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04 February 2014

UNA-NCA Advisory Council Member Princeton Lyman speaks to Overflow Crowd at USIP

UNA-NCA Advisory Council Member Princeton Lyman speaks to Overflow Crowd at USIP

By A. Edward Elmendorf
Past President UNA-NCA
Former CEO UNA-USA


UNA-NCA Advisory Council member Ambassador Princeton Lyman, Ambassador Alan Goult of the United Kingdom and the Woodrow Wilson Center, and former USAID Assistant Administrator Kate Knopf constituted a dynamic panel on the Crisis in South Sudan at the US Institute of Peace on January 15. 
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27 January 2014

2014 Call for Nominations for UNA-NCA Officer and At-large Positions

The Governance Committee of the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA), chaired by David Scotton and Melissa Wolfe, wishes to invite UNA-NCA members to submit names of candidates, including themselves, for vacant officer and at-large positions on the UNA-NCA Board of Directors.

According to UNA-NCA's bylaws, each member that has been in good standing during the preceding year should be given the opportunity to submit the name of any member in good standing for nomination for any vacant office or membership position on the Board of Directors.
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24 January 2014

2014 ASIL Annual Meeting & ILA Biennial Conference

The American Society of International Law (ASIL) and International Law Association (ILA) to host the first ever joint conference to take place April 7-12, 2014 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
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23 December 2013

A Year in Review

Wishing you a peaceful holiday and a fulfilling 2014! 

On behalf of the Board of Directors and the staff of the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area, we extend our best wishes to you for a safe and happy holidays and a fulfilling 2014!
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18 December 2013

Release of UNA-NCA "The World We Want" Community Consultation Report


UNA-NCA is delighted to present the report of the community consultation held in Washington, D.C., on October 29th at the George Washington University campus. The consultation was based on the UN High-Level Panel's report to the Secretary General of the United Nations issued in July 2013 entitled "A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies Through Sustainable Development - Report of the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda." Click here for the full report.

A complete two-part video coverage of the event is also available on our YouTube channel.
Part 1
Part 2



12 December 2013

Celebrating International Human Rights Day


UNA-NCA celebrated the accomplishments of human rights leaders in our community at the 2013 Annual Human Rights Awards ceremony, held Dec. 12 at the Cannon House Office Building. Awardees included Elisa Massimino, President and CEO of Human Rights First, Dr. Sarah Degnan Kambou, President of the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), and Former Foreign Service Officer F. Allen "Tex" Harris.
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14 November 2013

Global Classrooms DC hosts Annual Fall Model UN Conference

Over 120 students from DC and Virginia schools attend the Model UN Conference.

Global Classrooms DC (GCDC) hosted its annual Fall Model UN Conference on Nov. 8 at the Pan American Health Organization. Over 120 students from the Washington, D.C. area and Virginia were in attendance at the full-day event. The conference was offered specifically to beginner Model UN students. The committees were designed as ‘training’ committees where students were guided through Model UN procedure throughout the day. The topic for the conference was Child Soldiers (UNICEF) and after breaking into small groups to write resolutions in the afternoon, students voted to support several of the resolutions on ways to combat the use of child soldiers.
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16 October 2013

US Government Shutdown Prevents UN Human Rights Review

UNA-NCA participates in Blog Action Day 2013. 

The following article is posted as part of that effort. To post your own submission to Blog Action Day 2013, check out our twitter feed @unanca.

The US Federal Government is now in its 16th day of a partial shutdown. If no agreement is reached by tomorrow, October 17, the US Government will reach its authorized spending limit and will begin defaulting on its debts and obligations for the first time in history.
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