Rhitu Siddharth: United Nations Special Assistant

Tuesday, April 4, 2023, 5:00pm - 6:00pm ET

Campus: Boston


ISEC 102
805 Columbus Ave
Boston, MA 02120

The distinguished speaker Rhitu Siddharth, Special Assistant of the United Nations will deliver an address on diplomacy: “The United Nations and the Role of Multilateralism: An On-the- Ground Perspective.”

Rhitu Siddharth has served in various trouble spots, including Sudan, Haiti, Lebanon, Syria, Bangladesh, and Libya.
Syria 2013 – 2017- She oversaw the removal of chemical weapons, ultimately leading to the demise of all chemical warfare programs. She was part of a UN team delivering urgent humanitarian assistance, such as medical items, food, and shelter, to millions of people affected by the full-scale conflict in Syria.

Libya, South Africa, Bangladesh, and Geneva – Rhitu worked for the UN on humanitarian and development issues for people in need during the active conflict in Libya after the fall of President Gaddafi. She also worked on refugee issues in South Africa and Geneva and was part of the relief efforts for one million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh that fled from Myanmar.

Haiti– She was part of the humanitarian response to the Haiti earthquake, which claimed the lives of 230,000 people in 2010.

Sudan– Rhitu worked with the UN on advancing the human rights agenda, including in Darfur and South Sudan.