press release

Dave O'Reilly, Chairman and CEO of Chevron Corporation, to Chair UN60 Activities

Official Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Founding of the United Nations in San Francisco, June 25 And 26


SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 2, 2005 -- UN60, organized by the United Nations Association of San Francisco as the City's salute to the United Nations' 60th anniversary on June 25 and 26, today announced that Dave O'Reilly, chairman and CEO of Chevron Corporation, will serve as chairman of the UN60 celebration committee.

"The United Nations has played a vital role throughout our modern history," said O'Reilly. "As chairman of the UN60 committee, I look forward to contributing to the understanding of the unique role that the United Nations' plays in the global community.

"The gathering in San Francisco on June 25 & 26 will recognize not only the legacy built by the United Nations over the past six decades," O'Reilly added, "but also will provide a global forum for experts to discuss and begin to reach consensus about the many challenges the United Nations will need to address in the years to come."

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, an honorary co-chairman of UN60, noted: "The City is honored to have served as the birthplace in 1945 of the first global governmental institution, the United Nations, and we're delighted to salute its impressive accomplishments over the past six decades. We're also pleased to be part of new recommendations coming forward from experts around the world to improve and reengineer the United Nations to meet the remarkably different demands confronting all of us in the 21st century. Mr. O'Reilly and UN60's stellar roster of leaders will ensure that our city will again play a crucial role in the advancement of more effective international solutions to global issues."

Serving with O'Reilly in the leadership of UN60 are honorary co-chairmen Mayor Newsom, former Secretary of State George Shultz and Charlotte Shultz, Dr. Gloria Duffy, William H. Draper III, Ambassador David J. Fischer, Richard N. Goldman, Judge Quentin Kopp, Bernard and Barbro Osher, Ambassador James D. Rosenthal, Sandy Tatum and Jane Wales.

The United Nations Association of San Francisco is working closely with the Saga Foundation, which is hosting a World Leaders Summit at Stanford University immediately prior to the UN60 events. Saga Foundation is hosting the high-level meeting to support collaborations among organizations of world leaders to promote the security and safety of nations and individuals.

The UN60 theme for the 60th anniversary celebration is "Enhancing the Vital Role of the United Nations." The two-day program will include discussions on UN Millennium Goals by prominent international leaders; a "World Celebration" of music, dance and film at Grace Cathedral; a panel discussion on "The UN at 60 –Threats, Challenges and Changes"; and the presentation to A.W. "Tom" Clausen of the first "Global Friendship Award" by the UNA-San Francisco. As retired chairman and CEO of the Bank of America and former president of the World Bank, Clausen will be honored for his outstanding leadership, international goodwill and contributions to global humanitarian causes.

Updated: June 2005