Rayla Melchor Santos with Navi Pillay

UN High Commissioner, Human Rights Council


I had a chance to meet, greet and exchange pleasantries with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay during  the Ethical Fashion Show as part of “The Power of the Empowered Women 2014”, put together by the UN Women Ambassadors and  (World Trade Organization) last June 12, 2014 at the WTO grounds, UN Geneva.


I was “starstruck” by her simplicity and down right humbleness and am in absolute awe with her sterling accomplishments.  A must read (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navi_Pillay)!


​Please note the I AM SAM brochure in the hands of Ms. Pillay. Looking back, It wasn’t only pleasantries we exchanged, I was able to share with her briefly why I was at the UN in Geneva and the work of the foundation. For this, I received appreciation and encouragement “to continue the good work”!