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.
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.
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
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!
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
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, attend “Advancing 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
Book Review: The History and Future of UNA-USA
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.