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Global First Spouses Come Together to Turn “Innovation into Action”: Autism Speaks will Present the Second Global Autism Achievement Award
September 17, 2014

Global First Spouses Come Together to Turn “Innovation into Action”: Autism Speaks will Present the Second Global Autism Achievement Award

April 01, 2014

(April 1, 2014) -  Today the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the U.N., Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations and Autism Speaks co-hosted a panel discussion, "Autism: Awareness to Action," at the United Nations in New York. Learn more about the event here. The discussion was co-sponsored by the United States Mission to the U.N., Permanent Mission of India to the U.N, Permanent Mission of Chile to the U.N and Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the U.N.

October 07, 2013

Autism Speaks Co-founders Suzanne and Bob Wright and Mrs. Ban Soon-taek, spouse of U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, hosted the Sixth Annual World Focus on Autism on Thursday, September 26 in New York City. The event promoted autism awareness and highlighted autism as a global public health issue for an audience of First Spouses and dignitaries from countries around the world.

September 26, 2013

The following are the prepared remarks by Mrs. Ban Soon-taek, spouse of U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, delivered at the 6th Annual World Focus on Autism held Sept. 26, 2013 in New York. Watch video of the event here.

Honourable First Spouses,

Distinguished Guests,

Ladies and gentlemen,

Friends,

Thank you and I am honored to receive the Bob and Suzanne Wright Global Achievement for Autism Award.

September 26, 2013

Autism Speaks Co-founders Suzanne and Bob Wright and Mrs. Ban Soon-taek, spouse of U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, hosted the Sixth Annual World Focus on Autism on Thursday, September 26 in New York City. The event promoted autism awareness and highlighted autism as a global public health issue for an audience of First Spouses and dignitaries from countries around the world. 

Autism Speaks Co-founders Suzanne and Bob Wright  and Mrs. Ban Soon-taek, spouse of  U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, hosted the Sixth Annual World Focus on Autism on Thursday, September 26 in New York City. 

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Thu, 2013-09-26 09:30
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Thu, 2013-09-26 11:00
September 26, 2012

Autism Speaks will co-host the fifth annual World Focus on Autism Thursday, September 27th, at Hunter College in New York City. The purpose of the event is to promote autism awareness and highlight autism as a global public health issue among national and international leaders. The event will be attended by the wife of United Nations Secretary General, Mrs. Soon-taek, Autism Speaks Co-founders Suzanne and Bob Wright, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh and more than 15 First Spouses and dignitaries from countries around the world.