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Parley for the Oceans U.N. Launch Party

by Alice Cruickshank Photographed by Hailey Clauson
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

New York’s leading artists, scientists and philanthropists gathered at the U.N. headquarters last night, June 29, for a special Parley for the Oceans event.

Guests including Gigi Burris, Mara Hoffman, Robert Griffin III, Hailey Clauson, May Kwok, Michael Avedon and Grace Bol gathered on the blue carpet to show their support for ocean conservation.

The Parley talks were broadcast worldwide as leading environmentalists, including Fabien Cousteau and David de Rothschild, explained the need to protect the oceans for the survival of the human race. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has identified 2015 as a critical year for reform in human behavior to preserve our land and oceans. Ahead of formative talks on the matter in December, the office of the President of the General Assembly hosted an evening of Parley Talks and a launch party at the UN Headquarters in New York.  Julian Schnabel is contributing a series of artwork to the UN x Parley collaboration, to be installed on the facade of the UN Headquarters (45th St x 1st Ave). The Parley Talks will be broadcasted globally and live streamed.

But the event was not an entirely somber affair, with the Office of the President of the 69th General Assembly hosting a party for the esteemed guests. DJ Jus Ske provided the background music while guests discussed the talks over food and drinks.

Parley aims to bring together artists, musicians, actors, directors, fashion designers, journalists, architects, inventors and scientists together to accelerate change. So far, other collaborations have included ADIDAS, Pharrell Williams and David La Chappelle.

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