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Egyptian radio show - 23rd Feb 2015 - interview with Kym Taylor, worked for the United Nations in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations.

Jerry Guirguis interview Kym Taylor, Live-to-air on 96.5FM – Egyptian radio show [ Monday 23rd February 2015, English Edition, Melbourne-Australia ].

Jerry Guirguis interview Kym Taylor, has worked for the United Nations in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations in New York since July 2005.  She has held several different positions within the Department, including the Africa Division in the Office of Operations, the Under Secretary-General’s Office, and the Division of Policy, Evaluation and Training. 

 Since 2005

            Ms Taylor, worked for the United Nations – African Union Operation in Darfur (UNAMID), Sudan for two years,

            and in the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) for one year before the mission was evacuated to Tunisia.

 

            Ms. Taylor studied at the University of Adelaide, acquiring a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons).  

            Served as President of the Students’ Association at Adelaide University. 

            A Master of International Law from the University of Cambridge in England.

 

           Prior to working for the United Nations, Ms. Taylor worked as an Attaché in the Australian Permanent Mission to the United Nations,

            an Advisor to the Commonwealth Attorney-General on human rights and international law issues, a commercial solicitor in Adelaide at Wallmans Lawyers,

            and as an Associate to the Honourable Justice Kevin Duggan in the Supreme Court of South Australia.

 

            story by Ian Williams : www.adelaide.edu.au/lumen/binary11841/Lumen.pdf

            The University of Adelaide Alumni Magazine Summer 2015

       Life as a United Nations peacekeeper working in some of the world’s most volatile conflict zones can be tough, confronting and often dangerous.

             A Special Assistant with the United Nations Support Mission in Libya working with a range of UN agencies

             Libya was a different sort of challenge, living and working in the same UN compound, travelling in armoured vehicles and adhering to strict curfews.

 

            “I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to work in very different countries and cultures because I’ve seen for myself that while religion and politics

                can be very different, fundamentally people are not. “Most people want the same things – to live in peace and provide for their families.”

  

 

6:30pm – Our 1st special guests tonight is Kym Taylor

 

Hi and welcome, 

                 can we start with ......................

 

1] How long have you been in this job ?

2] What did you study at University of Adelaide ?

3] What attracted you to this job  ?

4] What do you hope to achieve in your new post ?

5] Have you been to Egypt ?

6] Kym attended Anzac Day dawn service at the Commonwealth Cemetery in Tripoli Libya

 

Jerry Guirguis                                                

Presenter                                                       

96.5FM – Egyptian radio show                      

+61 400 718 817                                                 

www.innerfm.org.au

studio : +61 3 9457 1718

 

 

 

Anzac-Egypt 2015 Tour [ please contact Jerry Guirguis  [email protected]

 

This year, on 25ht April 21015, the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) will commemorate it’s Centenary, Anzac was a First World War army corps of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force that was formed in Egypt in 1915, our radio station [ 95.5FM – Egyptian radio show, Melbourne Australia, English Edition ] have been covering the Anzac Day Dawn service that's held in Cairo Egypt with our Australian Ambassador [ Dr Ralph King ] since 2013.   

 

This year 2015, we understand it will be New Zealand - Egypt Embassy’s turn to host the Centenary of Anzac, we are in the process of putting the final stages of our tour, to visit Egypt and attend the dawn service on 25th April 2015 [ ANZAC – Egypt 2015 tour ], held at the Cairo Commonwealth Grave Cemetery - www.ahieg.com.au/sub-locations/cairo-1a-heliopoliswarcemetery

 

Fly out Saturday 18th April 2015 – leave Cairo-Egypt Friday 1st May 2015

 

 

Australian Army History Unit                         www.army.gov.au/Our-history/Army-History-Unit

Shrine of Remembrance Melbourne              www.shrine.org.au/Home

Australian War Memorial                               www.awm.gov.au

 

                        We have the following list of guests to be interviewed over the next months;

  9th Feb 2015 - Professor Peter Stanley [ UNSW ]

16th Feb 2015 – Dr Mark Johnston

23rd Feb 2015 – NT Dates [ Ella McHenry – Desert Fruit Company ]

23rd Feb 2015 – Kym Taylor [  United Nations peacekeeper ]

                   2nd Mar 2015 – Light Horse Museum – Nar Nar Goon Vic.

                   2nd Mar 2015 – Brigadier Keith Rossi

                   9th Mar 2015 - Egyptian Minister for International Cooperation

                  9th  Mar 2015 - Malek Triki [ world War one through Arabs Eyes

                16th  Mar 2015 - Egypt Assistant Foreign Minister - Mohamed Khairat 

                23rd Mar 2015 - H.E. Barney Riley - New Zealand Ambassador to Egypt

                30th  Mar 2015 - H.E. Dr Ralph King - Australian Ambassador to Egypt

 

     25th Apr 2015 - Anzac day dawn service Cairo Egypt [ Anzac-Egypt 2015 Tour attending ]

                                                www.ahieg.com.au/sub-locations/cairo-1a-heliopoliswarcemetery

 

 

 Jerry Guirguis                                                

Presenter                                                       

96.5FM – Egyptian radio show                      

+61 400 718 817                                                 

www.innerfm.org.au

studio : +61 3 9457 1718

 

 

You can listen to this interview by going to [ http://sites.google.com/site/jerryguirguis/home ]

or

CD copy of this interview can be requested by email to:  [ [email protected] ]