Monthly Archives: October 2014

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.