Yearly Archives: 2014

Ripple of Hope Awards 2014

On December 16, 2014, “Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights” (formerly “Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights”) honored Hillary Rodham Clinton, Robert De Niro, Tony Bennett and Donato Tramuto on the occasion of the annual “Ripple of Hope Awards”, in New York.


International conference on education in Qatar

From 4 to 6 November 2014 “World Innovation Summit for Education” (W.I.S.E.)* held one of the largest international educational conferences, entitled: “Imagine – Create – Learn: Creativity at the Heart of Education” in Doha, the capital of Qatar, for the 6th consecutive year.


Support schools project 2014

The “Marianna V. Vardinoyannis Foundation” considering that education of children is the most important condition, after health, for the creation of a better society, has developed the “Support Schools Project” sending books and equipment to schools in many parts of Greece.


Mrs Marianna V. Vardinoyannis’ speech on Nelson Mantela

I feel very honored to be here with you today at such a symbolic moment in the history of UNESCO. At the same time, I feel deeply touched by the kind invitation of the Director General to speak about one of the most important leading figures in world history.

“I was not a messiah, but an ordinary man who had become a leader because of extraordinary circumstances”. This is the self-definition of Nelson Mandela in his own words reflecting his modesty and greatness. For us, however, for the family of the Goodwill Ambassadors, who had the honor and pleasure to serve UNESCO next to him,

Meeting for Parthenon Sculptures

During their trip to Greece, the three prominent representatives of the famous law firm of London “Doughty Street Chambers” Mrs. Amal Alamuddin Clooney, Mr. Norman Palmer and Mr. Geoffrey Robertson, as well as the President of the International Association for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures Mr. David Hill, met with the Goodwill Ambassador of UNESCO, Mrs. Marianna V. Vardinoyannis.


From one mother to another


A very tender book, written by Marianne B. Vardinoyannis includes some thoughts and observations she have made as the mother of five children, around the sensitive issue, the child and his relationships with parents and environment.