The Croatian World Congress' representatives to the United Nations Mario Viscovich and Sanja Crnkovic joined about 200 members of the diplomatic corps, elected officials, media, corporate executives and distinguished community leaders in the International Channel Networks' Vision in America Award presentation to Edward Juarez-Pagliocco, president of the International Immigrants Foundation, held at the UN Delegates Dining Room on Thursday, March 7, 2002.
Under Mr. Pagliocco's leadership, the Foundation has provided assistance in over two million instances to individuals, families, organizations, and cultural groups of every nationality, race and religion. Because of his merits and contribution to the mission of promoting positive intercultural relations, Mr. Viscovich was also invited to participate in the ceremony as one of the co-recipients of this prestigious award.
Amongst 60 diplomats from around the world, on hand were also H.E. Phillip Sanchez, former US Ambassador, as well as Ms. Peggy Kerry, representing the US Mission to the UN.
Vision in America (VIA) awards honor immigrants across the United States who are local community and/or business leaders, and who actively support others in the process of becoming U.S. citizens. In addition, International Channel Networks makes donations to local community organizations on behalf of the VIA Award recipients.
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