2012 Global Leadership Dinner

Watch the opening video Ted Turner's historic gift.


2012 Global Leadership Dinner Highlights


2012 Global Leadership Dinner

  • Ted Turner
  • Ban Ki-moon, Ted Turner, and Kofi Annan
  • Ban Ki-moon, Ted Turner, and Kofi Annan
  • Ban Ki-moon, Ted Turner, and Kofi Annan
  • Gro Brundtland, Kathy Calvin, and Angela Mwanza
  • Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Ted Turner
  • Hundreds of guests at the 2012 Global Leadership Awards Dinner
  • Gro Brundtland, Ted Turner, Angela Mwanza, and Kathy Calvin
  • 2012 Global Leadership Awards Dinner
  • Archbishop Desmond Tutu

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Honorees included:

Johnson & Johnson, a global leader in human health care

Paulo SĂ©rgio Pinheiro, Chair, International Commission of Inquiry for Syria

Marlow Svatek, Leo Nevas Human Rights Young Advocate

Variety, the entertainment industry's preeminent news organization

John C. Whitehead, former chairman, United Nations Association of the United States

Dr. Kandeh K. Yumkella, Director- General for the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize recipient

We celebrated the progress toward the Secretary-General's key priorities including sustainable development through energy, ending violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender individuals, and empowering women and young people everywhere. Event proceeds directly benefit UNA-USA and its signature Global Classrooms Model UN Program, which works with public schools systems in top U.S. cities to provide unparalleled education and leadership opportunities to underprivileged middle and high school students.

For more information please contact Mary-Frances Wain, Deputy Executive Director, UNA-USA, at mwain@unausa.org or 202.778.3935.

Thank You to our 2012 Global Leadership Dinner Sponsors:

Johnson & Johnson

Alexey Kuzmichev and Svetlana Kuzmicheva-Uspenskaya
Duke Energy
Newman’s Own Foundation
David Rockefeller
Rutherford Seydel

Aetna Inc.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The Marc Haas Foundation
The Starr Foundation
Turner Enterprises, Inc.
Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Foundation

Check out highlights from the 2011 Global Leadership Dinner, including video and photos.
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