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UNA TODAY, February 2017

Members' Day Recap

A record number of Americans gathered in support of the United Nations at the Institutions’ Headquarters in New York City for UNA’s 2017 Members’ Day at the UN last week.

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During the historic event, members heard expert presentations on topics like refugees, conflict resolution, and sustainable development, and networked with community leaders, academics and students, and representatives from think tanks and globally-focused organizations.

See Members’ Day presentations, photos, social media moments >>

Members also advocated to U.S. leaders, including Members of Congress and U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, in support of refugees, full funding for the United Nations, and strong U.S.-UN relations.

Find and download **ALL** Members’ Day photos here.

We are so thankful for your participation in this momentous event, whether you attended in-person or engaged virtually from home. You made your voices heard on the issues that matter most!

On to Washington, DC!

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Save the date for UNA’s next big advocacy event: 2017 Leadership Summit, June 11-13, in Washington, DC. Register here starting Thursday, March 2.

Nationwide Call: Protect Women’s Health and Rights Worldwide

On Monday, February 27 at 8 p.m. ET, Robyn Russell, Deputy Director of the Universal Access Project at UNF, will outline the impact of actions like the Global Gag Rule and cuts to UNFPA (the UN Population Fund), as well as immediate steps you can take to support international women’s health and rights. Join the conversation: U.S./Canada Dial-in: 877-876-9173 Passcode: 2064401

A Day of Service for International Women’s Day

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International Women’s Day is Wednesday, March 8. Show your commitment to girls’ and women’s rights and wellbeing by volunteering for an organization that benefits gender equality in your community. Get involved.

Free Webinar: Op-ed Writing for Advocacy

On Thursday, March 2, at 3 p.m. ET, attendAdvancing Advocacy Through Op-Ed Writing: A Skill Development Webinar,” hosted by the Seton Hall School of Diplomacy and International Relations, in collaboration with UNA. Register here to learn the process of structuring and pitching op-eds, with a focus on supporting strong U.S.-UN relations and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Book Review: The History and Future of UNA-USA

Robert J. Berg, Chairman of the Alliance for Peacebuilding and UNA member, recently reviewed James Wurst’s 2016 book: “The UN Association–USA: A Little Known History of Advocacy and Action.Read Berg’s review.

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