2015 International Women's Day (IWD): Women's Contributions to Peace & Security
- Yonkers Riverfront Public Library , Yonkers NY
The United Nations Association of the UNA – Westchester Chapter and the Rye Historical Society
Invite you to celebrate
International Women’s Day 2013
“Contributions of Women to Peacebuilding Operations”
Rye Historical Society Square House, 1 Purchase St., Rye, NY*
Sunday March 10, 2013, 3-5 pm (Registration starts at 2:30 pm)
Judy Cheng-Hopkins, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General For Peacebuilding Support
Judy Cheng-Hopkins, Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support at UN Headquarters since 2009, has had a long and successful UN career spanning over 30 years covering development and humanitarian work in Africa and Asia, with a 10 year stint in the field in Africa. Ms. Cheng-Hopkins has served in diverse high-level positions throughout the UN system, including as the Assistant High Commissioner for Refugees, Director of the World Food Programme’s Office for Asia and Eastern Europe, UNDP’s country offices in Zambia and Kenya, UNDP’s Deputy Assistant Administrator for Africa and Deputy Executive Secretary of the UN Capital Development Fund. Ms. Cheng-Hopkins received a Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, as well as degrees from the Université de Haute Bretagne in France and the Business School at Harvard University. She is a citizen of Malaysia and is the first Malaysian to be listed in Forbes magazine's list of “The 10 Most Powerful Women at the UN”. She is married to Dr. Thomas J. Hopkins; they live in Westchester and have two daughters.
Honored Guest: Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, first woman to be elected conference
leader of the NY State Legislature
The program will be followed by a Q & A session and discussion moderated by Marcia Brewster, President of UNA-Westchester
Refreshments will be served following the program.
* Directions: The Square House Museum is at 1 Purchase Street in Rye at the intersection of Purchase Street and the Boston Post Road. Parking will be available at the Rye Library, which is next door, on the Main Green, as well as on Purchase Street.
REMINDER: Daylight Saving Time begins at 2:00 am on Sunday, March 10. Please be sure to set your clocks back one hour!
We are a membership organization of people who support the mission of the United Nations. We are a chapter of the national UNA-USA organization.
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