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UNESCO GOODWILL AMBASSADOR MARIANNA V. VARDINOYANNIS AT THE SPECIAL CEREMONY FOR UNESCO’s 75th ANNIVERSARY

Athens, 12 November 2021

Heads of State and Government and an impressive list of important personalities from around the world celebrated UNESCO’s 75th Anniversary at a special ceremony, on Friday, November 12th, 2021, at the Organization’s headquarters in Paris.

UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Mrs. Marianna V. Vardinoyannis attended this special ceremony which had a special symbolism as it takes place in pandemic conditions, sending a strong message of global unity.

Mrs. Vardinoyannis, upon her arrival, stated that: “The 75th Anniversary of UNESCO is a major milestone in the history of the Organization.

2021 UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors Meeting

Athens, 28 October 2021

With a view to the aftermath of the pandemic for all mankind, this year’s Meeting of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors was held today at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, in the presence of prominent personalities from all over the world, including Greek Goodwill Ambassador, Mrs. Marianna V. Vardinoyannis.

The Director-General of UNESCO, Mrs. Audrey Azoulay, who opened the Meeting, thanked the Ambassadors for the passion and energy with which they serve the values ​​and programs of UNESCO, at a critical time for mankind, conveying its messages in every corner of the Earth.

VISIT OF THE GREEK PRIME MINISTER TO THE UNESCO HEADQUARTERS IN PARIS

Athens, 27 September 2021

H.E. the Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic Mr. Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited the UNESCO headquarters in Paris on Monday, September 27th, 2021. The Prime Minister was welcomed by the Director-General of UNESCO Mrs. Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Mrs. Marianna V. Vardinoyannis and the Permanent Delegate of Greece to UNESCO H.E. Ambassador Maria Diamantopoulou.

The Greek Prime Minister was guided to the headquarters of the  Organization and a meeting followed  between the Greek delegation and the UNESCO officials where cultural issues were discussed, focused on the Greek cultural heritage.

The meeting took place in the presence of the Greek Prime Minister Mr.

MUNICIPALITY OF ERMIONIDA EVENTS

Athens, 13 September 2021

With a modest and simple ceremony, dedicated to the memory of Mikis Theodorakis andin the presence of H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic Ms. Katerina Sakellaropoulou, the 3rd“Marianna V. Vardinoyannis Culture Awards” were awarded by the Municipality of Ermionida, on Sunday, September 12th, 2021, while during the event H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic was named Honorary Citizen of Ermionida.

The Mayor of Ermionida, Mr. Yannis Georgopoulos, together with the Goodwill Ambassador of UNESCO and Chair of the Awards Committee Mrs.

The President of the International Honorary Committee of the Anniversary Year “Thermopylae – Salamis 2020” & UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Mrs. Marianna V. Vardinoyannis was proclaimed Honorary Citizen of Salamis.

Athens, 21 July 2021

The President of the International Honorary Committee of the Anniversary Year “Thermopylae – Salamis 2020” & UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Mrs. Marianna V. Vardinoyannis was proclaimed Honorary Citizen of Salamis, on Wednesday, July 21st 2021 at the City Hall of the island in an emotional ceremony holded by the Municipality of Salamis, following a proposal of the Mayor Mr. George Panagopoulos and a Municipal Council decision.

During the event, which took place in accordance with the current sanitary measures, the Mayor of Salamis presented the President of the Committee with an honorary plaque as an expression of esteem to Mrs.

Tribute Event on the occasion of the Nelson Mandela International Day

Athens, 7 July 2021

With an emblematic event, tribute to the work and legacy of Nelson Mandela, which took place at the Zappeion Megaron, in Athens, Greece, on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, the “Marianna V. Vardinoyannis Foundation” honored the International Nelson Mandela Day (July 18).

At the initiative of the UN-awarded with the “Nelson Mandela Prize 2020-2025”, Mrs. Marianna V. Vardinoyannis, and in the presence of the CEO of the “Nelson Mandela Foundation” Mr. Sello Hatang, heads of International Organizations and important international personalities participated in the Tribute Event 

PARTICIPATION OF MRS MARIANNA V. VARDINOYANNIS

AT THE OPENING OF THE DELPHI ECONOMIC FORUM

Athens, 10 May 2021

Mrs. Marianna V. Vardinoyannis, Goodwill Ambassador of UNESCO and United Nations Nelson Mandela Award 2020 Laureate, attended the Opening of the 6th Delphi Economic Forum, which was held under the auspices of H.E.the President of the Hellenic Republic Mrs Katerina Sakellaropoulou. Mrs. Vardinoyannis participated in the discussion “Culture and Pandemic” together with the President of the European Cultural Center of Delphi,

“THE POWER OF MOTHERHOOD IN THE COVID-19 ERA”

Athens, 7 May 2021

The «ELPIDA – Association of Friends of Children with Cancer» and the “Marianna V. Vardinoyannis Foundation” organized a touching event in honor of the “Power of Motherhood in the COVID-19 Era“, on Thursday, May 6, 2021, on the occasion of the celebration of Mother’s Day.

At the initiative of Mrs. Marianna V. Vardinoyannis, mothers from Greece and abroad joined their voices online and spoke from the heart about the amazing power of motherhood that keeps our societies standing during the difficult period of the COVID-19 pandemic.

ONLINE AWARD CEREMONY FOR THE WINNERS OF THE PANHELLENIC STUDENT PAINTING COMPETITION

Athens, 19 March 2021

Another touching initiative, the Online Award Ceremony for the Winners of the Panhellenic Student Painting Competition, organized by the “Marianna V. Vardinoyannis Foundation” in the framework of the Anniversary Year «Thermopylae – Salamis 2020 », was held on Wednesday March 17, 2021.The Foundation wished to congratulate the students who excelled, as the planned awards event could not be organized with physical presence due to the measures against the pandemic.

The Panhellenic Student Painting Competition was organised in collaboration with the Children’s Gallery of Greece under the theme “

INTERNATIONAL ONLINE DISCUSSION

“WOMEN IN THE AGE OF THE PANDEMIC”

Athens, 9 March 2021

The voices and forces of great women from all over the world, were united by the Marianna V. Vardinoyannis Foundation, in order to send a strong message about the need for more and true equality, in the context of the International Online Discussion “Women in the Age of Pandemic” which took place on Monday, March 8th, 2021, on the occasion of the International Women’s Day.

On the initiative of the Goodwill Ambassador of UNESCO Mrs.