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The United Nations Association of the
United States of America is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that
supports the work of the United Nations and encourages active civic
participation in the most important social and economic issues facing the
UNA seeks to promote constructive US
leadership in a strengthened United Nations system. Specifically, it is our
task to educate the public about the United Nations, increasing public
knowledge about international issues and US government policies relating to
the UN. We are to build public support for constructive leadership in the
United Nations and advocate with government officials for US participation.
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composed of nearly 300 members in Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties, North
The United Nations works to solve global challenges
(From the Outreach Division,
Department of Information of the United Nations)
Provides food to 108 million people in 74
Vaccinates 40 per cent of the world’s
children, saving 2 million lives a year
Assists over 34 million refugees and
others fleeing war, famine or persecution
Fights climate change and leads a
campaign to plant 1 billion trees a year
Keeps the peace with 116,000 peacekeepers
in 17 operations on 4 continents
Fights poverty and helped 300 million
rural poor achieve better lives in the last 30 years
Monitors, promotes, protects and develops
human rights worldwide
Mobilizes $7 billion in humanitarian aid
to help people affected by emergencies
Leads international efforts in clearing
landmines in over 30 countries
Promotes universal primary education,
reaching 88% enrollment coverage in developing countries
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Fellow Members of
the UNA-West Triangle Chapter,
You will recall that in February UNA-WTC
co-sponsored an important local UN-related event,
the WomenNC 2014 United Nations Fellowship Dinner.
At the dinner, which was held at the James B. Hunt
Jr. Library on the NC State campus in Raleigh, the
2014 Fellows were introduced and discussed the
projects that they would present at the UN
Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in March.
Also, our Chapter displayed information about UNA-USA
and distributed membership materials.
UNA-West Triangle Chapter and WomenNC now invite you
to celebrate the exuberant return of the 2014
Student Fellowship Team from their successfully
intensive week participating at the United Nations
58th CSW Conference in New York City. The WomenNC
team united with 6000+ people from over 185
countries, with an overcapacity crowd at their panel
presentation on March 11th.
On April 15th, UNA-West Triangle Chapter and
WomenNC will co-host a Symposium at which the
Fellows (from UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke University and
NC State University) will share their inspiring
experiences and new concepts that could be
replicated in our community; extending the reach of
the U.N. Millennium Development Goals affecting
women and girls in North Carolina.
UNA-West Triangle Chapter will award five select
local High School project teams as 2014 U.N. Contest
winners, chosen for their best presentation of “
demonstrated knowledge of how the U.N. system
addresses one of the many problems of concern to the
world”. The 3rd Annual Carolyn King Scholarship
Recipient will also be presented to the 2014 WomenNC
Fellow who has most exemplified the determination
and strength of conviction for social justice.
We encourage you & a friend or colleague to join us
for a Great Evening!
click here for more details on the U.N.
Reflections Symposium April 15th Event!
Gregory C. Flood