On September 13, over 100 students, faculty and staff from Loyola University’s campus in Rome listened to Ambassador Ertharin Cousin’s moving remarks to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of September 11th. Ambassador Cousin poignantly told the students that “the rising democracies of today – like the ones rising up out of the Arab Spring – are different democracies from those that the United States has witnessed in the past.”
As such, she commented, the “global community must remain united…and continue to support those countries as they emerge from conflict.” The students then asked several spirited questions about the mission of USUN Rome.
In commenting on how to raise awareness about the global food problems of today, Ambassador Cousin stated “it’s important that people see progress” in what the U.S. is doing to reach the Millennium Development Goal of cutting the number of people who suffer from hunger and poverty in half by 2015.
“And YOUR generation can do that by using the social media tools of FB, instant messaging and twitter. Public will is what we need to maintain levels of investment that help alleviate food insecurity.”