Global Arts Festival : Guest of Honor – BEN DOTSEI MALOR of the United Nations

Date(s) - April 02, 2020
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm





Education and Health Partnership:

The Role of Academic Institutions in Promoting United Nations

Sustainable Development Goal’s  (SDG’s)



Thursday, April 2, 4:30PM to 6:00PM


Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium


Free For All



Ben Dotsei Malor is currently Chief  Editor at UN News, UN Headquarters in New York.

His expertise, experience and accomplishments span the fields of International Broadcasting,  Journalism, Media and Public Information, Speechwriting, as well Strategic Communications, Digital-Social Media, from his extensive work across the United Nations, and also at the BBC World Service, where he was a well-known presenter and Editor.

Within the United Nations, Ben has served as a Senior Communications Adviser to the President of the Sixty-Sixth Session of UN General Assembly, His Excellency Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser of Qatar.

He was an Associate Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon between 2009 and 2010, and previously participated in some missions and travels with the late former Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

In his home country of Ghana, he served as Presidential Spokesperson and Director of Communications for President John Mahama of Ghana, for the whole of 2014 – under a secondment arrangement from the UN.

For two years – from September 2006 to September 2008 – Ben was on peacekeeping assignment in Liberia as the Spokesperson and Acting Chief Public Information Officer for the UN Mission in Liberia, (UNMIL).  He was the leader of a diverse team of more than 60 media and communications personnel, made up of writers, videographers, producers, photographers, web developers and assistants, as well as creative staff in the Community Outreach section plus administrative and support personnel.

Back in New York after his time in Liberia, Ben also served from July 2009 as the Media Advisor to the Bhutto Commission of Inquiry established to probe the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, Chaired by Ambassador Heraldo Muñoz of Chile .  Ben had earlier served for three months as the UN Humanitarian Spokesperson in Pakistan, right after the earthquake of October 2005.

Before joining the UN, Ben worked for more than 12 years with the BBC World Service in London, UK, where he became the Deputy Editor of one of the BBC’s flagship news and current affairs radio programmes, Focus on Africa.   He was the main presenter for a number of programmes for Africa, and became an easily-recognised and popular voice through his engaging presentation of programmes including the popular morning news and current affairs show, Network Africa.

He is an ardent Christian pan-Africanist, who believes that public office should be about sacrifice, service, and selflessness towards the greater good.

Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium