YORK, NY: The American philanthropist and businessman Ronald S.
Lauder joined the Zero Discrimination movement, led on a global
level by First Lady of the Republic of Panama and UNAIDS Special
Ambassador for Latin America Lorena Castillo de Varela.
Zero Discrimination movement seeks to raise awareness about the
of discrimination and promote the rights everyone has to a full,
dignified and productive life.
“The First Lady Valera is a powerful advocate for the rights of
children and it’s a privilege to join her Zero Discrimination
movement,” said Ambassador Ronald S. Lauder. “I look forward to
many years of collaboration, particularly on the JCS
International Young Creatives Award, which I am proud to
Lauder has served as President of the World Jewish Congress for
over a decade. He is also a UN Women for Peace Association
“Ambassador of Peace”; First Lady Valera was honored at UNWFPA’s
2018 International Women’s Day luncheon with the group’s
prestigious Leadership Award. Lauder joined the Zero
Discrimination movement after learning about the First Lady’s
global work to guarantee human rights.
Zero Discrimination movement goes hand-in-hand with Panama’s
historic calling to promote dialogue, consensus, peace and human
During a private dinner in New York, Lauder learned about the
efforts of the Laureados y Líderes Por Los Niños organization to
fully protectchildren’s human rights. The event was also
attended by the leadership of the International Academy of
Television Arts & Sciences, including Board Member and JCS
International President Michal Grayevsky, who launched the JCS
International Young Creatives Award with the International
Academy. The award’s 2018 theme is “Stand Up for Peace.”
Lauder expressed interest in the statement delivered to United
Nations General Secretary António Guterres, which called on the
international community and the UN to double down on their
efforts to preserve the rights of children—particularly those
who are workers and children—and safeguard their access to
education, nutrition, protection and physical and mental health.
Neue Galerie, NYC
September 25, 2018
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