Thanks to the Diane von Furstenberg Foundation the UN cafeteria had a new cosmetics for a Friday night
By Erol Avdovic and Halil Mula (photo)
NEW YORK, (Webpublicapress – UN) – It was a pleasant Friday night event at the
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UN Headquarters under renovation for some time: “We should ask Tina Brown to run for the UN Secretary General,” said a cheerful UN Correspondent over half a glass of champagne at the gala Diane von Furstenberg (DVF) celebration of International Women’s Day with the second annual Diller-von Furstenberg Awards held at the United Nations.
The UN Cafeteria on the first floor which became rather notorious for serving average food in less than moderate accommodation since the UN renovation started – was adopted for the one night event in a very fashionable way. “This is fun and UN cafeteria should look like this every day” another journalist said. More than two hundred guests attended according to the reporter’s estimation.
At the UN -- the DVF Awards were given to four women who have demonstrated leadership, strength, and courage. Diane von Furstenberg, with co-host Tina Brown of The Daily Beast, honored DVF award winners Elizabeth Smart, famous advocate of child abduction and recovery programs and legislations, People’s Voice Award Winner, Taryn Davis of The American Widow Project and Sohini Chakraborty of Kolkata Sanved, and Kakenya Ntaiya of the Kakenya Center for Excellence.
Awarded was also Hillary Rodham Clinton US Secretary of state. On behalf of DVF Chelsea Clinton gave her mother the award.
“I’ve been given lots of awards, and I cannot think of one that means more to me or has greater personal delight for me than this one named on behalf of Diane, a dear friend and also an inspiration, and presented by my daughter,” Secretary Clinton said at the UN.
She also praised the Press for covering the event: “I want to thank the press for being here, because these are really important stories. And they’re not ones that are usually told. They don’t grab the headlines except in unusual circumstances. But this is some of the most important work being done anywhere in the world: empowering women to stand up for themselves and their families and claim their voices and their votes,” Mrs. Clinton said.
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Presenters included Academy Award-nominated actress Laura Linney, women’s empowerment activist and news anchor Diane Sawyer, charity advocate and supermodel Iman, and Pakistani-American political scientist, ambassador Shirin R. Tahir-Kheli.
Founded in 1972 “Diane von Furstenberg” - is one of the premier names in American fashion and has grown into the global luxury lifestyle brand of designed collections that are sold in 71 countries. empowerment activist and news anchor Diane Sawyer, charity advocate and supermodel Iman, and Pakistani-American political scientist, ambassador Shirin R. Tahir-Kheli.
The event took place during The Daily Beast and Newsweek’s Women in the World Conference, where influential women in the world of politics, media, film, philanthropy and design gathered to share ideas, stories and solutions affecting women worldwide. Some of them were at the UN gala event organized DVF.