2023 Ambassadors’ Ball

Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Attended by Ambassadors from around the world, we invite guests from the diplomatic and business communities to join us for a festive evening of cocktails, fine dining, dancing, and a silent auction.

WHERE: Metropolitan Club New York 
WHEN: Monday, December 18, 2023 – 7pm-Midnight

Please call 212.963.8753 to RSVP and purchase tickets or email us at hcund@un.org. See the 2023 Ambassadors’ Ball invitation here.

Please note tickets are limited and may not be purchased directly from our website. If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation, please visit our PayPal page here


2023 Honoree – Colum McCann

Among the world’s foremost storytellers, Dublin-born award-winning writer Colum McCann will be honored for his work as co-founder of Narrative 4. 

Our honoree once said, “Peace is harder than war.” He co-founded Narrative 4 as an organization to help bridge divides between communities. Narrative 4 is a global team driven by artists, shaped by educators and led by students. It connects students within their communities and across the world through story exchanges. Narrative 4 participants build a culture of inclusivity and connectedness. Reaching out through storytelling raises awareness and empathy and our honoree leads by example crossing borders and boundaries with his writing and in his work encouraging youth around the world to use their voices. Narrative 4 operates its Story Exchange Programs in 600 schools nationwide and in 35 countries and growing. Its purpose is “to step into the shoes of others in order to step back into our own”. You can learn more about Narrative 4 in this NBC News video here.

Our Online Silent Auction

Packed with exciting experiences, fine NYC dining, high-end hotels, jewelry and artwork, along with luxury goods and services, our online silent auction is now live. View auction items and and register to bid at hcund.givesmart.com.  And keep checking:  we are continuing to add new things!

Thank you and good luck to all!

Dine with an Ambassador

Attend the Ambassadors’ Ball to bid on an opportunity to dine with an ambassador. Each year, UN ambassadors donate dinners hosted at their residences as a part of our Silent Auction. The most popular items in the auction, these dinners are enjoyed by both hosts and guests as a lovely way to meet and learn more about each other in a unique and intimate setting. For security reasons, bidding on the Ambassador Dinners requires attendance at the Ball and must be done in person.

The Ball Chairs and Gala Committee wish to thank those Ambassadors who graciously offered to donate dinners in their homes, and to our sponsors who donated goods, services, trips and experiences for our auction.

Ambassadors’ Ball Photography by Don Pollard