Gallery > U Thant Institute's Annual Lecture Luncheon: United Nations, New York (35)

December 1, 2006: Quantock client, the U Thant Institute celebrated its fourth annual lecture luncheon commemorating U Thant’s "Vision for Peace". UTI founder-president, Daw Aye Aye Thant was joined by her advisory trustees, directors, executive officers, Ambassadors of the Diplomatic Corps and other distinguished guests in the Private Delegates’ Dining Room at the United Nations. Master of Ceremonies was Anthony Fouracre, UTI's vice president for UN Affairs. A warm welcome was offered by UTI trustee, Ambassador Joseph Verner Reed and UTI board chairman, Dr. George J. Delaney. In her opening remarks, UTI president Daw Aye Aye Thant noted the significance of the lecture luncheon coinciding with World Aids Day and highlighted the institute’s work in health education. The president also used the occasion to unveil the institute’s launch plans for a water irrigation project in Pantanaw, Myanmar to be completed by the centenary of her father’s birth in 2009. The theme of this year’s lecture, "Promoting Oneness of the Human Community", was explored with insight, depth and candor by both guest speakers -- Dr. Shashi Tharoor, UN Under-Secretary-General for Communications & Public Information, and Dr. Jonathan Clarke, Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Council on Ethics & International Affairs. The afternoon was rounded off with readings from U Thant’s "Vision for Peace", offered this year by Pritha Subramanyam of the United Nations International School and Amanda Lanzarone, archive coordinator of Secretary-General Kofi Annan's selected official papers. (Event photography by Nik Rocklin for Quantock)