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10 March 2020

2020 Call for Nominations for UNA-NCA Officer and At-large Positions

According to Article IX of UNA-NCA’s bylaws, the Governance Committee of the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA) will constitute itself in a Nominating Committee from time to time. The Nominating Committee, chaired by Vice President for Communications Sultana Ali, wishes to invite UNA-NCA members to submit names of candidates, including themselves, for vacant officer and at-large positions on the UNA-NCA Board of Directors.
The UNA-NCA's bylaws stipulate that each member who has been in good standing for the preceding year should be given the opportunity to submit the name of any member in good standing for nomination for any vacant office or for membership on the Board of Directors.

We invite your suggestions for nominees for the positions listed below. Names and a 100-word statement of the nominee's qualifications should be submitted by close of business on March 10, 2020 via email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or via fax at 202-223-6096.

Because UNA-NCA intentionally does not elect all its officers at the same time, there are many positions in which the incumbent is either completing a term or can remain in office for another term if re-elected. The Governance Committee seeks candidates that include, but are not limited to, stakeholders from corporate, philanthropic, government, foreign policy, international relations and academic leadership. The committee also seeks nominees that will help enhance the board’s reflection of key diversity dimensions, including race, age, gender, education, socioeconomic class, and geographic region.

After consideration by the Nominating Committee, the election results will be presented at the Annual Membership Meeting on June 5th at the UN Foundation.

Officers (two-year term):

Board Chair-elect*
Chair, Advisory Council
Vice President, Advocacy
Vice President and Secretary
Student Representative (one-year term)
Members-at-large of the Board of Directors (three-year term)
Four open positions.

The Officers UNA-NCA Executive Committee meet every other month and are expected to commit 5-10 hours a week to the organization. The Officers and Directors at large are expected to participate in Board of Directors meetings (minimum of four per year).

According to the bylaws, Board members define strategic directions for UNA-NCA, to fulfill financial and managerial oversight responsibilities, to volunteer time to UNA-NCA Committees, to recruit members, to help to identify new funding sources, to assist in fundraising, and to make annual gifts that represent significant and meaningful commitment, with full appreciation for the person's financial ability and other obligations.
The Board adopted an annual contribution policy of $500 ($200 from each Board member and $300 “give or get”). The policy enables every Board member to be recognized as a Global Citizen in the UNA-NCA Annual Report. Board participation and compliance with this policy will be taken into account by the Governance Committee during this year’s nomination process.

If you have any questions about the positions vacant please do not hesitate to contact Nominating Committee Chair Sultana Ali at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , and Executive Director Paula Boland at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or at 202.223.6092.

*Concurrent with the 2020 Ballot for election of vacant Officer and Board-at-large positions, the UNA-NCA membership in good standing will be presented with By-law changes recommended by the Board of Directors, which will shift the leadership of UNA-NCA to have a Board Chair and President in place of having a President and Executive Executive Director

15 March 2020

Join UNA-NCA's Membership Committee

UNA-NCA’s Membership Committee offers individuals who are already members of UNA-NCA, to increase awareness of and membership to our organization!
Committee members will serve as official representatives of UNA-NCA, connecting individuals to UNA-NCA’s mission at every point of the membership experience. From promoting UNA-NCA to new audiences, to welcoming new members over a cup of coffee, to sharing upcoming events and opportunities with existing members, committee members will serve as a resource for knowledge about the organizationmembership benefits, and ways to get involved. Aside from membership in UNA-NCA, no special background or expertise is required -- only the willingness to engage, connect with people, and advocate on behalf of UNA-NCA to prospective, new, and longtime members alike! 
If volunteering is one of your 2020 goals, join the Membership Committee today by emailing our Vice President of Membership & Volunteer Engagement Kristen Hecht at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  by March 15th.

27 March 2020

2020 Global Engagement Summit Happy Hour


Register Here!

04 April 2020

Spring 2020 Young Professionals' Career Dinners

On Saturday, April 4th, 2020, UNA-NCA invites students and young professionals to participate in its semi-annual Young Professionals' Career Dinner series.

This signature event is an opportunity for young people to discuss global career paths and network with experienced professionals in their fields of interest. The Fall 2019 Career Dinner Series will kick off with a networking reception where participants and speakers will have the chance to meet and swap business cards.
The reception will feature keynote remarks. Keynote speaker will be announced shortly.


Saturday, April 4, 2019
5:00 pm Networking Reception
7:00 pm Dinner 

United Nations Foundation
1750 Pennsylvania Ave NW
12th Floor
Washington, DC 20006


Professional speakers in each of the topics will offer career advice and guidance, and share personal stories of experience in their particular fields. Attendees are encouraged to ask specific or general questions about the field and engage in conversation in a uniquely intimate and comfortable setting.

Career Dinner topics will be announced shortly!

Sponsor the Career Dinners here.