UN Day Celebration: A Multicultural Affair

UN Day Celebration: A Multicultural Affair
24 Oct
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Multi-Cultural Gala Celebration :
70th Anniversary of United Nations

Fundraiser at
Beverly Hills

House of Music

and Ent.

(430 North Camden Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
)Fundraiser to benefit the Women and Children Refugees through the “Girl Up Foundation” and the “Child Foundation”

Starts at  7:00 pm on

Saturday October 24rd, 2015.

Let Us Know You’re Coming! Buy Your Tickets Now on Eventbrite!: 


Tickets:  Members $30 | Non-members $55 (incl.1yr membership into UNABH)

Please ask us for the promotion code if you are a United Nations Association member and your Eventbrite ticket will be discounted to $30.00.



7:00-8:00   Red Carpet

Host Hors D’ Oeuvres served from 8:00-10:00

8:00 – 8:30 UNA-BH Introductions and Welcome

        by  – CHRIS WHATLEY, Executive Director of UNAUSA,

Short Presentations

       SPEAKER – WOODROW W. CLARK, II, PhD., UNA-BH Board Chair

       SPEAKER – SEBASTIAN ZACHARIA, Vice Chair, L.A. World Affairs Council

       SPEAKER – DR. PEYMAN RAOOFI, Pres. of Child Foundation

       SPEAKER – MARA VAN LOGGERENBERG, Sr. Policy Manager, UN Foundation

7.00PM-1.00AM‬  CASH BAR ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

  • Live International Music

  • DJ

  • Dancing all night long

Cocktail attire: Multi Cultural Custom attire is encouraged.

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Speaker BIOS

CHRIS WHATLEY, Executive Director of UNAUSA, will welcome the members and guests to UN’s 70-years of humanitarian accomplishments.

WOODROW W. CLARKII, PhD., UNA Beverly Hills Board Chair, a co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Prize for his work as a co-author and co-editor of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Third Report and first Research Director for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change address the effects of climate change on the human population

SEBASTIAN ZACHARIA, former UN Ambassador & Vice Chair of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council will address the role of the UN in the 21st century.

DR. PEYMAN RAOOFI, President of Child Foundation will give a brief summary of what is currently being done for refugee children worldwide.

MARA VAN LOGGERENBERG, Senior Policy Manager for the United Nations Foundation will speak of her work in the politics and negotiation process in the Sustainable Development agenda.  As Senior Policy Manager at the United Nations Foundation in New York, Mara’s work has focused on the politics and negotiation process of the Sustainable Development agenda for the past four years. Mara also advises on diverse international policy issues at the Foundation, including UN reform and US-UN relations.  Prior to joining UNF, Mara worked at the OECD in Paris, France, at the WFM-Institute for Global Policy in New York, and at Columbia University’s Initiative for Policy Dialogue in New York conducting research on financing for development. Mara graduated from Duke University with magna cum laude honors in 2009, and studied international relations and diplomacy at the American Graduate School of International Relations and Diplomacy in Paris, France in 2010. She also speaks French.

Special Thanks to Deep Datta, Mai Truong, Chef Anina, BiBi DeAngelo, Eric Zuley, Jennifer Morgan, Joan Collins, and all of the UNABH team.  Most especially to GRACIELLA Boltiansky, THE EVENT CHAIR, for without whom this event would not have taken place.

Thanks to Gaston from Folklorama!


Note: UNA Beverly Hills (EIN: 47-3166974) is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization operating under the Better World Fund (UN Foundation)  EIN: 58-2366765 Group Exemption 5839. Money from event ticket is tax deductible.  After event tickets and all other donations are fully deductible as allowed under IRC§501c3.