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Virginia Hazzard rememberd at the UN HQ on Nov. 1, 2007
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Friday, 26 October 2007
It is with great sadness and deep regret that we announce the passing of our beloved friend and NGO colleague, Virginia Hazzard.

A long-serving staff member of UNICEF and an active component of the NGO community, Virginia was much admired for her professionalism, dedication, and forward-looking vision. Recognized as a “doer”, she turned ideas into concrete action. She was instrumental in planning the NGO Forum on Women in Kenya in 1985 and in China in 1995 as well as in organizing two global videoconferences on ageing. As a valuable member of AARP, the Committee on Ageing, the NGO Committee on Human Settlements and the Multigenerational Subcommittee, she was an inspiration for young and old alike.
While it is with profound sorrow that we bid farewell to our dear friend, we also feel a sense of joy and privilege at having been touched by her enthusiasm and dignity. As we celebrate her life, we honor her contributions and achievements as well as her dedication and unfailing commitment to the United Nations, which she served tirelessly throughout her life. She will be remembered with deep affection by all those whose lives she touched and influenced.

We extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to her family as well as to countless friends and colleagues throughout the world.

Let us honor Virginia’s memory by keeping her commitments alive!

A memorial service is planned for Virginia Hazzard on Thursday, 1 November at 1:00 PM at the United Nations Chapel located at the UN Church Center, 777 United Nations Plaza (44th St. & 1st Ave.)
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