Ion Jinga

Wild Carpathia

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK
Dr Ion Jinga

The first-ever United Nations Summit on Oceans, which took place in New York on 5-9 June, has reached a global agreement to reverse the decline of the...

S.O.S. The World Of Blue

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK
Dr Ion Jinga

Motto: "The world has enough for everyone's need, but not enough for everyone's greed." Mahatma Gandhi Oceans and seas are key to sustaining life on ...

Terrorism And Critical Infrastructure

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK
Dr Ion Jinga

Protection of Critical Infrastructure has become a priority issue for states, in reaction to the growing risks posed by terrorism. All governments rec...

Peace And Development. Not Just In Words, But In Practice

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Ion Jinga

Sustaining peace is understood as a goal and a process to building a common vision of a society, ensuring that the needs of all segments of the popula...

Trafficking In Persons: A Growing Challenge For Humanity

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK
Dr Ion Jinga

On 20 December 2016, the Spanish Presidency of the Security Council has organized a ministerial level open debate on "Maintenance of International Pea...

A Critical Nexus: Water, Development And Security

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK
Dr Ion Jinga

An ancient Chinese proverb says: "Not only can water float a boat, it can sink it also". Indeed, water can be productive and destructive at the same t...

White Smoke Over The Security Council

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 11.10.2017 | UK
Dr Ion Jinga

Traditionally, when white smoke comes over the Vatican in St Peter's Square, Rome, it is the sign that the College of Cardinals has elected a new Pope...

Addressing Large Movements Of Refugees And Migrants

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK
Dr Ion Jinga

On 19 September, the United Nations will host a high-level summit to address large movements of refugees and migrants, with the aim to better coordina...

Ensuring That No One Is Left Behind: A View on an Inclusive World in 2030

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 23.07.2017 | UK
Dr Ion Jinga

Motto: "We can redream this world and make the dream come real. Human beings are gods hidden from themselves". Ben Okri, The Famished Road (winning ...

There Is Life After Brexit

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK
Dr Ion Jinga

The result of the UK referendum on the European Union membership came as a shock to Europe and the World. As someone who lived for twelve years in Bru...

Protection of Civilians in Conflict: A Test for the International Community

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK
Dr Ion Jinga

On 10 June 2016, the French Presidency of the Security Council organized a high level open debate on "Protection of Civilians in the Context of Peacek...

The Race for the Next UN Secretary General - First Round

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK
Dr Ion Jinga

The World needs a UN Secretary General able to lead the organization through an extraordinary array of global challenges, in a time when there is no substitute for the United Nations legitimacy. The race has just had its first round.

Fighting Terrorism: Looking Back With Anger, Looking Ahead With Hope

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK
Dr Ion Jinga

Brussels is special to me. It is a place where I lived for many years and I have many friends there. On March 21st 2016 at 8.00 a.m., I entered Brusse...

Talking to Students about United Nations

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 04.03.2017 | UK
Dr Ion Jinga

Henry Kissinger once wrote: "No foreign policy - no matter how ingenious - has any chance of success if it is born in the minds of a few and carried i...

Rethinking Social Development in the Contemporary World

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK
Dr Ion Jinga

In January 1977, the UN Commission for Social Development (CSocD) met in Geneva for its 25th session, under the chairmanship of Romania. It was an imp...

Romania at the United Nations: 60 Years of Engagement

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 10.12.2016 | UK
Dr Ion Jinga

Motto: "The United Nations was created not to lead mankind to heaven but to save humanity from hell". Dag Hammarskjold, UN Secretary General (1953-196...

About Irregular Migration, Refugees, Terrorism and Sustainable Development

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Ion Jinga

On 19 November, the President of the UN General Assembly convened an informal meeting to consider ways for a comprehensive response to the global huma...

Security, Development and the Root Causes of Conflict

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Ion Jinga

On November 17th, the British Presidency of the Security Council organized an open debate on the maintenance of international peace, with focus on sec...

Women Empowerment: A Religion of the 21st Century

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK
Dr Ion Jinga

There is still work to do. In the 21st Century, no one should be excluded, regardless of the gender. Women empowerment is a new religion. It is not only the natural think to do, it is the smart thing to do.

Fighting the Impunity of Terrorism with the United Nations Tools

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Ion Jinga

Motto: "There are many causes that I am prepared to die for but no causes that I am prepared to kill for". Mahatma Gandhi Friday October 2nd, in New ...

Great Expectations: The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Ion Jinga

With 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) and 169 targets set for the period 2016-2030, the 2030 Agenda could become a triumph for multilateralism, if it will be followed by concrete implementation. Great expectations reclaim great responsibilities. It is up to our political leaders to move towards that vision, through a spirit of global solidarity.

Stranger in New York

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 13.08.2016 | UK
Dr Ion Jinga

I have landed to New York City on August 4th at 12.55, coming from London and bringing in my suitcase many dear memories from the seven and a half years spent as Ambassador of Romania to the United Kingdom.

Thoughts Before Leaving Britain

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Ion Jinga

In 1993, when I first came to Britain to study International Relations at the University of Leeds, I did not dream that one day I will be back as Ambassador of my country to the Court of St James's...

In Celebration of Freedom and Justice

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Ion Jinga

Sealing the Magna Carta was a major event in the journey of democracy. Justice and freedom are at the foundation of our society and it is our duty to act in their defense when the legal international order is challenged. By doing so, we pay tribute to all those who have developed the rule of law to protect us against injustice and abuse of power.

Romanians Are Coming... At the London Book Fair

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Dr Ion Jinga

Romania has been a constant presence at the London Book Fair since 2007 and I pay my tribute of admiration to so many writers, publishers, translators and literary promoters who, along these eight years, have showcased the excellence of Romanian literature and established lasting relations between Romania and the UK.