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Ark Of Return
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 《回归之门》,,Permanent Memorial to Honor the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

《回归之门

联合国纪念跨大西洋奴隶贸易受害者纪念碑

United Nations
 Permanent Memorial to Honor the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade


COMMEMORATING
THE ABOLITION OF SLAVERY AND
THE TRANSATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE
 AT THE UNITED NATIONS

Global Sustainability Foundation
 sponsored  Luncheon for the
 United Nations
 Permanent
Memorial to Honor the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

 

The event was hosted by H.E. Mr. Sam Kahamba Kutesa,
 President of the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly,
 with attendance by Permanent Representatives, as well as high-level UN officials,  and representatives of Civil Society and the Press.

 

The Permanent Memorial Committee was established in order to ensure the fulfillment of the mandate of General Assembly Resolution 63/5 which, inter alia, calls for “…at a place of prominence at United Nations Headquarters that is easily accessible to delegates, United Nations staff and visitors, a permanent memorial in acknowledgement of the tragedy and in consideration of the legacy of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade.”
 

The Committee is chaired by
H.E. Mr. Courtenay Rattray, Permanent Representative of Jamaica,

and is composed of a number of representatives from all geographical regions, with the Caribbean and African regions taking a leading role. GSDF’s support of the work of the Permanent Memorial Committee is part of the Foundation’s ongoing advocacy for cultural and historic preservation.

 

The luncheon  provided a platform for donors to publicly pledge contributions to the Permanent Memorial Project and included cultural performances.
 The winning memorial design,
“Ark of Return,”
which was created by Rodney Leon, a Manhattan-based architect
of Haitian descent, will be fully installed at the UN next year.

 

As indicated by
Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon,

“The memorial will serve as a reminder of the bravery of those slaves, abolitionists and unsung heroes who managed to rise up against an oppressive system, fight for their freedom and end the practice."  Equally important, Ambassador Rattray has noted that the permanent memorial “…
will send a powerful message about the need to remain vigilant about the dangers of racism and racial discrimination today.”

Through its sponsorship of this event and its wider support of the Permanent Memorial Project, the Global Sustainable Development Foundation endorses the importance of the memorial as a tool to educate future generations about the tragedy of racism and racial discrimination, while simultaneously shining a light on the plight of the 21 million children, women, and men who are still trapped in modern-day forms of slavery.

 

Sheri Yan, Executive Vice Chairman, Global Sustainable Development Foundation ,H.E. Mr. Sam Kahamba Kutesa, President of the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly,
Sheri Yan, CEO Global Sustainability Foundation
 
Mr. Sam Kahamba Kutesa,
President of the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly
Ansso Wang, Advisor to AIG.Ian Hutchinson, Sergio Fernandez de Cordova,Ian Hutchinson, Sergio Fernandez de Cordova,
Ansso Wang, Advisor to AIG
Ian Hutchinson, Senior Legal Advisor and Director, Global Sustainability Foundation
Sergio Fernandez de Cordova, Founder and Chairman PVBLIC Foundation, Board Member
Cordova, Founder and Chairman PVBLIC Foundation, Board Member
 Global Sustainability Foundation
 Yukio Takasu, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Management, Her Excellency Ms. Paulette Bethel
Yukio Takasu, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Management
Her Excellency Ms. Paulette Bethel
H.E. Dr. Palitha Kohona, Ambassador Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka
 Xiaoxue Du, China Liaison for GSF
 H.E. Dr. Palitha Kohona, Ambassador Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka
Yukio Takasu
Kerry McLean, Jean-Victor Nkolo, Spokesperson for the President of the 69th Session of the general assembly, , Malaak Shabazz
Kerry McLean, Jean-Victor Nkolo, Spokesperson for the President of the 69th Session
of the General Assembly, Malaak Shabazz
Marie Clair
Marie Clair
Cheryl Wills, Rodney Leon
Cheryl Wills, Anchor for NY1 Television
Rodney Leon, Architect for Ark Of Return
Michael Adlerstein, Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the United Nations Capital Master Plan; Penny Abeywardena, Commissioner of the NYC Mayor's Office for International Affairs, Amir Dossal
Michael Adlerstein, Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the United Nations Capital Master Plan; Penny Abeywardena, Commissioner of the NYC Mayor's Office for International Affairs,
Amir Dossal, Chairman Global Partnerships Forum
President Serge Letchimy of Martinique
President Serge Letchimy of Martinique
GSDF Team
Global Sustainability Foundation Team
Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations
Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations
《回归之门》,Permanent Memorial to Honor the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
Permanent Memorial to Honor the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
Kerry McLean,  Cheryl Wills,
Kerry McLean,  Cheryl Wills,
Gerard Mc Keon,  Malaak Shabazz
Gerard Mc Keon,Publisher, Black TIe International Magazine,  Malaak Shabazz
Yacouba Sissoko, Master Kora Player
ark of return, entertainer.
Entertainer
Malaak Shabazz, Baryryl Biekman, Sally Kander Xiaoxue Du
Malaak Shabazz, Baryryl Biekman, Sally Kander Xiaoxue Du
Until Next time!!!!

 

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