UN Veteran, Amir Dossal Receives Lifetime Achievement on Global Philanthropy at the 4th G.O.D. Awards
Princess Maria Amor, founder and president of We Care for Humanity (WCH) announced UN Veteran, Amir Dossal as the recipient of the 4th G.O.D. Awards' Lifetime Achievement on Global Philanthropy.
Amir is a 25-year veteran of the United Nations, and served as Executive Director of the UN Office for Partnerships until September 2010, which he established in 1998 to manage the $1 billion gift by media mogul Ted Turner. He is an accomplished diplomat, with a deep understanding of global diplomacy as well as extensive experience in managing technical assistance projects in emerging markets.
"We couldn't be more excited having Mr. Amir Dossal as one this year's honorees. Amir has a long track record of global philanthropy and his works are evident not only in the United Nations but at the grassroots level internationally", said Princess Maria.
Amir will be honored at the 4th Global Officials of Dignity Awards(G.O.D. Awards) and scheduled to speak at the 3rd WCH Humanitarian Summit on August 17-19, 2016 at the Delegates Dining Room, United Nations Headquarters, New York. Both flagship events are organized by We Care for Humanity and its philanthropic partners: SREI Foundation, J & B Medical Company, HWPL and China-US Business Association.
ABOUT AMIR DOSSAL:
Amir Dossal is Founder and President of the Global Partnerships Forum – a not-for-profit knowledge platform to provide change makers with tools to build innovative partnerships to address economic and social challenges. Amir is co-founder of the Pearl Initiative, and Ocean Sanctuary Alliance. He is also a Commissioner of the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development.
Pioneering Partnerships and Global Outreach
Amir Dossal works globally across sectors, including education, environment, finance, health, media, technology, as well as peace, security & human rights. Amir has worked with sustained commitment toward an overarching vision of uniting public and private energies for social progress. By nature, a social entrepreneur and innovator, his work is an endeavour to bond the power of the private sector, government, and civil society; in order that together, they may better serve the greater good.
Awards and Recognition
2010 Humanitarian Award
Partnerships to End Poverty and World Hunger. In 2010, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco appointed Amir as Ambassador for Peace and Sport. In 2015, Amir and his son, Zecki received the Humanitarian Innovation Award for intergenerational partnerships. In 2016, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales bestowed Amir with their 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award, for his work in uniting public and private organizations to address the world’s economic and social challenges.
Amir is a UK Chartered Accountant (FCA) and has lived and worked in five continents. He serves on the board of several non-profits and regularly undertakes speaking engagements and frequently serves as moderator for high-level panels, engaging Heads of States and Ministers.
Amir is married to Tas, and they have one son, Zecki.
Frank A. Haye and the Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir Performing at the 4th G.O.D. Awards and Concert for Humanity
Princess Maria Amor, founder and President of We Care for Humanity (WCH) and Creator of the Global Officials of Dignity Awards announced the participation of The Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir (BIC), an ensemble committed to bringing people together through artistic expression at the coming grand event at the 4th G.O.D. Awards at the United Nations.
The BIC will be performing at the Concert for Humanity on August 18, 6pm and at the 4th G.O.D. Awards Ceremony and on August 19, 2016 at the Delegates Dining Room, United Nations Headquarters, New York. Both flagship events are organized by We Care for Humanity and its philanthropic partners: SREI Foundation, J & B Medical Company, HWPL and China-US Business Association.
ABOUT FRANK A. HAYE & THE BROOKLYN INTERDENOMINATIONAL CHOIR
The Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir (BIC) is an ensemble committed to bringing people together through artistic expression. Members are encouraged to appreciate and celebrate the diverse cultures which make our world great. Founder Frank A. Haye, conductor, choral director, flutist, composer, and producer, states "BIC is a group of performing ambassadors that will spread the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ through song in the tri-state area, as well as throughout the United States and abroad.” BIC records and ministers in different venues, including churches, temples, festivals, concert halls, clubs, street fairs and private functions. All members of BIC receive world-class musical training and opportunities to fellowship with artists from diverse ethnic, religious, and social backgrounds. Our motto is simple: “One Great City, One Great Choir to the Glory of God".
Contemporary, anthemic, and traditional songs are included in BIC’s musical repertoire. Community outreach has included classes in fitness (Zumba), Vocal Performance, Music Theory, Ear Training, Master Classes, and private music lessons. BIC has sung for worship services, interfaith gatherings, concerts, community events, international festivals, philanthropic groups, yoga festivals, fraternal associations, and artistic organizations such as Celebrate Brooklyn!, the Mark Morris Dance Group, and the Brooklyn Philharmonic. In addition, BIC performed at HBO Studios in televised shows for CBS, NBC, TBN and HBO.
First place honors were awarded to BIC in the 2011 Lift Every Voice Gospel Competition. BIC sang at the Barclays Center’s September 2013 Back to School Bash. In April 2014, BIC received second place honors in the International Verona Choral Competition, Italy. BIC journeyed to Cairo, Egypt at the invitation of the US State Department in September 2014 to spread the gospel and the message of peace at the Samaa International Festival of Peace. At the invitation of the New York Philharmonic, BIC shared the stage in the June 2015 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Concerts in the Parks Series in Prospect Park. The Brooklyn Academy of Music requested that BIC return to the stage as the featured artist in their Annual Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. in January 2016. Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams recognized BIC in his Clergy Appreciation Breakfast in May 2016. To God be the glory! Haye states, “We believe the power of music transcends our cultural, political, financial, and religious differences to expose that which we truly share: faith, hope, and love.”
Re-Awarding Asia's Dignitary Man of the Year to Former Prime Minister of Nepal at the 4th G.O.D. Awards
Princess Maria Amor, founder and president of We Care for Humanity (WCH) announce the re-awarding of Asia's Dignitary Man of the Year to His Excellency Khil Raj Regmi, former Prime Minister and former Chief Justice of Nepal at the 4th G.O.D. Awards in new york.
Regmi who didn't make it to last year's event due to some political issue assured We Care for Humanity that he is attending this year's ceremony on August 17-19, 2016 and that he is inclined to speak at the 3rd WCH Humanitarian Summit.
According to Mr. Rajendra Pandey, former Press Coordinator of Nepal Prime Minister who will be traveling with Regmi said that while in New York, Mr. Regmi plans to visit other dignitaries and diplomats including UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
"We are extremely excited that finally, His Excellency Khil Raj Regmi is able to make it to New York and will recieve the much awaited award in person. Although we celebrated his award last year, it is nothing compare to having his presence as a symbol of unity and hope to humanity", happily said Princess Maria.
Regmi will be honored at the 4th Global Officials of Dignity Awards(G.O.D. Awards) and scheduled to speak at the 3rd WCH Humanitarian Summit on August 17-19, 2016 at the Delegates Dining Room, United Nations Headquarters, New York. Both flagship events are organized by We Care for Humanity and its philanthropic partners: SREI Foundation, J & B Medical Company, HWPL and China-US Business Association.
About H.E. Khil Raj Regmi:
Khil Raj Regmi was de facto Prime Minister of Nepal from 2013 to 2014. Regmi has served as Chief Justice of Nepal since May 2011, having been appointed by President Ram Baran Yadav after the expiry of the term of his predecessor, Chief Justice Ram Prasad Shrestha. In early 2013, the main political parties agreed to install Regmi as chairman of cabinet on a short-term basis, to oversee elections. He was sworn in on 14 March 2013 by President Yadav.
He was awarded "Asia’s Dignitary Man of the Year" at the We Care for Humanity's 3rd Global Officials of Dignity Awards, which was held at UN Millennium Hotel in August 2015.
The founder of We Care for Humanity (WCH), Princess Maria Amor Torres announced that His Highness Prince Faisal bin Fahd bin Abdullah bin Mohammad bin Abdulrahman Al Saud and his wife Her Highness Princess Nouf bint Mitteb bin Abdullah Al Saud are attending the 4th Global officials of Dignity Awards in New York as Chief Guests.
Amor confirmed Prince Faisal Al Saud agreed to speak at the WCH Humanitarian Summit under the theme "Sustainable Innovations Towards Sustainable Humanitarianism". The summit on it's 3rd annual conference focuses on the seven global issues such as Health, Education, Eradication of Poverty, Peace, Human Rights, Women and Youth Empowerment and Green Environment.
"This is like the crowning moment for We Care for Humanity, when important people around the world recognize our efforts and the value of the G.O.D. Awards and what it brings to humanity", said Princess Maria and she continues, "we are forever grateful to His Highness Prince Faisal and Princess Nouf for this tremendous honor they are giving WCH, and we look forward to a lasting relationship in serving humanity together."
Both Saudi Royals will present awards to the honorees of the 4th G.O.D. Awards and will speak at the 3rd WCH Humanitarian Summit on August 17-19, 2016 at the Delegates Dining Room, United Nations Headquarters, New York. Both flagship events are organized by We Care for Humanity and its philanthropic partners: SREI Foundation, J & B Medical Company, HWPL and China-US Business Association.
About His Highness Prince Faisal bin Fahd bin Abdullah bin Mohammad bin Abdulrahman Al Saud :
His Highness Prince Faisal Al Saud received his primary, middle and secondary school education in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and then obtained a bachelor's degree in political science from King Saud University in Riyadh, followed by a master's degree in management, public policy and communication in the area of administration from the University of Emerson at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Before obtaining his bachelor's degree, His Highness served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of "FAMA Holding Company Ltd.", which was founded in 1994 in order to unify and integrate the family investments and other commercial activities of his family. FAMA's business model is designed as an umbrella of a single administrative, modern, comprehensive management entity. The company has become an international force in the hospitality field, the development of tourist resorts, real estate, as well as the travel services sector. Prince Faisal also founded and chaired the Board of Directors of F6 Holdings . F6 enjoys worldwide recognition for the quality and success of its luxury lifestyle initiatives and continuously raises the bar within the sector.
Prince Faisal has also chaired the governing bodies of the following companies under the umbrella of FAMA Holding:
• Mahmadiya Dates Factory Company
• FAMA TALLES Technology Services Comapany (FTTS)
• INOVx Company (American based Co.)
• Top Travel for tourism and air freight
• FAMA Trading Company
• Sunset Beach Resort
• FAMA Technology
Prince Faisal's philanthropic endeavors include but are not limited to the founding of the Saudi American Exchange - a non-profit association founded in the year 2002 after the events of September 11th. This grassroots organization provides opportunities to address different cultural issues from the perspective of respect for cultures and religions so as to contribute to the enrichment of dialogue and relationships to both foster and highlight cultural similarities rather than focusing on differences. The Association has hosted the international exchange of students,, professors and academics from various universities in the United States to Saudi Arabia.
Traditional Ruler of Batoke Village, Cameroon is 4th G.O.D. Awards' 2016 Royal Man of Central Africa
Princess Maria Amor, founder and president of We Care for Humanity (WCH) and creator of the Global Officials of Dignity (G.O.D.) Awards announced the recipient of the Royal Man of Central Africa none other than His Royal Highness Molive Molungu Otto, the Traditional Ruler of Batoke Village of South West Region, Republic of Cameroon.
"We admire the advocacy of His Royal Highness Molive to empower women in his village. According to him, his chiefdom is organized in such a way that women could be seen in all decision structures of his village which is an exceptional quality of a noble ruler. That is why without a doubt, HRH Molive is the Royal Man of Central Africa", stated Princess Maria.
Molive will be honored at the 4th Global Officials of Dignity Awards(G.O.D. Awards) and scheduled to speak at the 3rd WCH Humanitarian Summit on August 17-19, 2016 at the Delegates Dining Room, United Nations Headquarters, New York. Both flagship events are organized by We Care for Humanity and its philanthropic partners: SREI Foundation, J & B Medical Company, HWPL and China-US Business Association.
About HRH Molive Molungu Otto:
His Royal Highness Molive Molungu Otto is the Traditional Ruler of Batoke Village and the President of Limbe Chiefs Conference.He is also the Public Relation Officer of Pan African Council of Traditional Rulers and Native Authority with office in Cotonou-Benin Republic. Otto is also a Member Local Committee for the follow-up of Projects for the organization of African Female Nation Cup 2016/2019 in Limbe South West Region of Cameroon. He received various awards such as the Best Traditional Ruler of the Republic of Cameroon in 2014; L'Essentiel Awards; Most Outstanding Traditional Ruler for Humanitarian and Developmental Activities CAMASEJ award, 2016 and still counting,
A loyal supporter of We Care for Humanity (WCH), Jacob Wheeler hosts the 4th Global Officials of Dignity Awards (G.O.D. Awards) for the 2nd year!
Princess Maria Amor, founder and president of WCH and creator of the G.O.D. Awards announces Jacob's participation as one of the masters of ceremony for the 4th G.O.D. Awards and Concert for Humanity slated on August 18 and 19, 2016 respectively. "Jacob is one of the most talented artists I have known. His versatility allows him to adopt to any situation where is creativity and artistic sense are needed", said the princess. "We are so happy that Jacob is joining us once again for the G.O.D. Awards event, it gives us a sense of ease working with a member of the family", she continued.
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF JACOB WHEELER
Jacob Wheeler spent over fifteen years exploring his creative talents in various capacities within the entertainment and fashion industries of Europe and Asia—at times acting, often singing, but whether in Rome, Tokyo, Cannes or Paris, always pursuing his creative impulses.
While in Paris, as a singer, Jacob released recordings under the pseudonym, “The Peter Jacques Band,” and several solo recordings. He later joined the cast of “Bubbling Brown Sugar,” as an actor/singer, subsequently, recording a duet with the Broadway Show’s star performer, Vivian Reed. The songs were his compositions.
When the French government opened the airwaves to privately owned radio stations, Jacob secured the financing and managed the first “All-English Radio” station in Paris (KLOV-96.6FM) where he also served as an on-air personality each morning. During that same period Jacob was instrumental in producing fashion shows with and for the legendary designer, M. Hubert de Givenchy.
Since childhood, Jacob has been an avid movie fan and critic. His first viewing of the remarkable classic film, Cinema Paradiso, convinced him that the story was about his own life. During those years, living in France and Italy, he made frequent visits to the Cannes Film festival. When asked how he was able to go year after year, he responded, “…they told me only actors get in free. So I told them, I’m an actor, to which they requested my film credits. I listed every film I knew had more than five black people. After producing a homemade headshot that evening, I became a badge wearing entrant.”
Jacob toured Italy for several years as lead singer for various Italian artists including Enzo Avitabile, Tony Esposito and performed in a video for Edoardo Bennato. Also, recorded songs for the Joe D’Amato film “Top Model.” Jacob’s Italian adventure, culminated in a concert in New York City at the famed Apollo Theatre with James Brown and the Temptations called “Harlem Meets Naples.” Ironically, Jacob was listed on the program as one of the Italian guests, as he had made the journey from Rome with the Italians.
In Japan, Jacob became a print model, while singing in Tokyo jazz clubs and touring the country with several different Japanese artists. Then, just before leaving Japan, he performed the closing theme for the blockbuster Japanese animated film, Gundam, (“Magic”) which he also composed.
In an attempt to provide security for his wife and daughter, Jacob became a stockbroker and later a manager of two different California branches of Citibank, Huntington Beach and Woodland Hills. The most astonishing detail of this adventure was that Jacob never went to college. Among other achievements in banking, Jacob created and conducted numerous seminars on financial literacy.
A former U. S. Air Force Intelligence Specialist, Jacob is fluent in French and Italian and is currently studying Spanish.
Jacob left the financial services industry and returned to his first love, entertainment and the visual arts. Photography has been added to his professional repertoire. Be it, portraits, products, likenesses of creatures in the clouds, or erotic imagery, he proclaims, “beauty is everywhere in everything.” Currently living in New York City and studying with celebrity acting coach Susan Batson, while working on a screenplay and One-Man Show to be unveiled in September.
We Care for Humanity proudly announce the participation of Honorable Senator David Carlucci to the 4th Global Officials of Dignity Awards. Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) currently represents 38th District in the New York State Senate. This encompasses the Towns of Ramapo, Clarkstown and Orangetown in Rockland County along with the Town of Ossining in Westchester County.
"This is truly a very exciting moment for the 4th G.O.D. Awards, with the participation of New York dignitaries makes the G.O.D. Awards goals more attainable. Senator Carlucci is one of the influential legislators of New York and he is known for getting results and delivering with flying colors. We are very honored to have him as one of the Awards Presenters and Keynote Speakers for the event", said Princess Maria Amor, founder and president of We Care for Humanity and creator of the G.O.D. Awards.
Senator Carlucci will present awards at the 4th Global Officials of Dignity Awards(G.O.D. Awards) and scheduled to speak at the 3rd WCH Humanitarian Summit on August 17-19, 2016 at the Delegates Dining Room, United Nations Headquarters, New York. Both flagship events are organized by We Care for Humanity and its philanthropic partners: SREI Foundation, J & B Medical Company, HWPL and China-US Business Association.
More About Senator David Carlucci:
Since coming to Albany in 2010, Senator Carlucci has brought a new approach to governing in the 21st century. He has worked with the Governor to promote fiscal discipline by passing three consecutive on-time budgets without raising taxes, passing the largest middle class tax cut in nearly 60 years, implementing a property tax cap, and fighting to eliminate the job-killing MTA payroll tax. He has also pushed legislation to create jobs and grow our economy. This includes Jobs for Heroes, providing tax credits to businesses that hire returning veterans serving overseas, including his work to reduce burdensome regulations and promote entrepreneurism.
The Senator also has played an instrumental role in standing up for progressive issues. This includes being an outspoken voice against hydrofracking in New York, fighting to protect a woman's right to choose, and being a key supporter of passing marriage equality in New York. As Chairman of the Senate Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee, he also fought this past legislative session in restoring critical funding to the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWD) and the nonprofit service providers that assist our most vulnerable residents.
Senator Carlucci is married to Lauren Grossberg Carlucci, where they reside in the Town of Clarkstown, Rockland County. He and Lauren had their first child late last year and are excited to be new parents.
UK Based Sri Lankan Philanthropist- Gnanambikai Allirajah is 4th Global Officials Dignity Awards' Global Woman of the Year, announced by Princess Maria Amor, founder and president of We Care for Humanity and creator of the G.O.D. Awards.
Gnanambikai or Gnanam for short, is the co-founder of Gnanam Foundation, a UK based charity organization with the mission to provide help for marginalized communities and those who have been forgotten. Gnanam is the heart and inspiration of the foundation, being the mother of co-founder Subaskaran Allirajah whose every work is dedicated in honor of his mother.
"We couldn't be happier giving the Global Woman of the Year Award to Mrs. Allirajah whose philanthropic heart brought so much support to the orphans, the elderly and those who have been abandoned without care, through her foundation", said Princess Amor.
Gnanambikai will be honored at the 4th Global Officials of Dignity Awards(G.O.D. Awards) and scheduled to speak at the 3rd WCH Humanitarian Summit on August 17-19, 2016 at the Delegates Dining Room, United Nations Headquarters, New York. Both flagship events are organized by We Care for Humanity and its philanthropic partners: SREI Foundation, J & B Medical Company, HWPL and China-US Business Association.
ABOUT GNANAMBIKAI ALLIRAJAH
Gnanambikai Allirajah is a philanthropist and social worker and is the co-founder of Gnanam Foundation, a charity organisation aimed at providing marginalised communities with the support they need to improve their lives. Born in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, in 1944, as the third of four children, Gnanambikai excelled in creative arts and was highly skilled at knitting, sewing and cooking.
When she was in her teens, her family moved to Mullaitivu for business and in 1964 she married and moved again, this time to Trincomalee. Her husband was a harbour employee in Trincomalee Port and together they had four children, sadly losing one at the age of five. In 1982, after caring for him for some time, her husband passed away after suffering from cancer. As a result, Gnanambikai found herself a widow in her late 30s and, to look after the family, she opened a local shop and ran an agriculture production business, working the land herself.
In the early 1980s, her children began moving to Europe to escape the Sri Lankan Civil War and in 1992 she was fortunate enough to be able to join them in France, before moving to the UK in 2000. In Paris, Gnanambikai helped with her sons’ movie distribution business and in 1994 she embarked on a business venture in reselling telecoms calling cards. Both her two sons then joined this business and have since developed Vectone and the Lyca Groups, which features Lycamobile, an international mobile virtual network operator, now the largest of its kind in the world with an estimated annual revenue of around 1.8 billion US Dollars.
In 2010, Gnanambikai and her son, Lyca Group Chairman Allirajah Subaskaran, founded Gnanam Foundation. The Foundation does not receive any donations from the public, with all its money coming from its founders. To date, some of its projects include, but are not limited to:
Gnanambikai now has three children, eight grandchildren and a large extended family spreading across the globe. She has helped many people fleeing the persecution and violence of the civil war to get refuge in Europe, and this “helping” attitude she demonstrated even as a young child by taking care of children, running errands for neighbours and helping those in need. In addition to Gnanam Foundation, Gnanambikai is an active member of the Tamil Sangam Social Club in East Ham, London, which aims to help the elderly, arrange cultural programmes and generally make a difference to the local community.
UN Women Official Conferred As Champion of Youth Leadership and Gender Equality by 4th G.O.D. Awards
Princess Maria Amor, founder and president of We Care for Humanity announced the recipient of the Champion of Youth Leadership and Gender Equality Award of the 4th G.O.D. Awards, Mr. Ravi Karkara, Senior Advisor on Strategic Partnerships and Advocacy to the Assistant Secretary General and Deputy Executive Director, UN Women.
"The Committee of the 4th G.O.D. Awards is very happy to confer this award to Mr. Karkara because of his proven track record in bringing effective sustainable programs for the youth development and empowerment. He is equally passionate in fighting for the rights of women whether it is UN related projects or not", proudly said by Maria Amor.
Karkara will be honored at the 4th Global Officials of Dignity Awards(G.O.D. Awards) and scheduled to speak at the 3rd WCH Humanitarian Summit on August 17-19, 2016 at the Delegates Dining Room, United Nations Headquarters, New York. Both flagship events are organized by We Care for Humanity and its philanthropic partners: SREI Foundation, J & B Medical Company, HWPL and China-US Business Association.
About Ravi Karkara:
With over 20 years of experience, Ravi is an acknowledged expert in various development related fields. He has been driving innovation and advocacy as well as building strategic partnerships in the areas of human rights, participation, inclusion and gender equality, accountability, and social justice. Recently, Ravi developed a partnership between UN Women and the City of New York and organized a unique gender equality march with over 20,000 participants from the UN Headquarters to Times Square. Ravi has built UN Women’s Strategy on youth and gender equality and established and co-ordinates the Working Group on Youth and Gender Equality for the UN Interagency Network on Youth and Development. He developed and led the youth outreach of the UN Secretary General's MyWorld Survey to deliver votes from more than 6 million youth from 193 nations. Ravi has been the recipient of the prestigious NOVUS Award – that unites global leaders from around the world to tackle today's big challenges via actionable change. He has also been appointed as honorary Global Ambassador by the prestigious Junior Chamber International.
Inspired by the outcomes of the Beijing Conference in 1995, Ravi is a feminist and has been advocating for gender equality and girls/women’s empowerment throughout his career. He has worked on programs for strengthening women’s political participation in local governance and economic empowerment in South Asia and also served as a pioneering Male Trainer for gender sensitization at the Centre for Social Research’s Gender Equality Training Institute, India. He has been a founding member of the Men-Engage Alliance and was instrumental in forming their South Asian network. As Save the Children’s Sweden Regional Program Manager Ravi worked to mainstream gender and action to end violence against women and children in South Asia and promoted cross-regional programmatic collaboration. He also served on Save the Children’s Global Gender Task Force.
Ravi’s publications have been fundamental in forming policy at the United Nations in youth-related areas. Representative publications include: Youth 21: Building the Architecture of Youth Engagement in the UN System”, which contributed to the creation of the United Nations Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth. In addition, he has been the co-chair of World We Want 2015— the largest UN & civil society post-2015 data-curation-visualization big data platform to further engage global populations on Sustainable Development Goals with over 1,000,000 perspectives on sustainable development goals harvested.
Additionally, Ravi has worked with other UN agencies and governments. He served as Global Advisor on Youth with UN-HABITAT and has represented UN-HABITAT as the co-chair of the UN Interagency Network on Youth Development. Ravi also served as the Global Strategic Advisor on Partnership with the UN Millennium Campaign. He served as the Global Advisor to the World Conference on Youth in Sri Lanka and contributed to the establishment of the 1st UN Youth Skills Day. He has also worked for UNICEF at HQ and the Regional office for South Asia on child and adolescent participation, gender equality and child protection. He also served as Child and Adolescent Participation Advisor to the UN Study on ending Violence against Children in Geneva. He has written more than 80 publications.
The 4th Global Officials of Dignity Awards proudly announced UN official Jean-Victor Nkolo as 2016 recipient of the Legacy on Culture and Peace Awards.
Jean-Victor Nkolo has worked at the United Nations for over 20 years. He held managerial positions in 10 United Nations peacekeeping missions. Moreover, he has previously served as Spokesperson for two Presidents of the United Nations General Assembly, namely during the 64th and 65th sessions. He has also served as Spokesperson for the Security Council during some of the Council’s missions outside New York. Before joining the UN, Mr. Nkolo worked for 13 years as an international broadcaster mainly covering conflicts for Radio Canada International, Radio Quebec Television in Montreal, the BBC World Service in London and Radio Netherlands International in Hilversum. A music and film critic, Mr. Nkolo is a member of several cultural foundations and was appointed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to serve as a Member of the Board of Trustees of the United Nations International School. In 2006 he received an International Peace Award for his contribution to peace, justice and development in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Mr. Nkolo graduated in cinema and audio-visual studies in France, and studied communications sciences in Canada. He is a national of Cameroon.
"We are very honored that Mr. Jean-Victor Nkolo is joining the list of our eminent honorees and speakers for the 4th G.O.D. Awards. We, at the G.O.D. Awards and We Care for Humanity are committed to honor and recognize the best people around the world who are making great impact to humanity in order to promote universal humanitarianism. Mr. Nkolo is one of the best example of humanitarians who is dedicated to make a change and he continuos to serve even outside of his area of responsibility in the United Nations." admiringly said by Princess Maria Amor, founder and president of We Care for Humanity and creator of the G.O.D. Awards.
Nkolo will be honored at the 4th Global Officials of Dignity Awards(G.O.D. Awards) and scheduled to speak at the 3rd WCH Humanitarian Summit on August 17-19, 2016 at the Delegates Dining Room, United Nations Headquarters, New York. Both flagship events are organized by We Care for Humanity and its philanthropic partners: SREI Foundation, J & B Medical Company, HWPL and China-US Business Association.
UK Based NGO, Gnanam Foundation Is 2016 Greatest Humanitarian Organization of the World Conferred by the G.O.D. Awards
On the 4th year of the Global Officials of Dignity Awards, We Care for Humanity is announcing the the first conferred Greatest Humanitarian Organization of the World which is the Lyca's Gnanam Foundation.
Lyca’s Gnanam Foundation was founded by Subaskaran Allirajah, the chairman of Lycamobile, and his mother Gnanambikai Allirajah in 2010. The foundation’s vision is a world where all have the skills and opportunities to earn a living and support their families, for a reasonable quality of life. Lyca’s Gnanam Foundation’s charitable objective is to provide opportunities and skills for marginalized people, to improve their quality of life and to increase their household income. The foundation currently operates in Sri Lanka, India, Sudan, Tanzania, Romania, Pakistan and the Philippines. The foundation runs programs focused on livelihood and education as well as responding to emergency appeals. Lyca’s Gnanam Foundation has ambitious plans to grow globally throughout 2016.
"We at the G.O.D. Awards Committee are amazed by the amount of humanitarianism that Gnanam Foundation has accomplished over the years. Their works are evident everywhere especially the livelihood programs they provide to the unfortunate families and women.", said Princess Maria Amor, founder and president of We Care for Humanity and creator of the G.O.D. Awards. She continuos, "Gnanam Foundation has all the qualities of the Greatest Humanitarian Organization under the leadership of Mr. Subaskaran, whose business acumen and philanthropic spirit bring the foundation ahead of the game, combined with the mother's heart of co-founder Gnanambikai Allirajah, the world has a great ally in helping humanity!".
Gnanam Foundation represented by mother and son, Allirajah will be honored at the 4th Global Officials of Dignity Awards(G.O.D. Awards) and scheduled to speak at the 3rd WCH Humanitarian Summit on August 17-19, 2016 at the Delegates Dining Room, United Nations Headquarters, New York. Both flagship events are organized by We Care for Humanity and its philanthropic partners: SREI Foundation, J & B Medical Company, HWPL and China-US Business Association.
Princess Maria Amor, founder and president of We Care for Humanity (WCH) announces the celebrity emcee for the 4th Global Officials of Dignity Awards (GOD Awards) who is the reigning Miss New York 2016, Serena Bucaj! This Albanian-descent beauty queen will be co-hosting with entertainment personality, Jacob Wheeler, actor-poet-singer who has been a great supporter of We Care for Humanity for many years.
"It is a pleasure being connected with you, Princess Maria! This event sounds amazing and I would be honored to be a part of it!", said Ms. New York. Princess Maria also expressed her excitement, "We are so proud to have Miss Bucaj to emcee the 4th GOD Awards. This event deserves a personality like Miss New York who symbolizes not only beauty and grace but above all, humanitarianism." She continues, We at the GOD Awards can't be happier with the amazing personalities surrounding this noble event.
Serena and Jacob will be emceeing the 4th G.O.D. Awards ceremony on August 19, 2016 from 6pm to 10pm at the Delegates Dining Room, United Nations Headquarters, New York, organized by We Care for Humanity and its philanthropic partners: SREI Foundation, J & B Medical Company, HWPL and China-US Business Association.
About Serena Bucaj:
Serena grew up in a first generation Albanian household where she was raised with the values and culture of her country. She is a middle child with an older sister and younger brother. Her father passed away of a sudden heart attack when she was 13 and was forced into an adult role sooner than expected. She began working full-time at the age of 16 while attending school. Serena graduated from Monroe Woodbury high school and went to Rockland Community College for two years where she majored in Criminal Justice. She interned at the Woodbury Police department hoping to one day work for the FBI. Although they are at two opposite sides of the spectrum, Serena worked hard at obtaining a career in the entertainment field as well. She auditioned for The Voice and American Idol while also filming pilot tv shows and competing for Miss New York USA 4 years in a row. She was fortunate enough to land a 3 year modeling contract with Major Models in New York City and continues that occupation today.
Two Music Icons: Morris Hayes and Alston Koch to Perform at the 4th G.O.D. Awards and Concert for Humanity in New York
We Care for Humanity (WCH)'s flagship event, the 4th G.O.D. Awards at the Delegates Dining Room, United Nations is about to be filled with top celebrity music icons from Hollywood and from allover the world. Two of the considered legendary performers are Prince former music director, Morris Hayes and 2nd GOD Awards World Artist of the Year, Alston Koch, who will be performing at the said event and will present officially the theme song they have both produced, composed and sung for We Care for Humanity.
The duo who are also business partners in real life are also headlining the Concert for Humanity, a side event of the 4th GOD Awards that will be held in New York on August 18th.. They will be performing at the 4th Global Officials of Dignity Awards(G.O.D. Awards)19, 2016 at the Delegates Dining Room, United Nations Headquarters, New York organized by We Care for Humanity and its philanthropic partners: SREI Foundation, J & B Medical Company, HWPL and China-US Business Association.
"It can't get better than having two Music Icons performing at the 4th Annual G.O.D. Awards. We are just so thrilled that they are coming to the event and contributing their time, talents and energy to support our causes.", said Princess Maria Amor, founder and president of WCH and creator of the GOD Awards.
About Morris Hayes:
Morris Hayes is a talented musician, producer, and band leader. As a keyboardist, Hayes has worked with superstars such as Prince, George Clinton, Elton John, Whitney Houston, and Stevie Wonder. He was one of the 2013 inductees into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame.
Morris Kevin Hayes was born on November 28, 1962, in the small town of Jefferson (Jefferson County), just outside Pine Bluff (Jefferson County). He was inspired by the religious music he heard in church as a child. He majored in art at theUniversity of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB). When a rhythm and blues (R&B) band on campus lost its keyboard player, Hayes—who had learned to play a bit in high school—offered to fill in. Although he was still learning to play the keyboard, he played well enough to take the spot.
Hayes has also performed with a long list of major artists, including Sheila E., Chaka Khan, Herbie Hancock, Kanye West, Elton John, Babyface, Carlos Santana, Kenny Loggins, Lenny Kravitz, Alicia Keys, Will.i.am, Mary J. Blige, Maroon 5, Ani Di Franco, Questlove, Kool Moe Dee, Sheryl Crow, Gwen Stefani, Erykah Badu, Amy Winehouse, Bono, The Edge, and Macy Gray.
About Alston Koch:
Alston Koch is a Sri Lanka born Australian singer-songwriter, film producer, record producer and actor. He was awarded "World Artist of The Year" at the Global Officials of Dignity Awards presented at the United Nations in New York and also received State of California Senate's Certificate of Recognition and Certificate of Special US Congressional Recognition for improving the lives of the communities in America.
In Australia, he formed his band Dark Tan and recorded three international hits on the RCA label. He has performed internationally with Dark Tan, S-witch, and as a solo artist. One notable appearance was during 'The Stars & Stripes Concert' in 1976, perofming under the Sydney harbour bridge on a floating pontoon for Radio 2SM. Rock Brains Of The Universe and music historian Glenn A Baker has said that 'Alston & Dark Tan' were the originators of Disco Music in Australia. Since 1975 Koch has released 21 singles and 4 albums through record labels such as RCA, BMG, EMI and Sony.
Since 2007, he has been the Ambassador for Tourism for Sri Lanka. In the same year, Koch wrote and performed an official song for The Sri Lankan cricketer and world record holder and world champion Muttiah Muralitharan.