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IPU COOPERATION WITH THE UNITED NATIONS

    IPU Office in New York

The Office of the Permanent Observer (OPO) replaced the former Liaison Office following the granting of observer status to the IPU by the General Assembly in November 2002. The overall mandate of the OPO consists of three main components: representation and outreach, information and communications, and project support. In particular, the Office:
red cube Represents the IPU at meetings of United Nations bodies in New York, monitors relevant United Nations debates and initiatives, and facilitates the presentation of IPU substantive positions before the United Nations General Assembly and its subsidiary organs;
red cube Coordinates the Parliamentary Hearings and other events of the IPU at the United Nations Headquarters in New York;
red cube Disseminates information about the IPU and its main activities to the international organisations based in New York as well as to the media and non-governmental organisations;
red cube Facilitates the exchange of information and identification of new cooperation opportunities between the United Nations and other agencies based in New York and IPU Headquarters in Geneva;
red cube Develops dialogue and cooperation with the United States Congress in Washington DC.

General contact information

Office of the Permanent Observer of the IPU to the United Nations
336 East 45th Street, Tenth Floor, New York, NY, 10017 USA
Phone: +1-212-557 5880
Fax: +1-212-557 3954
e-mail: ny-office@mail.ipu.org
Staff members
  • Ms. Paddy Torsney, Permanent Observer to the United Nations, Head of the Office
  • Mr. Alessandro Motter, Senior Advisor (Economic and Social Affairs)
  • Ms. Sandrine Gigon, Administrative Assistant
  • Ms. Marilou Delos Santos, Administrative Assistant
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