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Claudia LaRue

Claudia LaRue

First Secretary - United Nations

Permanent Mission of the Dominican Republic to the UN

With a diverse non-profit corporate social responsibility (CSR) background in foundations, United Nations, and international agency/NGO program management, Claudia LaRue leverages her expertise in program design, implementation and microfinance to further the strategic partnership goals of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR...


Permanent Mission of the Dominican Republic to the UN

First Secretary - United Nations

Highlights as First Secretary to the United Nations Mission: Introduced and negotiated a resolution on food price volatility in commodity markets, a process that involved many months and negotiating rounds to draft a successful resolution that was ultimately accepted by all 193 Member States. As a result, the entire team received special recognition from the former President of the Dominican Republic.

• Coordinate the relaunch of the Dominican Republic Global Compact Local Network, a CSR platform for multi-stakeholder engagement and collective action opportunities for the private sector in support of broader UN goals.

• Manage all aspects of the country’s membership in the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), consistently assuring active participation of the delegation at every level of international affairs.

• Responsible for navigating, managing and negotiating environmental, health, humanitarian assistance, sustainable development and corporate social responsibility (CSR) issues.

• Successfully leverage analytics and strategy to advocate the country’s official national positions and support CSR initiatives.

• Played a key role in organizing and coordinating official national participation in the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil.

• Coordinated the country’s participation in the HOPEFOR Initiative, an international partnership focused on improving civil-military coordination in natural disaster management, mitigation and response.

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After all, we hold up half the sky...

The development agenda approved by the UN last week gives a special role to women across all policy areas.

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