The Latest from UNA-NCA

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

June 2, 2022

Career Discussion on Sustainable Agriculture and Food Insecurity

By Nadjad Salifou, Co-Chair, UNA-NCA Young Professionals

May 17, 2022
Rachel Bowen Pittman, Executive Director of the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA), and the UNA-USA Diversity Equity Accessibility and Inclusion (DEAI) Task Force issued the following statement today on mass shootings in Buffalo, New York and Laguna Woods, California:

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