A group of students in the M.A. in Global Development and Peace, and the B.A. in International Political Economy and Diplomacy attended two engaging briefings at United Nations Headquarters, New York on Friday 21st April 2017. Ms. Martina Donlon from the Department of Public Information gave an animated presentation punctuated by short videos on human rights issues as viewed historically by the United Nations. She was followed by Mr. Mattias Sundholm from the Department of Political Affairs, who engaged in an interactive discussion about how the United Nations facilitates efforts by member states to combat trans-national terrorism.