Presentation on North Korea

On Thursday, September 24, Ms Sitara Syed, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Viet Nam, presented to the Grade 8 Individuals and Societies students.

Ms Sitara Syed, whose children are attending UNIS Hanoi, is a recent arrival to Viet Nam with her family, but comes from a long association with the UN. In her more than 15 years with the UN she has served in a variety of roles for the UNDP and since 2014 was Coordination and Liaison Specialist in UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific in New York.

Ms Syed shared her observations on North Korea, where she spent two months as UN delegate in the summer of 2019. Her observations were an excellent and enriching addition to our current unit of study, Citizenship and Protest.