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20 October 2017

Gender Justice Project Conference: Moving Beyond Resistance


Nine Months Post-Inauguration: Moving Beyond Resistance. Creating an Action Plan for Gender Justice in the New Political Reality.

It has been nine months since the Inauguration. A new movement has been born, based largely on resistance. Resistance is powerful, and it has slowed down the progress of the Republican agenda. Yet resistance alone cannot take us where we want to go. For this movement to grow and flourish, we need a positive agenda, an action plan to move forward with progressive goals and ideas. 

The purpose of this conference is to call together activists, policy makers, lawyers, and law students to envision the next stage of the new movement for global gender justice.

Conference themes and topics will include:

  • Intersectionality and representative leadership. Centering women of color, lesbian and transgender women, religious minorities, immigrants, women living in poverty, and women living with disabilities in the conversation.
  • GET* Lightning Rounds. Examine the most pressing challenges of the new Administration, including the assault on immigrants, Muslims, working women, health care, and the LGBTQ community. (*Gender Equity Talks)
  • GET Huddles. Join with our speakers and like-minded people to explore opportunities for progressive change through law, policy, and activism.
  • Speed Networking. Learn about opportunities for activism and advocacy from local and national organizations.
  • Action Spotlights. Tools of progressive change, including story-telling and media strategies, political participation and running for office, and innovative legal services.


When: Friday, October 20, 2017
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM 

Where: UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
4340 Connecticut Avenue NW
5th Floor Moot Court Room
Washington, District of Columbia  20008

Contact: Professor Laurie Morin -  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Conference registration 

Registration to speak at Speed Networking

Conference Agenda 


Sponsored by the Gender Justice Project



14 October 2017

Fall 2017 Young Professionals’ Career Dinner Series


THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THE FALL 2017 YOUNG PROFESSIONALS' CAREER DINNER SERIES.
UNFORTUNATELY, REGISTRATION HAS NOW CLOSED FOR ALL DINNERS. 


On Saturday, October 14, 2017, UNA-NCA invites students and young professionals to participate in its semi-annual Young Professional Career Dinner series.
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 Fall 2017 Dinner Series will kick off with a networking reception where participants and speakers will have the chance to meet and swap business cards. This Fall's keynote speaker is Andy Rabens, Special Adviser for Global Youth Issues at the U.S. Department of State.

Mr. Rabens focuses on helping the U.S. Government better engage young people internationally to help solve the pressing challenges of today while also building greater global connectivity and networks to shape a more secure and prosperous future. He serves as the principal representative on youth issues for the U.S. Department of State and leads efforts to coordinate and amplify global youth policy and initiatives. 

When: 
Saturday, October 14, 2017
5:00 pm Networking Reception
7:00 pm Dinner 

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

Cost: 
$45 for members (*Students under the age of 25 are eligible for this price)
$55 for non-members 
$65 for non-members with UNA-NCA membership 

Keynote
Andy Rabens, Special Adviser for Global Youth Issues at the U.S. Department of State.

Dinners 
Professional speakers in each of these 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. 
To register, click on the dinner topic you are interested in.
Each dinner has its own length program please be advised that you are only allowed to register for one dinner. 



Careers in the UN - REGISTRATION CLOSED
Speaker:
  • Laura Fuller, Head of Communications, North America Office, UN Enviroment Programme (UNEP) 
  • Jason Sigurdson, Senior Policy and Strategy Adviser, UNAIDS
  • Sophie Loran, Communications Office, UN Environment Programme - Paris Office

Dinner will be held at the UN Foundation

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Careers in Global Health - REGISTRATION CLOSED
Speakers: 
  • Temitayo "Temi" Ifafore-Calfee, Director of Operations, The Human Diagnosis Project and former Health Workforce Technical Advisor, USAID Global Health Fellows Program
  • Folake Olayinka, Immunization Team Leader, JSI on USAID's flagship Maternal Child Survival Program
Dinner will be held at the UN Foundation

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Careers in Technology for Development & Social Entrepreneurship - REGISTRATION CLOSED
Speakers: 
  • Caroline Howe, Project Specialist, University of the District of Columbia
  • Nick Martin, President & CEO, TechChange

Dinner will be held at the UN Foundation

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Careers in Working Globally and Locally to Implement SDGs - REGISTRATION CLOSED
Speakers: 
  • Steve Moseley, President, United Nations Association of the National Capital Area
  • Jodi-Kaye Wade, Small Business Specialist, United States Agency for International Development
Dinner will be held at the UN Foundation

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Careers in Human Rights - REGISTRATION CLOSED
Speakers:
  • Karol Boudreaux, Land Tenure Practice Lead, The Cloudburst Group
  • Maggie Marshall, Program Officer for Human Rights Initiatives, Freedom House

    Although reception will be at the UN Foundation, dinner will be offsite. (Location to be provided closer to the event)

 


REGISTER 



Careers in Managing International Conflicts - REGISTRATION CLOSED
Speakers:
  • Laura, Strawmyer, Policy Associate, Alliance for Peacebuilding
  • Amber M. Whittington, Fund Manager of the Elections and Political Processes Fund (EPP), Center of Excellence in Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance, USAID
Although reception will be at the UN Foundation, dinner will be offsite. (Location to be provided closer to the event)

REGISTER 



Careers in Sustainability - REGISTRATION CLOSED
Speakers:
  • Tom Riesenberg, Consultant; Legal Director, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board
  • Nicholas M. Bassey, Division Chief, Frontier Partnerships for the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Global Development Lab 
  • Emily Robichaux, Fellow, GroundswellAlthough reception will be at the UN Foundation, dinner will be offsite. (Location to be provided closer to the event)
REGISTER 



25 September 2017

The UN Sustainable Development Goals: Diplomatic Perspectives

Event presented on: Monday, September 25, 2017

Report by: Kathie Bolognese, supported by Jordan Hibbs, Alexander Sanson Gomez, and Mario Murcia, Members, UNA-NCA Sustainable Development Committee

On September 25, 2017, Diplomats from Latin America and Asia, and activists supporting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), found common perspectives and multiple forms of engagement in SDG implementation across a wide range of countries, both nationally and locally, in the public, NGO and private sectors, at a UN Association public forum on the Agenda 2030 Global Goals.


The United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA) along with its Sustainable Development Committee in collaboration with the Georgetown International Relations Club hosted The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: Diplomatic Perspectives.  The event took place at the Healey Family Student Center at Georgetown University and was livestreamed via Nexus Media. The program’s distinguished speakers featured diplomatic perspectives on the progress made and challenges faced by the countries of Afghanistan, Barbados, Costa Rica, Finland and Sweden in working to implement the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Member states of the UN continue to use the SDGs, which include a universal set of goals, targets and indicators, to frame their policies over the next 13 years.
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21 September 2017

Peace and Security Committee Meeting

Interested in joining UNA-NCA’s Peace & Security Committee?

Please join us for our fall kick-off meeting:

When: Thursday, September 21 (International Peace Day) from 6:00-7:00 pm.

Where: Stimson Center (1211 Connecticut Ave., NW; 8th fl.).

RSVP: Email Peace and Security Committee Co-Chair Richard Ponzio at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

During the meeting we will map out a program of activities for the coming year including Congressional outreach, speakers and expert discussions, op-eds and policy reform papers, and support for UNA-NCA’s educational programs for students. We look forward to seeing you there!

Best regards,
Don Bliss and Richard Ponzio
Co-Chairs
Peace & Security Committee
UNA-NCA



20 September 2017

UNFCU's Summer Challenge

Join the United Nations Federal Credit Union (UNFCU) and take advantage of the unique benefits only available from a credit union that serves the UN community! UNA-USA chapters with the most members as a percent of their membership joining UNFCU now through September 20, 2017 can win up to $1,000!

UNFCU benefits include innovative products/services, competitive rates, ongoing financial education, and commitment to social responsibility. Learn more here.

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20 September 2017

North Korean Nuclear Challenge- Save the Date!

Please save the date for September 20th and join UNA-NCA and its International Law Committee for a presentation on the "North Korean Nuclear Challenge"


Please join UNA-NCA and its International Law Committee for a presentation by Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr. on the threat posed by North Korean nuclear weapons and weapon delivery vehicles, North Korea's international behavior and objectives, UN sanctions, suggestions for U.S. policy, and possible future outcomes.

When: September 20, 2017; 4-6 p.m.

Stay tuned for more details and registration



20 September 2017

The North Korean Nuclear Challenge

Please join UNA-NCA and its International Law Committee for a panel discussion on the threat posed by North Korean nuclear weapons and weapon delivery vehicles, North Korea's international behavior and objectives, UN sanctions, suggestions for U.S. policy, and possible future outcomes.


Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Time: 4:00 - 5:30 PM

Location: Russell Senate Office Building Room 325 (Kennedy Caucus Room)

Cost: Free 

North Korea’s refusal to halt its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs poses a serious and escalating threat to the United States and the world. In the past eleven years, North Korea has conducted six nuclear tests, including the recent underground test this month of its most powerful nuclear weapon yet. Preliminary estimates by nuclear experts place this sixth bomb, which North Korea claims was a hydrogen bomb, as significantly more destructive than North Korea’s last test in 2016. Its 6.3 magnitude seismic event supports that North Korea detonated an advanced nuclear weapon.

This test to purportedly miniaturize a nuclear warhead for delivery by a new intercontinental ballistic missile follows provocative tests of a long-range missile in July and of intermediate-range missiles in August. These tests, although not yet verified for accuracy and reliability, take North Korea closer to its quest for a long-range, nuclear-capable missile that can strike the contiguous United States.
Amid rising regional and international tensions over North Korea’s nuclear program, UN sanctions have frozen assets, imposed travel bans, and targeted North Korea’s primary exports, financial transactions, and joint ventures with foreign companies. Last month, the United States enacted new sanctions against North Korea as part of a more robust sanctions campaign to increase pressure on North Korea.
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17 August 2017

Leaders in Energy Green Jobs Event + Green Career Workshop

Did you know that clean energy and sustainability now collectively represent 4-4.5 million jobs in the U.S., up from 3.4 million in 2011, according to "Now Hiring: The Growth of America’s Clean Energy & Sustainability Jobs", EDF Climate Corps, 2017?

Join Leaders in Energy and UNA-NCA on August 17 as green job seekers and providers of green jobs exchange information about current and future market trends. There will also be a pre-event workshop titled: “What’s Your Green Career Plan?” from 4:00 - 5:30 PM. The workshop is designed for people at all career levels who want to make the world a better place – whether you’re looking to enter the Green Jobs field, move up, or over. 

When: Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Where: DC Sustainable Energy Utility, 80 M St SE, Washington, DC 20003.
Cost: $15-$35, prices vary based on ticket tier and date purchased

Register Here




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