Sunday, October 23, 2011

Short report on the United Nations Association-USA San Fernando Valley Chapter dinner and lecture.

October 14, 2011 at the Village Mediterranean Grill, Valley Village.
The program began with chapter’s Co president, Virginia Hatfield welcomed the participants and gave an update of the chapter’s agenda to the attendees. And than Soraya Fallah chapter’s VP programming introduced the speaker. Dr. Alireza Azizi, who is an activist in the field of human rights for the past thirty years, eloquently linked the United Nations International Declaration of Human Rights (IDHR), and its covenants, in raising healthcare as a standard for measure in the nation-states of our world today.
Presentation was also received by the organization of supporters of Mourning Mother(Mothers of Laleh Park), showcasing abuses in Iran today, and urging action on the part of the United Nations Investigator, an IDHR Optional Protocol on Civil and Political Rights.
Alos Soraya Fallah,the VP Programming of the chapter gave a short update on the Nobel Peace Prize. On April 2011 UNAUSA-SFV issued a Press Release in support of M.Sedigh Kaboudvand Kurdish /Iranian Journalist who has been nominated for the 2011 Noble Peace Prize. She indicated that three women activists won the prize and we are deeply happy about it and we hope to see release of all prisoners.
In the end Question and Answer made a dynamic atmosphere in the place. The president awarded a certificate to the speaker and organizers were thanked for their effort.
To read Dr.Azizi’s speech and biography please click the following link:

for the report in Farsi: