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08 June 2017

2017 UNA-NCA Annual Meeting

June 8, 2017 | 5:30pm - 8:00pm (Doors will open at 5pm)
United Nations Foundation
1750 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC

Join UNA-NCA on June 8 for this year's Annual Meeting to learn more about our recent accomplishments and continued work. Meet UNA-NCA members and the Board of Directors for the presentation of the 2016-2017 Annual Report and Board Election results, and to honor this year's awardees.

Furthermore, in recognition of this year's critical need for a strong US-UN partnership, UNA-NCA is pleased to announce its newest award: The Edison W. Dick Advocacy Leadership Award.

The 2017 awards and recipients are:

UNA-NCA Arthur W. Johnson Leadership Award
Ambassador Donald T. Bliss (retired)
President, UNA-NCA

UNA-NCA Evelyn Falkowski Volunteer Service Award
Patrick Realiza
Chair, UNA-NCA Sustainable Development Committee
Co-chair, UNA-NCA Communications Committee 

UNA-NCA Richard and Anne Griffis Program Leadership Award
Global Classrooms DC Program

UNA-NCA Edison W. Dick Advocacy Leadership Award
Edison W. Dick
Past President, UNA-NCA
Founding Chair, Advocacy Committee, former UNA-USA Board of Directors

When: June 8th, 2017; 5:00-8:00pm
Where: United Nations Foundation; 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20006
Cost: Free; Suggested donation of $30

To register, please click here.

21 June 2017

The Refugee Crisis: Dispelling Myths and Misconceptions

Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM (Doors open at 6:00 PM)
Location: TBD

Please join the UNA-NCA on June 21, 2017 for first-account stories from refugees along with a moderated panel discussion. This event is open to the public and free for students as well as UNA-NCA members.

Since the inauguration of President Trump in January 2017, refugees and other displaced persons have witnessed an increase in negative perceptions of their presence in the United States mostly notably after Executive Order 13769. Despite the blocking of this travel ban through a federal judge Derrick Watson, mainstream Americans continue to hold insufficient knowledge on the circumstances pertaining to refugees and other displaced persons. This event seeks to dispel the associated myths and misconceptions and will highlight personal accounts of past and present refugees in the local Washington, DC area drawing on the diverse perspectives of the Asian, African, and Middle Eastern communities. The program will also look at the current situation as addressed by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institution) drawing on the past and present policies and actions taken at the local, national, and global level.

  • Patrick Realiza, Chair, UNA-NCA Sustainable Development Committee
  • Niemat Ahmadi, President, Darfur Women Action Group
  • Faith Akovi Cooper, Regional Advisor, Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre

Registration coming soon!

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