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  • H.R.H. Princess Firyal co-chairs UNA/USA gala dinner

    30-09-2004 5:00 pm UNESCO’s Goodwill Ambassador H.R.H. Princess Firyal co-chaired the annual Global Leadership Award dinner, which was organized by the United Nations Association of the USA, presided by Ambassador William H. Luers, and the Business Council for the United Nations on 30 September 2004. More than 800 people attended the fundraising dinner at New York City’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Distinguished guests of the evening's ceremonies included UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, US Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, famous actor Michael Douglas, TV talk-show host Oprah Winfrey and David Rockefeller.FiryalNewYork-web1.jpg

    The event focused on Initiatives in Education, an area in which UNESCO plays a primary role. In her keynote address H.R.H. Princess Firyal put forward the objectives of UNESCO’s Education for All programme and the efforts of the Organization in the fight against AIDS. The highlight of the event was the launch of a new joint UNA/USA-UNESCO Campaign called HERO (Help Education at-Risk Orphans and vulnerable children), which aims to educate and develop community resources for vulnerable children and orphans affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa.

    Photos: H.R.H. Princess Firyal with Mr Michael Douglas, celebrated American actor, during the dinner of the Gala.


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