Coffee Chats

Conversations on our World

UNA-NCA Coffee Chats have successfully brought together global, national, and local leadership -- as well as hundreds of UN advocates across the globe - through this series of dynamic and engaging discussions, all centered on the Sustainable Development Goals.

Throughout the year, UNA-NCA will continue to highlight the work of senior leaders across the United Nations, Congress, the private sector and civil society through hour-long virtual roundtables that seek to answer- what are our shared goals? What is the future of sustainable development? Most importantly- how do we keep the spirit of hope alive?

November 14, 2022

Workers' Rights in a Changing Economy

Major corporate branches like Starbucks, Trader Joes, and Amazon Warehouses have seen a sudden increase in unionization despite a steady decline of union membership since 2017. What does this change mean for the future of workers’ rights? What can workers do to work together locally and internationally to ensure their rights are protected?

The United Nations Association of the National Capital Area hosted a Coffee Chat on labor rights to answer these questions and more on November 14, 2022.
August 23, 2022

The Global and Local Impacts in a Post-Dobbs World 

Following the Dobbs decision, UNA-NCA hosted a Coffee Chat to discuss the local, national, and international impacts on reproductive justice.   
May 16, 2022

Local Implementation of the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women

UNA-NCA recently hosted a Coffee Chat on DC for CEDAW: Local Implementation of the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women.
LGBTQ+ Rights, Global to Local
November 19, 2021

Indigenous Heritage and Inclusion

In recognition of U.S. Native American Heritage Month, this event highlighted the work of educators to bring more inclusive education practices and accurate historical understandings of Native Americans in the U.S., discussed social and environmental justice movements, and how U.S. and global citizens can continue to support and promote indigenous voices.
LGBTQ+ Rights, Global to Local
June 1, 2021

This Coffee Chat explores the nexus of human rights for LGBTQ+ young people using the lens of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Climate Change, Displacement, and Human Health + Security
April 28, 2021

UNA-NCA is joined by NASA, IOM, and the Environmental Law Institute.

Global Health Challenges
February 25, 2021

UN Population Fund (UNFPA), Women in Global Health, Better World Campaign

Interfaith Harmony Week: Building Peace
February 2, 2021

US Department of State, US Institute of Peace, Alliance for Peacebuilding, and Georgetown University

The Future We Want: UN75
October 15, 2020

Congressman Jamie Raskin, Amb. Don T. Bliss, Amb. Sarah Mendelson, Amb. Steve McGann, Amb. Susan Page

Women Building Peace
September 22, 2020

US Institute of Peace (USIP) Afghanistan, Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), Women in Action for Women

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