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21 June 2016
UNA-NCA Participates in Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill
LeadershipSummitOn June 12-14, UNA-USA held its annual Leadership Summit and Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. The Summit, entitled “The U.S. and the UN in 2016,” brought together hundreds of members from chapters across the United States to learn about advocacy, partake in panels led by experts, and to provide networking opportunities between members from across the country. The Summit culminated on June 14, when members gathered to advocate for a strong partnership between the United States and the United Nations.

Advocacy Day began with a breakfast at the National Education Association (NEA) where team leaders led training sessions before leaving for their respective Congressional visits. UNA-NCA members had the opportunity to meet with Congressional representatives from Washington, DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia and discussed three important issues: full funding of the United States’ peacekeeping dues, robust support for the UN refugee agency, and the UN’s “Education Cannot Wait Fund.” Representatives were also encouraged to work with the UN to achieve the recently adopted Global Goals for Sustainable Development. UNA-NCA’s members were well received and encouraged by the opportunity to bring  issues that they felt strongly about to the attention of  our nation’s policymakers.

UNA-NCA is appreciative of its opportunity to meet with Congressional representatives and excited to continue to advocate for a strong partnership between the UN and the United States. Individuals interested in getting involved with UNA-NCA and its advocacy work are invited to become a member of the organization and then join UNA-NCA’s Advocacy Committee!

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