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25 April 2017

The Leadership & Advocacy for Women in Africa Fellows present their research!

Please join UNA-NCA in celebrating the research completion by the Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA) Fellows from Georgetown Law. The women and their presentations are as follows:
Mirabelle Chi-Okezie-Harm Perpetrated with Good Intentions: Community Participation and Sexuality Education as Strategies to End Breast Ironing in Cameroon

Helen Eyabi-Saving her Childhood: Preventing Early Marriage by Providing Meaningful Access to Education in Cameroon

Sheila Kinaheirwe-“I paid for her, I own her!”: How Eliminating the Bride Price Requirement Paves the way for a Law Banning Marital Rape in Uganda
Teresa Omondi-Adeitan-Legally loving, illegally living!: Unlocking Immigration Barriers that Prevent Kenyan Women from Obtaining Legal Status for their Foreign Husbands

Sherina Tibenkana-Help Women Farmers Get to Equal: Investing in Policies which Promote Women as Drivers of Agricultural Growth in Uganda

Berkenesh Woldeselassie-Worker or Wife, Manager or Mommy: Legal Remedies To Curb Indirect Discrimination of Female Job Applicants in Ethiopia

Tuesday, April 25th, 5:45 pm-8 pm

Where: Georgetown University Law Center 600 New Jersey Ave, NW, McDonough Room 140

Networking reception hosted by the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area begins promptly at 5:45pm!


26 April 2017

UNA-NCA and Georgetown's Brown Bag Discussion on SDG 5: Gender Equality

We cordially invite you to join us for UNA-NCA and Georgetown's Brown Bag Discussion on SDG 5: Gender Equality. This event will be a unique opportunity to discuss and get new insights on gender issues. You are welcome to bring your food, your curiosity, your thoughts, and any great stories you want to share about the goal.

When: Wednesday, April 26th, 7 pm- 8 pm
Where: Georgetown University, Room TBD, 3700 O St NW, Washington, DC 20057


Karen Mulhauser

Past UNA-USA Chair, Past UNA-NCA President
Karen Mulhauser's Bio

Kim Weichel
UNA-NCA Advisory Council Chair
Kim Weichel's Bio
*Additional speakers to be announced.

RSVP to the event here.

02 May 2017

UNA-NCA’s Global Classrooms DC (GCDC) 14th Annual Spring Model UN Conference at the U.S. Department of State

Global Classrooms® DC (GCDC) is the flagship education program of the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA), and works with a diverse group of students grades 6-12, including some of DC's most underserved communities, to strengthen key skills including public speaking, negotiation, and writing while expanding their understanding of global issues.

GCDC's Annual Spring Model UN Conference brings together over 500 middle and high school students to discuss pressing international issues in the unique location of the U.S. Department of State. Past keynote speakers include U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Special Adviser for Global Youth Issues Andy Rabens. Topics for the Spring 2017 conference include rising sea levels, human rights of refugees, and the situation in Somalia.

When: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 9:25am-4:00pm
(Staggered arrival and registration assigned to groups by GCDC: 7:30am-9:00am)
Where: U.S. Department of State, Washington D.C.


Public Registration: January 5 – March 30, 2017 (Opens 11am EST)
Late Registration: March 31 – April 6, 2017 (Closes 5pm EST, additional late fee of $40)
** All individuals attending the May 2, 2017 Model UN Conference are required to submit pre-clearance security information to enter the building.**

Registration Fees
    • Delegate Fees: $70 private or out of region/$45 public and public charter in MD and VA/$10 public and public charter in DC
    • Adult/Chaperone Fee: $15/person
GCDC conference registration is on a first-come first-served basis, please register early to help ensure your group can attend. Changes in registration need to be communicated with the GCDC office as soon as possible; due to building capacity we cannot guarantee that changes in registration can be accommodated.

For more information on the GCDC Spring 2017 Model UN Conference or other GCDC programming, please visit us online.

Please feel free to contact the Director of Global Education, Megan Penn, at 202.223.6092 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for any questions or concerns.

09 May 2017

UNCLOS—Important to U.S. Industry and National Security?

Does Washington's failure to ratify the Law of the Sea Treaty harm U.S. economic and national security interests? Recent events highlight what is at stake: rights to lay claims to oil and gas reserves in the Arctic and mineral interests in the deep seabed, rights to lay and maintain submarine cables for military and economic purposes, and rights of the U.S. Navy and our allies to maintain navigational freedom in waters around the globe. The United States has a key strategic interest in supporting the settled rules of the Law of the Sea Convention, but our failure to ratify the Treaty does undermine our ability to persuade other countries to abide by these norms. Join us for a discussion of the potential economic and security hazards of this failure.

John Norton Moore, Walter L. Brown Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law, Former U.S. Ambassador for the Law of the Sea Negotiations

Ruth WedgwoodBurling Professor of International Law and Diplomacy, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies; former Charles Stockton Professor at U.S. Naval War College; former member Pentagon Defense Policy Board; member, State Department Advisory Committee on Public International Law
Douglas Burnett, Maritime Partner, Squire Patton Boggs; Co-Editor and Co-Author of Submarine Cables the  Handbook on Law and Policy (2014) and Co-Author International Submarine Cables and Biodiversity in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (2017)
Myron NordquistAssociate Director and Editor of the Center for Oceans Law and Policy, and Senior Fellow for the Center for National Security Law at the University of Virginia School of Law

When: Tuesday, May 9th; 5:00 - 7:00 pm
ASIL, Tillar House, 2223 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008

Register Online Here!

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