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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.

6th PANARSAKEIAKO CONGRESS ON HUMAN RIGHTS

On Thursday 19 April, in the presence of 935 pupils and 200 teachers from 17 Arsakeia Schools and 10 other schools from other parts of Greece, the 6th Panarsakeiako Student Congress opened its proceedings, with the title: “In a changing world: the right to education and the teaching of human rights.”

The Conference was declared open by UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, Mrs Marianna V. Vardinoyannis, who stood beside the pupils, spoke with them and was informed in detail about the proceedings of the Congress.

The Congress takes place at the Arsakeia-Tositseia Schools in Ekali,

THE REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS HONOURS MARIANNA V. VARDINOYANNIS FOR HER HUMANITARIAN WORK

A great distinction for the vast humanitarian work of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Mrs. MARIANNA V. VARDINOYANNIS by the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, on Tuesday 9 October 2018.

During a modest ceremony held at the Presidential Palace of Cyprus in Nicosia, in the presence of the Defense Minister of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr Savvas Angelides, the undersecretary to the President Mr Vasilis Palmas, government spokesman Mr. Prodromos Prodromou, and top officials of the Cypriot Government,

Hellenistic Alexandria: Celebrating 24 centuries

The 3-day international “Hellenistic Alexandria: Celebrating 24 centuries” conference, organised by the Marianna V. Vardinoyannis Foundation, the Alexandria Center for Hellenistic Studies at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the Acropolis Museum and the Mariolopoulos-Kanaginis Foundation for the Environmental Sciences and taking place under the auspices of His Excellency, the President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopios Pavlopoulos, was opened on the 13th of December 2017 in the amphitheatre of the Acropolis Museum, by UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, Marianna V. Vardinoyannis.

“This day is a great moment in time for our Foundation, Ms Vardinoyannis said, as we are embarking on an initiative of national significance on which we have been working for several months,

Marianna V. Vardinoyannis keynote speaker at the Ordinary General Meeting of the Women’s International Club Athens

The “Women’s International Club Athens” (WIC) held its Ordinary General Meeting yesterday, with official guest and keynote speaker UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, Ms. Marianna Vardinoyannis.

As she opened the meeting, the Chairwoman of the WIC, Ms. Rania Kouloukakou, welcomed Ms. Vardinoyannis to the event, by saying among other things that: “I am very happy to have Mrs Vardinoyannis as our speaker. An active personality, both at the regional and international level, who strives for the rights of children and their families. Struggling for world peace and solidarity. As a Greek woman, I am very happy about our Marianna,