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International Literacy Day at UN Headquarters

International Literacy Day 2010

“Literacy: an essential foundation for development”

Wednesday, September 8, 2010
UN Headquarters, NYC
Conference Room 1, The North Lawn Building 46 St and 1 Ave.,
New York, NY, 10017

Symposium & Events, 10am to 1pm

  • Moderated By Mr. Byron Pitts, Chief National Correspondent, CBS News & Contributing Correspondent, “60 Minutes”


  • Mrs. Irina Bokova, Director-General, UNESCO
  • Mrs. Laura Bush, Honorary Ambassador for the UN Literacy Decade
  • Mr. Jacob Atem, Founder, Home at Southern Sudan Health Care


  • HE Mr. Raff Bukun-Olu Wole Onemola, Ambassador to UN, Nigeria
  • Mr. Amir Dossal, UNOP Executive Director
  • Ms. Mmantsetsa Marope, Director for Basic Education, UNESCO,
  • Mr. Gary Knell, President and CEO, Sesame Workshop
  • Mr. John Bell, Managing Director/Executive Creative Director, 360° Digital Influence, Ogilvy & Mather
  • Mr. Brian Reich, Managing Director, little m media & author, “Media Rules!”
  • Dr. Phyllis Magrab, Georgetown University
  • Ms. Irene Pritzker, President, IDP Foundation
  • Ms. Mary Gordon, President & Founder, Roots of Empathy
  • Mr. Olav Kjoven, Assistant Administrator and Director of the Bureau for Development Policy, UNDP

Following noon to 1pm

  • Book Signing: Mr. Byron Pitts, “Step Out on Nothing“
  • UN Millennium Development Goal Wheel Unveiling: By the Children of Fiver Children’s Foundation
  • Global Wheel Houz 5 Yrs & Counting Campaign & Action Platform Launch: By Pop Rule

Complimentary Registration.
Register Online at http://wheelhouz.com/gwh5
absolutely no later than September 6, 2010

About the Author: Shamur A. Khen, Ph.D., is the Founder & Publisher of the NYC Firm Schools Blog.

Full disclosure: Dr. Khen is the Co-Founder & Chief Academic Officer of Wheel House, LLC.

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