Dear UNA-USA Members and friends - Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 virus, ALL in-person Southern California Division and Chapter events have been cancelled or postponed through at least the end of April. Please watch this site for announcements of ON-LINE virtual programs coming up, including a series of virtual Global Engagement Summit events. Meanwhile, be safe, follow the recommendations of local and national authorities. I wish you and yours good health. Together we will get through this challenge and continue working towards the fulfillment of the Sustainable Development Goals, contributing to a better, cleaner, healthier world for all!. Feel free to contact me any time. Barry Simon, President, UNA-USA So Cal Division, email@example.com, phone 310-699-2180
UNA-USA Leadership Summit in Washington, DC
It matters now more than ever that we make our voices heard to protect the vital work of the United Nations. With proposed bills in Congress aimed at either dramatically reducing US funding for the UN or withdrawing our country entirely from the global body, the UNA-USA community came together to fight for what we know is right: Standing with refugees; demanding equality for women; protecting LGBT rights; combatting climate change; working for peace; and more.
Hosted at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC, from June 10-12, UNA-USA members from all over the country met with high-ranking U.S. Government and UN officials, global experts to gain invaluable tools to bring back home for chapter sustainability, and urge Congress to stand with the UN. Here are just a few of the incredible speakers that attended the Summit:
Andrew Gilmour, UN Assistant Secretary General for Human Rights
Robert Skinner, Executive Director, United Nations Information Center