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A Special Event with UN Women and Chess Playing Children

Photos courtesy of Ryan Brown, UN Women 


Fighting Stereotypes with Judit Polgár, Chess Grandmaster and Planet 50-50 Champion

Speakers included:

H.E. Ms. Katalin Bogyay, Permanent Representative of Hungary to the United Nations
Ms. Katalin Novák, Minister of State for Family and Youth Affairs of Hungary
Ms. Lakshmi Puri, Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director, UN Women


The talks followed by a simultaneous chess exhibition with Judit Polgár against 2 groups of children of the next generation. For the first time today more than 100 children played chess in the UN Women building.


Special thanks for the photo gallery for Ryan Brown

Judit Polgar Chess Foundation
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