Eighth UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to Award Chelsea Clinton at Asia Initiatives Gala on October

(Isstories Editorial):- New York, Aug 24, 2018 (Issuewire.com) – Asia Initiatives (AI), a global nonprofit organization that leverages social capital to promote sustainable development, will host its 17th Annual Gala at Tribeca 360° this October 18th at 6:00 PM. During the event, Eighth United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will present the second annual Award for Womens Empowerment to Professor Chelsea Clinton of the Clinton Foundation, for her work as a leader in womens empowerment.

The award was instituted in Secretary-General Bans name in recognition of his invaluable contributions to womens issues, including his role in the creation of the UN Women department, the establishment of the first High-Level Panel on Womens Economic Empowerment, the reduction of the gender wage gap within the UN and the increase in the number of women in senior management at the UN by over forty percent during his time in office.

It is such an honor for me to be able to properly recognize these amazing women. During my tenure as Secretary-General, I always worked to make womens empowerment a top priority and I can see that Asia Initiatives is carrying on that legacy, Mr. Ban said.

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As Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, Chelsea Clinton works to create greater opportunities for people to build better futures for themselves, their families and their communities. Clinton is a tireless advocate for the empowerment of girls and women. As the author of She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World and the companion She Persisted Around the World, Clinton promotes the stories of empowered women for children, ensuring that young girls and boys have positive female role models. Additionally, she is focused on expanding access to early childhood education, improving the health and well-being of Americans across the country and providing the next generation of young leaders with the resources they need to turn their ideas into action.

At the Gala, we will not only honor Mr. Ban and Professor Clinton, we will also honor the hope and tenacity of thousands of women who participate in our projects, Geeta Mehta, AI President and co-founder, said.

To donate or purchase tickets to the event, visit our website at www.asiainitiatives.org or visit our Eventbrite page here. To learn more about the Gala or about Asia Initiatives, contact Renee Alvarez at 1.787.293.7836 or via email at renee.alvarez@asiainitiatives.org.

About Asia Initiatives: Asia Initiatives is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization headquartered in New York and founded in 1999. AI has implemented its innovative Social Capital Credits (SoCCs) approach to development in India, Kenya, Ghana and the United States. SoCCs are a revolutionary currency for social good that empowers communities to take leadership in their own progress and growth. Since AIs founding, thousands of women and their families have benefited from AI programs – from rural farmers in Maharashtra, India, to unemployed women in Washington DC, to market vendors in Ghana.

Website: http://asiainitiatives.org/

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