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United Nations to Celebrate 70th Anniversary in San Francisco

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to join Governor Brown, Mayor Lee, House Democratic Leader Pelosi, Business, Civic and LGBT Leaders, and Diplomats in Honoring Bay Area’s Commitment to Global Change

Washington, DC —   June 23, 2015

On Friday June 26, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Mayor Edwin M. Lee, and U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi will join the Bay Area in marking the 70th anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Charter with commemorative events in San Francisco, including City Hall and the Fairmont Hotel.

The anniversary commemorates events of June 26, 1945. With the World War II still raging in the Pacific, representatives of 50 nations gathered in San Francisco to sign the United Nations Charter. From that moment on, the Bay Area has played a critical role in advancing the mission and values of the United Nations.

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Mobile: (202) 769-7864  -  Direct: (202) 862-6310  -  Email: reinhorn@unfoundation.org


Media Availability with Secretary-General and CEOs: The Private Sector Role in Sustainable Development Goals

WHO:

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Dell Chief Executive Officer Michael Dell, other Bay Area CEOs

WHAT:

Photo opportunity and brief remarks from industry leaders and the Secretary-General regarding the role of private sector in advancing global goals for sustainable development.

WHEN:

9:50 am, June 26, 2015

WHERE:

Fairmont Hotel, Penthouse


Secretary General Photo Opportunity with Young Entrepreneurs

WHO:

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, entrepreneurs and investors

WHAT:

The Secretary-General will tour this tech-focused startup incubator where innovators are developing revolutionary technologies to advance global change.

WHEN:

11:00 am, June 26, 2015

WHERE:

Rocket Space, 180 Sansome St.


Charter Commemoration Ceremony at City Hall

WHO:

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Mayor Edwin M. Lee, and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi

WHAT:

Remarks at City Hall will mark San Francisco’s historic role in creating the UN; leaders to discuss global challenges facing the current and future generations.

WHEN:

12:00 pm, June 26, 2015                   

WHERE:

Rotunda, City Hall


Presentation of Harvey Milk Medal to Secretary-General Ban for Creation of Free & Equal Campaign

WHO:

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.; House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi; Stuart Milk, co-founder, Harvey Milk Foundation

WHAT:

The Harvey Milk Honors Medal is seen as one of most significant recognitions from the LGBT global human rights community. Stuart Milk, nephew of Harvey Milk and co-founder of the Harvey Milk Foundation, and the Secretary-General will take questions on efforts to advance global LGBT rights.

WHEN:

1:00 pm, June 26, 2015

WHERE:

South Light Court, City Hall


United Nations 70
th Anniversary Dinner at Fairmont Hotel

WHO:

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, UN Foundation President and CEO Kathy Calvin, Bay Area society, UN diplomats

WHAT:

Civic leaders, diplomats, activists, and business leaders gather in the location of UN Charter negotiations.

WHEN:

6:00 pm, June 26, 2015

WHERE:

Fairmont Hotel, Venetian Ballroom, 950 Mason St.

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