Delta Phi Epsilon Annual Symposium
Join the Delta Phi Epsilon Foreign Affairs Council for its inaugural Symposium, a day-long conference on international politics, security, and trade. This year’s theme, “Assessing Shifts in the International Order” will explore the impact of revisionist powers, non-state actors, and technology on global and domestic affairs alike. Panel and debate topics include the future of American global leadership; cryptocurrency in the international financial system; the future of international institutions; and countering terrorism and violent extremism.

Where: Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E Street NW, Washington DC

When: April 6, 2018

Cost: Varies. Registration required.

Learn More and Register Here
Ready for A New School Year After A Summer of Preparation and Hard Work
On August 26, Global Classrooms DC launched registration for the 2019-2020 school year – a day that the GCDC team has spent the entire summer preparing for.

Every year, the GCDC team evaluates all of the responses and feedback that schools and teachers have given throughout the year. This includes evaluations from the Model UN conferences in the fall and spring, as well as in-depth, midyear discussions that Nicole Bohannon, the Global Education Managing Director had with educators.

Armed with constructive criticism, starting in early June, GCDC goes through every activity, hand-out, and guide in the year-round program. They made all necessary changes, whether it's a typo or a more foundational issue that needs to be addressed. In addition, the GCDC Program Assistants conduct intensive research on the new topics that students will learn about for the upcoming school year. Overall, it takes all three summer months to update and publish the final materials across 8 units for the 2019-2020 school year.

In addition, the GCDC team ran a successful Model UN workshop in July 2019. The workshop's aim was to help students develop fundamental academic and life skills, and to prepare them to become active participants in Model UN simulations and global conversations. Participation in the workshop this year more than tripled, growing from 11 students last year to 36 students this year. Multiple nationalities were represented, as students from Vietnam, China, and the USA traveled to attend the three-day workshop.

Lastly, GCDC has confirmed several key partnerships that will enhance the upcoming school year for our students. For the second year in a row, GCDC will be working with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). With the ILO, they will be sponsoring a topic for the Spring 2020 Model UN Conference, hosted at the U.S. Department of State and Pan American Health Organization. IOM will also be sponsoring a topic for the Spring 2020 Conference, and highlighting the issue of "forced migration due to conflict".

In a new partnership, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) will be sponsoring the conference, and participate in supporting students inside of the UNEP committee.

GCDC is launching into the upcoming school year with plenty of excitement! We are looking forward to the Fall Model UN Training Conference taking place on November 14, 2019 at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). This year, we will be focusing on Malnutrition in a World Health Organization (WHO) committee. While hunger and malnutrition can be interconnected, they are two very different issues. One of the biggest differences is time: hunger is a temporary issue, but malnutrition is long-term issue. Malnutrition is when someone does not have access to healthy food for a long time, and the body cannot get the important nutrients it needs, causing serious health problems. Every country suffers from some form of malnutrition, whether it be obesity, stunting, overweight problems, or undernutrition. The health, social, and economic costs of malnutrition are high, but there are many possible solutions to help end malnutrition that students will debate in this committee.

Careers in the United Nations
Have you ever thought about working for the United Nations or one of its agencies?  In partnership with The Fund For American Studies, UNA-NCA is proud to present a panel discussion on Careers in the United Nations.  The panel will feature speakers from two different UN Agencies and the UN Assocaiton of the USA sharing their experience and insider's perspective of not only working for the United Nations, but also working towards the UN goals from the grassroots.

Wednesday, June 26 from 6:30 to 8:00pm (Doors at 6:30pm, program begins at 7:00pm)
Where: The Fund for American Studies (1706 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009).
Cost: Free for members and students*; $5 for non-members

*Students, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it from your .edu email for the discount code. 

Panel Featuring:

Sultana Ali (moderator), UNA-NCA Vice President for Communications
Sarah Jackson-Han, UN Development Programme

Liz Lizama, International Organization for Migration

Marco Sanchez, UN Association of the USA

UNA-NCA Advocacy

What We Do
The overarching goal of our advocacy efforts is to fulfill our mission to “increase public understanding and support of the United Nations, encourage constructive US leadership in strengthening the United Nations, and prepare present and future leaders to work for a better world, both globally and locally."

The United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA) collaborates with its parent organization, UNA-USA, as well as the Better World Campaign, in providing materials and opportunities to advocate our Members of Congress and their staffs on Capitol Hill. Our members engage in advocacy in a number of ways including through digital advocacy, opinion editorials posted on our blog and sent to members through our weekly newsletter, visits with staff and Members on Capitol Hill, phone calls, direct mail and email campaigns, and more. Members of UNA-NCA have access to advocacy resources including trainings and information on various UN-related issues.

Core Issues
UNA-NCA advocates for and informs our congressional representatives on on critical issues which fall into a number of categories, including U.S.-UN Partnership, Peace and Security, Human Rights, the Economy, and Climate/Environment. Check each category often, as we will add new materials and resources throughout the year.

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Partner Actions
Online Actions from the Better World Campaign and UNA-USA.
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UNA Young Professionals Happy Hour

The UNA-NCA Young Professionals Board of Directors, UNA-USA, and the UNA-Southern New York Division  invites you to join them for a fun and casual happy hour on Monday, June 10 following the second day of the Global Leadership Summit.
The event will be a great opportunity to meet members from various UNA-USA chapters that are in town for the Leadership Summit.  Participants will have the chance to engage in conversations about hot topics in international politics and development issues such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as learn more about the activities carried out by the UNA-NCA network and to make new friends. We hope to see you there!
This event is open to the public, and members can attend even if they are not attending the Global Leadership Summit.

This event is 21+ only!

Monday, June 10, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Penn Social, 801 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20004
Cost to Register: Free, but registration is encouraged!

Register Today!
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