WOMEN FOR PEACE ASSOCIATION HOSTED A COCKTAIL RECEPTION AHEAD OF
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
Exclusive Gathering Held at Private Home of
Ronald S. Lauder
UNWFPA’s Flagship Event to be Held on March 1
at UN Headquarters
New York, NY:
Ambassador Ronald S. Lauder welcomed over 70 guests to
his townhouse Monday night in advance of the UN Women for Peace
Association’s upcoming Awards Luncheon on March 1, 2019, to be
held at the UN Delegates
During the cocktail reception, Ambassador Lauder,
a longtime supporter of UNWFPA, delivered welcoming remarks.
UNWFPA President Barbara Winston and Luncheon Co-Chair Raymond
Kelly, former NYC Police Commissioner and CEO of the
Guardian Group, also spoke.
Ambassador Lauder, who hosted with his wife, Jo Carole Lauder,
told the crowd that it was especially meaningful to host the
event at his childhood home, which once belonged to his
pathbreaking mother, Estée Lauder.
mother spent her life lifting women up and empowering them to
achieve greatness. I know everyone here shares that mission, and
I thank you for all that you do to end violence against
women,” Ambassador Lauder said.
UNWFPA President Barbara Winston said:
“Technology and humanity have to meet in order to provide the
world with the courage and ambition to give each person their
“The UNWFPA is a vital organization devoted to
raising awareness about the violence and indeed the atrocities
perpetrated against women throughout the globe,” said
In addition to Commissioner Kelly, this year’s
UNWFPA Awards Luncheon will be co-chaired by philanthropist Alice
Tisch, who stood alongside Commissioner Kelly as he spoke.
Other guests at the elegant event included UNWFPA Treasurer Michal
Grayevsky, and board members Stephanie Winston and Bona
Neritani; Sheikha Rima Al-Sabah UNHCR’s
National Goodwill Ambassador; Susanne
Geller of the German American Chamber of
Commerce; Ambassador Besiana Kadare, Albania’s Permanent
Representative to the UN; Ambassador and Mrs. Kai
Sauer, Finland’s Permanent Representative to the UN; H.E.
Ms. Ngedikes Olai Uludong, Permanent Representative
of Palau, and DPR Ms. Karen Van Vlierberge, Permanent
Representation of Belgium to the UN.
This year’s Awards Luncheon will honor actor, writer and
activist Ben Stiller; activist Leslee Udwin, CEO
and founder of Think Equal; fashion designer Naeem
Khan; and international
philanthropists Albert and DeidrePujols. UNWFPA
will recognize Changemakers and Educators Mark Bracket
PH.D, founding Director of YALE Center for Emotional
Intelligence, and Robin
Co-Founder & Associate Director of Yale Center for Emotional
Intelligence. Together UNWFPA, Yale
and Facebook are bringing awareness to the importance of
integrating social and emotional well-being into schools,
families and communities as a pathway to peace around the world.
UN Women for Peace
Association was founded in 2008 under the patronage of H.E.
Mrs. Ban Soon-taek, the wife of former UN
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The
organization, which is led by Chair Muna
Rihani Al-Nasser and President Barbara
Winston, helps to advance the goals of academic and
charitable organizations that provide opportunities for
women to partake in the global peace-building process
through social, cultural, education and women
Tickets and Tables
for the Awards Luncheon on March 1 are still available
for purchase at https://www.unwomenforpeace.org.