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22 May 2020

2020 UNA-NCA Human Rights Awards Nominations

Thank you for your interest innominating an individual or organization for the 2020 UNA-NCA Human Rights Awards.  Unfortuantely, the nominations period has closed.  Keep an eye on our website and newsletter for more information on this year's ceremony!

The United Nations Association of the National Capital Area’s (UNA-NCA) annual Human Rights Awards Reception commemorates the UN General Assembly’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by presenting the Louis B. Sohn Human Rights Award, the Perdita Huston Human Rights Award, the F. Allen “Tex” Harris Diplomacy Award, and the Community Human Rights Award to individuals and organizations that have made substantial contributions in the field of human rights.

We invite you to submit your nominations for the 2020 UNA-NCA Human Rights Awards. This is an opportunity for you to honor those you know who are working to further human rights, and we are excited to see who this year’s recipients will be.

The Louis B. Sohn Human Rights Award is presented to persons who have:
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19 May 2020

UNA-NCA Coffee Chat: Leaders in Innovation and Social Impact



UNA-NCA Coffee Chat: Leaders in Innovation and Social Impact

Exploring Business-NGO Partnerships 

 
UNA-NCA will be hosting our next Coffee Chat in partnership with GoogleUNFCUStarbucksDevex, and more!
 
Join us on Tuesday, May 19 from 1:00-2:00pm for our exploration of Business-NGO partnerships with leaders in corporate social responsibility and social impact programming.
 
Cross-sector partnerships play an essential role in allowing us to achieve shared goals in sustainable development. We will explore our stakeholders' respective business practices, industry challenges, and the impact of COVID-19 on cross-sector collaboration. 

The conversation will be moderated by Dr. Alene Gelbard, founder of ACCESS Partnerships, featuring: 

Ria Bailey-Galvis
Senior Analyst in Government Affairs and Public Policy,Google 

Aldrinana Leung
Manager of Global Social Impact, Starbucks 

Zoe Kant
Deputy Director of Corporate Engagement, The Nature Conservancy

Adva Saldinger
Associate Editor, Devex

Elisabeth Philippe
Senior Manager of Community and Media Relations, UNFCU

 
What are our shared goals- and how can we work together to build a better future? Register now.
 
 
 
 
 
Did you miss our last Coffee Chat on Women in Leadership and SDG 5? You can watch a brief recap here
 
Register for UNA-NCA's Coffee Chat on Business-NGO Partnerships here
 
 Direct all inquiries to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
 



13 May 2020

Maryland UN75 Consultation

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05 May 2020

Upcoming Coffee Chat on Women in Leadership

Coffee Chat: Gender Equality and SDG 5

Women in Leadership

Join us for the next installment of our Coffee Chat series on Tuesday, May 5 from 1:00-2:00pm for a discussion on Women in Leadership. We'll engage on a number of topics: UN work on gender equality and SDG 5, priority issues in advocacy for women's rights, critical reflections on personal career trajectories and insights for young leaders.
 
Grab a fresh cup of your favorite warm beverage and join UNA-NCA Executive Director Paula Boland in conversation with:


Karen Mulhauser
UNA-NCA Past President, UNA-USA Past National Council Chair, Founder and Coordinator of Consulting Women LLC,Chair Emerita of the Women's Information Network, NARAL Former Executive Director

Oona Nelson
UNA-NCA Youth Ambassador
 
Gayatri Patel
Director of Gender Advocacy, CARE

Rachel Bowen Pittman
Executive Director, UNA-USA
 
Register here

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21 April 2020

UNA-NCA Coffee Chat: Climate Action & SDG 13

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Join us in conversation with some of the leading experts on sustainability, climate change, and UN governance on April 21st from 1-2pm as we kick off our UNA-NCA Coffee Chat Series. We'll sit down and grab a cup of our preferred beverages as we explore the Sustainable Development Goals, Global Environmental Policy, and Earth Day Advocacy in the digital age.

Register here



07 April 2020

UNA-NCA Global Health Advocacy Day

Are you ready to take action? Recent polling indicates that 77% of Americans trust the World Health Organization to handle the global response to COVID-19. Thus far, the UN has been a leading figure in coordinating the global response effort, supporting countries in the prevention, detection, and treatment of the pandemic. We need our leaders to know that American support for the UN comes at an unprecedented time. In order to commemorate World Health Day on TuesdayApril 7, we're going to raise our voice. We're ready to urge our members of Congress to support the UN's work on global health. 
Contact UNA-NCA Advocacy Associate, Shayna Vayser, at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  if you have any questions.



06 April 2020

UNA-NCA World Health Day Advocacy Training

Undoubtedly, we are all affected by the growing COVID-19 pandemic. It’s an unprecedented health challenge and we know people like YOU want to help.

The UN is leading and coordinating the global effort, supporting countries to prevent, detect, and respond to the pandemic. In fact, a recent poll shows that 77% of Americans trust the World Health Organization to handle the global response to the coronavirus.

We need our leaders to know that American support for the UN comes at an unprecedented time.  As we commemorate World Health Day on April 7th, we call upon all UNA-NCA members to urge their members of Congress to support the UN's work on global health.  Join us on Monday, April 6th for a Digital Advocacy Training in preparation for our Global Health Advocacy Day on April 7th.

When: Monday, April 6, 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Where: Online
Cost: Free, but registration is required

Register here



04 April 2020

POSTPONED - Spring 2020 Young Professionals' Career Dinners


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus situation, this event has been POSTPONED until further notice.


This signature event is an opportunity for young people to discuss global career paths and network with experienced professionals in their fields of interest. The Spring 2020 Career Dinner Series will kick off with a networking reception where participants and speakers will have the chance to meet and swap business cards.
 
The reception will feature keynote remarks. Keynote speaker will be announced shortly.

When: 

TBD

Where: 
United Nations Foundation
1750 Pennsylvania Ave NW
12th Floor
Washington, DC 20006

Dinners:

Professional speakers in each of the topics will offer career advice and guidance, and share personal stories of experience in their particular fields. Attendees are encouraged to ask specific or general questions about the field and engage in conversation in a uniquely intimate and comfortable setting.

Career Dinner topics will be announced shortly!

Sponsor the Career Dinners here.






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