Quotes about Patrick
Patrick in the Media
Patrick Sciarratta, above, addressing a youth program at Fairleigh Dickinson University, and with Bobby Kennedy, Jr., right, at the 2015 NGO Conference, which Patrick organized at the United Nations.
Patrick in 2019 with Salt Lake City, UT Mayor Jackie Biskupski, and with fellow NGO board member, Dr, Padmini Murthy, during the 68th Annual UN Civil Society Conference.
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• Recent Delegate to two Missions (Embassies) at UNHQ; Former Presidential Representative to President Clinton;1989 MacArthur Awardee
• Creator, Producer, & Director of Major, Investor/Sponsor and Public/Private Partnership Forums at the UN (2002-2017)
• Internationally recognized trainer: Social Entrepreneurship, Youth Leadership, NGO Management & Global Development
At the United Nations, Patrick has had Diplomatic status as Special Adviser to the Permanent Missions of Suriname and Sao Tome and Principe. In 2003, he co-created and then directed the Annual Youth Assembly at the United Nations® for 14 years. Now, after the YA@UN, he continues to advance high level, well-respected thought-leadership projects in various ways: Patrick is an elected member of the NGO (DPI) Executive Committee's board; edits the NGO Reporter, disseminated to 4,000+ U.N.-affiliated NGOs worldwide; he also currently edits The Global Connection magazine for UNA USA Westchester Chapter, where he is Communications Chair; was Treasurer, twice, for the UN DPI 64th and 65th Annual Conferences; Mr. Sciarratta was named Co-Chair for the Logistics Subcommittee of the 67th Annual UN Civil Society Conference and Media Co-Chair for the 68th U.N. Civil Society Conference, August 2019; in January 2012, Patrick co-sponsored the first-ever TEDx conference at the U.N.; on 26 June 2015, he produced the UN-Inspired Rhythms of One World Choral Festival in NYC (UN General Assembly Hall and Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center) in celebration of the UN 70th anniversary; and more: Former Secretary General Ban Ki-moon thanked Patrick by name on stage in the UN General Assembly Hall for his work to produce the Ebola Relief Concert in March 2015. In 2015, Patrick was also the Conference Director of the popular 2015 NGO Conference at the United Nations, which featured addresses by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, UN Undersecretary General Cristina Gallach, and Bobby Kennedy, Jr. among many others.
His work has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning. In China, he has delivered keynote addresses at the World Tourism Cities Conference (Beijing), World Summit on Innovation Economy (Nantong), and also addressed the student body at Peiking University and Tangshan College, commencing a long-term relationship with the college.
• Patrick was lead faculty member for the Nonprofit Management Certificate Program for over a decade at Purchase College of the State University of New York. Prior to that, he was the Arts Director at Hunter College (CUNY).
Mr. Sciarratta attended the 4th Petra Conference of Nobel Laureates at the invitation of King Abdullah of Jordan and the 5th Fez Nobel Laureates Conference at the request of King Mohammed VI of Morocco. He represented youth interests and worked with global leaders and youth in attendance during both events.
Patrick received the Governor's Excellence Award in 1969 and the New York University Alumni Achievement Award in 1992.