Message from the President of the UNWG

 

Dear Members,

It was a beautiful sunny day when we received more than 900 students, all of them were excited to participate in the Children’s Walk. Mr. Michael Moller delivered a speech during the Opening Ceremony in which he explained to the children, in simple but most eloquent words, how the United Nations was established in the aftermath of the devastating Second World War which had resulted in millions of casualties as well as an impoverished world. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Moller for his continued support. The kids, with lots of enthusiasm, danced to the music and happily started their walk, It was a well-organized event thanks to Gita Sundararaman, Diane Boustany, Bilqueece Alimohamed, Edith Mayer, Catherine D’Arcangues, Kajori Massé-Basu, Raji Sundaram, Lalita Badrinath, Matine Damen and more than a hundred volunteers.

October Coffee Morning was hosted by H.E. Ambassador Maria Nazareth Farani Azevêdo, Chair of 2018 Bazaar and Permanent Representative of Brazil; it was a marvelous morning.

I am pleased to announce that our guest of honor for the 2018 Annual Lunch, which will take place on December 19th, will be H.E. Ms. Michelle Bachelet the newly appointed High Commissioner for Human Rights, former President of Chile and Executive Director of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women).

We continue the hard work, inside and outside the Villa, for the 2018 Bazaar which will take place, on Tuesday November 20th, in building E door 40 for National Stalls and building A for Restaurant Stalls. I encourage you to join our volunteers, simply because every little help counts.

Looking forward to seeing all our members’ fruitful and most constructive participation in UNWG philanthropic activities, I thank you and wish you all the best.

Nehad Sukayri
 

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