The Co-Chairs were Muna Rihani Al- Nasser, Deidre Imus and Sheikha Paula Al Sabah, and Cindy McCain.
The program includes speeches from: opening remarks from UN Women For Peace’s Chair Muna Rihani Al-Nasser. Aldihna Sisic, Chief of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women, spoke to luncheon guests about the importance of trust. Cindy McCain, spoke about the importance of ending violence against women. Ms. McCain serves as the Co-Chair of the Arizona Governor's task force on Human Trafficking and is committed to ending Human Trafficking, not only in Arizona but around the world. The luncheon’s closing remarks were given by Naomi Campbell who urged luncheon guests to march with her and the rest of Committee of Honor to bring awareness to End Violence Against Women.
Committee of Honor attendees included: Kim Cattrall, Naomi Campbell, Monique Coleman, Rosemary DiCarlo, Rula Jebreal, Lakskmi Puri, Kelly Rutherford, and Aldijana Sisic.
Other luncheon guests included: H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, Carole Acunto, Keiko Aiko, Soad Al-Otaibi, Gabrielle Armand, Mariam Azzarm, Sahar Baassiri Salam, Paola Bacchini Rosenshein Mrs. Ban Soon-taek, Jean Christoph Bas, Miriam Belov, Robin Benitz Julia Benitz The Face's, Afiya Bennett, Kristen Boyer, Olivia Bransbourg, Tina Brown, Sharon Bush, Flavia Campi, Angie Ellen Canuel, Lilianna Cavendish, Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, Aubrey Clark-Brown, H. E. Ms. Mirsada Colakokovic, Donna Corbat, Amb. Sandra Marisol Cruz de Flores, Julia D'Amico Rockefeller, Princess Say De Brancovan, Denise De Luca, Ann De Richemont, Robert and Jan Dilenschneider, Daniella Diserens, Jean-Pierre Diserens, Ambassador David Donoghue, Rema Dupont, Dee Dee Eustace, Barbara Evans Butler, Somers Farkas, Amb. Ahmed Farouk, Olivia Flatto, Dr. Allan Goodman, Susan K. Gutfreund, Dina Hibib Powell, Sharon Handler Loeb, Nicolla Hewitt, H.E. Mrs. Edita Hrdá, Lucia Hwong, Dr. Amalle Keita Daou, Ambassador Yusra Khan, Amb. Masood and Mrs. Zohra Masook, Kristen Lawson Jaffe, Francine LeFrak, H.E. Mr. Riyad H. Mansour, Ayo Megbope, Valbona Neritani, Adrian Neritani, Jennifer Pearlman, H.E. Mr. Desra Percaya, Mrs. Diana Mawarsari Percaya, Jean Shafiroff, Maria Snyder, Jana Stadler Jaffe, Stephanie Stokes, Anita Sumner, Monique Van Vooren, Emmanuella Van Hapsburg, Barbara Winston and May Zawaideh.
The over 500 supporters marched with luncheon guests from UN Headquarters to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza at 47th and first avenue. The march was led by Muna Rihani Al Nasser, Mrs. Ban Soon-taek, The Face's, Afiya Bennett, Kim Cattrall, Naomi Campbell, Monique Coleman, Rosemary DiCarlo, Rula Jebreal, Cindy McCain, Lakskmi Puri, Kelly Rutherford, Trudie Styler, and Aldijana Sisic.
The speakers at rally included: Muna Rihani Al-Nasser, Mrs. Ban Soon-taek, HR Nassir Al-Nasser, Lakshmi Puri, Rosemary DiCarlo, Mrs. McCain, Naomi Campbell, Kelly Rutherford, Trudie Styler, Rula Jebreal, Dr. Allan E. Goodman, and Midori Miyazki
About UN Women for Peace
UN Women for Peace, founded in 2008, under the patronage of H.E. Mrs. Ban Soon-taek, wife of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon, aims at promoting and advancing the goals of UN agencies whose missions are to provide opportunities for women through social, cultural, educational and empowerment programs while partaking in a global peace building process.
UN Women for Peace is focused on supporting and funding UN humanitarian programs for women in developing countries and countries in conflict. Since its inception, UN Women for Peace has sponsored scholarships to benefit underprivileged women to study at the University for Peace.
From 2012, UN Women for Peace is proud to support the UN Women Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. The Trust Fund, established by the UN General Assembly in 1996, assists efforts to prevent violence against women and girls, provides services to those affected by violence and strengthens the implementation of laws and policies on violence against women and girls. The Trust Fund is particularly concerned with ending violence against women in countries of conflict, post-conflict and transitional set- tings. The Trust Fund also invests, through its partners, in long term solutions for a world free of violence. UN Women for Peace’s contributions to the Trust Fund directly fund these efforts.
For more information go to: www.unwomenforpeace.org