Phoenix News Desk

United Nations Humanitarian & Top Model Farah Zulaikha Urges Members of Congress To Support Full U.S. Funding for the United Nations

United Nations Humanitarian & Top Model Farah Zulaikha Urges Members of Congress To Support Full U.S. Funding for the United Nations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – 13 Jun, 2017 – This Tuesday, June 13, a delegation including world-renowned style icon/top model (as seen on the runway and in ads for Giorgio Armani Beauty, Versace and Salvatore Ferragamo) and United Nations Distinguished International Humanitarian Youth Leadership Award-Winner/Ambassador for the National Council of Women of the United States at the United Nations (NCWUS) Farah Zulaikha will join more than 300 Americans on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, to collectively urge Congress to support full U.S. funding for the United Nations. The convening takes place on the final day of the United Nations Association of the United States of America’s (UNA-USA) annual Leadership Summit, which trains and mobilizes Americans who support the vital work of the UN.

With the future of America’s international engagement in the spotlight, the UNA-USA advocacy event comes at a pivotal moment for the U.S.-UN relationship. During face-to-face meetings with Members of Congress and their staff, UNA-USA advocates will collectively call for full U.S. funding for UN regular budget and peacekeeping dues in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget.

U.S. support and funding for the UN are under threat both on Capitol Hill and at the White House. While political leaders may be in disaccord, research shows that American voters registered in both major parties agree that sustained U.S. leadership at the UN is vital. A nationwide poll  released earlier this year by the Better World Campaign found that a vast majority of Americans—88 percent—believe it is important for the U.S. to continue its active role at the UN. Further, 67 percent support the U.S. paying its dues to the UN on time and in full.

To demonstrate this overwhelming support for strong U.S.-UN engagement, Americans from across the country will converge on Capitol Hill to petition Congress to maintain robust U.S. support for vital UN agencies and programs.

WHO: UN Humanitarian and Top Model Farah Zulaikha along with delegation of UNA-USA members nationwide.
WHAT: 2017 UNA-USA Leadership Summit, the largest convening ever of Americans on Capitol Hill advocating for strong U.S.-UN engagement
WHEN: Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 7:30 am – 5:00 pm ET
WHERE: United States Capitol Building, Washington, DC
Please contact Farah Zulaikha at [email protected] or (845)-206-8318 to interview a well known popular figure who is participating in this historic advocacy event. Reporters can also speak with Lauren Dickinson, Communications Officer for UNA-USA, by emailing [email protected] Photos from the event can be made available.
Visit for more information on Farah Zulaikha. Visit for more information about UNA-USA’s 2017 Leadership Summit.

About Farah Zulaikha:

Farah Zulaikha is a beautiful and accomplished role model. Currently she is one of the youngest United Nations Ambassadors ever (serving The National Council of Women of The United States), an award-winning humanitarian, top model, writer, biomedical researcher, TV host, and classically trained violinist. She has earned international recognition and influence in the realms of philanthropy, fine arts, fashion and media. Farah is the recipient of numerous and diverse accolades including the Distinguished International Humanitarian Leadership Award presented by the U.N. and the National Council of Women of The United States (2015), the Pancreum Diabetes Artificial Pancreas Contributor Award (2013), the Vassar Brothers Medical Center (a National Gold Seal-Winning Hospital) Auxiliary Young Ambassador (2013), the Hearst Media UGO.COM “Smartest Models In The World” list, taking the #1 spot on a list of legendary fashion names that has included such icons as Cindy Crawford, Iman, Christy Turlington and Beverly Johnson (2011). Farah also recently made her violin debut at Carnegie Hall before a sold-out audience.

Farah Zulaikha is noted for her large-scale role in major charity endeavors across the globe. These initiatives include her family’s own self-funded charity medical camps along with ambassadorships at some of the world’s leading organizations. She has achieved popularity as a worldwide youth leader/mentor, and is also recognized for her talents in various forms of media/arts and her collaborations with top fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands including Armani, Roberto Cavalli, Ferragamo, Versace, Shake Shack, Nordstrom, the NASDAQ Stock Exchange and many others. She has been featured in top fashion events and publications such as Elle and VOGUE.

About UNA-USA:

The United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) is a 50-state grassroots organization dedicated to inform, inspire, and mobilize the American people to support the ideals and vital work of the United Nations. For more than 70 years, UNA-USA has worked to accomplish its mission through its national network of Chapters, youth engagement, advocacy efforts, education programs, and public events. UNA-USA is a program of the United Nations Foundation.
About the United Nations Foundation:

The United Nations Foundation builds public-private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and broadens support for the United Nations through advocacy and public outreach. Through innovative campaigns and initiatives, the Foundation connects people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The Foundation was created in 1998 as a U.S. public charity by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner and now is supported by philanthropic, corporate, government, and individual donors.

Learn more at:

Media Contact
Company Name:
Contact Person: Farah Zulaikha
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (845)206-8318
Country: United States


February 2018
« Jan