January 19, 2019

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UN Women for Peace Association Annual Awards Luncheon 2018

On the picture, US Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Nikki Haley

8 March 2018, New York City, USA, International Women Day: New York Stock Exchange welcomed the board members of the United Nations Women for Peace Association. HRH Princess Camilla of Two Sicilies rang the Opening Bell with fellow board member Dame Muna Rihani Al-Nasser as well as the President of UNWFPA, Barbara Winston.

Women’s accomplishments globally were at focus at the United Nations Headquarters for the annual UN Women for Peace Association award luncheon. Actress and activist Bridget Moynihan served as master of ceremonies. Award presenters included the United States of America’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, HE Ambassador Nikki Haley and HH Sharifa Lalla Joumala Alaoui, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to the USA. In addition to honouring leading women, the award ceremony encourages support from men in order to create a more equitable society.

Sheikha Paula Al Sabah (Kuwait), Barbara Winston, President of UNWFPA, Sharifa Lalla Joumala Alaoui, Ambassador of Morocco to the USA.

Panama’s First Lady, Lorena Castillo De Varela earned the 2018 Leadership Award for her work as a Special Ambassador of UNAIDS addressing the public health affected by HIV/AIDS in Latin America and as a global spokesperson for the Zero Discrimination Movement. Sheikha Rima Al Sabah (State of Kuwait) earned the 2018 Peace Award for her charitable work for the benefit of refugees. Model and activist, Ashley Graham was awarded the 2018 Women’s Empowerment Award for her work in spreading body positivism. Eve Branson was given the 2018 Achievement Award for her work in the Atlas Mountains.

Amongst other prominent guests present were Prince Carlo of Two Sicilies, The Duke of Castro with daughters Princess Maria Carolina, Duchess of Calabria and Palermo, and Princess Maria Chiara, Duchess of Capri, HE Ambassador Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations, businesswoman and fashion designer Nicky Hilton Rothschild, patron of the arts, and HE Sheikha Paula al-Mubarak Al Sabah.

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