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Alia Varsano

Partnership Advisor
United Nations

United States

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As Partnership Advisor for the United Nations, Alia Varsano is responsible for creating alliances and partnerships with private businesses, philanthropists, and foundations to meet the objectives of the UN Fund for International Partnerships. The fund was originally established in 1998 to administer Ted Turner’s $1 billion donation to support UN causes, but it soon became a vehicle for creating additional partnerships. So far, over $1 billion has facilitated 450 projects in 123 countries. UN projects served by the fund address children’s health, women’s needs, population, the environment, peace, security, and human rights. Alia Varsano joined the United Nations in 2007, bringing with her a rich background in law and business development. A former professional fashion model, Alia Varsano enrolled in Columbia Law School, where she excelled academically and earned recognition as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar for her achievements. Upon receiving her Juris Doctor, Alia Varsano went to work at the international law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. As the Vice President of Business Development for Yorkshire Global Restaurants, Alia Varsano oversaw the operations, legal, and marketing departments of a large holding company. Alia Varsano was later able to merge her business and legal skills with her love of gemology when she became the Worldwide Director of Contemporary Jewelry for Phillips de Pury & Company, a distinguished New York City auction house dating back to 1796. Considered an expert gemologist, Alia Varsano continues to offer consultations and recently accepted an invitation to appear on The Nate Berkus Show, a popular lifestyle television show that airs on NBC. On the program, Alia Varsano demonstrated how to determine the value of gold jewelry, using examples provided by the audience. In addition to her humanitarian work with the United Nations, Alia Varsano also donates to the charity Women for Women International.



Alia Varsano - Education:     ´╗┐Columbia University



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Women For Women International



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