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Organized by the Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Kapur is a member of The Chamber of Commerce. The ceremony
was celebrated by many distinguished members of the Chamber of Commerce, Hospital CEO & medical staff and
various other community leaders. The ceremony was held at one of Dr. Kapur's medical clinic facilities.
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Dr. Anurita Kapur was invited to she attended a Satsang Event: GURUDEV’S DIVYA DARSHAN AND BLESSINGS on
October 4, 2015 at The Colden Center Auditorium in New York.
Well renowned Shri Brahmrishi Guruvanand Swami "Gurudev". Gurudev is amongst the most revered saints in this Era.
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Dr. Anurita Kapur was invited to she attended Transatlantic Perspectives on Social Innovation on October 6, 2015 at the
German Mission in Manhattan, New York.
The Speakers were:
Prof. Dr. Josef Hochgerner, Senior Strategy Advisor at the Centre for Social Innovation and a University of Vienna professor in sociology, and
Prof. Jürgen Howaldt, Director of the Central Scientific Institute at the Technische Universität Dortmund, shared their experiences in the academic
examination of social innovation. Kriss Deiglmeier, CEO of the global social enterprise Tides, drew upon over 20 years of senior executive
experience spanning the business, social enterprise, nonprofit, academic, and philanthropic sectors. The evening’s moderator Eleni Janis,
Director of the Social Capital Desk for the New York City Economic Development Corporation, touched upon how she aims to foster and
strengthen social entrepreneurship throughout the city.
Hochgerner kicked off the evening with an introduction to the concept of social innovation and its increasing popularity internationally in recent
years. Anticipating a recurring question of the evening, Hochgerner pointed out that no one has agreed on a consistent definition of social
innovation yet. His definition stated that social innovations aren’t necessarily always well-intentioned, illustrated by the example of equivocal
security measures. He then introduced his 4-i-process of social innovation development to the audience. The path of social innovation can be
characterized by an emerging idea, an intervention targeting change, and a follow-up implementation of this measure, which ultimately leads to an
impact. Hochgerner also identified different mindsets regarding social innovation in Europe and the U.S. According to the Viennese scholar,
European officials are trying to ensure and amend the welfare of society by utilizing a policy mix that connects public businesses and civil society
practitioners in which social innovation works complementary to pre-existing social systems. U.S. practitioners, contrarily, act in a more business-
driven manner in a ’lean government – big society’ paradigm, which leads to a more compensatory system.
Kriss Deiglmeier then discussed how the systems-level approach from Stanford tried to identify ideas that led to positive impact, with such
examples including microfinance and fair trade. In contrast to Hochgerner’s interpretation of the term social innovation, Deiglmeier’s definition had
a more positive connotation. However, common ground could be found in her proposed ‘stages of innovation.’ The process of social innovation
she described resembles the 4-i-process Hochgerner presented and consisted of the following steps: defining the problem and opportunity,
generating an idea, piloting and creating a prototype, and lastly, diffusing and scaling the idea. According to Deiglmeier, the most challenging
barrier in this process can be identified as a ‘stagnation chasm’ between the pilot prototyping phase and the diffusion and scaling of an idea.
“Intentions would not die, they just didn’t grow,” Deiglmeier explained. To help these ideas scale, it is of particular importance to identify these
stagnation chasms. Deiglmeier then highlighted one of the main consensuses of the discussion: to ensure the success of social innovations,
organizations need to commit to cross-sector collaboration. That’s where future innovators should devote their energy, Deiglmeier emphasized.
She also urged: “never mistake a clear view for a short distance,” especially when it comes to scaling up ideas and negotiating with corporate
collaborators. Regardless of whether an individual is an entrepreneur or a philanthropist, that person needs to get past the ‘short-term mindset.’
The last of the three speakers, Jürgen Howaldt, began his presentation with an appeal to broaden the general understanding of the term
‘innovation.’ The predominant technological point of view, he argued, should be adapted to a bigger picture view with social innovations perceived
as coequal. According to him, during the transition from an industrial to a service-based society, an innovation system requires the inclusion of
social innovations, as technological innovations will not solve social problems alone. Not only should companies be encouraged to operate as
relevant actors, but so too should universities, research institutes, and individuals. According to Howaldt, three major challenges exist pertaining
to social innovation: establishing cross-sector collaboration for a supportive framework, setting the concept high on political agendas, and building
up a social innovation infrastructure. “The most urgent and important innovations in the 21st century will take place in the social field,” he said,
concluding his speech by depicting the importance of social innovation as a concept for social change.
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Dr. Anurita Kapur was invited to she attended an indepth discussion by H.E. Douglas Roche, a Canadian Ambassador. The
event took place in Manhattan, New York on October, 2015. H.E. Roche personally autographed & signed his book for Anurita.
For decades, the UN embodies our hopes for peace and security, human rights, and a voice for all. It's also where conflicts and tensions among
governments and peoples of the world are often expressed.
In his new book, The UN in the 21st Century, Douglas Roche, who has spent his lifetime in the cause of peace as a Canadian member of
parliament, ambassador, and senator, offers a brief account of the role of the United Nations in the world today.
He focuses on the most important issues: the use of military force in conflicts, the challenges of global warming and climate change, deep
disparities between rich and poor, and the ongoing battle for equal human rights for all.
He described the wide range of activities of the UN in these areas, and acknowledged the organization's failures and weaknesses, while pointing
out its many successes, some little known to the world's citizens.
Roche documents how the UN is working to address key issues that threaten humanity's future, using its unique position in the world to promote
the ideals that gave it birth. Though its success is far from assured, he sees the UN as humanity's best hope for the future.
Dr. Roche, offered insight into an organization whose work is often decried by critics, often ignored by political leaders, and often invisible to the
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Dr. Anurita Kapur was invited to she attended a medical conference entitled: The Impact of Autism on Health and Well-being
at the United Nations Headquarters, Manhattan, New York.
H.E. Mr. Hahn Choong-Hee, Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations
Catherine Lord, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and founding Director of the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain (CADB), at New
York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Susan Bissell Ph.D., Chief of Child Protection, UNICEF
David Kearon, Director, Adult Services, Autism Speaks
Ilene Lainer, Co-Founder and President, NY Collaborates for Autism
Special Advisers to the American Psychiatric Association on the UN
Main Representative, International Psychoanalytical Association
Also present were many other organizations representatives:
International Council of Women, Soroptimist International, Communications Coordination Committee for the United Nations, Sigma Theta Tau
International, Nightingale Initiative for Global Health, Human Rights Congress for Bangladesh Minorities, American Psychiatric Association,
International Psychoanalytical Association, Nonviolence International
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Dr. Anurita Kapur was invited to she attended a meeting with the Honorable Manjit Singh Barkandi, he is the President of
Akali Badal and works closely with H.E. Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister of Punjab. The meeting was held with other
respected local Indian-Americans in New Jersey on October, 2015.
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), also popularly known as the Akali Dal, is a regional political party, as approved by the Election Commission of India.
Its mass base is primarily in the state of Punjab.
The Akali Dal operates on the political position of far-right, with a political ideology of Sikhism. In other words, the basic claim of existence of the
Shiromani Akali Dal is in catering to the demands of the Sikhs across Punjab and all around the world. The SAD is far-right in position as it asserts
that religion and politics are synonymous and one cannot operate without another.
There are many political parties with the name ‘Shiromani Akali Dal’. However, the oldest regional democratic party of the country is the one
being referred to, and it is guided by the leadership of Sukhbir Singh Badal. Very often, the party is also called the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal), to
eliminate any confusion. Formed in December 1920 as a task force of the Sikh religious body, the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee,
this new political party claimed to be the major proponent of upholding the interests of Sikh people, who form the majority of the population in
Punjab. With Sardar Sarmukh Singh Chubbal as the first President of the Akali Dal, the party participated in some of the most glorious sagas in the
struggle for independence of India, including its active role during the Bardoli Satyagraha and massive protests against the Simon Commission in
1928. Further, under the leadership of Master Tara Singh, the Akalis were actively involved in the Civil Disobedience Movement and gravely
protested against the Pakistan Resolution passed by the Muslim League in 1940, as the creation of a separate nation of Pakistan was seen as
detrimental to the prospects and harmony among people in the erstwhile undivided Punjab.
The Akali Dal reached its zenith of success under Master Tara Singh. After India achieved its independence, the SAD participated in the Punjabi
Suba Movement, which was headed by Sant Fateh Singh. The Akalis demanded carving out a state out of undivided East Punjab, comprising
majority Punjabi-speaking people of the region. The protests were so intense that the Indian government agreed to the demand for the
re-organization of the boundaries of the erstwhile East Punjab. In 1966, the present state of Punjab was formed, with the Akali Dal coming to
power. But the government did not last long due to factionalism within the SAD.
Presently, the Akali Dal is in alliance with the BJP and forms a majority in the state, with 56 of its own members and 12 members of the BJP in the
Punjab Legislative Assembly. The current Chief Minister of the state is Sukhbir Singh Badal’s father and party patron Parkash Singh Badal. It has 4
seats in the Lok Sabha and 3 seats in the Rajya Sabha, respectively. Its principal opposition in the state is the Indian National Congress. The Akali
Dal controls the various Sikh religious bodies such as Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee and Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management
Committee. The party is highly revered among Sikhs in the country as well as across the world, for its efforts to safeguard religious, cultural and
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Dr. Anurita Kapur was invited to she attended 2015 INTERNATIONAL DAY OF OLDER PERSONS CELEBRATION
on October, 2015 at the United Nations Headquarters, Manhattan, New York.
“SUSTAINABILITY AND AGE-INCLUSIVENESS IN THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT”
The 25th Annual United Nations Celebration of International Day of Older Persons (IDOP) was held at The United Nations
Headquarters on October, 2015 under the auspices of the CoNGO Governmental Committee on Ageing / New York with the
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. The program was sponsored by the Permanent Mission of
Argentina to the United Nations.
“Sustainability and Age-Inclusiveness in the Urban environment” was the theme of this year’s event. Featured as the keynote
speaker was Dr. Joan Clos, Executive Director, UN-HABITAT. A panel discussion on “Key components for age inclusiveness
in urban environments” followed.
Topics included: Urbanization policies that promote economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development for people of all
ages; the city we need, including for older persons; and intergenerational collaboration; harnessing urbanization as a positive force for present
and future generations.
Ms. Jan Peterson, Global Chair, Huairou Commission was the moderator.
Dr. Eugenie Birch, Chair, World Urban Campaign,
Dr. Toshio Obi, Director, e-Government Research Center, Waseda University, Japan
Ms. Louisette Fomba, Director, National Development Partners (NADEP), Cameroon
Mr. Hirotaka Koike, Deputy Organizing Partner for Habitat III Working Group,
UN Major Group for Children and Youth.
AARP, Global Coalition on Aging
Pfizer Corporation and Skanska were the financial sponsors.
Later a ticketed fundraising luncheon followed after the morning program at The CIBO Restaurant in Manhattan, New York. The program was
"Changing the view of older persons".
Dr. Anurita Kapur was invited to she attended: The UN at 70: Working together to make a difference
UN Department of Information & NGO Executive Committee in October, 2015 at the United Nations Headquarters, New York.
This briefing analyzed and reflected upon the relationship between UN and the world over the past 70 years. There was a
celebration of past accomplishments, and a vision was crafted for the future.
• Robert Libid- International Representative from Lions Clubs International
• Suraj Bhatia - Former District Governor, Associate Representative to the United Nations for Rotary International
• Rosalee Keech - Main Representative to the United Nations for League of Womens Voters
• Viktoriia Brezheniuk - Representative for World Federation for Ukranian Women's Organization(Ukraine- Eastern European Perspective)
• Mohammad Bakhrieba- Representative from Call of Culture and International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to
Global Challenges (Saudi Arabia - Middle East)
• Sharmishta Sivaramakrishnan - Representative for Caring for Cambodia, former intern at World Bank (Asia)
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Dr. Anurita Kapur was invited to she attended a Meet & Greet and Interactive session With Hon. Shri Hukum Singh - Member
of Parliament - India @ TV Asia in October, 2015.
Shri Babu Hukum Singh is an MLA - Kairana former Cabinet Minister of Uttar Pradesh (Bhartiya Janata Party Member). Babu Hukum Singh has
retained a distinguished place from Lucknow to political lanes. Babu Hukum Singh has been brilliant since his childhood. In view of deep interest
in studies he was sent to Allahabad for higher education. He completed B.A., L.L.B. from there. He adopted practice of Law as his profession. He
received special training for practice by known Advocate of the time named Mr. Brahma Prakash ji and started independent practice from 1962.
This time he appeared at P.C.S.(J) exams. and got selected, before he could begin his services as Judicial Magistrate, China attacked India, as a
result the utmost important aspect was the security of mother land.
The contemporary Prime Minister Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru called the youths to came forward for defending the country in his message to the nation.
Listening the emotional speech, Babu Hukum Singh joined Indian Military and 1963, and was posted as Commissioned Officer. Just after the end
of Indo-China war, clouds of war from the side of Pakistan surfaced. In 1965 a terrible war occurred between India and Pakistan. At that time Babu
Hukum Singh was posted as Captain in Poonch Rajouri sector. In this war he exhibited highest level of courage and gave meaning to his uniform
of honour. After the war ended and normalcy prevailed, he resigned from the captainship and returned to Muzaffarnagar ad again started the
practice of Law in 1969.
He was elected from Lok Dal in 1980 and third time in 1985 and first time appointed as Minister of State for Animal Husbandry and Dairy
Development in the government lead by Sh. Veer Bahadur Singh. After the change of leadership, during the chief ministership of Sh. Narayan
Dutt Tiwari, he was raised to the rank of Cabinet Minister and assigned the important ministries of Food and Civil Supply and Minister of State
Affairs. Besides, he was deputed and served as chairman of Lok Lekha Samiti in 1981-82, "Mahamantri" of U.P. Congress Committee in 1975,
President of Lok Dal in 1980, and Deputy Speaker of Assembly in 1984. He was elected M.L.A. in 1995 on the BJP ticket for the fourth time. He also
served as the Member of Advisory Committee of Library.
Anurita had some conversation with Shri Hukum Singh and his family members present at the Event on the current political situation in India..
The Original Founder & National President Shri Jayesh Patel announced every OFBJP member's names including Dr. Anurita Kapur's
name as a member of OFBJP and thanked all the OFBJP Members for being present at the event on such a short notice.
(This Event's full video tape has been retained).
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Dr. Anurita Kapur was invited to she attended Hon. Mayor Bill de Blasio's re-election the kick-off gala on
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at the Sheraton Times Square.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is an American politician who is serving as the 109th mayor of New York City. From 2010 to 2013, he held the citywide office
of New York City Public Advocate, serving as an ombudsman between the electorate and the city government. He formerly served as a New
York City Council member, representing the 39th District in Brooklyn, which contains Borough Park, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Gowanus,
Kensington, Park Slope, and Windsor Terrace. De Blasio, the Democratic Party nominee for mayor of New York City in the 2013 election, defeated
Republican Joe Lhota with more than 73 percent of the vote. De Blasio is the first Democratic mayor of the city since David Dinkins was in office
from 1990 to 1993.
He ran for mayor promising to end stop and frisk and heal bitter relations between the New York Police Department and many New Yorkers,
especially African Americans. His tenure has seen a spike in anti-police protests and disaffection with law enforcement, and he has been charged
by the NYPD union with putting the interests of protesters above those of the police. He initiated new de-escalation training for officers, reduced
marijuana prosecutions, and oversaw the beginning of body cameras worn by police. De Blasio approved a $41 million settlement for the five
men whose convictions in the 1989 Central Park jogger case were overturned and ended a post-9/11 surveillance program to spy on Muslim New
Attendees were: Professionals and Senators, Congressmen and many distinguished guests.
Dr. Anurita Kapur was invited to she attended "Stress and the City" on November 2, 2015 at the
German Mission in Manhattan, New York.
Currently, over 50 percent of the world’s population lives in cities. By 2050 over two-thirds of people will reside in urban environments. Although
city living has many advantages, residing in cities is often associated with a high cost of living, and high crime rates, and large population density.
Research has also shown that people who grow up in cities process negative emotions such as stress differently from those who move to the city
as adults. These and other factors often result in severe or prolonged stress. Could the stress of city life be increasing the risk of mental health
disorders? Does city living make the brain more susceptible to mental health conditions? Do people living in cities and rural areas differ in the
way that their brains process stressful situations? If scientists are able to detect which aspects of city life are most stressful, these findings may
help to improve the way urban areas are designed. Please join our speakers as they discuss these and other significant questions affecting stress
and the city.
Prof. Dr. Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg, Director, Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim, Germany, Professor and Chairman of Psychiatry and
Psychotherapy, Heidelberg University. He is board-certified in psychiatry, psychotherapy, and neurology. Before coming to Mannheim in 2007, he
spent ten years as a scientist at the National Institutes of Mental Health in Bethesda, MD. Prof. Meyer-Lindenberg is the author of more than 250
peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in journals, such as Nature, Science, Nature Neuroscience, Nature Medicine, Nature Reviews
Neuroscience, Neuron, PNAS, and others. In 2014, as well as 2015, he was named as one of the most highly cited scientists in the world. He is the
Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology and on the editorial board of a number of other journals, such as Biological
Psychiatry, Schizophrenia Bulletin, European Neuro¬psycho¬pharmacology, Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, and Neuroimage. His research
interests focus on the development of novel treatments for severe psychiatric disorders, especially schizophrenia, through an application of
multimodal neuroimaging, genetics and enviromics to characterize brain circuits underlying the risk for mental illness and cognitive dysfunction.
Dr. Andrew Rundle, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University. His research focuses on the
determinants of sedentary lifestyles and obesity and the health-related consequences of these conditions. Dr. Rundle co-directs the Built
Environment and Health Research Group (beh.columbia.edu), a transdisciplinary team of researchers studying how neighborhood built and social
environments influence health. His work on urban design and neighborhood effects on health has been used as part of the scientific rationale for
the New York City ‘Active Design Guidelines’ and for the Mayor’s Food Policy Task Force’s ‘Food Retail Expansion to Support Health’ (FRESH)
initiative. His work has been nationally recognized and he and his team are inaugural members of the American Institute of Architects Design and
Health Research Consortium. Dr. Rundle also co-directs the Mailman School of Public Health Obesity Prevention Initiative and heads the
Childhood Obesity Research Project within the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health. His work within the Children’s Center
focuses on the role of prenatal and early life exposures to pollutants as risk factors for childhood obesity.
Irmintraud Jost, Executive Director, Heidelberg University Association
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Dr. Anurita Kapur was invited to she attended an Event: An Evening with Mr. FRANCOIS CREPEAU, UN Special Rapporteur
on the Human Rights of Migrants EUROPEAN MIGRATION & THE LEGALIZATION OF MOBILITY
with H.E. Ambassador INIGO LAMBERTINI, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Italy to the UN
on November 5, 2015 held at the Columbus Circle in Manhattan, New York.
Europe is facing years, if not decades, of mass migration.
That possibility alone provokes a burning question: should this only be taken as misfortunate news?
Resisting it opens a market for smuggling rings — pushing people underground, increasing the use of dangerous routes, causing deaths at sea —
and creating chaos in the process. Also, equating territorial sovereignty with the capacity to stop migration at borders is a fantasy, unless we start
shooting at people. As borders are porous, democratic borders are even more so. Border control is better understood as knowing who comes in,
which can't happen unless foreigners present themselves to the border guard.
Europe must embrace mobility in order to manage it. Offering the mobility solutions that refugees and migrants need will take over the market
from the hands of the smugglers. For refugees, massive resettlement programs (in the millions of persons over a number of years) will
disincentivize them from paying huge sums to smugglers and risk the lives of their children.
For other survival migrants, considerably reducing underground labour markets, which thrive on unscrupulous employers recruiting cheap labour,
as well as offering legal and safe mobility solutions, in the form of multiple entry visas for migrants to come and look for work — these measures
would also progressively eliminate the smugglers from the picture and allow for European States to regain control of their borders.
The overview provided by Mr. Crépeau was based on various reports he made to the the UN Human Rights Council and the UN General Assembly.
These included reports on his visits to many countries affected by the migration issue, such as Tunisia, Turkey, Greece, Malta and Albania, as well
as two major reports on the situation in Italy. These detailed many aspects of importance that factor into the consideration of plans of action
regarding the migration issue, including local and national laws in the countries affected, border control and management, labor exploitation,
practices and policies involving detention, accommodation and discrimination.
H.E. Ambassador Lambertini, who spoke afterwards, offered some additional views on how developments have been unfolding in Italy in recent
years, and how his country is dealing with this challenging situation, including the rescuing of refugees as well as adjusting its laws.
FRANCOIS CREPEAU is Full Professor and holds the Hans and Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law, at the Faculty of Law of
McGill University. He has been appointed UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants in 2011. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of
Canada and was a Fellow 2008-2011 of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation.
The focus of his current research includes migration control mechanisms, the rights of foreigners, the interface between security and migration,
and the interface between the Rule of Law and globalization.
Dr. Anurita Kapur was invited to she attended a discussion, "Opportunities and Risks E-Health on November 4, 2015 at the
German Mission in Manhattan, New York.
An increasing number of medical devices, such as heart rate monitors, pacemakers, defibrillators, and drug delivery systems, use wireless
communication to monitor patients both in hospitals and at home. These devices use personal data and health-related information. Moreover,
devices such as implantable cardiac defibrillators and pacemakers treat chronic disease with electrical therapy that can be wirelessly modified.
These devices and systems thus represent a growing risk with respect to the security of the medical data they contain. Topics such as patient
privacy, data security, and a more integrative approach to healthcare in aging societies are of great relevance to the U.S. market.
Dr. Peter Levin, President and Founder of Amida Technology Solutions, a Maryland based start-up that focuses on data interoperability, will speak
at the event. He will address the state of e-health today and where he sees the field heading. From May 2009 until March 2013, Dr. Levin served as
Senior Advisor to the Secretary and Chief Technology Officer of the Department of Veterans Affairs. He was also a National Science Foundation
Presidential Young Investigator during the first Bush administration, a Clinton White House Fellow, and an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow. Dr.
Levin holds patents in chip design and GPS-based authentication, and has published in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Huffington Post,
politico.com, Technomy, Spectrum, and on the White House website. Dr. Levin will be joined by Dr. Sam Bierstock, President and Founder of
Champions in Healthcare, a consulting company that identifies and provides business strategies for companies developing leading-edge
healthcare IT products and bringing them to market. He will discuss the challenges of managing the proliferation of e-health data that has resulted
from nano- and microtechnologies. He will also elaborate on his role in identifying innovative healthcare technologies. Dr. Bierstock served as
Chief Medical Officer for IBM and in executive positions for several major leading healthcare EHR and informatics consulting companies. He has
been a contributing editor for The Wall Street Journal and has appeared on CNN, FOX TV, and all of the major television networks.
Guido Schmitz, Director of Global Packaging Design for the Innovation R&D Department at Bayer Consumer Care, will also speak. He will touch
upon the effect of e-health on emotions and will elaborate on a few consumer pharma projects in the smart bottle solutions realm. Mr. Schmitz is
responsible for new technology development, capital investment, and packaging innovation. His range of global responsibilities include idea
generation, conception and development of new products and technologies, including new material, new formulations, and new dose forms, such
as powders, granulations, solid dose tablets, and gel capsules. Mr. Schmitz has nearly 35 years of international experience in the
consumer healthcare industry.
Prof. Dr. Christof Paar, Chair for Embedded Security at Ruhr-Universität Bochum and a research professor at the University of Massachusetts
Amherst, will moderate the discussion. Prof. Dr. Paar’s research interests include highly efficient realizations of
cryptography, physical security, and security analysis of real-world systems.
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Dr. Anurita Kapur was invited to she attended an event organized by a Russian Medical Company in November, 2015 at the
Tribecca Rooftop in Manhattan, New York.
The awardees and speakers were:
Mr. Lippin, his wealth of experience in medical business over the years made him a successful businessman. His medical company generates
over $100 Million Dollars annually.
Mr. Dowling, CEO of North Shore LIJ Health Systems. Generating nearly $8 Billion Dollars revenue annually.
Colin Quinn, a stand-up comedian, actor and writer. On television he is best known for his work on Saturday Night Live, where he anchored
Weekend Update; on MTV's 1980 game show Remote Cnotrol, where he served as the accouncer/sidekick; and as host of Comedy Central's
late-night panel show Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. He also appreaed in various films including Grown Ups, A Night at the Roxbury and
Trainwreck. At present, he has written and starred in five live shows: Irish Wake, My Two Cents, Long Story, two of which he collaborated on
with Jerry Seinfield as director. Long Story Short was also filmed as an HBO special that aired in 2011.
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Dr. Anurita Kapur was invited to she attended an event organized by Mental Health Committees, the Psychoanalytical
Association and the American Psychiatric Association, New York County Psychiatric Society hosted a screening of The Dark
Matter of Love for its 5th Annual Movie Night. The film is a documentary on the psychological aspects of growing up with and
without parental love, it centers on the Diaz family who adopts three orphans from Russia and how their new and old kids
handle family together. Alexander Kalogerakis, M.D. and John Walkup, M.D. lead a discussion after the screening. The event
was held on November 10, 2015 in Manhattan, New York City.
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Dr. Anurita Kapur was invited to an event organized by Mental Health Committees, International Council Women, Soroptimist
International, Sigma Theta Tau International, Nightingale Initiative for Global Health, Human Rights Congress for Bangladesh
Minorities, American Psychiatric Association, International Psychoanalytical Association, Nonviolence International, held on
November 12, 2015.
“Comprehensive Healthcare: The Integration of Physical and Mental Health"
The World Health Organization (WHO) projects that depression will be the number one global burden of disease by 2030, surpassing the major
burdens of disease such as heart disease and cancer and other chronic illnesses. In 2012, the World Health Assembly adopted an historic
resolution to develop country wide mental health programs and the WHO Comprehensive Global Mental Health Action Plan (GMHAP) 2013-2020 to
implement strategies to curb this looming epidemic of chronic illnesses. It is essential to combat this rapidly emerging threat to global health and
well-being, as well as the economies of the world. This event will address the growing epidemic of NCDs such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes
and the importance of comprehensive treatment integrating physical and mental healthcare as a necessary component to implement universal
healthcare. Examples from the Caribbean, which has a focused agenda on NCDs, as well as other regions will be discussed, as well as the need
for disaggregated data for treatment of women.
PARTICIPANTS & SPEAKERS:
H. E. Mr. Keith Marshall, Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Mission of Barbados to the United Nations
Mr. Werner Obermeyer, Deputy Executive Director, World Health Organization UN (WHO/UN), New York
Dr. Valentin Fuster, Physician-in-Chief, Mount Sinai Hospital, Director, Mount Sinai Heart
Dr. Yesne Alici, Psychiatrist, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Dr. Gustavo Gonzalez Canali, Senior Advisor and Focal Point for NCDs, UN Women
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Dr. Anurita Kapur was invited to she attended a discussion, "FOCUS: Smart Grid 2015" on November 12, 2015 at the German
Mission in Manhattan, New York.
New Yorkers have experienced firsthand how an electricity disruption can have a domino effect – a series of failures that affect transportation,
communications, and security. A smarter grid adds resiliency to electrical power systems and makes them better prepared to address
emergencies, such as severe storms, earthquakes, heat waves, and terrorist attacks. In addition, the Smart Grid is one way to address an aging
energy infrastructure that needs to be upgraded or replaced. It has the capacity to increase energy efficiency by enhancing awareness among
consumers about the connection between electricity use and the environment. Thus, the Smart Grid not only provides a unique opportunity to
propel the energy industry into a new era of reliability, availability, and efficiency, but it can also have a positive impact on the economy and the
James Gallagher, Executive Director, New York State Smart Grid Consortium
Erwin Rezelman, President & CEO, Urban Integrated, Inc.
Dr. Ingo Stadler, Professor of Renewable Energies & Energy Economics, TH Köln (University of Applied Sciences)
Dr. Kurt Becker, Vice Dean for Research, Innovation, & Entrepreneurship, Professor in the Dept. of Applied Physics & the Dept. of Mechanical and
Aerospace, Engineering, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering
PICTURES & VIDEOS TO BE
Dr. Anurita Kapur was invited to she attended a discussion, Prevent, Combat, and Eradicate:
Illegal Trade in Wildlife on November 19, 2015 at the Columbia University Club in Manhattan, New York.
H.E. Ambassador Heiko Thoms, Deputy Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations. He served in Cairo, Teheran, Brussels
(Permanent Representation to the EU) and Berlin. Before being appointed as Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, he was the German
Foreign Minister’s Chief of Staff. Ambassador Thoms studied Law, Political Science and Islamic and Arabic Studies in Bonn, Cairo, Geneva and
Berlin. He speaks English, French and Arabic. Before joining the Foreign Service in 1999, he was research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for
Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg. He currently serves as Vice-President of the Executive Board of UN Women. He also
chairs the Group of Friends of UN Police and the Group of Friends against Illicit Wildlife Trafficking.
H.E. Ambassador Charles Thembani Ntwaagae, Permanent Representative of Botswana to the United Nations. Prior to his appointment,
Ntwaagae was Permanent Secretary in Botswana’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation since 2006. From 2001 to 2005, he
served as his country’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office in Geneva with concurrent accreditation to Austria and Greece.
Between 1996 and 2001, Ntwaagae was Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Foreign Ministry. Before assuming those responsibilities, he was Chief
Executive at the National Secretariat of the National Conservation Strategy (Coordinating) Agency, charged with promoting conservation and
sustainable utilization of Botswana’s natural resource base. From 1993 to 1995, he was appointed Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of
Local Government, Lands and Housing, having previously served as Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary in that Ministry from 1992.
H.E. Ambassador Do Hung Viet, Deputy Permanent Representative, Mission of Viet Nam to the United Nations. Do Hung Viet is current Deputy
Permanent Representative of the Mission of Viet Nam to the United Nations, starting from February 2015. He has also been Minister Counsellor at
the Mission since July 2013. From January 2011 to July 2013, Do held the position of Deputy Director-General for the Department for International
Organizations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam, in Ha Noi. Previously, he was an Officer in that department at the Ministry.
ELIZABETH BENNETT, Director of Hunting and Wildlife Trade Program, Wildlife Conservation Society
PICTURES & VIDEOS TO BE
Dr. Anurita Kapur was invited to she attended an Event by UNESCO: "Women's Entrepreneurship Day" at the United Nations
Headquarters in New York on November 20, 2015.
H.E. Ambassador Denis Antoine, Permanent Representative of Grenada to the United Nations. From August 2009 until his latest appointment,
Mr. Antoine was Ambassador-at-Large and Executive Director, Office of International Programs and Exchange, in the Office of the Provost, and
Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of the District of Columbia, in Washington, D.C. In the course of a diplomatic career that
spanned more than 17 years, Mr. Antoine served concurrently, from 1995 to 2009, as Grenada’s Ambassador to the United States, Permanent
Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, D.C., and non-resident Ambassador to Mexico and Panama. He was
Deputy Head of Grenada’s Mission and Counsellor/Alternate Representative to OAS and Chargé d'Affaires in Washington, D.C., from 1985 to 1990.
Until 1995, he served as Programme Specialist for the Government of the District of Columbia and Education Supervisor for the District of
Columbia Public Schools and Education Coordinator for Catholic Charities, Model Cities, also in Washington, D.C.
H.E. Ambassador Dr. Mamadou Tangara , Permanent Representative of Gambia to the United Nations. Until his latest appointment, Mr.
Tangara held various positions within the Government of the Gambia from 2010 to 2013, serving as Minister for Higher Education, Research,
Science and Technology, as well as Minister for Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad. He also briefly served as
Minister for Fisheries, Water Resources and National Assembly Matters. Previously, he served as Coordinator of the National Authorizing Office
Support Unit for European Union-funded programmes and projects in the Gambia, a position he held from 2008 to 2010. In 2009, Mr. Tangara was
appointed by the President of the Gambia as focal point on matters related to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
(UNESCO) Science Sector. From 2002, Mr. Tangara held various positions at the University of the Gambia, first as Lecturer, then as President and
Chairman of the University Governing Council, a position which he still holds. Early in his career, he was Editor-in-Chief of La Lune, a magazine
for French learners published in French.
H.E. Ambassador Usman Sarki, Deputy Permanent Representative, Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations. Ambassador Sarki began his
Foreign Service career as Third Secretary in the Nigerian High Commission, Canberra, Australia, where he served from 1986 to 1990. He returned
to Headquarters and served in the Administration Department as Staff Officer between 1990 and 1994. He also served as Personal Assistant to the
Honorable Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1994. He was posted to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in 1994 as Pilgrims Liaison Officer in charge of the Nigerian
Hajj Annex. He returned to headquarters in 1997 and in 2002 he was posted to the Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations in Geneva,
Switzerland, as Senior Counsellor and rose to the rank of Minister. He covered various schedules in the Mission including human rights,
intellectual property, labour matters, etc. In 2006, he joined the Permanent Secretariat of the African Union (AU) to the United Nations in Geneva as
Minister Plenipotentiary, and in 2007 he was seconded to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) as Consultant in the newly
established Development Agenda Coordination Division. He returned to Headquarters in November, 2011 and was appointed Director, Office of
the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2012, he was appointed Ambassador/Deputy Permanent Representative at the Permanent
Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations, New York where he assumed duty on Monday, 16th July, 2012.
H.E. Janine Blackwell, U.S. Councilwoman, City of Philadephia, Pennsylvania. Jannie L. Blackwell is a Democratic politician and member of the
City Council of Philadelphia. She has served since 1992, representing the Third District, which covers much of West Philadelphia and Southwest
Philadelphia, including University City. Blackwell is notable for opposing certain provisions of pay-to-play and ethics reform bills proposed by
then-Councilman Michael Nutter. During a 2005 hearing she stated that minority contractors would be at a disadvantage in bidding for city work if
required to disclose campaign contributions.As the lone councilmember to vote against the ethics reform package she noted that placing onerous
restrictions on political contributions from firms seeking work would benefit political candidates that are independently wealthy, and that people
should be able to contribute to whomever they choose. Blackwell also initially opposed banning smoking in public places in the city. In 2004, in
order to increase her control over West Philadelphia, Blackwell introduced two bills that would give City Council the power to designate local
historic districts, rather than having the process controlled by the City's Historical Commission. She has also at times challenged the role of the
University City District in represent citizens' interests over those of the University of Pennsylvania. Blackwell was a member of the Philadelphia
Housing Authority board. In 2010, Blackwell was the lone member of the PHA board to vote against terminating the contract of PHA Executive
Director Carl R. Greene for his alleged sexual harassment of four female subordinates. Ms. Blackwell is the widow of former U.S. Representative,
State Representative, and City Councilman Lucien Blackwell. She grew up in Philadelphia, and worked as a public school teacher before her
career in politics. Her step-son, Thomas, is a former member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives .
Dr. Anurita Kapur was invited to and joined a nationwide conference: "Briefing on the Historic Climate Convening and Tips of
Effective Advocacy" with Mr. Ryan Hobert, Senior Director, Energy and Climate, United Nations Foundations on December 1,
2015. This was an-indepth look at these once-in-a-generation climate negotiations and how to best advocate to tackle climate
This December, world leaders are gathering in Paris for a landmark convening to complete a new global climate agreement – an extraordinary
opportunity for the international community to rise to meet the threat of climate change. UN Foundation has launched #EarthtoParis to drive
awareness and host events that highlight the connection between people and planet and the need for strong action on climate; to showcase
climate solutions and innovations; to bring together communities to promote collaboration; and to engage people around the world in the dialogue
taking place in Paris. Whether you’re in Paris, France or Paris, Texas, you can help to drive the conversation and advocate for strong climate action
About our speaker:
Ryan Hobert is the Senior Director, Energy and Climate, at the United Nations Foundation. Ryan works on a variety of climate and energy
initiatives, including the UN Secretary-General’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative, the UN Foundation’s Energy Access Practitioner Network,
and Friends of Sustainable Energy for All, an effort to elevate energy issues on the New York diplomatic community’s agenda.
Before joining the UN Foundation in 2004, Ryan worked at the United Nations Environment Program’s Energy Branch in Paris. Ryan holds a B.A. in
Political Science from Wheaton College, in Illinois, and a Master's in International Affairs from the Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po) in
Dr. Anurita Kapur was invited to and attended a Diwali Celebration by Indian-American Community with our United States
Elected Officials on December 2, 2015 in New York.
Co-hosts and speakers were:
Public Advocate Letitia (Tish)
James, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer
Congresswoman Grace Meng
NYS Assembly Member & Asst. Speaker Felix Ortiz
Council Member Daniel Droom
Assemblyman David Weprin
Several other elected officials
Indian and American Community organizations
Dr. Anurita Kapur was sent a letter from HRH-Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's Foundation to thank Anurita for her support and
donations for their great humanitarian causes.
We are grateful for your support for our work. Over recent years donations like yours have enabled us to refit a wheelchair
accessible canal boat, fund specialist nurses and equipment at our brain injury centre, develop a therapy garden as well as
a brand new Group Home for residents to experience supported living before moving on. And last year more than 30 Bugzis, powered
wheelchairs for children aged between one and six, were produced at MERU and loaned to disabled children.
All this work enables disabled people to lead more independent lives and could not happen without your help.
Once again, thank you.
Her Royal Highness - Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II is the Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Head of the
Commonwealth. She is also Queen of 12 countries that have become independent since her accession: Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas,
Grenada, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint
Kitts and Nevis.
The Queen is Head of State of the UK and 15 other Commonwealth realms. The elder daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, she was
born in 1926 and became Queen at the age of 25, and has reigned through more than five decades of enormous social change and development.
The Queen is married to Prince Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh and has four children and eight grandchildren.
Her Majesty The Queen, Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA
Dr. Anurita Kapur was invited to she attended an Event: "The 2016 Annual Mental Health Award Ceremony and Reception" to
recognize and celebrate the diversity of exceptional individuals for their significant contributions to the wide field of mental
health. This event immediately preceded the 54th UN Commission on Social Development. The Event was co-sponsored by
the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations in New York on February 2, 2016.
WEILL CORNELL CENTER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS - A volunteer medical student run clinic that offers physical, psychological
and gynecological evaluations to survivors of torture seeking asylum in the United States.
MIRIAM DELPHIN-RITTMON PH.D., COMMISSIONER OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICES - A leader in
multicultural healthcare equity and disparity, systems planning and policy initiatives
UN ROCKS MUSIC GROUP - Six UN Ambassadors from Romania, Denmark, Thailand, Tonga, Serbia, South Korea who work
together to produce an inspiring rock album "Strong UN Better World"
H.E. Ambassador Oh Joon, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations. He is serving as the President of the
Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for a one year term, starting July 24, 2015. In addition, he serves as the President of the Conference of
States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). He also served as President of the Security Council for May
2014 during the 2013-2014 term. Prior to this position, he was Ambassador of the Republic of Korea in Singapore from 2010-13 and Deputy Minister
for Multilateral and Global Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Seoul from 2008-10. From 2005 to 2007, he was Ambassador and
Deputy Permanent Representative at the Permanent Mission of Korea to the United Nations in New York. Ambassador Oh served as Chairman of
the United Nations Disarmament Commission (UNDC) for the 2006 session, in addition to representing the Republic of Korea in many meetings of
the UN bodies. During the Korean presidency of the 56th session of the UN General Assembly from 2001 to 2002, he worked in the President’s
office as Deputy Chef de Cabinet. From 2003 to 2005, he was Director-General for International Organizations at the Korean Foreign Ministry.
During this time, he also chaired the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) from 2004 to 2005. He joined the Korean Ministry of Foreign
Affairs in 1978 and has served as Special Adviser to the Foreign Minister (2007-08); Minister, ROK Embassy in Brazil (2002-03); Deputy Director-
General for Policy Planning (1999-2001); Counselor, ROK Embassy in Malaysia (1997-99); and Director, United Nations Division (1995-97). The ROK
Government awarded him an Order of Service Merit twice, first the Order of Green Stripes in 1996 and the Order of Yellow Stripes in 2006.
H.E. Ambassador Virachai Plasai , Permanent Representative of Thailand to the United Nations. Prior to assuming his appointment, Mr. Plasai
was Ambassador of Thailand to the Netherlands, beginning in 2009, after serving his country in a variety of international economic, legal and
diplomatic capacities. Beginning his diplomatic service in 1987 in his country’s Department of Political Affairs, Mr. Plasai progressed through
posts in the Department of Treaties and Legal Affairs, eventually becoming Director-General of the Department of International Economic Affairs,
in 2007. Among Mr. Plasai’s experiences in international litigation for Thailand, he served as the country’s Agent in the International Court of
Justice for the case concerning the Temple of Preah Vihear (Cambodia vs. Thailand), for which a judgement was rendered in 2013. He was also a
member of his Government’s legal counsel in several disputes heard by the World Trade Organization (WTO), from 1998 to 2003, and served as a
panellist and arbitrator for WTO on a range of cases. Mr. Plasai served on the Board of Directors of the Import-Export Bank of Thailand, from 2006
to 2007, and on the Board of the Malaysia-Thailand Joint Authority for petroleum resources in the overlapping claim area in the Gulf of Thailand,
from 2007 to 2009.
H.E. Ambassador Ib Petersen, Permanent Representative, Mission of Denmark to the United Nations. A career diplomat since 1985, Mr. Petersen
served as State Secretary for Development Policy at the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 2009, and, from 2007 to 2009, as State Secretary
for Development Cooperation, Middle East, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the United Nations. Prior to that, Mr. Petersen held a number of senior
management positions in the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including as Under Secretary for Bilateral Development Cooperation from 2004 to
2007. He was Head of the Department of Development Policy and Planning from 2001 to 2004 and served as its Deputy Head from 1998 to 2001
From 1995 to 1998, he served as Deputy Head of the Danish Embassy in Zimbabwe and from 1988 and 1991 as Adviser to the Nordic Executive
Director on the Board of the World Bank in Washington, D.C.
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Dr. Anurita Kapur was invited to she attended a discussion, "Rethinking Trauma as a Global Challenge" on February 17, 2016
at the German Mission in Manhattan, New York.
Within the next two decades, self-driving vehicles have the potential to reduce accidents by over 80 percent. As a result, the injuries and
traumatic events that often accompany or follow these accidents will decrease significantly. Yet accidents that occur during daily activities at
home, at work, or on the athletic field will never disappear. The resulting trauma can have a detrimental effect on interpersonal relationships,
work productivity, and overall well-being. How can the destructive effects of trauma be mitigated through science? Leading scientists from the
University of California San Francisco, McGill University, Montreal, and Ulm University – a pioneer in trauma research in Germany – are shaping
future developments in the field. The panel discussion will address a range of topics from cutting-edge trauma research to disruptive
technologies and individual treatment.
Sean James, Former NFL player for the Minnesota Vikings; Founder and President, Sean James Student Athletes (SJSA)
Prof. Dr. med. Florian Gebhard, Director, Department of Orthopedic Trauma, Hand, Plastic, and Reconstruction Surgery Speaker, Collaborative
Research Centre for Trauma Research, Ulm University
Ted Miclau III, M.D., Department of Orthopedic Surgery, School of Medicine, University of California San Francisco
Edward J. Harvey, M.D., Chief of Orthopedic Trauma Research, Professor of Surgery, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal
Prof. Dr. med. vet. Anita Ignatius, Deputy Speaker, Collaborative Research Centre for Trauma Research; Director, Institute of Orthopedic
Research and Biomechanics, Centre of Musculoskeletal Research, Ulm University
Dr. med. Miriam Kalbitz, Young Investigator, Medical Faculty, Ulm University
Ruth Priscilla Kirstein, M.D., Founder and Director, Middle East Film Initiative (MEFI)
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Dr. Anurita Kapur was invited to she attended "Members' Day at the United Nations"/ 8th Annual Mid-Atlantic Regional
Conference. "From Road Blocks to Building Blocks: Global Crises and the Role of the UN" on Friday, February 19, 2016 held
at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
Ambassador Sarah Mendelson, U.S. Representative for Economic and Social Affairs, U.S. Mission to the United Nations
Post‐Paris Leadership for Climate Change
• “Earth to Paris” - Jack Black video
• Nilda Mesa, Director, New York City Mayor’s Office of Sustainability
• Austin Schiano, Partnerships Director, (for People+Planet)
• Bill McKibben, 350.org
• Jamie Henn, Strategy & Communications Director & Co-Founder, 350.org
The Refugee Crisis
• Fabien Dubuet, Representative to the United Nations from Médecins
Sans Frontières (MSF) - International Office
• Kevin Schumacher, Middle East and North Africa Program
Coordinator, OutRight Action International
• Sana Mustafa, Bard College Student and Syrian Refugee
Kathy Calvin, President & CEO, United Nations Foundation
U.S. Youth Observers to the UN
Kyle Lierman, Associate Director White House Office of Public Engagement & President Obama’s liaison to Young Americans
Donya Nasser (2015-16), Jackson Dougan (2014-15),
Tiffany Taylor (2013-14), Brooke Loughrin (2012-13)
Inequalities and Peace and Justice
• Hon. Teta Banks
Peace and Justice and Strong Institutions, and Partnerships" / "Human
Trafficking and the SDGs"
• Amb. Alice M. Dear, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Representative to UN/DPI – Goal 4: Quality Education
• Gabriela Taveras, President, Seton Hall University
Security Council Permanent 5: Division and UN Drift
Moderator: Jeffrey Laurenti, Board Chair
• H.E. Ambassador Dina Kawar, Permanent Representative of Jordan to the United Nations, New York. Prior to her appointment, she was
Ambassador of Jordan to France from 2001 to 2013, with concurrent accreditation to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
Organization (UNESCO) and to the Holy See, since 2002. From 2005 to 2013, she also served as Ambassador to Portugal. From 2000 to 2001, Ms.
Kawar was Director of Bureau Privé de Sa Majesté le Roi Abdullah II in Paris, France, having previously headed the Paris office of the Bureau de S.
A.R Prince El Hassan from 1991 to 2000. From 1985 to 1990 she served in the Bureau’s Amman office. She holds a master’s degree in
international affairs from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Mills College, both in the United States.
• H.E. Ambassador Matthew Rycroft, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations, New York. Prior to his
appointment, Mr. Rycroft served as Chief Operating Officer of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of his country, from 2011 to 2014. He was
the Office’s Europe Director from 2008 to 2011, and Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina from 2005 to 2008. From 2002 to 2004, he was Private
Secretary for Foreign Affairs to the Prime Minister. Mr. Rycroft, who joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1989, also held a variety of
other positions in the Office and at his country’s embassies in the United States and France.
• Somini Sengupta, United Nations Bureau Chief, New York Times. She covers the United Nations & attendant horrors for The New
York Times. Ex-Delhi & Dakar bureau chief. Author of The End of Karma. Her written articles includes:
* U.N. Officials Warned That Congolese Soldiers Were Linked to Rape.
* Peace Event Hosts Wives of South Sudan Leaders Tied to Rape.
* The World Has a Problem: Too Many Young People.
* UN Security Council Votes 15-0 to Toughen Sanctions on North Korea - UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations Security Council voted
unanimously on Wednesday to adopt tougher sanctions against North Korea. The 15-member Council adopted a draft resolution, negotiated for
weeks by American and Chinese officials, that called for inspecting all cargo going in and out of the country, banning all weapons trade and
expanding the list of individuals facing sanctions.
* THE REACH OF WAR: NAJAF; In the Ancient Streets of Najaf, Pledges of Martyrdom for Cleric - Imam Ali shrine in Najaf, one of most revered
sites in Shiite Iraq, is under control of radical cleric Moktada al-Sadr's ragtag militia; US soldiers, once under orders to arrest Sadr in connection
with murder of rival cleric, are posted on fringes of town, unable to enter city center under terms of truce struck with Mahdi Army; how to
manage Najaf and Sadr, who has seized some of its most precious real estate, represents crucial test for Iraqi government authority.
* In Syria, Airstrikes Continue as Truce Nears - The United States and its allies conducted airstrikes against Islamic militants in Syria on Friday,
and Russia said it would continue hitting "terrorists organizations" there, hours before a provisional cease-fire was scheduled to take effect at
* U.S. and China agree to toughen North Korea sanctions - UNITED NATIONS - The U.S. and China reached an agreement to impose tougher
sanctions against North Korea, in what was seen as a diplomatic shift by Beijing regarding its intransigent ally. The proposed resolution is the
product of intense negotiations between the two nations over the last seven weeks, since Pyongyang tested a nuclear weapon that it claimed
was a hydrogen bomb.
And hundred more such articles written by Ms. Somini Sengupta.
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United Nations mourns death of former Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali.
Boutros Boutros-Ghali was an Egyptian politician and diplomat who was the sixth Secretary-General of the United Nations from
January 1992 to December 1996. An academic and former Vice Foreign Minister of Egypt, Boutros-Ghali oversaw the UN at a time
when it dealt with several world crises, including the break-up of Yugoslavia and the Rwandan Genocide. He was then the first
Secretary-General of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie from November 1997 to December 2002. Succeded by
Boutros Boutros-Ghali's political career developed during the presidency of Anwar El Sadat. He was a member of the Central
Committee of the Arab Socialist Union from 1974 to 1977. He served as Egypt's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs from 1977 until
early 1991. He then became Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs for several months before moving to the UN. As Minister of State for
Foreign Affairs, he played a part in the peace agreements between President Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin.
On 18 February 2016 – The 193-member United Nations General Assembly today honoured the memory of former Secretary-General Boutros
Boutros-Ghali, who passed away on Tuesday at the age of 93, recalling his legacy in helping the world body find its footing in a new global
landscape during the tumultuous early 1990s.
Addressing the Assembly’s special tribute at UN Headquarters in New York, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Mr. Boutros-Ghali had both the
fortune and the misfortune to serve as the first post-Cold-War UN chief.
“While the United Nations was never as paralyzed during the Cold War as many have portrayed, the new dynamic gave the Organization new
leeway to act. This brought promise and peril – and Mr. Boutros-Ghali experienced both,” Mr. Ban said.
Earlier today, the Secretary-General presided over an opening ceremony in front of the Meditation Room at UN Headquarters, where he wrote a
tribute to Mr. Boutros-Ghali in the Book of Condolences and then invited other dignitaries and guests to sign as well.
UN flags in all duty stations will be flown at half-mast today in the late Secretary-General Boutros-Ghali’s honour.
At the General Assembly tribute, Mr. Ban recalled that in his very first month in office as the sixth Secretary-General of the world body, Mr.
Boutros-Ghali presided over the first-ever Summit of the Security Council – a powerful symbol of the will of world leaders to make greater use of
the UN. Mr. Ban said that at the time, Mr. Boutros-Ghali told the assembled leaders: “As the new era begins, it calls for both ideas and action to
place international life on stronger foundations.”
Noting that Mr. Boutros-Ghali, building on his long career as a professor of international law, broke barriers as the first African and Arab Secretary-
General of the UN, Mr. Ban stressed that he consistently gave voice to the poorest and least powerful members of the human family. He also
steered the Organization through a series of world conferences on the environment, population, human rights, women’s rights, social
development and the unique challenges faced by the world’s small island developing states, the UN chief said.
“Here, too, the echoes resound and, indeed, haunt us to this very today,” Mr. Ban said.
Mr. Ban said the former Secretary-General pursued major restructuring efforts, managerial reforms and other steps that strengthened the UN. Mr.
Ban highlighted in particular the former Secretary-General’s report, ‘An Agenda for Democratization,’ for breaking new ground in emphasizing the
links between peace, development and democracy at the national level – as well as his calls for the democratization of the international system.
Noting that while the former Secretary-General won respect near and far, including as a leading Egyptian diplomat before joining the UN and,
afterwards, as Secretary-General of La Francophonie, Mr. Ban emphasized that Mr. Boutros-Ghali never attempted to endear himself to
“Perhaps he was too direct for some; he might have been too professorial for others; some definitely found him too independent – a goal that he
considered among the highest virtues for any Secretary-General of the United Nations,” Mr. Ban said.
“No one could deny his commitment to our Organization. Throughout his service, he never relented in defending the United Nations and our
Charter. As he said at the outset of his term, ‘With all the convulsions in global society, only one power is left that can impose order on incipient
chaos: it is the power of principles transcending changing perceptions of expediency,’” Mr. Ban added.
Speaking on behalf of the President of the General Assembly, Marlene Moses, the Permanent Representative of Nauru to the United Nations, said
Mr. Boutros-Ghali had held office during a period of great change and great challenges. Taking over after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the former
Secretary-General had worked relentlessly to reform the Organization and manage its response to appalling crises in Europe, Africa and beyond.
“Outcomes from major conferences during his tenure in Rio, Vienna, Beijing, and Cairo, together with his Agenda for Peace and Agenda for
Development, can now be seen very clearly the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” she noted.
Also speaking at today’s event were representatives from Swaziland, on behalf of the African States; India, on behalf of the Asia-Pacific States;
Armenia, on behalf of the Eastern European States; Uruguay, on behalf of Latin American and Caribbean States; Liechtenstein, on behalf of the
Western European and Other States; United States, on behalf of the host country; Lebanon, on behalf of the Arab States; and Egypt; as well as an
observer from La Francophonie.
Everyone (including Dr. Anurita Kapur) paid their last respects to the Former Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali by personal
prayers, moment of silence and signing the condolence book.
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Dr. Anurita Kapur was invited to she attended an Event: A Conversation: Ambassador Rodolfo Reyes Rodríguez
and John H. Coatsworth on February 23, 2016.
AMBASSADOR RODOLFO REYES RODRÍGUEZ. Permanent Representative of Cuba to the UN.
Until his latest appointment, Mr. Rodríguez was Cuba's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office at Geneva and Other International
Organizations in Switzerland since 2009, having held various positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1990.
Between 2005 and 2009 he was Counsellor and Director of the Ministry's Multilateral Affairs Division, prior to which he served as Counsellor and
Deputy Director from 2001 to 2004. Mr. Rodríguez was First Secretary in the Division from 1999 to 2001.
He was First Secretary at Cuba's Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York between 1996 and 1999, having served as Third Secretary
in the Multilateral Affairs Division from 1993 to 1995. He joined the Foreign Ministry in 1990, working as a Special Assistant in the North America
Division until 1991.
Mr. Rodríguez has participated in various conferences and summits held by the United Nations. He has also engaged in regional processes
relating to Latin America and the Caribbean, Ibero-America, as well as to the relationship between Latin America, the Caribbean and the EU. He
has also received several Cuban awards and medals.
With a graduate degree in international political relations from Cuba's Higher Institute of Foreign Relations, Mr. Rodríguez has taken post-graduate
courses in international policy and law, as well as in advanced training for mid-level diplomats.
JOHN H. COATSWORTH, Provost and Professor of International and Public Affairs and of History, Columbia University. He is
the Provost of Columbia University, as well as Professor of International and Public Affairs and of History.
Provost Coatsworth is a leading scholar of Latin American economic and international history. Previously, he was Dean of the School of
International and Public Affairs.
Prior to his appointment as Dean in 2008, he served as a visiting professor at Columbia University (2006–07) and Interim Dean of SIPA (2007–08).
Before Joining Columbia, Coatsworth served as the Monroe Gutman Professor of Latin American Affairs at Harvard University (1992–2007). He
was the founding director of Harvard's David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies and the chair of the Harvard University Committee on
Human Rights Studies. Prior to his work at Harvard, Coatsworth was a member of the faculty at the University of Chicago (1969–92).
Dr. Anurita Kapur was invited to she attended an Investors' Meeting on March, 2016 at the Rockefeller Center
in Manhattan, New York.
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Dr. Anurita Kapur was invited to she supported ECPAT: END IT SLAVERY MOVEMENT. Anurita joined with other Freedom
Fighters from around the world as they all SHINED A LIGHT ON SLAVERY on Thursday, February 25, 2016.
All participants around the world including Anurita drew a RED X on their hands and posted about it on social media
using#ENDITMOVEMENT. Telling the world that slavery still exists and we won't stand for it.
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Dr. Anurita Kapur was invited to she attended an Investors' Meeting on February, 2016 co-sponsored by Microsoft
in Manhattan, New York.
Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops,
manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services. Its best known
software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, Microsoft Office office suite, and Internet Explorer and Edge web
browsers. Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox game consoles and the Microsoft Surface tablet lineup. It is the world's largest software
maker by revenue, and one of the world's most valuable companies.
Microsoft was founded by Paul Allen and Bill Gates on April 4, 1975, to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for Altair 8800. It rose to dominate the
personal computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by Microsoft Windows. The company's 1986 initial public
offering, and subsequent rise in its share price, created three billionaires and an estimated 12,000 millionaires among Microsoft employees.
Since the 1990s, it has increasingly diversified from the operating system market and has made a number of corporate acquisitions. In May
2011, Microsoft acquired Skype Technologies for $8.5 billion in its largest acquisition to date.
As of 2015, Microsoft is market dominant in both the IBM PC-compatible operating system (while it lost the majority of the overall operating
system market to Android) and office software suite markets (the latter with Microsoft Office). The company also produces a wide range of other
software for desktops and servers, and is active in areas including Internet search (with Bing), the video game industry (with the Xbox, Xbox 360
and Xbox One consoles), the digital services market (through MSN), and mobile phones (via the operating systems of Nokia's former phones and
Windows Phone OS). In June 2012, Microsoft entered the personal computer production market for the first time, with the launch of the
Microsoft Surface, a line of tablet computers.
With the acquisition of Nokia's devices and services division to form Microsoft Mobile Oy, the company re-entered the smartphone hardware
market, after its previous attempt, Microsoft Kin, which resulted from their acquisition of Danger Inc.
Microsoft is a portmanteau of the words microcomputer and software.
Dr. Anurita Kapur was invited to she attended an Event: Republic Day of Myanmar on February 25, 2016 at the
Mission of Myanmar in Manhattan, New York.
H.E. Ambassador Tin Kyaw, Permanent Representative of Myanmar to the United Nations. Until his latest appointment, Mr. Kyaw was
Myanmar’s Ambassador to Canada from March 2011. Between October 2008 and March 2011, he served as Director-General of the Political
Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Yangon, having been Deputy Director-General from 2007 to 2008, and Director of the South and
West Asia Division from 2005 to 2006. He was Chargé d’affaires at his country’s Embassy in Ottawa from February to October 2005.
Mr. Kyaw served as Counsellor at the Permanent Mission in New York from 2003 to 2005, and as Deputy Chief of Mission/Counsellor in Jakarta
from 2001 to 2003. He was Deputy Director of the International Organizations and Economic Department between 1999 and 2001, having served
as Assistant Director from 1997 to 1999. From 1994 to 1997, he was First Secretary/Second Secretary at Myanmar’s Permanent Mission in
Geneva. Before that, he headed Branch 1 of the International Organizations and Economic Department from 1991 to 1994, having served as
Second Secretary at the Embassy in Bangkok from 1987 to 1991.
Before his appointment as Deputy Assistant Director of International Organizations and Economic Department from 1986 to 1987, Mr. Kyaw was
Third Secretary at the New York Permanent Mission from 1984 to 1986, Deputy Assistant Director of the International Organizations Division from
1983 to 1984, and Chancellor in Canberra from 1982 to 1983.
H.E. Ambassador Kairat K. Abdrakhmanov, Permanent Representative of Kazhakistan to the United Nations. Prior to his appointment,
Mr. Abdrakhmanov was Ambassador to Austria, where he also represented his country at the international organizations based in Vienna since
2011. From 2008 until 2011, he was Kazakhstan’s Permanent Representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE),
chairing its Permanent Council in 2010. He served an earlier term as Ambassador to Austria and Permanent Representative to international
organizations in Vienna, from 2007 to 2008. He was Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2006 to 2007 and served a previous stint, between
1999 and 2001. In a distinguished foreign service career, he served as Ambassador to Israel from 2003 to 2006, and as Deputy Chief of Mission
and Minister-Counsellor in the United Kingdom, beginning in 2001. He was Director of the Foreign Ministry’s Department of Bilateral Cooperation
from 1998 to 1999, Deputy Chief and then Chief of the Asia Department between 1994 and 1998. During that period, he also served as Deputy
Director of the Asia, Middle East and Africa Department, and Director of the Department of Europe and the Americas, having joined the Foreign
Ministry in 1993 as a Third Secretary in the Europe Department.
H.E. Ambassador Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen is the Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN in New York since August 26, 2009 with
concurrent accreditation to the Republic of Chile and the Republic of Peru. Currently he is the President of South-South Cooperation and
Development for 2014-2016. He is an active ambassador and he was a Vice-President of the UN General Assembly during 2012-2013. During that
time he discharged the responsibility of the Acting President of the General Assembly at three different times. During 2011-2012, he was elected
as the Chair of the Second Committee of the UN and in 2012 also served as the Chair of PBC (Peacebuilding Commission) and Vice-Chair in 2013.
He also served as a Vice President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council during 2011-2012 sessions. In 2010 he was elected as the
President of the UNICEF Executive Board and during that time, 'UNICEF's Equity Strategy for accelerated achievement of MDGs' was adopted. As
a Coordinator for NAM Peacebuilding Caucus, he identified the gaps of peacebuilding among key stakeholders. He successfully served as the
Facilitator for the UN Counter-Terrorism Strategy Review in 2010. Dr. Momen was the chair of LDC (Least Developed Countries) in 2009 and as a
Bureau member played critical role at the LDCs Summit in Istanbul. Prior to joining the UN, he was the Chairman of the Business Administration
and Economics Department at the Framingham State University, Massachusetts. Until Riyadh was rocked by successive bomb blasts in 2003, he
was working there as an expert (Economic Adviser) under the Saudi Ministry of Finance and National Economy for few years.
H.E. Dr. Amrith Rohan Perera, permanent mission of sri lanka to the United Nations. He is the President's Council, Consultant on International
Legal Affairs, Member of the United Nations International Law Commission (2007-2011), Legal Advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri
Lanka (1976-2007). He is a Graduate of Law of the University of Ceylon (1971). After being admitted as an Advocate of the Supreme Court (1973),
he practised in the field of Civil Law. He then joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as an Assistant Legal Advisor (1976). Thereafter, he was
appointed an Additional Legal Advisor and finally Legal Advisor. In 2007, upon reaching the age of retirement prescribed for public officials, Dr.
Perera relinquished his post at the Ministry. During a career spanning a period of over thirty years in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Perera has
been closely associated in bi-lateral, regional and multi¬ lateral spheres,particularly in the field of treaty negotiations. After retirement, Dr. Perera
continued to serve the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in an advisory capacity on matters pertaining to international legal affairs.
Until 2011, Dr. Perera served as a member of the International Law Commission (ILC), having been elected to the Commission by the General
Assembly of the United Nations in 2007. At its 63rd Session, Dr. Perera was elected the General Rapporteur by the Commission. He also Chairs
the United Nations Ad-hoc Committee on Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism, established by UNGA Resolution 51/210, which is
currently negotiating the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism. At the recent Golden Jubilee Session of the Asian African Legal
Consultative Organisation (AALCO) Dr. Perera was unanimously elected the Chairperson of the EminentPersons Group (EPG) constituted to
advise the Secretary-General on the future work programme of AALCO. Dr. Perera has also, since 2009, served as a Consultant to the
Commonwealth Secretariat and in this capacity examined, inter alia, the interconnection between Mutual Legal Assistance under the
Commonwealth Schemes and Counter-Terrorism and Anti-Money Laundering Measures. In May, 2010 Dr. Perera was appointed as a
Commissioner of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC). The Commission was vested with powers to make
recommendations, inter alia, on promoting national Unity and reconciliation in Sri Lanka, in the post-conflict phase. The Report of the
Commission has been broadly welcomed, domestically and internationally.
H.E. Ambassador Jagdish Dharamchand Koonjul, Permanent Representative of Mauritius to the United Nations. Prior to his appointment,
Mr. Koonjul served since July 2015 as Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Mauritius and from 2011 to 2015 as his country’s Ambassador to Belgium
and Permanent Representative to the European Union. Mr. Koonjul also served as Ambassador/Head of Bilateral Directorate for Asia and the
Middle East from 2006 to 2011, prior to which he was Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Mauritius to the United Nations in New York
(2001 to 2006). During his previous tenure at the United Nations, he served as Vice-President of the Economic and Social Council from 2003 to
2004; as his country’s chief representative to the Security Council from 2001 to 2002; and as President of the Security Council in January 2002.
From 2003 to 2006, he served as Chairman of the Alliance of Small Island Developing States. He has also been actively involved in marine and
oceanography issues, serving as Team Leader of the Mauritius Continental Shelf Project from 2008 to date. In 2009, he was Team Leader for
Strategic Planning of the Mauritius Oceanography Institute.
H.E. Ambassador Durga P. Bhattarai, Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Bhattarai was
the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kathmandu since September 2011. Between 2005 and 2009, he served as
Ambassador to Sri Lanka, with concurrent accreditation to the Maldives. Beginning in 1986, Mr. Bhattarai worked as a Section Officer for
monitoring and evaluation of development policies at his Government’s Cabinet Secretariat. In 1990, he joined the National Planning Commission
Secretariat (NPCS) as Section Officer for Economic Policy Analysis, Research, Colombo Plan and the United Nations Economic and Social
Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). Beginning in 1993, he headed those sections, as well as the section for foreign aid coordination as
Under-Secretary of the NPCS. From December 2002 to June 2005, Mr. Bhattarai was Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and head of
its United Nations, International Organizations and International Law Division, serving concurrently as Ministry Spokesman from June 2004.
During the same period, he took charge of the Division responsible for South Asia and the South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation
(SAARC). While serving as Joint Secretary and head of the Ministry’s North and South-east Asia and the Pacific Division between January 1998
and December 2002, Mr. Bhattarai served also as Minister/Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York. From 1996 to
1997, Mr. Bhattarai was the Under-Secretary in the Ministry of Commerce responsible for the United Nations Conference on Trade and
Development (UNCTAD), the World Trade Organization and Trade with Neighbouring Countries, as well as Focal Point for the SAARC Agreement
on Preferential Trading Arrangement. In February 1995, he was appointed Under-Secretary for Policy Planning and Evaluation in the Ministry of
H.E. Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Zambia to the United Nations.
Dr. Anurita Kapur was invited to she attended a high-level Event on February 26, 2016 at
The River Club in Manhattan, New York.
Attendees: High-level Ambassadors, Top Notch Dignitaries, including United Nations Personnel,
Diplomatic & Professional Community.
The River Housing Club, is in Manhattan, New York is an exclusive apartment house and also housing the River Club
costing $130 Million. It has been around before the construction of FDR Drive, it has its own private dock for yachts. It was constructed in 1931. The
building's 26 story tower is decorated in an Art Deco style. Famous people who applied for residence here: Gloria Vanderbilt, Former U.S. President
Richard Nixon, Diane Keaton, Joan Crawford and lately the French Ambassador to the United Nations. The River Club, is a private club that counts
slightly more than half of the building's shareholders among its 900 or so members. As of 2013 the famous club members, include: David H. Koch
and Aerin Lauder. Its Notable residents: Edwin Howard Armstrong, inventor of FM radio, Catherine "Deeda" (Gerlach) Blair, wife of ambassador
William McCormick Blair, Jr., Donald M. Blinken, ambassador, Barbara Taylor Bradford, author, Henry Kissinger, United States Secretary of State,
Joshua Logan, writer and director, Alexandra Penney, author and magazine editor, Holly Peterson, author, Peter George Peterson, businessman and
United States Secretary of Commerce, Kermit Roosevelt, explorer and son of Theodore Roosevelt, Robert Rosenkranz, Uma Thurman, actor, Philip
Bobbitt, author, academic.
H.E. Ambassador Rafael Darío Ramírez Carreño, Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the United Nations. Prior to his appointment, Mr.
Ramírez was Vice-President for the Political Sovereignty and Minister for Foreign Affairs. From 2013 to 2014, he served as Vice President of the
Revolutionary Council of Ministers for the Economic Area. Throughout his career, he had occupied many energy-related posts, serving as Vice-
President of the Ministerial Council of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum in 2010, President of Petrocaribe from 2005 to 2014 and President of
Petroleos de Venezuela, SA (PDVSA) from 2004 to 2014, during which he was also Minister of People’s Power for Petroleum and Mining. He was
also founding President of the National Gas Entity (ENAGAS) in 2000, a company responsible for the development and execution of the national plan
for natural gas consumption.
H.E. Ambassador Ismael Abraão Gaspar Martins, Permanent Representative of Angola to the United Nations. Prior to his current appointment,
Mr. Gaspar Martins served from 1996 as founding member and Co-President of the Angola-South Africa Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He
held concurrently the position of Managing Director of Gaspar Martins and Associates International Business Consultants. From 1996 to 2000, he
also served on the Southern African Development Community Task Force at the World Economic Forum Summit. Among other positions, from 1989
to 1995, Mr. Gaspar Martins was the Executive Director of the African Development Bank in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. From 1982 to 1987 he served as
Angola's Minister of External Trade, and from 1977 to 1982 he served as Minister of Finance. From 1976 to 1977, Mr. Gaspar Martins was Governor of
the Central Bank of Angola. In 1975, he was external and economic affairs adviser to the President of Angola. From 1972 to 1975, Mr. Gaspar Martins
served with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), working as an economic affairs officer overseeing studies and
policies on the issue of economic integration in Africa and on trade negotiations between the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States and the
European Union. From 1971 to 1972, Mr. Gaspar Martins held the position of research officer on agricultural development policies in Africa for the
United Nations Research Institute for Social Development in Geneva.
H.E. Ambassador Gerard Van Boheman, Permanent Representative of New Zealand to the United Nations. Until his appointment, Mr. Van
Bohemen had been a Deputy Secretary at the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, responsible for multilateral and legal affairs, since
June 2010. From June 2005 to June 2010, he was Director of the Ministry’s Legal Division and New Zealand’s International Legal Adviser.
Mr. van Bohemen’s career combines service with the Minister and private legal practice in Auckland and Wellington. He has served his country’s
Mission to the United Nations in New York twice, the second time as Deputy Permanent Representative during New Zealand’s last term on the
H.E. Ambassador François Delattre, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations. Formerly, serving as Ambassador of France to
the United States in Washington DC (2011-2014), Ambassador of France to Canada in Ottawa (2008-2011), Consul General in New York (2004-2008),
Press and Communications Director at the French Embassy in Washington, DC (1998-2002). Francois Delattre is a strong advocate of economic
diplomacy, which he experienced in each of his diplomatic postings, starting with Bonn at the French Embassy in Germany (1989-1991), where he
was in charge of assessing the economic impact of Germany’s re-unification and the environment. In France, Francois Delattre was responsible for
European and trans-Atlantic defense and security matters and managing the Bosnian crisis as a member of President Jacques Chirac’s foreign
policy team (1995-1998) after serving in the same capacity in the cabinet of Foreign Minister Alain Juppé (1993-1995). He also worked with the
Strategic, Security and Disarmement Department of the French Foreign Ministry (1991-1993) and served as Deputy Director of French Foreign
Minister Dominique de Villepin’s Office (2002-2004).
H.E. Ambassador Samantha Powers, Permanent Representative of United States to the United Nations and a member of President Obama’s
Cabinet. She formerly served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights at the National
Security Council. Power also served as the Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at Harvard’s John F.
Kennedy School of Government, where she taught courses on U.S. foreign policy, human rights, and extremism and where she was the founding
Executive Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. She is the Pulitzer Prize winning author of "A Problem from Hell": America and the
Age of Genocide (2002) and Chasing the Flame: Sergio Viera de Mello and the Fight to Save the World (2008), the basis for the award-winning HBO
documentary, "Sergio." She is also the recent editor, with Derek Chollet, of The Unquiet American: Richard Holbrooke in the World (2011). Power
has served as a columnist at Time Magazine and, in her journalism, has reported from such places as Bosnia, East Timor, Kosovo, Rwanda, Sudan,
and Zimbabwe, and contributed regularly to the New Yorker Magazine, the New York Review of Books, and the New Republic. Power is a graduate
of Yale University and Harvard Law School. She lives with her husband, Cass Sunstein, and their son Declan in Washington, DC.
H.E. Ambassador Elbio Rosselli, Permanent Representative of Uruguay to the United Nations. Prior to his current appointment, he was
Uruguay’s Ambassador to Canada, a position held since October 2010. He also held several positions in Uruguay’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
including Advisor to the Minister for Foreign Affairs from August to October 2010, Director-General for Political Affairs from 2008 to 2010 and Director-
General of International Economic Affairs for Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR) and Integration from May to December 2008.
Before serving as his country’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, he was Ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg and Head of
Mission to the European Communities from 2003 and 2006. From 2000 to 2003, he was the Permanent Representative of Uruguay to the Latin
American Integration Association. From 1998 to 2003, he held the position of Director-General for MERCOSUR Affairs and National Coordinator for
the Common Market Group. Mr. Rosselli earned a Doctor of Diplomacy degree in 1970 from the School of Law and Social Sciences at the University
of Uruguay in Montevideo. Also a Fulbright scholar, he received a Master of Arts in 1971 from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts
University in Massachusetts.
H.E. Ambassador Motohide Yoshikawa, Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations. Formerly, Mr. Yoshikawa was appointed as
First Secretary at the Japanese Embassy in the United Kingdom. From 1988 to 1992, he served as Counsellor at the Japanese Delegation to the
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). After returning to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo, he served first as
Director of the Second International Organisations Division of the Economic Affairs Bureau, and later, as Director of the United Nations Policy
Division of the Foreign Policy Bureau in charge of the General Assembly and the Security Council. During this period, he also served as Visiting
Professor at Ryukoku University in Kyoto. From 1995 to 1997, he served as Minister at the Japanese Embassy in Thailand. From 1997 to 2002, he
was Minister and subsequently Ambassador for Political Affairs at the Japanese Mission to the United Nations in New York. During his time in New
York, he served as Vice-Chair of the Special Committee on Peace Keeping Operations of the General Assembly. In 2002, he returned to Tokyo and
was named Deputy Director-General of the Economic Cooperation Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 2004 to 2006, he was Director-
General of the Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau of the Ministry. Then, from 2006 to 2009, he served as Ambassador to Spain. He was the
first Japanese Ambassador who received the highest Spanish decoration while still serving as Ambassador in Spain. From 2009 to 2010,
Ambassador Yoshikawa served as Japan’s first Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. Until his nomination as Permanent
Representative to the United Nations, he served as Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the OECD in Paris. At the OECD, he served as
Chair of the Executive Committee for two and a half years.
H.E. Ambassador Roman Oyarzun Marchesi, Permanent Representative of Spain to the United Nations. Formerly, appointed as Deputy General
Director for Protocol in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation in 2006, Mr. Oyarzun was previously Minister-Counsellor at Spain’s
Permanent Mission in New York beginning in 2001. During an earlier stint in Argentina, he was Deputy Head of Mission in Buenos Aires beginning in
1998. Mr. Oyarzun was Chef de Cabinet to the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for International Cooperation and Latin America in 1996, and Deputy
General Director for Disarmament and Non Proliferation, also in the Foreign Ministry, in 1994. His previous foreign experience includes service as a
Counsellor in Brussels (1991) and Deputy Head of Mission in Uruguay (1987) and Syria (1985). In 1985, he served as Director and Chief of the
Diplomatic Secretariat in the Cabinet of the Minister for Foreign Affairs. Holding a Bachelor of Laws degree from Deusto University, Mr. Oyarzun is
also a Master in International Relations from the Diplomatic School.
Mr. Powell, Counselor of The Common Wealth of Bahamas to the United Nations.
|THE RIVER CLUB ON THE FDR
March, 2016: Dr. Anurita Kapur made statements and announcements at some high-level private gatherings and meetings.
Anurita stated, she is very proud to announce that she was approached by some high-level U.S. and international leaders and
supporters, who are her personal friends and partners (these names will be kept confidential for safety & security of her business
contacts from being misused.) – saying that they want to support her and to campaign for her, so Anurita can run for the United
States Presidential Candidates Elections 2016; and for Anurita to stand next to the current running presidential candidates namely:
Mrs. Hillary Clinton, Mr. Bernie Sanders, Mr. Donald Trump and Mr. Ted Cruz.
Anurita said, she feels very honored and proud that she was considered by them and thanks all her well-wishers, backers and
supporters for showing their strong support for her by having: trust, faith and confidence in her to run for the United States
Presidency. She added, that due to her having time constraints by being so busy with her many medical projects, including the
launching of her: “Dr. Anurita Kapur’s Trillion Dollars Medical Project – International Hospitals Worldwide” she will be crunched for
time now but she stated that she will consider this offer either now or run for the next Presidential Elections. Anurita also stated,
that she will not even take a dollar as her salary if she decides to run and is elected as the President of the United States of America
throughout the entire terms of the Presidency. As always, she will continue to serve her country and humanity selflessly . Anurita
ended by saying: “May the best candidate win, who is chosen by the American people. God bless America and the American Flag as
it proudly waves in every Americans’ hearts as it does in my heart. Thank you very much.”
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Anurita explains the important role of the United States President.
The President of the United States of America (POTUS) is the elected head of state and head of government of the United States. The president leads the executive
branch of the federal government and is the commander-in-chief of the United States Armed Forces.
The President of the United States is considered one of the world's most powerful people, leading the world's only contemporary superpower. The role includes
being the commander-in-chief of the world's most expensive military with the largest nuclear arsenal and leading the largest economy by real and nominal GDP. The
office of the president holds significant hard and soft power both in the United States and abroad.
Article II of the U.S. Constitution vests the executive power of the United States in the president. The power includes execution of federal law, alongside the
responsibility of appointing federal executive, diplomatic, regulatory and judicial officers, and concluding treaties with foreign powers with the advice and consent of
the Senate. The president is further empowered to grant federal pardons and reprieves, and to convene and adjourn either or both houses of Congress under
extraordinary circumstances. The president is largely responsible for dictating the legislative agenda of the party to which the president is enrolled. The president
also directs the foreign and domestic policy of the United States. Since the founding of the United States, the power of the president and the federal government has
The president is indirectly elected by the people through the Electoral College to a four-year term, and is one of only two nationally elected federal officers, the other
being the Vice President of the United States. The Twenty-second Amendment, adopted in 1951, prohibits anyone from ever being elected to the presidency for a
third full term. It also prohibits a person from being elected to the presidency more than once if that person previously had served as president, or acting president,
for more than two years of another person's term as president. In all, 43 individuals have served 44 presidencies (counting Cleveland's two non-consecutive terms
separately) spanning 56 full four-year terms. On January 20, 2009, Barack Obama became the 44th and current president. On November 6, 2012, he was re-elected
and is currently serving the 57th term. The next presidential election is scheduled to take place on November 8, 2016; on January 20, 2017, the newly elected
president will take office.
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Dr. Anurita Kapur was invited to and attended, "Importance of NGO Participation in CSW and the SDGs" on February 4, 2016 at the
UN Church Center and later the same day at the United Nations Headquarters hosted by IWPG. The impact that CSW 60 will have in
achieving of the SDGs was discussed, and how we can work together with one another, other NGOs and institutions.
IWPG - is a worlwide peace organization headed by Honorable Mrs. Nam Hee Kim, Chairperson. Mrs. Nam Hee Kim invited Dr. Anurita Kapur to
become a part of IWPG and to work together collaboratively for world peace. Mrs. Nam Hee Kim and Anurita signed a worldwide peace
agreement together at the United Nations Headquarters. Anurita became an IWPG's worlwide member. This was announced on the
international channels by Mrs. Kim at the United Nations.
The distinguished worldwide people who are on Advisory Board of IWPG are: *Semane Bonolo (South Africa / Queen Mother), *Olivera
Jovanovic (Bosnia / Secretary General), *Mamphela Aletta Ramphele (South Africa / Former Vice Chancellor), *Jasenka Ostojic Radikovic
(Croatia / Conductor / Professor), *Betty Makoni (Zimbabwe / Founder and Chief EXecutive), *Her Royal Highness Princess 'Deun Adedoyin-
Solarin (Nigeria / Founder and President), *Nasim Firdaus (Bangladesh / Executive Director), *Zeynep Oral (Turkey / Co-founder),
*Margarita Papandreou (Greece / Co-Founder), *Jerryln Sengebau (Palau / Chairperson & Senator), *Odeta Nishani (Albania / First Lady),
*Shanta Regmi (Nepal / Former First Lady).
The Distinguished world people who are on the Expert Board of IWPG are: Honorable Masouda Jalal (Afghanistan / Founder & Former Minister
of Women Affairs), *Fatima Sadiqi (Morocco / President), *Nabila Hamza (Tunisia / President), *Jijung Sunim (Korea / Abbot &
Professor), *Anette purem (England / Founder & President), *Tawakkol Karman (Yemen / Nobel peace Prize Winner 2011), *Hyekyeong
Yang (Korea / United Foundation, Artistic Director / New York International Concerto Festival Korea, Executive Director), *Junghwa Yoon
(Korea / National Assembly Broadcast, Program Director / Planning and Organization Chief), *Seunghee Chu (Korea / Secretary General of
LOHAS Korea Forum), *Hyunja Jung (Korea / Chairperson of Global story Co.), *Ran Kwon (Korea / SBS Reporter, Writer),
*Boa Byun (Korea / Honorary Ambassador of Sweden), *Kyeong-ae Kim (Korea / President of Jeju Good Parent Association),
*Yeonwoo Jung (Korea / Hu Brand CEO, Educational Business), *Soyoung Lim (Korea / NAM & NAM World Patent and Law Firm),
*Jungboon Kim (Korea / Theater Planning of National Theater of Korea).
Anurita was interviewed at many international channels and by Her Royal Highness Princess Maria who wanted Anurita to tell the whole world
about her latest Medical Project known as: “Dr. Anurita Kapur’s Trillion Dollars Medical Project – International Hospitals Worldwide”
At the request of Princess Maria, Anurita talked about her project in detail and told the channels about the objectives of her medical project and
how she wants to help humanity all around the world through her healthcare services and by putting governance and unique systems in place
to set a precedent to follow.
The attendees were many Ambassadors and high-level members of the diplomatic community including some royal family members and many
Dr. Anurita Kapur was invited to and she attended UN march in March to end Violence against Women held on
Saturday, March 5, 2016 outside of the United Nations Headquarters. Anurita marched with Her Royal Highness Princess Camilla of
Bourbon - Two Sicilies, Duchess of Castro, His Royal Highness Prince Charles of Bourbon Italy. H.E. Mrs. Ban Soon-taek wife of H.E.
Ban ki-Moon, Secretary General of United Nations.
And, Dionne Warwick the famous Singer, Kelly Rutherford, Francine LeFrak, Founder Same Sky , Eugenio López Alonso, Founder The
Coleccion Jumex Deputy Chief Juanita Holmes, Commanding Officer of NYPD Domestic Violence Unit,
The United States Ambassador Rosemary DiCarlo,
Thousands marched to end violence against women while a gospel choir sang Warwick’s iconic song What the World Needs Now Is Love.
Globally, 1 in 3 women have experienced physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. These are more than just numbers: they are our mothers,
our sisters, our daughters, our friends and our coworkers. Despite these startling statistics, violence is preventable. It is not inevitable. ABOUT UN
WOMEN FOR PEACE ASSOCIATION: UNWFPA, founded in 2008 under the patronage of H.E. Mrs. Ban Soon-taek, seeks to promote and advance
the goals of UN agencies that provide opportunities for women through social, cultural, educational, and empowerment programs under the
banner of a global peace building process - which aims to prevent violence against women and girls, provides services and programs to those
affected by violence, and strengthens the implementation of laws and policies on such violence.
His Royal Highness (HRH) Prince Charles of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke of Castro, was born in Saint Raphaël in France, on 24 February 1963 son of
His Royal Highness Prince Ferdinand of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke of Castro, and HRH Princess Chantal of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duchess of
Castro (Née de Chevron Villette). The Duke of Castro completed his studies at the Institute of the Marist Fathers in Toulon, at the Collège
Stanislas in Nice and later studied at the Université Internationale Libre in Paris. The work experiences of His Royal Highness include three years
as head of a major public relations firm in New York. On his return to Europe, he worked at an executive for various large Italian industries and
firms. On 31 October 1998, he married Her Royal Highness Princess Camilla of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duchess of Castro. (born Crociani). From
the marriage two daughters were born: H.R.H. Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duchess of Palermo (23 June 2003) and H.R.H.
Princess Maria Chiara of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duchess of Capri (1 January 2005), both born in Rome. The Royal Family lives between Monte
Carlo and Paris. The Duke of Castro is fluent in Italian, French and English. As Grand Master of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint
George he promotes and coordinates the humanitarian and cultural activities of this ancient knightly order.
HRH Prince Charles has the following Titles: *18th Duke of Castro, *10th Grand Master of the Illustrious Royal Order of Saint Januarius, *9th
Grand Master of the Illustrious Royal Order of Saint Ferdinand and of Merit, *59th Grand Master of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of
Saint George *9th Grand Master of the Royal Military Order of Saint George of the Reunion *8th Grand Master of the Royal Order of
HRH Prince Charles The Duke of Castro is decorated with many honours, among which: *Knight Grand Cross of Merit of the Italian
Republic (Italian Republic), *Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Saint Maurice and Saint Lazarus (Royal House of Savoy), *Bailiff Knight
Grand Cross of Honour and Devotion (Sovereign Military Order of Malta), *Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Vasco Nunez Balboa (Republic
of Panama), *Knight Grand Cross of the National Order of Juan Mora Fernandez (Republic of Costa Rica), *Lebanese Order of Merit
(Extraordinary Class) (Lebanese Republic), *Order of Unification – 22 May (First Class with Collar) (Republic of Yemen), *Knight Grand
Cross with Silver Star of the Royal Order of Danilo I (Royal House of Montenegro), *Knight Grand Cross of the Equestrian Order of Saint
Agatha (Serene Republic of San Marino), *Knight Grand Cross of the Most Devoted Royal Household Order (Kingdom of Tonga) *Knight
Grand Cross of the Order of San Carlos (Republic of Colombia), *Knight Grand Cross of the Patriarchal Order of the Holy Cross of Jerusalem
(Melkite Greek Catholic Church), *The George Kastrioti Scanderbeg Order (Republic of Albania), *Knight Grand Cross pro Merito
Melitensi – Special Class, *Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Immaculate Conception of Vila Viçosa (Royal House of Bragança)
*Grand Officer of the Order of Grimaldi (Principality of Monaco), *Knight Grand Cross (KGCN) of the Most Distinguished Order of the Nation
(Antigua e Barbuda)
Marie Dionne Warrick, known as Dionne Warwick is an American singer, actress and TV-show host, who became a United Nations Global
Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization, and a United States Ambassador of Health appointed by Former U.S. President Ronald
Reagan. Having been in a partnership with songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Warwick ranks among the 40 biggest hit makers of the
entire rock era, based on the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Singles Charts. Dionne Warwick is second only to Aretha Franklin as the most-charted female
vocalist of all time, with 69 of Warwick's singles making the Billboard Hot 100 between 1962 and 1998. She is a recipient of many Grammy Awards
and nominated for many of her songs such as: "Alfie". "I Say a Little Prayer". "Do You Know the Way to San Jose". "This Girl's in Love with
You". "I'll Never Fall in Love Again". "Then Came You" (with The Spinners). "I'll Never Love This Way Again". "Déjà Vu". "That's What
Friends Are For" (with Elton John, Gladys Knight & Stevie Wonder). "Superwoman" (with Gladys Knight & Patti LaBelle).
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Dr. Anurita Kapur was invited to she attended Women's History Month Celebration hosted by Senator Bob Menendez on
March 6, 2016.
U.S. Senator Bob Menendez presented EVANGELINA MENENDEZ TRAILBLAZER AWARDS Honoring New Jersey women
for exceptional achievements.
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On March 14, 2016, Dr. Anurita Kapur thanked H.E. Ambassador Samantha Power, United States Ambassador to the United
Nations for Standing up for our National Security Interests.
Last week, the United Nations Security Council unanimously imposed the strongest sanctions against North Korea in more than 20 years.
The new sanctions, spearheaded by Samantha Power, the U.S. Ambassador to the UN, are in response to North Korea’s nuclear program, which
recently launched a rocket and conducted its fourth nuclear test. To emphasize the gravity of the situation – North Korea is the only country in
the world that has conducted a nuclear test in the 21st century.
Ambassador Power put it best when she said, “Our collective security demands that we stop North Korea from continuing along this destructive
and destabilizing course.”
The new sanctions require all countries to inspect all cargo passing through their territory, whether it’s going to or leaving from North Korea.
They also ban all weapons trade, expand the list of individuals facing sanctions, prohibit the supply of aviation and rocket fuel, and require
countries to shut down North Korean financial institutions on their territories.
The good news is: The sanctions are already working. Earlier this week, China banned a North Korean ship from one of its ports, and over the
weekend, the Philippines intercepted a North Korean ship that is now being inspected for prohibited materials and supplies.
These unprecedented sanctions on North Korea would not have happened without the U.S. using one of its most powerful foreign policy tools:
the United Nations. Thank you Ambassador Power for the strong U.S. leadership in the UN Security Council.
Dr. Anurita Kapur was invited to she attended Horizon 20/20 European Unions Largest Initiative" by Dr. Gavigan, held at the
German Mission on March 10, 2016.
Horizon 2020 is the European Union's largest research initiative. There were details and discussions of funding allocations
of €80 billion. The program focuses on three overarching priorities: excellent science, industrial leadership, and solutions to global
challenges. Horizon 2020 recognizes the growing importance of internationalizing how knowledge is produced and used. The
program promises many breakthroughs, which are intended to enhance Europe’s global competitiveness.
The presentations addressed in detail the main elements of Horizon 2020 with regards to content and types of activities funded.
Dr. Gavigan, Minister Counselor and Head of the Science, Technology, and Innovation Section of the Delegation of the European Union to the
U.S.A., who provided an overview of the Horizon 2020 program. Dr. Gavigan’s main role at the Delegation of the E.U. to the U.S. is to facilitate
scientific cooperation at both government agency and stakeholder levels. Current priorities include marine/Arctic sciences, materials, health, and
transportation research as well as innovation-related aspects of other E.U.-U.S. areas of policy dialogue.
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Dr. Anurita Kapur was invited to she attended: Financial Decision-Making and Aging: Perspectives from Neuroscience at the
German Mission on March 15, 2016.
Synopsis: The Financial Decision-Making and Aging: Perspectives from Neuroscience: it is a situation that all Americans face at some point in
their lives: investing for a financially secure retirement. Few Americans today benefit from guaranteed pensions, and Americans instead rely on
a combined system of personal investments, employer-based retirement plans, and federal benefits. While information abounds on the basics of
retirement planning, this discussion will approach the problem from a neurological perspective, offering insights into how natural neurological
changes might affect one’s acceptance of risk and, by extension, investment decisions. Normal aging not only leads to marked cognitive declines
in various domains (including cognitive control and working memory), but also to a decreased willingness to take risks. These age-related
changes are paralleled by differences in brain structure, neuromodulation, and function.
The two speakers discussed how investment behavior changes over the adult life span, and how these changes might relate to changing neural
processes underlying decision-making.
• Prof. Elke U. Weber - Jerome A. Chazen Professor of International Business, Columbia Business School; Professor of Psychology and Earth
Institute Professor, Columbia University
• Prof. Dr. Peter Mohr - Head of the WZB Berlin Social Science Center and Freie Universität Berlin Junior Research Group Neuroeconomics
Dr. Anurita Kapur was invited to she attended: The CSW 60 Ministerial-Level Event on "Combatting the Trafficking of
Women and Girls: What roles can the Private Sector play in Addressing and Preventing Human Trafficking and Modern-day
Slaverly". Jointly Hosted by: the United States Mission, Hugary Mission and Lichenstein Mission. The Event was held at the
United Nations Headquarters in New York on March 15, 2016.
Ministerial-level Event: Trusteeship Council Chamber Human trafficking and modern-day slavery disproportionately affect women and girls
across the globe. While estimates concerning the numbers of victims range greatly, the International Labor Organization has found that over 55
percent of those bought and sold are women and girls. Though outlawed universally, human trafficking and modern-day slavery continue to
thrive, usually with impunity for the perpetrators. Of the total number of 20.9 million forced laborers, 18.7 million (90%) are exploited in the
private economy, by individuals or enterprises. Slave-related activities are often deeply embedded within multinational networks of supply
chains. Developing and growing positive engagement with the private sector is therefore essential to eradicating human trafficking and modern-
day slavery. The panel will discuss how different industries can address and prevent labor and sex trafficking in a gender-sensitive way, and
how Member States, the private sector and civil society can work together to close the gap between the strong international norms against
modern-day slavery that exist and their weak enforcement.
• Ambassador Sarah Mendelson, United States Representative - She has spent over two decades working on development, democracy and
human rights as a scholar and practitioner both inside and outside of government. Previously, she served as a Deputy Assistant Administrator at
the U.S. Agency for International Development and was the agency lead on combating human trafficking.
• H.E. Ambassador Christian Wenaweser - He is an Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Permanent Representative of the Principality
of Liechtenstein to the United Nations, New York. (since 1 October 2002).
Formerly, he has done the following: President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC
ASP). Co-facilitator of the Review of the Human Rights Council. President of the first Review Conference of the Rome Statute of the
International Criminal Court. Co-author of the report on Security Council reform on behalf of General Assembly President H.E Sheikha Haya
Rashed Al Khalifa. Vice-President of the 61 st session of the General Assembly. President of the Meeting of States Parties to the
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Vice-Chair of the Open-Ended Working Group on Security Council Reform and Adviser to
General Assembly President H.E. Jean Ping. Chairman of the Ad hoc Committee on the Scope of Legal Protection under the 1994 Convention on
the Safety of United Nations and Associated Personnel. President of the Meeting of States Parties of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Chairman of the Third Committee of the 57th session of the General Assembly Previous work experience: Counsellor and Deputy Permanent
Representative at the Permanent Mission of the Principality of Liechtenstein to the United Nations, New York. Responsibilities: Political Affairs,
Legal Affairs, Human Rights Issues, Humanitarian Affairs 1992 ñ 1998 Office for Foreign Affairs, Vaduz, Liechtenstein, Desk Officer United Nations
(Human Rights, Disarmament, International law) and First Secretary at the Permanent Mission of the Principality of Liechtenstein to the United
Nations, New York (based in Vaduz) Education: Diplomatic training at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Bern, Switzerland, and at the Permanent
Mission of Liechtenstein to the United Nations, New York Special Training Course for Swiss and Liechtenstein diplomats at the Institut
Universitaire de Hautes Etudes Internationales (HEI), Geneva, Switzerland Spanish language studies in Barcelona, Spain. Scholarship of the
Swiss National Foundation, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Munich, Germany. Film studies, French literature, philosophy. Teaching
assistant at Zurich University, Switzerland, Greek literature Italian language studies in Rome, Italy. Licentiate Zurich University: Greek
literature, linguistics, Latin literature, philosophy. Studies at Zurich University: Classics, German and French literature, history 1982 Matura A
at Gymnasium Freudenberg, Zurich. Other information: Languages German (mother tongue), English, French, Spanish, Italian born in Zurich,
• H.E. Ambassador Katalin Bogyay, Permanent Representative - She is a Hungarian diplomat. She is the current Ambassador Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative of Hungary to the United Nations in New York (1 January 2015-) and the former Ambassador
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Delegate of Hungary to UNESCO (2009–2014) and the President of the 36th session of UNESCO
General Conference (2011–13)
• H.E. Minister Aurelia Frick - She is the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Education and Cultural Affairs since March, 2013 for the Principality of
Liechenstein. Prior to this position she worked as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Justice and Cultural Affairs.
• H.E. Minister Katalin Novak, - She has been Minister of State for Family and Youth Affairs of Hungary since 2014. Prior to this position, Ms.
Novak served as the Head of the Minister's Cabinet in the Ministry of Human Capacities from 2012 to 2014 and as the Ministerial Commissioner for
Francophone Affairs. She also worked for ten years in various departments of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary.
• Ms. Simone Monasebian, Executive Director of UNODC - Shis currently Director of the UNODC in New York. UNODC is the guardian of the the
UN Protocol to Prevent Suprpress and Punish Trafficking in Person, Especially Women and Children and Manager of the UN Voluntary Trust for
the Victims Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and children.
• Mr. Kevin Cassidy, Senior Communications and External Relations Officer, ILO -
• Ms. Anita Housham, Sr. Manager, Supply Chain Sustainability, UN Global Complact -
• Ms. Shirley Pryce, International Domestic worker Federation, Jamaica -
• Mr. John Edge, CEO, Identity 2020 -
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Dr. Anurita Kapur was invited to she attended: Gender Gaps and Womens' Empowerment at the Austrian Consulate on
Friday, March 18, 2016.
Synopsis: Gender Gaps and Womens Empowerment. Women still do not get paid as much as men. The glass ceiling is still largely
impenetrable in the world's largest corporations. The media remains a male dominated industry that reinforces gender stereotypes. Most female
government ministers worldwide are assigned portfolios related to social issues.
An exciting event on women's equality and empowerment questions with the expert from the European Commission, Ambassador Mara Marinaki,
who will be in New York for the Commission on the Status of Women held at the United Nations. The lecture will be followed by Q&A and a
discussion. A recommended good read to prepare for this event: The World's Women 2015: UN Trends and Statistics.
• Ambassador Mara Marinaki - Sep 07- Permanent Representative of Greece to OSCE. 2004 – 2007 Special Representative of the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs at the Greek Interministerial Committee on Migration. 2001 – 2007 Ambassador - Director for EU/Justice, Home Affairs and
Schengen Department – MFA/EU General Directorate. Nov 99–Dec 00 Deputy Director - A3 Directorate for S.E. Europe at the MFA.
Feb 95–Oct 99 Consul General of Greece in Berlin/Germany. Jun 93-Jan 95 Political Counselor - Office of the Secretary General of the MFA
Jan-May 93 Political Counselor - Diplomatic Office of the Prime Minister. 1988 – 1992 Political Counselor - Greek Embassy in Washington DC
1987 – 1988 Embassy Secretary – MFA – U.N. and Ints. Organizations Dept. 1981 – 1985 Embassy Secretary – MFA – Political Affairs Division
in Thessaloniki. 1980 Embassy Attaché at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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Dr. Anurita Kapur was invited to she attended, The 60th Session Commission on the Status of Women: "Strategies for Promoting
Women's Health and Well-Being: Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)". This Event was held at the
United Nations Headquarters, New York on March 16, 2016.
Permanent Mission of Jamaica to the United Nations; Permanent Mission of Panama to the United Nations; WHO Office at the United Nations, New York;
International Council of Women (ICW); CCUN; Soroptimist International; United Nations NGO Mental Health;
NGO Forum for Health Geneva.
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and respiratory illnesses are the greatest burden of disease worldwide and
are anticipated to rapidly increase in the next decades, especially in low resource countries. Depression, which is projected to be the number one burden
of disease by 2030, and other mental disorders are significant factors in dealing with NCDs. Women not only are responsible for their own health, but are
usually the family caretakers. This event will examine strategies to prevent and manage NCDs to improve women's healthcare.
H.E. Courtenay Rattray, Ambassador of Jamaica to the United Nations. Mr. Rattray has served as his country’s Permanent Representative to the
United Nations since June 2013. When appointed, he had been serving as Ambassador to China since 2008. From 2005 to 2008, he was Director of the
Bilateral Relations Department in the Ministry of Industry and Investment, in Kingston. Before that he was Deputy Chief of Jamaica’s Embassy in
Washington, D.C., between 2001 and 2005.
H.E. Laura Flores, Ambassador of Panama to the United Nations. Until her appointment, Ms. Flores served as Assistant Representative to the United
Nations Population Fund in Panama, beginning in 2006. Prior to that, she was Director of Business and Industry at the World Wildlife Fund in Washington, D.
C., from 2005 to 2006. She also served as Director of Corporate Marketing for the World Wildlife Fund, from 2002 to 2005.
From 1999 to 2002, Ms. Flores served as Executive Director of the Business Initiatives Office of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Previously,
she held posts in the Panamanian Ministry of Trade and Industry, including Vice Minister for Foreign Trade, from 1998 to 1999, and Vice Minister for Trade
and Industry, in 1998.
H.E. Ambassador Sally Cowal - Senior Vice President, Global Programs, American Cancer Society. Former U.S. Ambassador is Leading American
Cancer Society Global Health Work.
Dr. Menabde - Executive Director, WHO Office at the United Nations, New York.
Dr. Gonzalez -Senior Advisor and Focal Point for NCDs for UN Women;
Dr. Carl UN Representative, ICW, Focal Point Health/Mental Health & NCDs; Chair CMH Global Mental Health and NCDs WG.
Attendees: Members and High-Level Ambassadors of: H.E. Mr. Kairat K. Abdrakhmanov, Permanent Representative of Kazhakistan,
H.E. Dr. Caleb Otto, Permanent Representative of Palau, H.E. Dr. Walton Ebson, Permanent Representative of Antigua and Barbuda and many
more. Medical Doctors and UN representatives.
Dr. Anurita Kapur was invited to she briefly attended: The 60th Session on Commission of Women: The Role of the Arts in
Helping to End Human Trafficking. Organized by the Permanent Mission of the United States and the United Nations Office
of Drugs and Crime (UNODC), this CSW Special Panel fetures a special presentation by the filmmakers of the film "SOLD"
and award-winning actress Gillian Anderson (from the X-Files). It brought together a distinguished panel of renowned
artistes (musicians, writers, filmmakers, artists), along with NGOs and UN entities, to discuss the role of the Arts in helping to
end human trafficking.
Synopsis: SOLD is a narrative, feature film adaptation of the globally acclaimed novel by Patricia McCormick.
Based on true stories, SOLD, is the story of Lakshmi who journeys from a pastoral, rural village in Nepal to a gritty brothel/prison called
Happiness House in Kolkata, India.
Through one extraordinary girl’s story, SOLD illustrates the brutality of child trafficking, which affects millions of children around the globe every
year. Globally the average age of a trafficked girl is thirteen, the same age as the girl in the film. SOLD is a call to action, and a testament to the
power and resilience of the human spirit.
We hope our film, SOLD, will inspire a global movement to address this crime domestically and internationally.
SOLD is directed by Academy and Emmy award-winner, Jeffrey D. Brown, Executive Produced by two time Academy Award winner, Emma
Thompson, Produced by Jane Charles, Co-Produced by Katie Mustard and Written by Joseph Kwong and Jeffrey D. Brown
• Ambassador Sarah Mendelson, Permanent Mission of the United States
• Actress Gillian Anderson from the X-Files
• Oscar-Winning Director Jeffrey Brown & Impact Producer Jane Charles
• Award-winning Author Patricia McCormick
• Ruchira Gupta, Founder/President Apne Aap Women Worldwide
• Contemporary Pianist Chloe Flower
• Artist and UNODC Goodwill Ambassador Ross Bleckner
• ECPAT USA Sarah Porter, Director of Development and Partnerships
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Dr. Anurita Kapur was invited to she attended: Commission on Status of Women 60 (CSW 60) "Crossing Borders for Fertility
Services: Attending to Women's Rights to Reproductive Care" organized and sponsored by GBI at Church Center on
Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Anurita is on the Advisory Board of GBI. All GBI's distinguished Board Members and Founder
along with many dignitaries and visiting women leaders were present at this Event. The event was covered by the Media.
Synopsis: New reproductive and genetic technologies are providing people with the opportunity almost allover the world to have children.
Variations in legislation across countries, however, are giving place to the phenomenon of cross-border reproductive care, where people cross
international borders to access a variety of reproductive services fertility treatment, egg procurement, and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis.
This raises a host of ethical concerns about whether women’s rights and needs are appropriately respected.
At the end of the Event, the attendees gave their knowledgeable inputs on this topic. Dr. Anurita Kapur informed the Panelists and attendees that
she has had first-hand information from certain Indian-Authorities (she will not divulge the names of her reliable sources due to their safety and
security) that this has been a booming business in India where the poor women are held captives by crooks and gangs and forced to become
baby mills for their profitable business of selling their babies abroad and to the rich people in India. Anurita stated, that its true how selling these
babies to needed families who cannot have children; it gives those families joy but she said to think about the root of where this happiness came
from - how many women are tortured and held captives and forced to get pregnant and deliver just to snatch away their young infants to sell
them for large sums of money. These innocent mother-victims are held captives to be forced to get pregnant and deliver again and again and
again. This was truly a very emotional moment for Dr. Kapur and the listeners. At this time, Dr. Kapur urged the Panelists and all present
attendees to do something about it to bring awareness to the world to help so these captive mothers in India or any other countries, to get free
and live a life with freedom of choice. Anurita said, she urges the Indian Government and the other worldwide governments to help in this matter
and that she prays that let everyone come together to help these mother-victims to be set free from such evil bondages.
DAISY DEOMAMPO, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Anthropology at Fordham University;
LESLIE MORGAN STEINER, blogger, public speaker, and author of Baby Chase and Crazy Love, which was the subject of the first TED Talk by a domestic
BRIAN ESSER, lawyer and practitioner
and panel moderator DR. LITA, Ph.D.
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Dr. Anurita Kapur was invited to she attended: A business investment meeting with Pakistan People's Party's (PPP)
Honorable National President from Lahore, Pakistan. Meeting was held in March, 2016 in Manhattan, New York. The meeting
was very successful (PPP) National President and Anurita discussed over 12 businesses that would be of mutual benefit for
Pakistan and the United States of America. They also discussed Dr. Kapur's Worldwide Hospitals Medical Project.
Dr. Kapur's business ventures discussions were very well received by the Honorable National President of (PPP).
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Dr. Anurita Kapur was invited to she attended: "Pakistan National Day Celebration". The program had a musical Sufi
Concert by a Qawwal Singer: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan from Pakistan. The event was organized by the Permanent Mission of
Pakistan on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at the General Assembly Hall at the United Nations Headquarters. Thanks to
Pakistan Mission that they had put great & genuine efforts to organize for the Pakistan National Day and the concert at UNGA.
The concert was attended by all of the Pakistan Mission & Consulate Staff, local Pakistani community, Ms. Christina Gallach,
Under Secretary General and handful of Indian-Americans.
The concert was not attended by: H.E. Ban ki-Moon, Secretary General, he was not present but a pre-recorded video clip
with good wishes for the program by the Secretary General was played. Also, not present were the other Member States of
190 Countries were all missing.
According to reliable sources the singer is not so popular anymore, thus he was not able to pull enough crowd at the United
Nations General Assembly Hall.
As an Overseas Bharatiya Janta Party member, Dr. Anurita Kapur was invited to, she attended and she was requested to be
the joint Master of Cerermony with Honorable Shrimati Kalpana ji and the Organizer, Moderator & Speaker: Shrimati Rajya
Laxmi ji at the Event: "Bharat Bachao Manthan" in March, 2016 in New Jersey. The attendees were: OFBJP Members, Hon.
Mayor of Edison, Honorable Upendra Chivukula, Assemblyman, Medical Doctors and many other professionals. The event
was covered by several Indian Medias.
The program commenced with Sanskrit Holy Mantras, Tilak Ceremony and Deepak light ceremony in front of Bharat Mata's
Picture all dignitaries present including Anurita lit the holy light for the Deepak Ceremony.
All the attendees were given and opportunity to speak about the current political situation in India and Intolerance in India.
Anurita chose to speak about Religious Intolerance in India. She stated the following:
My Topic is on the Intolerance in India.
(1) I believe in sticking to the goal and find solutions to the problems at hand rather than getting diverted from the actual goal
to name callings, we have to keep in mind the golden rule that diversion from our main goal is not going to let us find any
solution. Having public forums such as, ‘Bharat Bachao Manthan’ is a great way to reach out to the Overseas Indian-
American people to get their insightful inputs it is a great way to improve the situations in India.
(2) The strong & true facts: India is a very strong nation, the largest democratic country in the whole world and our Hindu
Religion & Culture (which is over 5,000+ years old) has many Gods so we embrace any and every other God around us, thus
we have a very tolerant religion, culture & country. But it’s the ‘Separatists’ who come to divide us to rule and kill humanity
in lieu of their own personal agendas and monetary gains, which is highly unsafe and poses as a national security threat to
India. India is too lenient in its policies here. Our PM Shri Narendra Modi ji is doing a great job for India by bringing changes
including his "Swachch Bharat Initiative" and I support him since, I, strongly believe in and always practiced that if you think
clean in your minds: it makes your mind, your body, surrounding and environment to become clean and in this state we can
create wonders by being productive.
(3) Solutions: To save our Bharat from being divided or broken further, we all need to be together and stand united so no one
could break our oneness and each one of us should become Ambassadors for India to give the best representation that India
deserves. To prevent such national security threats, I, urge Shri Narendra Modi ji and the Government of India that they pass
a Bill which will be in the best interest of India’s safety and growth. This Bill should enable the Indian Government to take
strict actions against any identified ‘Separatists’ by: (1) arresting them, (2) filing charges against them of anti-nationalists
activities and slander against India, and, (3) Order a thorough investigation against the accused parties. These ‘Separatists’
categories can be, such as: individuals, groups, organizations or even media, etc.. As stated by many, I say that its true we
have so many of these 'Separatists' living within India itself that we do not have to look for them elsewhere in other
countries. Like India is strict in dealing with the outside countries related to national security issues - they need to be as strict
with these insiders who act as 'Separatists' living within India. I, strongly believe, that the strict actions I am proposing to the
Government of India will limit the ‘Separatists’ activities and bring back safety, security and peace all over India.
Anurita ended by saying: BHARAT MATA KI JAI. JAI HIND.
Dr. Anurita Kapur was invited to she participated in a Nationwide Conference: Her Goals, Our Future: A Discussion of
Women & Girls in Displaced Settings with Dr. Ligiero, Vice President of Girls and Women Strategy at the UN Foundation and
Ms. Brandon in April, 2016.
SYNOPSIS: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development lays out a bold vision for a healthier and more peaceful, prosperous, and
sustainable world. Women and girls are essential to achieving this agenda, as empowering women and girls means unlocking boundless
potential for the world. At the same time, nearly 60 million people are displaced around the globe, with more than half being women and girls.
An in-depth discussion took place of women and girls in displaced settings with Dr. Ligiero, and Ms. Brandon from UNF, who recently returned
from a trip to Jordan to explore issues facing Syrian refugee women.
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Dr. Anurita Kapur was invited to she attended "World Health Day 2016" HALT THE RISE BEAT DIABETES,
the event was hosted by World Health Organization on April 7, 2016 at the United Nations Headquarters.
World Health Day 2016 aims to increase awareness about the rise in diabetes, its staggering burden and consequences, and to trigger a set
of specific, effective and affordable actions to tackle this disease. Efforts to prevent and treat diabetes will be key to achieving the global
Sustainable Development Goal 3 target of reducing premature mortality from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) by one-third by 2030.
On the occasion of World Health Day 2016, WHO issues a call for action on diabetes, drawing attention to the need to step up prevention and
treatment of the disease. The first WHO Global report on diabetes demonstrates that the number of adults living with diabetes has almost
quadrupled since 1980 to 422 million adults. Factors driving this dramatic rise include overweight and obesity. In 2012 alone diabetes caused 1.5
million deaths. Its complications can lead to heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney failure and lower limb amputation. The new report calls upon
governments to ensure that people are able to make healthy choices and that health systems are able to diagnose, treat and care for people with
diabetes. It encourages us all as individuals to eat healthily, be physically active, and avoid excessive weight gain.
Opening remarks on World Health Day and the launch of the WHO Global report on diabetes by Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of World Health
Organization from Geneva, Switzerland. This year, we are highlighting diabetes as an especially challenging disease that deserves much more
attention. The impact of this chronic metabolic disease on individuals, families, communities, health systems, and health budgets is staggering. The
concern is universal. Long considered a disease of rich societies, diabetes is now increasing in prevalence everywhere, with the most striking, and
devastating, increases seen in the developing world. Worldwide, the prevalence of diabetes has doubled since 1980. WHO estimates that 422 million
adults had diabetes in 2014. When diabetes is not detected early and not controlled early, the health consequences are dire. Diabetes can damage
the heart, blood vessels, kidneys, eyes and nerves. For example, lower limb amputation rates are from 10 to 20 times higher among people with
diabetes. In poor populations everywhere, the costs of managing diabetes can be catastrophic, pushing households below the poverty line. The
costs are likewise crippling for health budgets and national economies. WHO estimates that, each year, diabetes costs the world nearly $830 billion
in direct medical costs alone. Diabetes debilitates, but it also kills. Diabetes is responsible for around 1.5 million deaths each year. High blood
glucose levels contribute to an additional 2.2 million deaths, mainly by increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease. Many of these deaths are
preventable. The lives of people living with diabetes can be improved by expanding access to essential medicines, including life-saving insulin, and
making technologies, such as those needed to measure blood glucose levels, more readily available. At present, insulin is generally available in
only around 23% of low-income countries. In such settings, diabetes patients who depend on insulin for survival pay the ultimate price for this failure
to make essential medicines and technologies readily available and affordable. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development sets a very
ambitious targetof reducing premature mortality from four noncommunicable diseases, including diabetes, by one third. This is truly ambitious.
Against the background of what I have just highlighted, much more needs to be done. Other targets call on countries to reach universal health
coverage and ensure access to affordable essential medicines. WHO’s own global action plan on NCDs seeks to stop the rise in diabetes and obesity
The report makes an important contribution to our understanding of diabetes and its consequences. Its recommendations are a call to action on
multiple fronts. Data set out in the report underscore the need for action, not only from people living with diabetes, but also from different sectors of
government, health care providers, civil society, and the manufacturers of medicines and medical technologies. We also need to engage the system
that produces and markets our food. We invite all of you to do your part. In your personal lives, this means eating healthy foods, being physically
active, and guarding against excessive weight gain. Have your blood glucose measured periodically, and strictly follow the advice of your health
care provider. In fact, the diabetes crisis and its huge costs provide one of the most compelling incentives for preventing excess body weight
through diet and exercise. This point was strongly underscored by the Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity. Obesity in childhood can be a
direct cause of accelerated onset of diabetes, which was once considered an adult disease. This is no longer the case, as we are seeing more and
more cases of diabetes in children and adolescents. Moreover, the prevention of childhood obesity must start with good nutrition in mothers and
fathers even before pregnancy begins. For governments, reducing the diabetes burden means putting policies in place that promote healthy eating
and physical activity throughout the life course. Policies that promote breast-feeding and protect children from the marketing of unhealthy foods and
beverages are especially important. It also means improving the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes by putting in place standard protocols and
making the necessary medicines and technologies readily available and affordable. Since its inception 68 years ago, WHO has drawn on the power
of population-wide preventive strategies as a way of lowering morbidity and mortality. On this World Health Day, diabetes represents a prime
opportunity for putting this power to work. The payback will be immense.
W.H.O. had set-up a stationary bicycle to give examples on how by doing some physical activity helps to eradicate and control diabetes. The
Ambassadors, dignitaries, WHO Staff and Dr. Anurita Kapur demonstrated by riding the stationary bike to set examples for the people globally to
follow doing these types of physical activities to help themselves from this fatal disease called "Diabetes".
The additional speakers and attendees were several country's Ambassadors and American Academy of Pediatrics:
H.E. Ambassador Courtenay Rattray, Permanent Representative of the Government of Jamaica to the United Nations.
H.E. Ambassador Ib Petersen, Permanent Representative of the Government of Denmark to the United Nations.
H.E. Ambassador Sylvie Lucas, Permanent Representative of the Government of Luxembourg to the United Nations.
H.E. Ambassador Kaha Imnadze, Permanent Representative of the Government of Georgia to the United Nations.
H.E. Ambassador Karel J.G. van Oosterom, Permanent Representative of Government of Kingdom of Netherlands to the United Nations.
Dr. Benard P. Dreyer, MD, FAAP, National President of American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
The pictures below have been shared with us by the courtesy of World Health Organization (WHO).
|Dr. Benard P. Dreyer, MD, FAAP, National President of American
Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Dr. Anurita Kapur, M.D.
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|H.E. Ambassador Courtenay Rattray, Permanent
Representative of the Government of Jamaica to
the United Nations. & Dr. Anurita Kapur, M.D.
|H.E. Ambassador Sylvie Lucas, Permanent
Representative of the Government of Luxembourg to the
|H.E. Ambassador Karel J.G. van Oosterom, Permanent Representative of Government
of Kingdom of Netherlands to the United Nations & Dr. Anurita Kapur, M.D.
|H.E. Ambassador Kaha Imnadze, Permanent Representative of the
Government of Georgia to the United Nations & Dr. Anurita Kapur, M.D.
|H.E. Ambassador Ib Petersen, Permanent Representative of the Government of Denmark to the United Nations & Dr. Anurita Kapur, M.D.
|Dr. Menabde, Director of World Health Organizations & Dr. Anurita Kapur, M.D.
|H.E. Ambassador Karel J.G. van Oosterom, Permanent
Representative of Government of Kingdom of Netherlands to the
United Nations demonstrating activities for the prevention of diabetes
|H.E. Ambassador Kaha Imnadze, Permanent Representative of the
Government of Georgia to the United Nations demonstratring activities
for the prevention of diabetes
|Dr. Anurita Kapur, M.D. demonstrating activities for the prevention of
diabetes for people around the globe
|Honorable Mayor of Edison
|The dignitaries & Anurita lighting lamp for the ceremony