UNA-NY Annual Meeting

Reception and Registration: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Presentation: 7:00 p.m.
Annual Meeting and Voting: 7:45 to 8:15 p.m.

Location: Steelcase, Inc., 4 Columbus Circle (58th Street at Eighth Avenue), New York, NY

Special Guest Speaker:
Radhika Coomaraswamy, U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Management
Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict

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Register by calling (212) 907-1353 or email to info@unanyc.org.
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Radhika Coomaraswamy, in her capacity as Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, serves as a moral voice and independent advocate, to build awareness and give prominence to the rights and protection of children affected by armed conflict. A lawyer by training and formerly the Chairperson of the Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission, she is an internationally known human rights advocate who has done outstanding work as Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women (1994-2003). A strong advocate on women's rights, she has intervened on behalf of countless women throughout the world seeking clarification from governments in cases involving violence against women.

She was appointed Chairperson of the Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission in May 2003, and was also a director of the International Centre for Ethnic Studies in Sri Lanka, leading research projects in the field of ethnicity, women and human rights. She has served as a member of the Global Faculty of the New York University School of Law. Published widely, her writing includes two books on constitutional law and numerous articles on ethnic studies and the status of women.

Ms. Coomaraswamy is a graduate of the United Nations International School in New York. She received her BA from Yale University, her JD from Columbia University, an LLM from Harvard University and honorary PhDs from Amherst College, the University of Edinburgh and the University of Essex. She is also a recipient of many awards including The International Law Award of the American Bar Association, the Human Rights Award of the International Human Rights Law Group, the Bruno Kreisky Award of 2000, the Leo Ettinger Human Rights Prize of the University of Oslo, Cesar Romero Award of the University of Dayton, the William J. Butler Award from the University of Cincinnati and the Robert S. Litvack Award from McGill University.