The Iran nuclear agreement was the topic of this year’s United Nations Day program held in the NCC Gen Re Forum.
United Nations Day, celebrated nationally each year on October 24, marks the anniversary of the U.N.’s founding in 1945.
Amy Dowler of the U.N. Office for Disarmament Affairs in New York City discussed the main elements of the agreement. She also talked about the roles of the U.N. Secretary-General, Security Council, and International and Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors.
Robert Riggs, Associate Professor at the University of Bridgeport, explored the implications of the United States’s withdrawal from the deal along and why that decision was made.
Dowler has worked in the Strategic Planning Unit of the U.N. Office for Disarmament Affairs (ODA) for four years, covering topics such as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, emerging means and methods of warfare, and gender and disarmament. Riggs teaches courses on the political economy, history, and religions of the Middle East.
The U.N. Day program was jointly sponsored by the U.N. Association of Southwestern Connecticut and NCC’s Model U.N. Club and Peace Club.