Global Leadership Dinner

Global_Leadership__sg_amosYoo Soon-taek, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Kathy Calvin, Valerie Amos, and UN Foundation President and CEO Kathy Calvin at the 2014 Global Leadership Awards Dinner. View all photos. (Photo/Stuart Ramson for UN Foundation)In recognition of the role individuals, organizations and corporations play in supporting the work of the United Nations to advance global peace and prosperity, UNA-USA and the United Nations Foundation honored recipients of the 2014 Global Leadership Awards at the annual Global Leadership Dinner in New York City.


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 featured 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.


Save the Date: The 2015 Global Leadership Dinner will take place Tuesday, November 3 at Gotham Hall, New York. Stay tuned for more details.

View photos from the 2014 Global Leadership Awards Dinner.

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The 2014 honoree's included:


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
valerie-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

michael-kirby Justice Michael Kirby, Chair of the Independent Commission of Inquiry on North Korea, with the Leo Nevas Human Rights Award
rana Rana Abdelhamid, honored with the Leo Nevas Youth Advocate for Human Rights Award for her efforts to raise awareness of the UN and human rights mechanisms, and her empowerment of young Muslim women across the U.S.
senator-murphy rep-kinzingerSenator Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) for their commitment to a strong American relationship with the United Nations



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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