La Comtesse Setsuko Klossowska de Rola

Countess Setsuko Klossowska de Rola

Setsuko Ideta was born in Tokyo. She graduated from Tokyo Morimura Gakuen High School in 1961 and entered the department of French language at Sophia University in Tokyo. As a university student, she met the painter Balthus who was visiting Japan for the first time in 1962. They got married in 1967. Setsuko assisted Balthus, acting as the headmistress of Villa de Medicis, where he presided as director of the French Academy in Rome. In 1973 she gave birth to a daughter, named Harumi. In 1977 Setsuko and Balthus left the French Academy and moved to Le Grand Chalet in Rossiniere, Switzerland.

In 2001, Balthus passed away. Setsuko made rapid progress as a painter. Her exhibitions were held at:

  • Pierre Matisse Art Gallery in New York in 1984,
  • Alice Pauli in Lausanne in 1986,
  • The Lefevre Gallery in London in 1989,
  • Takanawa Prince Hotel in 1989,
  • The Lefevre Gallery in London in 1992,
  • Hotel Salomon de Rotochirudo in 1993.

In 2002, Balthus Foundation was established, and Setsuko was designated as its honorary president. In 2005, she became UNESCO’s Artist For Peace. In 2005 and 2006, Mainichi Newspaper and Asahi Shimbun sponsored her exhibition titled “Setsuko-no-kurashi Wa-no-kokoro” (Spirit of Japan, Setsuko’s Life) in Kumamoto, Yokohama and Tokyo. In 2010, Setsuko’s exhibition was held at Galerie Yoshii of Paris in January and of Tokyo in February. Setsuko is also a writer.

Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva

Mr. Møller has over 35 years of experience as an international civil servant in the United Nations.
He began his career in 1979 with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and worked with UNHCR in different capacities in New York, Iran, Mexico, Haiti and Geneva.
Between 1997 and 2001 he was the Head of the Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs at United Nations headquarters; between 2001 and 2006 he was the Director for Political, Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Affairs in the Office of the Secretary-General, while serving concurrently as Deputy Chief of Staff for the last two years of that period.

Mr. Møller also served as the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Cyprus from 2006 to 2008 and was the Executive Director of the Kofi Annan Foundation from 2008 to 2011.
Born in 1952 in Copenhagen, Mr. Møller completed a Master’s course in International Relations at Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom.

Senior Fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, Executive Director of the World Faiths Development Dialogue

Her current work focuses on teaching and research on a wide range of topics at the intersection of development and religion. Katherine Marshall leads the Berkley Center’s work on faith-inspired institutions working in development, which involves a series of regional background papers and consultations with academics and practitioners, and a series of reviews of specific development topics (HIV/AIDS, gender, and shelter).

Secretary General of Religions for Peace

Azza Karam is a Professor of Religion and Development at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, The Netherlands – of which she is a citizen. She served as a Senior Advisor on Culture, at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); and as Coordinator/Chair of the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Religion and Development; where she coordinated engagement with members of a Global Interfaith Network for Population and Development with over 600 faith-based organizations from all regions of the world, representing all religions and interreligious affiliation.
She is the Lead Facilitator for the United Nations’ Strategic Learning Exchanges on Religion, Development and Diplomacy, building on a legacy of serving as a trainer cum facilitator of inter-cultural leadership and management in the Arab region as well as Europe and Central Asia. She served RfP from 2000 to 2004 as Director of the Global Women of Faith Network and Advisor on Middle East Interreligious dynamics.

Prof. Karam has also served in different positions in the United Nations since 2004, as well as other intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations since the early 1990s, such as International IDEA, and Religions for Peace. Simultaneously, she lectured in various academic institutions in Europe, North America (including the United States Military Academy/West Point), Africa and the Middle East.

Founder Director and subsequently Chief Executive Officer, Impact India Foundation

www.impactindia.org

Zelma Lazarus is the Chief Executive Officer of Impact India. As General Manager Corporate Relations of Voltas Limited, a large Private Sector enterprise in India, she has had substantial experience in all aspects of public affairs over a period of 30 years. She was World President of the International Public Relations Association (IPRA) for the year 1998; the first Asian Woman to head this prestigious body. IPRA constitutes the most genuinely international group of Public Relations Practitioners in 90 countries.

The basic prerequisite of Impact India, which she leads successfully, is awareness. A nationwide communications package for India was therefore designed by her for a wide and diverse audience, from the slum dweller who is the potential beneficiary, to the industrialist who will financially support the program.

She was invited by the Government of India to become a member of the Planning Commissions Working Group on Health, Education and Communications for the preparation of the Seventh and Eighth Five-Year Plans for the country. She was commissioned by the Government of India to serve on the Film Censor Board.

An inspirational orator, she has been on the world speakers’ circuit, delivering lectures at United Nations Headquarters, at various international seminars, universities and public platforms. She has appeared on live programs on television channels in many countries and several hundred articles have appeared about her in international dailies and journals including Newsweek, Chicago Tribune, Elle, The Times (London).

She has completed a Senior Management Course on “Leadership” at the Ashridge Management College, U.K., and has edited several publications worldwide. She is a winner of several awards:

  • The United Nations Award for Excellence in Public Service for the “Lifeline Project”,
  • The “Woman of the Year” Award from Zonta International,
  • The Rotary Club Public Award for Leadership in creating India’s first mobile Hospital Train,
  • The Distinguished Golden World Trophy for Excellence in Internal Communications from IPRA in London; IPRA’s Golden World Trophies for Excellence in Consumer Affairs and again, for Excellence in Public Service worldwide,
  • The prestigious Silver Bell Trophy at the PR World Congress for “The most outstanding PR Campaign in the country”,
  • The Mumbay Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Good Corporate Citizen Award,
  • Lifetime Achievement Award for Public Relations and Corporate Social Responsibilities by Association of Business Communicators of India (ABCI) in 2005,
  • Lifetime Achievement Award from the Public Relations Society of India (PRSI) in 2007.

Director, Programme Partnerships and Fundraising, Unaids

As the Director of the Programme Partnerships and Fundraising Department, Mr Kakkattil oversees programmatic and political partnerships, including UNAIDS’ engagement with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, political and parliamentary engagement and UNAIDS’ fundraising efforts.
Pradeep Kakkattil started his career in India as a print and television journalist and filmmaker. He gave up his media career when a close friend tested positive for HIV in the early 1990s and started to respond to the potential threat of HIV to people of his generation.
He became a principal investigator for the World Health Organization Global Programme on AIDS on the sex industry in south India, based in Chennai, and helped to establish networks of community organizations of female sex workers, men who have sex with men and transgender people. He later moved to Delhi to help design and expand prevention programmes and managed the partnerships for sexual health portfolio as a staff member of the India office of the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development from 1996 to 1999.
Mr Kakkattil joined UNAIDS in India in 1999 and has since worked in various capacities. He served as the Deputy Director of the UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Asia and the Pacific between 2012 and 2015 and served as a senior adviser to the UNAIDS Executive Director between 2015 and 2017. In that capacity, he coordinated the United Nations High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS in 2016.


Beatrice Halpaap
TDR Programme Manager & Lead for the Social Innovation in Health Initiative, WHO/TDR

As TDR Programme and Portfolio manager Beatrice strives to foster a culture of innovative management leadership and continuous performance improvement. With a great interest in making a difference for a better global health she builds upon her scientific background (pharmaceutical product research and development, international public health) and her broad understanding of health research with capacity strengthening and management skills to enhance research for health care delivery in low and middle income countries. In this context Beatrice is leading, at TDR, the Social Innovation in Health Initiative promoting community engagement and aiming at bridging the delivery gap through research, capacity strengthening and advocacy. In 1997, Beatrice joined TDR to help catalyze public-private partnerships for the development of pharmaceutical products for infectious diseases of poverty. While in South Africa in 2001-2002, she started an initiative for strengthening project management skills in health research in low and middle income countries, now led by research institutions. Beatrice holds a Pharm D and an MPH and had an appointment as Lecture at Yale University in 2006-2007.

TDR Programme Manager & Lead for the Social Innovation in Health Initiative, WHO/TDR

As TDR Programme and Portfolio manager Beatrice strives to foster a culture of innovative management leadership and continuous performance improvement. With a great interest in making a difference for a better global health she builds upon her scientific background (pharmaceutical product research and development, international public health) and her broad understanding of health research with capacity strengthening and management skills to enhance research for health care delivery in low and middle income countries. In this context Beatrice is leading, at TDR, the Social Innovation in Health Initiative promoting community engagement and aiming at bridging the delivery gap through research, capacity strengthening and advocacy. In 1997, Beatrice joined TDR to help catalyze public-private partnerships for the development of pharmaceutical products for infectious diseases of poverty. While in South Africa in 2001-2002, she started an initiative for strengthening project management skills in health research in low and middle income countries, now led by research institutions. Beatrice holds a Pharm D and an MPH and had an appointment as Lecture at Yale University in 2006-2007.

CEO, The Asfari Foundation

Saba joined the Asfari Foundation as CEO in May 2019 and has over 25 years of experience in the humanitarian and development sector. Prior to joining the Foundation Saba was CEO at the Humanitarian Leadership Academy, where she established a global network of Academy Centres and over 80 organisational partners committed to leading the localization agenda for the humanitarian sector. Before this, Saba was the Country Director for Save The Children International in Jordan, where she was a strong advocate for disadvantaged communities and ensured the rights and futures of children and young people were at the forefront of the humanitarian agenda. During this period Saba also played a crucial role in coordinating the response of 45 humanitarian organisations to the Syrian crisis.
Saba was educated at Jordan University and the University of Framingham in Boston, USA. Throughout her career in the fields of engineering, development, and humanitarian response, Saba has worked in some of the most challenging countries and territories in the world, including Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Palestine, Yemen, Tunisia, Libya, and Azerbaijan. In addition, she worked with different government entities in the Middle East on shaping their national agendas and redefining focus the focus on resilience, youth, and communities’ positive engagement and leadership.

Former Director of the Department of STI, HIV/AIDS and Viral Hepatitis of the Ministry of Health of Brazil

Adele is a MD PhD, graduated in Medicine from the Federal University of Amazon, in 1978, and a PhD in Public Health by the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ). She has been working with STI and HIV prevention, control and care since 1983.
Advisor of the Pan American Health Organization since 1995 and a member of the Global EMTCT Validation Committee of HIV and Congenital Syphilis in Latin America and the Caribbean, currently.
She was a Program Officer of the UNAIDS Brazil (April/2012-Nov/2013) and member of the Expert Panel on STIs, including HIV, at WHO (Dec/2008 – July/2013). Financed by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, she has been working with indigenous communities in the Amazon, introducing syphilis and HIV rapid tests (2008-2011). Director of the Foundation of Tropical Dermatology and Venereology Alfredo da Matta in Manaus between 2007 and 2010. From 1998 to 2000, she was the coordinator of the FUAM National Reference Center for STI training in partnership with the Ministry of Health.
Voluntary worked with projects of STI /HIV/AIDS prevention for sex workers, financed by the Partners of the Americas in August 1993; by ESSOR (France) and the Ministry of Health in 1994 to 1996. Worked with sex workers at the Mac Arthur Foundation, in Manacapuru during 1998 and 2004.
Founder and Coordinator of AMAVIDA, voluntary in an NGO that fights against HIV/AIDS in the beginning of the epidemic in Amazon for 7 years (1989 – 1996).