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“Covid-19 and Childhood Cancer” International Online Scientific Round Table about childhood cancer in the pandemic era

Athens, 9 December 2020

Heads of State, leading scientists and distinguished speakers from around the world were welcomed online by the UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and President of “ELPIDA – Association of Friends of Children with cancer” Mrs. Marianna V. Vardinoyannis, in the framework of the International Online Scientific Round Table titled “Covid-19 and Childhood Cancer”, held on Tuesday, December 9, 2020.

The aim of this international “summit”: politics, science and diplomacy to join forces and build a bridge of cooperation and protection for children with cancer around the world in the difficult period of the pandemic.

MARIANNA V. VARDINOYANNIS OPENS A HUG OF LOVE FOR VULNERABLE GROUPS CHILDREN, FOUNDATIONS AND INSTITUTIONS

Athens, 21 December 2020

Love and offering find their way under all conditions to warm people’s hearts. And on this year’s different Christmas for everyone, Mrs. Marianna V. Vardinoyannis had the desire to be close to those who are most in need: vulnerable groups, children, families affected by the pandemic.  

Through the Marianna V. Vardinoyannis Foundation, but also through the “ELPIDA Association of Friends of Children with Cancer” Mrs. Vardinoyannis undertook important initiatives to support vulnerable groups, with distributions of food, sanitary material, fuel and presents, to Metropolises,

TELECONFERENCE OF H.E. THE PRESIDENT OF THE HELLENIC REPUBLIC MS. KATERINA SAKELLAROPOULOU WITH MRS. MARIANNA V. VARDINOYANNIS

Athens, 17 December 2020

H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic Ms. Katerina Sakellaropoulou had a teleconference with the President of the International Honorary Committee of the Anniversary Year “Thermopylae – Salamis 2020” and President of “ELPIDA – Association of Friends of Children with Cancer” Mrs. Marianna V. Vardinoyannis, on Thursday, December 17th 2020.

 On the occasion of the completion of the Anniversary Year “Thermopylae-Salamis 2020”, Mrs. Vardinoyannis informed in detail H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic about the proceedings of the International Honorary Committee,

“MARIANNA V. VARDINOYANNIS FOUNDATION” PRESENTS THE GLOBAL EDUCATION MONITORING REPORT 2020

Athens, 11 December 2020

On the occasion of the International Day for Children and the World Human Rights Day, the “Marianna V. Vardinoyannis Foundation” organized the online presentation of the Greek publication of the Global Education Monitoring Report 2020, titled “Education: When we say all we mean all“, on Friday, December 11th 2020. The Greek Minister of Education and Religions, Mrs. Niki Kerameos, participated in the event with a welcoming address.

For the second consecutive year, the “Marianna V.

MARIANNA V. VARDINOYANNIS FOUNDATION OFFERS THE 2.500 ANNIVERSARY COLLECTORS’ AND COMMEMORATIVE COIN SENDING A SYMBOLIC GLOBAL MESSAGE OF DEMOCRACY

Athens, 2 December 2020

The celebrations for the Anniversary Year “Thermopylae – Salamis 2020” culminate with a great national offer from the “Marianna V. Vardinoyannis Foundation”.

At the initiative and offer of the President of the International Honorary Committee of the Anniversary Year “Thermopylae-Salamis 2020” Mrs. Marianna V. Vardinoyannis, the Collectors’ and Commemorative Coins of the Bank of Greece were sent to: Heads of State, International Organizations, Embassies and Foreign Missions in Greece, Hellenic National Defense General Staff and Hellenic Navy,

FOUNDING OF AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM IN ERMIONI

Athens, 24 November 2020

The plan to create an Archaeological Museum in Ermioni was put up today in an online discussion held under the Minister of Culture and Sports, Mrs. Lina Mendoni.

Mrs. Marianna V. Vardinoyannis, President of the “Marianna V. Vardinoyannis Foundation” attended the teleconference, as well as the Mayor of Ermionida Mr. Ioannis Georgopoulos and the Curator of Antiquities of Argolida Mrs. Alkistis Papadimitriou, who briefly presented the history of Ermionida, “following”, as she quoted, “faithfully the steps of Pausanias”.

Ermioni,

GREEK PRESIDENCY OF THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL- INTERVIEW POINTS OF MARIANNA V. VARDINOYANNIS

Athens, 17 November 2020

Marianna V. Vardinoyannis: Even in the deepest darkness, there is light. (There is) Hope! 

Miltiadis Varvitsiotis: The round of discussions of the Greek Presidency opened with Science and closes with Hope!

“We must never give up. Even in the deepest darkness, there is light. (There is) Hope”. This was the strong message of hope, conveyed by the international Greek woman with the great work in the fields of humanity, education, culture and human rights, Marianna V. Vardinoyannis, on the occasion of the completion of the Greek Presidency of the European Council.

The THI Annual Gala 2020

Saturday, 14 November 2020

On Thursday, November 12th 2020, Mrs. Marianna V. Vardinoyannis, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of The Hellenic Initiative, participated in The THI Annual Gala 2020 which was held virtually.

 The Hellenic Initiative, one of the most important organizations of the Greek diaspora, held the Annual Gala 2020, aiming to support people in Greece living in extreme vulnerability due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and managed to raise more than 1.6 million dollars.

TELECONFERENCE BETWEEN THE DIRECTOR GENERAL OF UNESCO MRS AUDREY AZOULAY AND MARIANNA V. VARDINOYANNIS

Wednesday 2nd September 2020

An in-depth discussion on important issues concerning Greece, but also the world community, between the Director General of UNESCO Mrs. Audrey Azoulay and the Goodwill Ambassador of UNESCO Mrs. Marianna V. Vardinoyannis, took place on Monday 31 August 2020.

The teleconference was held on the occasion of the recent recognition of Mrs. Vardinoyannis with the Nelson Mandela Prize 2020 by the United Nations on which the Director-General of UNESCO congratulated her, stressing that UNESCO is “proud of her

STATEMENT FROM UNESCO FOR THE “2020 UNITED NATIONS NELSON ROLIHLAHLA MANDELA PRIZE” AWARDED TO MRS. MARIANNA V. VARDINOYANNIS

The Nelson Rohilhalha Mandela prize is awarded to Marianna V. Vardinoyannis to recognize the achievement of 30 years fighting child cancer through her two Foundations dedicated to children: she gave one Foundation her name, and the other is ELPIDA Friends’ Association of Children with cancer.

Marianna V. Vardinoyannis shares this prize with Dr Morissanda Kouyaté of Guinea who was rewarded for his commitment to end Female Genital Mutilations. This esteemed prize was established in 2015 to recognize the achievements of two persons one male and one female laureates from different geographic regions who dedicated their lives to the service of humanity,