WOMEN: Syrian Refugee celebrates her centenary

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Halloum

A Syrian refugee living in Lebanon who has fled the ongoing civil war in her country is celebrating an impressive milestone in her life.

Halloum Alamin is turning one hundred years old…and despite the problems she and her family have faced since they became refugees, they are celebrating her centenary.

Foreign Affairs meets fashion as UN hosts design show finale

Project Runway at the UN

The worlds of foreign affairs and fashion have come together at the United Nations in the season finale of the popular US television show ‘Project Runway: All Stars’.

The show pits fashion designers against each other in weekly challenges to determine the overall winner of a prize package that includes a position at a top fashion magazine and $150,000 in cash.

As several of the contestants came from diverse national backgrounds, the show’s producers felt the United Nations was the perfect location for the final episode, which was filmed in the UN’s Economic and Social Council.

Runway fashion debuts at UN

Alyssa Milano

The American actress Alyssa Milano, who’s also a National Ambassador for the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is playing host and judge.

Paulina Kubiak asked her about the filming at the United Nations.

Producer: Daniel Dickinson
Production Assistant: Sandra Guy
Duration: 10’00″

 

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