The Latest from UNA-NCA

May 25, 2023
It is with much sadness that we share the news of Ambassador C. Steve McGann's sudden passing on May 25, 2023. Ambassador McGann served initially on the UNA-NCA Advisory Council and later on the Board of Directors, serving as Vice Chair of its Resource Development Committee.  He also served as the Co-Chair of the Women's Refugee Commission. During his leadership, Ambassador McGann initiated the Insider Briefing Series engaging in conversations with high level UN officials on pressing global issues, and serving as speaker and mentor to our Graduate Fellows Program.   

May 17, 2023

UNA-NCA Hosts First Spring Model UN Conference Since 2019

By: Sarmat Chowdhury, Manager of Global Education

April 13, 2023

UNA-NCA YP Women’s History Month Event

On March 29, 2023, the Young Professionals of UNA-NCA hosted a fireside chat for the 2023 theme for Women’s History Month, titled “Our Voices Are Our Strength: Women Storytellers.” This theme sheds light on women in the media is titled "Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories" as a recognition of women, past and present, who have been active in all forms of storytelling in the U.S. and worldwide. Furthermore, to recognize the impact of women who have been active in all forms of media and storytelling. Panelists will share best practices and tips related to storytelling and shed light on issues and groups often overlooked in the U.S. and globally.

March 30, 2023

Coffee Chat on Ending Online Gender-Based Violence 

Advocates are often targets of bullying and harassment online, but there are unique challenges and dangers for women and girls. This session titled Champions and Allies: Ending Online Violence Against Women delved into efforts to integrate gender-inclusive strategies that address ending online violence and provide support to women and girls as advocates and leaders in public spaces.

March 23, 2023

Elimination of Discrimination Against Women Amendment Act of 2022 (EDAW) - in the Nation’s Capital

The United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA), one of the largest and most active of 120 chapters of UNA-USA, welcomes the passage of B24-0649 - Elimination of Discrimination Against Women Amendment Act of 2022 (EDAW) which became effective on March 10, 2023. EDAW implements the principles of the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women, known as CEDAW.

March 1, 2023

Global Engagement Summit 2023 Coverage

By Olivia Hille, Graduate Fellows Program Coordinator

After three years, the UNA family celebrated its return to the UN Headquarters in New York for its Global Engagement Summit (GES) on Feb 17th, 2023. Not only was it marking our return to the General Assembly Hall, but the incredible speakers and accomplishments that have happened since the last in-person summit in 2019.

February 15, 2023

Coverage of the 2023 GCDC Model UN Training Conference

By Himaja Balusa, Global Classrooms Program Assistant

The Global Classrooms DC (GCDC) of the United Nations Association-National Capital Area chapter hosted a winter training conference for students across the DC-Maryland-Virginia (DMV) region on January 29th at the American University's School of International Service.

February 8, 2023

The 2023 Graduate Fellows Program

By Olivia Hille, Graduate Fellows Program Coordinator

Our 2023 Graduate Fellows Program is kicking off with a number of exciting announcements, including a few special guests, special sessions, and a diverse mentor cohort that consists of both DC and international professionals.

February 2, 2023

Statement from The United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA) on the Murder of Tyre Nichols


Within our community, we have felt sickened by the tragic murder of Tyre Nichols in Memphis, Tennessee. While we support the swift action by city officials in the death of Nichols and subsequent civil rights investigation opened by the U.S. Department of Justice, the continued killings and police brutality in our nation demand accountability.

December 10, 2022

2022 Human Rights Awards Coverage

By Kaiila McEntee, Program Assistant

On the evening of December 9th, UNA-NCA held our annual Human Rights Awards Ceremony. We were incredibly proud to honor four inspiring individuals, all committed to advancing and fighting for Human Rights.

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