Immediate Media Release:
The Light Millennium – http://www.lightmillennium.org
Date: October 4, 2011
NNN awards Bircan Ünver of The Light Millennium for her “Exceptional Lifelong Service”
Bircan Ünver attended to the “Give Peace Another Chance”, A United Nations Academic Impact symposium, which was organized in observance of the annual International Day of Peace by the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) and in partnership with Kyung Hee University (KHU) in the Republic of Korea at the UN-HQ on September 14, 2011.
Photo: Cora FERNANDEZ
Nation to Nation Networking, Ltd., a New York based non-profit organization, is awarding Bircan Ünver at its "Fourth Annual International Diaspora Award Dinner Gala: ‘Bridge-Building across Cultures”.
A request letter from the Nation to Nations (NNN) to honor of Ms. Ünver was received by The Light Millennium (http://www.lightmillennium.org) on July 19, 2011. The letter, signed by Abaynesh Asrat, Founding Director, Nation to Nation Networking Ltd., indicated:
On behalf of Nation to Nation Networking Ltd.’s Board of Directors, it gives me great pleasure to formally congratulate you, and request your presence that we may celebrate your many achievements at the Nation to Nation Networking Fourth Annual International Diaspora Award Dinner Gala: ‘Bridge-Building Across Cultures’.
We would be honored to bestow upon you our Award for Exceptional dedication and service. Nation to Nation Networking bestows this award upon two sets of outstanding members of the community annually in honor of:
• Exceptional, Lifelong service in the United States/internationally;
• Exceptional Youth, our Rising Stars of the coming generations whom have already shown great promise to excel.
In recognition of your commitment to the worldwide community, we would be very honored to have you as a celebrated Guest and Awardee and show our support for your dedication and commitment toward progress through understanding.
Ms. Ünver shared this letter with the Board of Directors, the Advisory Board, and friends of the organization, and accepted the invitation. In response to several congratulations, she replied : "I am very honored and privileged by this award. In particular, this award will also be presented to a Turkish rooted NGO representative by a global and very effective NGO based in New York, which is also UN associated. More importantly, The Light Millennium, to this date, has not e-published a work about or from the NNN or its founder, nor has it collaborated with them for a public event." She concluded her reply as follows: "Having no prior acquaintance or collaboration with NNN, this award came in as a wonderful surprise. It is especially exciting and honoring, , when it is considered that someone out there we have never met before in person or collaborated with, appreciates works and programs of The Light Millennium through this award. And the international dimension of it adds more value to this award, honoring and exciting me on behalf of the organization."
ABOUT: Nation to Nation Networking, Ltd. (NNN) is a Non-Profit (501(c)3), non-partisan Organization which aims to build bridges across cultures and foster broader understanding among peoples of all nations with special focus on youth education & health education in the United States & internationally. NNN, Ltd. is associated with, among others, NYWA, NCW/US, UN DPI/NGO, and Fistula USA. The NNN’s vision advocates mutual respect and cooperation toward common goals and a call for greater attention to the needs of the millions affected by lack of sustainable economic development, adequate health care, the means to prevent disease, technological advancement and availability of relevant education in under-served and under-sourced areas, particularly abroad.
The Dinner Gala will be held on October 13th, 2011 at Three West Fifty-First Street, New York, 10019 (just west of Fifth Avenue), located in an historic building across from Radio City Music Hall & Rockefeller Center.
Along with Bircan Ünver, the following names from various institutions, organizations, and sectors will be awarded in the above given two categories on Thursday, October 13, 2011: Dr. Catrise L. Austin,Mr. Elkhair Balla, Dr. Devaki Chandra, Liben Eabisa, Mr. Thomas Houston, Ms. Natalia Kostus, Ms. Tania Leon, Arline Lederman, PhD., Dr. Annie B. Martin, Ms. Shireene McMillan, Ms. Ruth J. Morrison, Dr. Sheila Evans-Tranumn, Ms. Maribele Ozuna, Mr. Hamed Shanawany and Mr. Ali A. Yasin.
For more information, please visit: http://www.ntonnetworking.com/ or RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Profile of Bircan Ünver: http://www.lightmillennium.org/biographies/bu_profile.html
Profile of The Light Millennium: http://www.lightmillennium.org/about/2011.html
Special Thanks To: Figen BINGUL, Advisory Board Member of the organization.