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EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL CABINET DU SECRETAIRE GENERAL
20 April 2006
Dear Ms. Heyzer,
On behalf of the Secretary-General, I would like to thank you for your letter of 6 April 2006, inviting him and Mrs. Annan to lend their names as Honorary Co-Chairs of the 30th Anniversary Celebration of the United Nations Development Fund for Women to be held on 13 May in New York City.
As the Scheduling Office of the Secretary-General has already informed your office by telephone, I am pleased to confirm that the Secretary-General and Mrs. Annan have accepted to serve as Honorary Co-Chairs. I understand your office is in contact with the Communications and Speechwriting Unit to discuss the details.
Please accept our congratulations to UNIFEM on its 30th anniversary.
Alicia Barcena Acting Chef de Cabinet
r Ms. Noeleen Heyzer ) ; Executive Director United Nations Development Fund for Women New York L_ Y
United Nations Development Fund for Women • • • | • V VHB SB ^1 UNIFEM Headquarters Tel: +1 212-906-6400 11NIF r In AfX M 304 East 45th street' 15th Floor Fax: +1212-906'6705 New York, NY 10017, USA Website: www.unifem.org
6 April 2006
Dear Mr. Secretary-General, OFFICE OF THE SECKEiAFi ('-ill! ;c:RAL As follow-up to my letter of 20 March inviting you to the 30"' Anniversary Celebration of the United" Nations DeveTopfneh'fTund'fbr Women (UNIFEM), I would like to inform you that pjans for the^celebration on 13 May are moving forward. Ms. Nicole Kidman, UNIFEM's "recently appointed Goodwill Ambassador will host the Anniversary Celebration at the New York Hilton.
In commemorating this milestone, UNIFEM will recognize two outstanding individuals who contribute to the advancement of women from different spheres, and who set new directions. UNIFEM will inaugurate a Global Leadership Award, which we are proud to give toJHLE Jtfadam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia. We are also bestowing our first annual Global Champion Award to Mr. Terry J. Lundgren, Chairman, President and CEO of Federated Department Stores, for his partnership initiatives that realize women's economic security and rights, particularly through the Rwanda Path to Peace project.
We would be honoured ij^you, Mr. Secretary-General, and Mrs. Annan would consider lending your names as the Honorary Co-Chairs on the event invitation. If you are agreeable to "this request, we are also requesting a photograph and a brief statement from you and Mrs. Annan for the evening's printed commemorative programme on the occasion of UNIFEM's 30th anniversary.
Ms. Kidman is inviting a select number of individuals such as Sir Howard Stringer, SONY; Rupert Murdoch, News Corporation Ltd., and Francois-Henri Pinault, PPR/Gucci to be Co-Chairs and provide a high level of financial support for the event. She is also inviting a select group of individuals from the film, business, arts and fashion world to lend their names to the Host Committee listing.
The gala evening will raisejnuch needed funds for the UNffEM:maiiaged United NatiorisTrust Fund to Eliminate Violence Against Women, an issue on which both you and j • Mrs. Annan have been so supportive! I would be honoured if you and Mrs. Annan can be prominently included in this highly visible United Nations event as you have both been such ; / eloquent champions of women's equality and UNIFEM.
Thank you for your kind consideration.
Noeleen Heyzer Executive Director
H.E. Mr. Kofi Annan Secretary-General United Nations