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October 19, 2022

By Abby Garmon, UNA-NCA Program Assistant

On Tuesday, October 11th, UNA-NCA welcomed panelists Oksana Horbunova and Gayatri Patel to discuss the humanitarian impacts of the War in Ukraine, specifically the impact on refugees and migrants. Paula Boland, President of UNA-NCA, began the discussion with a brief welcome to the panelists and audience members. She then introduced the event’s moderator, human rights attorney, Amanda Molina. In Ms. Molina’s brief description of the two panelists, she highlighted the achievements and contributions each has made to the humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. In the discussion that followed, Oksana Horbunova, a Ukrainian anti-trafficking activist, and Gayatri Patel, Vice President of Advocacy and External Relations at the Women’s Refugee Commission and Vice Chair of Advocacy at UNA-NCA, each provided important insight into the Ukrainian War, discussing themes of international cooperation, gender, and economics.

October 13, 2022

A Success for the Global Fund, for the United Nations, for the United States, and for UNA-NCA

By A. Edward Elmendorf, former Lead Health Specialist, World Bank, and Past President, UNA-NCA

While the real winners in the 7th Replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria are the millions of marginalized people who will be enabled to survive and thrive around the world, the September 21 Replenishment Conference held in New York City was a great success, for the Global Fund, for the United Nations, for the United States, and for UNA-NCA.  Why?

September 21, 2022

Making Sense of the Chaos

By Areej Zulfiqar, UNA-NCA Assistant to the President

In a recent video message, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said, "Pakistani people are facing a monsoon on steroids—the relentless impact of epochal levels of rain and flooding." And during a field visit in Pakistan, he further emphasizes the urgency of developed countries providing financial support to Pakistan, the need to reflect on the global treatment of nature, and accept the reality of limited resources.

September 8, 2022

An address by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, US Ambassador to the UN, in San Francisco made remarks before a small audience, followed by a moderated conversation.

August 24, 2022

DHS Equity Action Plan: A Community Listening Session

By Areej Zulfiqar, Assistant to the President

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Equity Task Force & Office for Civil Rights & Civil Liberties (CRCL), in collaboration with the Office for Partnerships & Engagement (OPE), and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), joined DHS senior leadership in a virtual community stakeholder listening session earlier this week to discuss the Equity Action Plan. Several UNA-NCA members and staff virtually attended for an opportunity to participate in a collaborative discussion, expressing their concerns, suggestions, and criticisms while also having the opportunity to ask questions.

August 17, 2022

Meet Queshia Bradley

UNA-NCA is excited to introduce the new Co-Chair for our Resource Development Committee, Queshia Bradley!  Queshia will be joining Ambassador C. Steven McGann, Vice Chair of Development for UNA-NCA. She has been an active member of the Committee and has has presented the Developemnt Committee’s work to the association’s Board of Directors.

July 20, 2022

Addressing Systemic Racism and Equity Consultation

On July 19, Ms Desiree Cormier Smith, as the new lead at State Department on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and racial justice convened this civil society consultation. She and others sought to input on how the Summit for Democracy can make real progress on racial justice, building on the U.S. commitments made at the Summit last December.

June 30, 2022

Your Support is Needed!

Emerging from the challenges of the pandemic, we again find ourselves in surreal circumstances: a time of war and shifting geopolitical realities. And just as with the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations is serving as our global community's foundation for cooperation and action.

June 24, 2022

Reproductive Rights Impact All of Us

By Jill Christianson, UNA-NCA Board Chair

UNA-NCA statement on the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

June 23, 2022

2022 Annual Meeting Coverage

By Francesca Gill, UNA-NCA Program Assistant

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