Sean Bartlett

Communications Officer, Strategic Initiatives, United Nations Foundation

sean bartlett

Sean Bartlett is communications officer, strategic initiatives with the United Nations Foundation. He primarily supports the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, assisting the team with press outreach, managing media requests, developing communications materials, and strategic planning, among other duties. Previously, Sean served as press secretary to U.S. Representative Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and did communications work for a political consulting firm during the 2008 election cycle. Sean holds a Master of Arts degree in Ethics, Peace and Global Affairs from American University’s School of International Service, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Stony Brook University.

Fun Fact: Katie Couric once told him, “Sean, you know I love you like a brother, but you’re blocking my camera shot!” Needless to say, it’s a miracle Sean became a communications professional.

Blog Posts by Sean Bartlett

Five Ways to Help Make Sure Cooking Doesn’t Kill
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is a public-private partnership led by the United Nations Foundation to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and protect the environment by creating a global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions.
July 25, 2013

5 Reasons Why Clean Cookstoves Matter
Around the world, 3 billion people burn solid fuels such as wood and charcoal for their daily cooking needs. The resulting smoke leads to a range of negative consequences for human health and the environment, and the act of collecting fuel can put women in danger and deprive them of opportunities to work or go to school.
July 24, 2013

These Women’s Stories Tell the Cookstove Story
The story of indoor air pollution, the silent killer in the homes of almost half the world’s population, is complex: from the environmental degradation, wasted time, and safety risks associated with fuel collection; to the significant health impacts caused by cooking over open fire; to the gases from burned coal and biomass that contribute to climate change – the effects of cooking on traditional cookstoves and open fires present a multilayered issue.
July 30, 2012

Light Can Be the Difference between Life and Death
When the electricity goes out, you know how quickly and easily your life is disrupted. You can’t watch television; your food could spoil in the refrigerator; you stumble in the darkness to find a flashlight or candles; the traffic lights might even be out of service in your neighborhood.
May 10, 2012

Ban, Wirth headline CGD event on U.S. leadership and Sustainable Energy for All in lead up to Rio
Last Friday, the Center for Global Development hosted a robust and informative discussion on U.S. leadership in the context of Sustainable Energy for All, an initiative of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
April 24, 2012

In West Africa, We Were Welcomed
From the conference rooms of Abuja to the communities in and around Accra, I consistently heard the phrase ‘you are welcome’ during my recent trip to Nigeria and Ghana.
March 27, 2012