Putting the country on the world stage

Putting the country on the world stage
John Concannon, assistant secretary general in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade;

Undaunted by last year’s Project Ireland 2040 controversy, John Concannon is leading Ireland’s campaign for a seat on the UN Security Council in 2021

What do Mary Robinson, Kofi Annan and Bono have in common? All feature in the promotional video that is part of the government campaign to secure a two-year term on the United Nations Security Council in 2021.

The seat is being sought by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar as part of what he has called Ireland’s commitment to “multi-lateralism” and, according to its creator, John Concannon, the campaign is aimed at positioning Ireland as a place of empathy,...

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