Julia Vadala Taft born Governors Island, New York July 24, 1942 (d. 2008). International humanitarian crisis manager; headed US settlement of Vietnam refugees; Assistant Secretary of State for Population & Migration 1997-2001; UN Director of Crisis Prevention 2001-04; President InterAction. to eliminate extreme poverty, uphold human rights, safeguard a sustainable planet and ensure human dignity 1994-97.
"We must reach out to the most vulnerable whose lives and resources are at stake."
"NGOs embody the internationalist/moralist approach, with a strong commitment to empowerment, peace, prosperity, and economic and social justice." ("NGOs and Conflict Management." US Institution For Peace, Feb. 1996; photo savetibet.org)