TWO IMPORTANT HONORARY DISTINCTIONS FOR MARIANNA V. VARDINOYANNIS IN NEW YORK

TWO IMPORTANT HONORARY DISTINCTIONS FOR MARIANNA V. VARDINOYANNIS IN NEW YORK

UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Mrs Marianna Vardinoyannis completed her visit to New York, in the framework of the 73rd UN General Assembly, by receiving two honorary distinctions, for her rich humanitarian work, from the Georgian and Romanian Governments, and by taking part in the 14o High Level Meeting of the International Organisation “Nizami Ganjavi International Centre

During a special event, organised by the “Nizami Ganjavi International Centre”, the International Organisation for the promotion of dialogue between peoples, the Georgian President,

MARIANNA V. VARDINOYANNIS AT THE ANNUAL CHARITY DINNER OF “GLOBAL HOPE COALITION”

UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, Mrs. Marianna V. Vardinoyannis, attended the annual charity dinner organised by the international non-profit organisation “Global Hope Coalition”, on the margins of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly, on Thursday 27 September 2018.

At this special event, organised with the cooperation of the United Nations Office of Counter Terrorism, and centered on peace and the creation of a better world, leaders and activists from all over the world, received awards for their contribution to dialogue and cooperation between peoples.

This year’s Global Hope Coalition awards were given:

MARIANNA V. VARDINOYANNIS AT THE ANNUAL “APPEAL OF CONSCIENCE FOUNDATION” AWARDS

UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Mrs. Marianna V. Vardinoyannis attended the “summit meeting” of the global elite at the annual awards ceremony of the “Appeal of Conscience” Foundation in New York on Wednesday 26 September 2018.

At the event, which brings together Presidents of countries, Ministers, heads of international organizations, and powerful businessmen from all over the world, important personalities are given awards each year for their contribution to establishing peace and defending the freedom of religion.

At this year’s event, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund,

INTERNATIONAL CONTACTS OF UNESCO GOODWILL AMBASSADOR MARIANNA V. VARDINOYANNIS IN NEW YORK

UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Mrs. Marianna V. Vardinoyannis made important international contacts and attended meetings centred around social contribution and solidarity, within the framework of her visit to New York, in the margins of the 73rd UN General Assembly, on Tuesday, 25 September 2018.

Mrs. Vardinoyannis also attended a formal meal organised by the First Lady of Canada, Mrs. Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, at the Canadian Ambassador’s Residence in New York. Thirty female Prime Ministers and First Ladies from all over the world were present,

PARTICIPATION OF MARIANNA V. VARDINOYANNIS AT THE CONCORDIA SUMMIT

On Monday, 24 September, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Mrs Marianna V. Vardinoyannis participated in the proceedings of the annual “Concordia Summit” held in New York.

Heads of state and government from around the world, heads of international organizations, as well as business executives participate in the Summit, which is held every year in New York, at the same time as the 73rd UN General Assembly.

Present on the first day of the Summit were, among others, daughter and advisor to the President of the United States Mrs.

PAIDON “AGIA SOFIA” HOSPITAL HONORED MARIANNA V. VARDINOYANNIS

The meaning of our national identity and the challenges Greek society faces inside a complex international environment were the topics of reflection of the important thinkers, academics but also athletes who took part in the one-day Conference called “Greece in the Modern World: National Identity and the Challenges of the 21st Century”, organised by the Marianna V. Vardinoyannis Foundation in cooperation with the Panhellenic Women’s Organisation “Panathinaiki”, under the auspices of His Excellency the President of the Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, on Thursday 21 June, at the Amphitheatre of the Acropolis Museum.

VISIT TO THE LYREIO CHILDREN’S INSTITUTION

Through a highly symbolic visit on Tuesday 21 August to the Lyreio Children’s Institution, which was completely destroyed by the recent deadly fires in Eastern Attica, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Mrs. Marianna V. Vardinoyannis confirmed her personal commitment, as well as that of her family, to support, in every possible way, the victims and the areas devastated by fire.

On her visit, Mrs Vardinoyannis was accompanied by the wife of the President of the Republic, Mrs. Sissy Pavlopoulou, who also showed, from the very first moment, her interest in restoring the damage suffered by the Lyreio Institution.

“1st MARIANNA V. VARDINOYANNIS CULTURAL AWARDS” BY THE MUNICIPALITY OF ERMIONIDA

At a modest but symbolic ceremony at the Town Hall of Ermioni, and in the presence of the President of the Republic, Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos, the first “Marianna V. Vardinoyannis Cultural Awards” were awarded on Saturday, 4 August 2018.

The Municipality of Ermionida, recognizing the vast contribution of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Mrs. Marianna V. Vardinoyannis both to Culture as well as Humanity, decided to establish this annual tradition starting this year whereby persons or institutions will be honoured who, through their activities,

MARIANNA V. VARDINOYANNIS JOINS “THE HELLENIC INITIATIVE”

The Hellenic Initiative is pleased to announce that Mrs. Marianna V. Vardinoyannis has joined the organization’s Board of Directors serving also on its Executive Committee. The longstanding commitment of Mrs. Vardinoyannis to enhance and change the lives of those in need through the “ELPIDA” Association of Friends of Children with cancer and through the Bone Marrow Donor Registry “ORAMA ELPIDAS”, presents a profoundly inspiring initiative, demonstrating that through determination and power of will there are no limits to what philanthropy can achieve.

One of the primary commitments of THI has always been crisis relief, primarily when the adverse effects of the crisis disproportionately target children.

“GREECE IN THE MODERN WORLD”

The meaning of our national identity and the challenges Greek society faces inside a complex international environment were the topics of reflection of the important thinkers, academics but also athletes who took part in the one-day Conference called “Greece in the Modern World: National Identity and the Challenges of the 21st Century”, organised by the Marianna V. Vardinoyannis Foundation in cooperation with the Panhellenic Women’s Organisation “Panathinaiki”, under the auspices of His Excellency the President of the Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, on Thursday 21 June, at the Amphitheatre of the Acropolis Museum.