Steven M. Siqueira, Political Affairs Officer, Middle East and the Asia-Pacific

Office of the Undersecretary-General for Political Affairs, United Nations Secretariat

January 25, 2008
The Humpty Dumpty Institute, with the support of the United Nations Foundation brought Steven Siqueria to brief Senate and House staffers on January 25, 2008. Mr. Siqueria, an expert on conflict prevention and resolution, was the second speaker for 2008 in HDI’s U.N. to D.C. program.

Steven Siqueria discussed the U.N.’s efforts to expand its conflict prevention activities throughout the world with specific emphasis on current activities in Africa and Asia. He explained how the U.N. rapid response in potential areas of conflict can result in the saving of lives and financial and material resources. The Congressional staffers were interested in learning more about Mr. Siqueria’s work in the current political upheaval in Kenya, as well as ongoing activities in West Africa.

Prior to his current position, Steven Siqueria served as Special Assistant to the Secretary General’s Special Representative in Iraq. Mr. Siqueria is a former Officer of the Canadian Foreign Service.