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16 July 2014

Call for Nominations to Recognize Achievements in Human Rights Through Diplomacy

Please submit electronically no later than Sunday, August 31, 2014

We are currently soliciting nominations to recognize achievements in human rights through diplomacy. The UNA-NCA Award, given in collaboration with the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA), will honor an outstanding American diplomat who has advanced human rights in diplomacy at its annual Human Rights Day event on Capitol Hill in December. The candidate should be a current or former American diplomat whose achievements are recognized by his peers.  It is hoped that the recipient will accept the award in person.
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16 July 2014

Successful Advocacy Committee Meeting

       The advocacy committee convened on July 16 at the UN Information Center.  The meeting had a great turnout with attendees participating from around the DC area. Participants introduced themselves and spoke about their previous experiences with advocacy and their hopes for the work they would like to do within the advocacy committee.
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15 July 2014

The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014

The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014 features the successes of the Millennium Development Goals in improving the lives of millions of people around the world. The report also highlights the areas that will need attention as we move into the post-2015 development goals.

For the full report:
Download the Millennium Development Goals Report 2014

10 July 2014

Recap: Achieving the Millennium Development Goals

Panelists highlight the successes of the MDGs and discuss post-2015 goals.     

   On July 10, 2014 a panel discussion and briefing on the Millennium Development Goals was held at the UN Information Center. The session, which was sponsored by the UN Information Center in Washington and co-sponsored by the UN Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA), was over capacity with more than 50 participants attending from NGO's, government agencies, multilateral organizations, and a number of private sector organizations and companies.
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08 July 2014

Shop AmazonSmile and Donate to UNA-NCA

Each time you shop on Amazon.com be sure to use AmazonSmile and select to support United Nations Association of the USA Capital Area Division as your charitable organization of choice. This program allows you to donate 0.5% of your purchase price on eligible products to UNA-NCA.

02 July 2014

USA Today Covers the Global Flight Tracking Program

USA Today published an article highlighting the main points presented by the panelists at the UNA-NCA Global Flight Tracking program co-sponsored by the International Aviation Club, the Royal Aeronautical Society, and the Flight Safety Foundation on June 24.
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26 June 2014

Program Assistant Openings for Fall 2014

Apply today!

Program Assistant
20-35 hours/week

Program assistants will gain experience working in a small, non-profit environment and exposure to a variety of communications, membership, events, development, and general administrative tasks.  This position is ideal for those interested in non-profit management and will provide hands-on experience as an integral member of the team. 

***To apply, please email resume, cover letter, and hours of availability to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it no later than August 15, 2014.
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24 June 2014

A Commercial Airliner Should Never Ever Again Simply Disappear

A UNA-NCA Position Statement by Ambassador Donald T. Bliss (Retired), President, United Nations Association of the National Capital Area.

On March 8, 2014, a Boeing 777 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 227 passengers and 12 crew went missing. After a slow start and  initial lack of coordination among the affected parties, a belated search and rescue mission began. Faulty analysis of sporadic flight data led to some false starts, and after several months no trace of the aircraft had been found. 

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