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Patrick Realiza

Patrick Realiza, Co-Chair, UNA-NCA Peace & Security Committee


Mr. Patrick Realiza is a seasoned strategic communications and public relations professional based in Washington, DC. He is the Co-Chair of the Peace and Security Committee of the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA), where he actively leads in the development of programs that assist and support strong US-UN partnership. Prior to this current post, he has also held the dual roles of Chairman of the UNA-NCA Sustainable Development Committee as well Co-Chair of the Communications Committee.

Major programs previously achieved throughout his tenure at UNA-NCA have included a moderated televised conversation on the Paris Climate Agreement (COP21) with U.S. House Representative Don Beyer (VA-08) on Capitol Hill, a high-level forum featuring representatives from the diplomatic missions of Afghanistan, Barbados, Costa Rica, Finland and Sweden at Georgetown University on the progress of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and a co-joint dialogue with No Lost Generation, a student-led organization committed to the solidarity of refugees, featuring the 2017-2018 U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations, Munira Khalif and Ambassador-in-Residence, Professor Caroline Croft at American University.

Mr. Realiza is also extensively involved at his local Catholic parish in Arlington, Virginia, where he lectors at a number of masses and serves on the core team of multiple parish-wide activities. He has also held posts at various federal government agencies including the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the U.S. Department of Treasury in the areas of program coordination and human resources management.

Mr. Realiza holds a degree in political science from The George Washington University and is a former White House press intern who served within the Executive Office of the President (EOP). In this role, he worked closely with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to further promote and communicate policy initiatives on behalf of then-Ambassador Ron Kirk, a Cabinet-ranking member who served as President Obama’s principal trade advisor, negotiator and spokesperson from 2009 to 2013.