Global Leadership Dinner

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Cipriani 42nd Street, New York City


8095863068_05113d723c_zThe Global Leadership Dinner is the preeminent gathering of world leaders to recognize the achievements of those who work with the United Nations to solve the world’s most pressing global issues.


Recognized as one of New York’s top events, the Global Leadership Dinner is distinguished by A-list attendance representing the highest levels of the diplomatic, business, government, philanthropic, media, entertainment and social sectors. In addition to honoring the 2014 global leaders, the dinner features special guests Ted Turner, Chairman and Founder of the United Nations Foundation, and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

The Global Leadership Dinner is central to calling the world’s attention to the work of the UN and supporting a peaceful, prosperous and just future. Proceeds benefit UNA-USA and its work to inform, educate, and inspire Americans in support of the UN.

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This year's honoree's include:


paul-polman Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, with the UN Foundation's highest honor, The Champion for Global Change Award, for his life-long personal commitment to sustainable development and his professional leadership in galvanizing the global community around the Post-2015 Development Agenda

merck Merck & Co., in recognition of their industry leadership and corporate commitment to global health and development
valarie-amos Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs at the United Nations, for her diplomatic command of cross-sector global relief efforts in response to monumental humanitarian crises

kirby Justice Michael Kirby, Chair of the Independent Commission of Inquiry on North Korea, with the Leo Nevas Human Rights Award
murphy-100 ak-100Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) for their commitment to a strong American relationship with the United Nations


Would you like to send a congratulatory note to our 2014 honorees? Send your well wishes using this form to Deputy Executive Director Mary-Frances Wain at mwain@unausa.org by October 17 and your ad will be included in our e-programs seen by all of our prestigious guests.


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Global Leadership Awards History

For 55 years, UNA-USA's Global Leadership Dinner has brought together policymakers, diplomats, UN supporters, business leaders, and celebrities to call attention to the vital role the UN plays in helping the global community advance peace, prosperity and justice and to honor individuals and corporations for their global leadership in advancing UN causes. Read More >>

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