Hugh Locke

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Hugh C. Locke "draws on a combination of communication, management and diplomatic skills to help broaden the impact of those engaged in contributing to the global common good.

"Hugh launched Locke Associates Inc. in New York City in 1991, and since then has been working with the United Nations, the corporate sector, governments and civil society organizations on social, environmental and economic issues. He has recently completed the corporate branding of three different parts of the United Nations focused on microfinance, knowledge services and an award for sustainable communities in the tropics-and is currently working on the communications strategy for the UN Year of Microcredit in 2005. He has produced special events ranging from a gala UNICEF concert for an audience of world leaders and delegates attending the UN Special Session on Children to the launch with Prince Philip of a new organization dedicated to enlisting the arts in support of environmental conservation. He worked closely with Mikhail Gorbachev in the planning and early stages of Green Cross International, and is providing strategic counsel to Education for Peace on the expansion of their immersion program of peace education for elementary and secondary schools in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

"In 1985 Hugh began working with the Baha'i International Community, the administrative, diplomatic and information arm of this newest of the world's major religions. He was Deputy Director and then Director of the Office of Public Information in New York, with a mandate to engage with UN agencies, non-governmental organizations and prominent individuals on collaborative initiatives that would further the spiritual aims and public awareness of the Baha'i Faith.

"His professional career began in Canada in 1982 with three unique opportunities presented by the United Nations. First, he headed a nation-wide UN program that enlisted 50,000 schoolchildren in planting and learning about trees. He led a second UN program in which teenagers from across Canada planted 5.2 million trees and studied environmental issues. Then he headed a program that engaged students throughout the country in learning about the impact of the UN on their lives as a way to mark the organization's 40th Anniversary.

"Hugh's formal training was in architecture. While studying for a second degree in London in the late 1970s, Hugh began working with the forester and pioneering environmentalist Richard St. Barbe Baker. He saw firsthand the impact of innovative communications strategies when put to use in marketing and promoting new environmental concepts, with results that were both practical and significant in scale-an experience that shaped his life's work.

"Hugh currently serves on the Advisory Board of Vision TV in Canada, the world's only interfaith national television network. He is on the Advisory Board of the Young People's Chorus of New York City, and is Vice President of the Global Technology Organization, a non-profit group that sends university students from the United States to conduct intensive training programs in Africa on the use of computers and the Internet as tools for community development." [1]

"Hugh is an advisor to various organizations that have included the Albert Schweitzer Institute for the Humanities; Education for Peace – International; Green Cross International; Order of St. John; United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM); United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW); United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict; and the Vienna Academy for the Study of the Future.

"From 1985 to 1990, he was Deputy Director and then Director of the Baha'i International Community's Office of Public Information in New York . Over six years he developed components of a worldwide public affairs strategy that included special event production, media strategy, program development and UN relations.

Hugh is president of Locke Associates Inc. and vice president of the Global Technology Organization. He is vice president for International Development of the Canadian-based television service WETV, which includes the new Green Channel digital television network. He is a member of the Board of Advisors of Vision TV in Canada , the world's only interfaith national television network. He is on the Advisory Board of the Young People's Chorus of New York City, and is a member of the Pilgrim's Club. He has a Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Honors) from the University of Manitoba, and studied at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London." [2]

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  1. Hugh Locke, About, accessed April 19, 2009.
  2. Hugh Locke, WIT, accessed April 19, 2009.
  3. Senior Staff, Yele Haiti, accessed April 19, 2009.

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