The Latest from UNA-NCA

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.

December 5, 2022

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Title: Advocacy & Digital Outreach Coordinator

Department: Advocacy

Part time position: 20-25 hours per week

Position Overview:
The Advocacy & Digital Outreach (ADO) Coordinator leads the development, execution, and evaluation of UNA-NCA’s advocacy work, and partners closely with member agencies and in numerous strategic collaborations to influence legislative and budget outcomes that strengthen the US relationship with the United Nations. This position serves as a liaison and overseer of the work of partners, including UNA-USA and the Better World Campaign of the UN Foundation, among others to ensure that priority positions and targeted local, state, and national advocacy outcomes are effectively achieved. The ADO Coordinator collaborates and coordinates across UNA-NCA departments to ensure advocacy priorities align with UNA-NCA’s strategic vision and the needs of its membership.

The role works closely with the UNA-NCA President, the Vice Chair of Advocacy, the Advocacy Committee Co-Chairs, and the communications team to ensure the strategic focus of UNA-NCA continues to address the needs and priorities of the National Capital Area.

December 5, 2022

UNA-NCA to Grant  F. Allen “Tex” Harris Human Rights Diplomacy Award to Counselor for Economic Affairs,  Embassy of the United States of America, 
Rome, Italy

 By A. Edward Elmendorf, Past President, UNA-NCA

December 5, 2022

By Jason Mack, Counselor for Economic Affairs, Embassy of the United States of America, Rome, Italy

November 30, 2022

UNA-NCA to Grant Perdita Huston Human Rights Award to Human Rights Activist and Founder of Kakenya's Dream

By Catey Vera, UNA-NCA Human Rights Committee Chair

I had the honor of sitting down last month to speak to human rights champion Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya, founder and president of “Kakenya’s Dream,” a non-profit dedicated to educating girls in Kenya and ending harmful practices like child marriage and female genital mutilation. We discussed her incredible story, her journey to human rights advocacy, and her hopes for the future.

November 29, 2022

Career Development for Young Professionals Interested in Climate Policy

By Kaiila McEntee, UNA-NCA Programs & Membership Assistant 

On November 17, 2022, the UNA-NCA Young Professionals (YP) Program hosted a virtual panel discussion on Careers in Climate Change. The panel featured professional climate policy advisors and strategists working directly in the climate solutions and policy fields. The panelists joined together to offer young professionals career advice and guidance through their own experiences in their specific fields.

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