The Latest from UNA-NCA

March 15, 2021
By Toby T. Gati, President of TTG Global LLC

Ed and I came to UNA-USA at about the same time. I was one year ahead of him in completing the Master’s Program at Columbia University’s School of International Affairs and Ed graduated from Columbia and joined UNA-USA the following year. We were always a team, working together for almost two decades on every program that UNA-USA undertook. We worked on policy issues of national importance, and developed the Parallel Studies Programs with the USSR, China and Japan which brought so much international acclaim to UNA-USA.

February 11, 2021
On February 3, 2021, Best Delegate, a global Model United Nations education organization, graciously hosted the Global Classrooms DC Professional Development (PD) workshop virtually. The PD workshop, hosted yearly by GCDC, serves as an opportunity for educators to gain a deeper understanding of Model UN to set their students up for success during simulations.

January 28, 2021
The UNA-NCA Board of Directors and staff congratulate and extend a warm welcome to President Biden and Vice President Harris for their active and prompt engagement to serve the needs of all Americans through domestic and foreign policy initiative supported by outstanding appointments to the Cabinet and senior policy teams.

January 20, 2021
The UN’s Secretary-General, António Guterres, saw UN75 as an opportunity for the organization to listen to the people it serves.

Throughout 2020, the UN carried out its most ambitious effort to date to consult the global public, working closely with UN offices at the regional and country-level, as well as partners from all sectors. It asked people what they most want for the future – and what they most fear. It also asked about their expectations of international cooperation and the UN in particular. 

January 13, 2021

Panel Discussion on the exodus of Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela

By Amy Olejniczak, Sustainable Development Committee Member

On December 17, 2020, the UNA-NCA Sustainable Development Committee in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and its nonprofit partner USA for IOM facilitated a discussion about the displacement of refugees and migrants from Venezuela, following the presentation of Walking for Freedom: A Venezuelan Story at the Global Migration Film Festival.

January 6, 2021

A giant of international relations and universal peace has left us

By Ok Pannenborg, UNA-NCA Advisory Council

Last Saturday one of the most consequential leaders of the world's international system in the 20th century passed away at the venerable age of 101. Brian Urquhart arguably was the most accomplished global peace arrangement implementor the world had in the second half of the 20th century and may well join the historical pantheon of the great and the good, next to presidents, economic and social leaders and thinkers, world religious leaders and philosophers and kings.

January 5, 2021
The Board of Directors and staff of the UN Association of the National Capital Area wish to express our deepest condolences to Representative Jamie Raskin (MD-8) for the recent loss of his beloved son at age 25 to depression.

December 23, 2020
As 2020 draws to a close, we reflect with gratitude on the many lessons learned and are hopeful for what lies ahead.

December 21, 2020
Curious what GCDC has done to transition Model UN programs online in 2020? Check out major highlights below!

December 17, 2020
On the evening of Thursday, December 10th, 2020, the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA) hosted its first virtual Human Rights Awards program, an event put forth annually to commemorate the anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In honor of the 72nd anniversary of the adoption of this milestone document, UNA-NCA recognized individuals and organizations working to improve human rights in the DC community and around the world.

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