Author: Joan Veon

Joan Veon is an independent international reporter and a businesswoman. In 1994, she covered her first United Nations conference with the idea that it would be the only one. Now, 13 years later and 90 other meetings, she has interviewed and queried the world's movers and shakers, presidents and prime ministers, key eminent economists, CEOs and leaders in the United Nations from the Secretary-General on down. She has covered economic (Bank for International Settlements, G7, World Economic Forum), trade (World Trade Organization), UN (mega-conferences and General Assembly), regional (Free Trade Areas of the Americas), military (NATO 50th), environmental, International Criminal Court, and many others. She has written two books: Prince Charles the Sustainable Prince and The United Nations' Global Straitjacket. Joan also writes two economic newsletters.