F4D'S FIRST LADIES LUNCHEON

Fashion 4 Development’s Annual First Ladies Luncheon is held during the United Nations General Assembly week in New York, to celebrate the unprecedented cooperation between diplomacy and fashion for the greater good of women and children worldwide. First Ladies, UN Ambassadors and VIPs from around the world gather to honor award recipients – our “Agents of Change” -  for their humanitarian work. F4D’s First Ladies Luncheon awards include: the Fashion 4 Development Award, Eco Award, Women’s Champion Award, League of Gentlemen Award and Medal of Honor. 


AGENTS OF CHANGE

Meet the Agents of Change who received recognition during F4D's First Ladies Luncheon 2016 in NYC.

MADAM BAN SOON-TAEK

MADAM BAN SOON-TAEK

PETRA NEMCOVA

PETRA NEMCOVA

ANNIE LENOX

ANNIE LENOX

PAUL POLMAN

PAUL POLMAN

SUZY CAMERON

SUZY CAMERON

NADJA SWAROVSKI

NADJA SWAROVSKI

NATALIA VODIANOVA

NATALIA VODIANOVA

MENGQING FAN

MENGQING FAN


F4D'S 6th ANNUAL FIRST LADIES LUNCHEON 2016 - NYC
71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly 
September 21st 2016 at the Pierre Hotel, Fifth Avenue, NYC

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Honored Guest: 
First Lady of the United Nations Madam Ban Soon-Taek

Hosted by: 
Evie Evangelou, President and Founder, Fashion 4 Development
Franca Sozzani, F4D Goodwill Ambassador and Editor in Chief, Vogue Italia
Livia Firth, Creative Director, Eco Age Ltd
OAFLA, Organization of Africa First Ladies against HIV/AIDS, 44 Nations

Honorees:
F4D's Medal of Honor
MADAM BAN SOON-TAEK, First Lady of the United Nations

Fashion 4 Development Award
ANNIE LENOX, singer, songwriter, political activist, and philanthropist

F4D's Eco Award
SUZY AMIS CAMERON, environmental activist, former actress, and Executive Director of Food Choice Taskforce

F4D's League of Gentlemen Award
PAUL POLMAN, CEO Unilever

F4D's Women & Children's Champion Award
NATALIA VODIANOVA, model, philanthropist

F4D's Golden Heart Award
PETRA NEMCOVA, model, television host, and philanthropist

F4D's Education & Creativity Award
NADJA SWAROVSKI, Executive Board Member, Swarovski


F4D'S 5th ANNUAL FIRST LADIES LUNCHEON 2015 - NYC
70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly 
September 28th 2015 at the Pierre Hotel, Fifth Avenue, NYC

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Honored Guest: 
First Lady of the United Nations Madam Ban Soon-Taek

Hosted by: 
Evie Evangelou, President and Founder, Fashion 4 Development
Franca Sozzani, F4D Goodwill Ambassador and Editor in Chief, Vogue Italia
Coumba Toure, Founder and President, Advanced Development for Africa
OAFLA, Organization of Africa First Ladies against HIV/AIDS, 44 Nations

Honorees:
Victoria Beckham, Goodwill Ambassador UNAIDS, Fashion Designer and Founder, Victoria Beckham Brand
Mark Dybul, Executive Director, The Global Fund
Yue-Sai Kan, Emmy winning television producer, Founder of Yue-Sai Cosmetics
Shri Mata (AMMA) Amritanandamayi, Spiritual Leader, Humanitarian and Visionary
Josie Maran, Founder and CEO of Josie Maran Cosmetics


F4D'S FIRST LADIES LUNCHEON 2015 - VIENNA
During the 23rd  Life Ball Weekend
May 16th in the Marble Hall of the Belvedere Palace

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Hosted by: 
Fashion 4 Development and Aids Life in partnership with the Global Fund
Under the Auspices and patronage of Margit Fischer, wife of the Austrian President Heinz Fischer

Featuring:
UN HIV/AIDS advocate Charlize Theron as the keynote speaker


F4D'S 4th ANNUAL FIRST LADIES LUNCHEON 2014 - NYC
69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly 
September 23rd 2014 at the Pierre Hotel, Fifth Avenue, NYC

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Honored Guest:
First Lady of the United Nations Madam Ban Soon-Taek

Hosted by:
Evie Evangelou, President and Founder, Fashion 4 Development
Franca Sozzani, F4D Goodwill Ambassador and Editor in Chief, Vogue Italia
Coumba Toure, Founder and President, Advanced Development for Africa

Honorees:
Donna Karan, Founder Urban Zen and Donna Karan Fashion Brand
Gery Keszler, Founder AIDS Life and Life Ball
Debbie Levin, President, Environmental Media Association (EMA)
Caroline Scheufele, Artistic Director and Co-President, Chopard
Sir Fazle Hassan Abed, Chairman, BRAC


F4D'S FIRST LADIES LUNCHEON 2014 - VIENNA
During the 22nd Life Ball Weekend
May 31st in the Marble Hall of the Belvedere Palace

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Hosted by: 
Fashion 4 Development and Aids Life
Under the Auspices and patronage of Margit Fischer, wife of the Austrian President Heinz Fischer


F4D'S 3rd ANNUAL FIRST LADIES LUNCHEON 2013 - NYC
68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly 
September 26th 2013 at the Pierre Hotel, Fifth Avenue, NYC

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Honored Guest:
First Lady of the United Nations Madam Ban Soon-Taek

Hosted by:
Evie Evangelou, President and Founder, Fashion 4 Development
Franca Sozzani, F4D Goodwill Ambassador and Editor in Chief, Vogue Italia
Coumba Toure, Founder and President, Advanced Development for Africa

Honorees:
Folorunsho Alakija, Founder, the Rose of Sharon Foundation
Tina Brown, Editor in Chief of the Daily Beast and Founder Women in the World
Livia Firth, Founder, Eco-Age and Green Carpet Challenge
Michel Sidibe, Executive Director, UNAIDS


F4D'S 2nd ANNUAL FIRST LADIES LUNCHEON 2012 - NYC
67th Session of the United Nations General Assembly 
September 25th 2012 at the Pierre Hotel, Fifth Avenue, NYC

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Honored Guest:
First Lady of the United Nations Madam Ban Soon-Taek

Hosted by:
Evie Evangelou, President and Founder, Fashion 4 Development
Franca Sozzani, F4D Goodwill Ambassador and Editor in Chief, Vogue Italia
HRH Crown Princess Mette Marit of Norway
Coumba Toure, Founder and President, Advanced Development for Africa

Honorees:
H.E. Toyin Saraki, Founder of the Well Being Foundation in Africa
H.E. Okke Hatta Rajasa, Chairperson of Cita Tenun Indonesia
Lily Cole, Model, actress, philanthropist


F4D'S Premier ANNUAL FIRST LADIES LUNCHEON 2011 - NYC
66th Session of the United Nations General Assembly 
September 19th 2011 at the Pierre Hotel, Fifth Avenue, NYC

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Hosted by:
Evie Evangelou, President and Founder, Fashion 4 Development
Stephanie Winston Wilkoff, Director of Fashion, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Coumba Toure, President of Advanced Development for Africa

Presenting:
Fashionable Haiti and Eredappa Fashions

Honoring:
Franca Sozzani, Goodwill Ambassador F4D and Editor in Chief Vogue Italia

Featuring Special Tributes to First Ladies around the Globe