur outdoors and the meal preparation will occur indoors with adherence to social distancing and safety guidelines. 
 
WHO: Commissioner for International Affairs Penny Abeywardena; Chief Service Officer, NYC Service Anusha Venkataraman; Under-Secretary General for Global Communications Melissa Fleming; Under-Secretary General for Safety and Security Gilles Michaud; Acting Director, Division of Healthcare Management and Occupational Safety and Health-Office of Support Operations Dr. Bernhard Lennartz; Senior Medical Officer, United Nations Mike Rowell; President, UN Staff Union, New York, Patricia Nemeth; and United Nations Department of Global Communications Senior Special Advisor Robert Skinner 
 
WHERE: NY Common Pantry, 8 East 109th Street, New York, NY 10029
 
WHEN: Saturday, October 24, 2020
 
TIME: 10:00AM -2:00PM
 
If you are interested in attending this in-person event, please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 2 PM Friday, October 23, 2020. There will be no Q&A. Interviews may be arranged upon request.
 
About the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs 
The New York City Mayor's Office for International Affairs works to foster positive relations and encourage collaboration between the international community and New York City's agencies and local neighborhoods. The Office is focused on sharing New York City's policies and best practices globally, as well as responding to requests from foreign governments, the United Nations, and the U.S. Department of State. For more information, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and on our website.
 
 "The Mayor's Office for International Affairs, through its services and unique programming, provides a global platform from which the City promotes its goals for a more equitable and inclusive society. The office cultivates critical partnerships with the international community that strengthen our abilities as a global leader. With one out of three New Yorkers foreign-born, and over 200 languages spoken in our homes and on our streets, we are honored to host the United Nations Headquarters and the largest diplomatic corps in the world, who play an important role in serving New York's vibrant and diverse communities."