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11 October 2012

International Day of the Girl

The United Nations has designated October 11 as the International Day of the Girl. The Day of the Girl is about highlighting, discussing, celebrating, and advancing girls' lives and opportunities across the world. This day prioritizes girls' rights on the global agenda since they are among the most discriminated and marginalized groups worldwide due to their age and gender.



09 October 2012

Measuring the Development Impact of Migration in Central America

Bread for the World Institute 
425 3rd Street SW
Suite 1200

The Society for International Development-Washington (SIDW) Latin American/Caribbean and Monitoring & Evaluation Workgroups, co-operation with UNA-NCA, are pleased to facilitate a discussion for development practitioners and policy makers on integrating migration concerns, including monitoring and evaluation of migration, into economic development projects.  

Please feel free to bring your lunch to enjoy at this event.

Moderator:
  • Andrew Wainer, Senior Immigration Policy Analyst, Bread for the World Institute 
Speakers:
  • Enrique Rivas: Director, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, Chemonics International
  • Seth Jesse: Representative, El Salvador, Inter-American Foundation
  • Sonia Plaza: Senior Economist, Migration and Remittances Unit, The World Bank
Latin America/Caribbean Workgroup Co-Chairs:
  • Joseph Lombardo: Independent Consultant
  • Elizabeth McGregor-Skinner: Senior Associate & Project Director, Abt Associates
Monitoring & Evaluation Workgroup Co-Chairs:
  • Rose Mary Garcia: Senior Economic Development Consultant, Independent Consultant
  • Geetha Nagarajan: Development and Training Services, Inc. (dTS)



04 October 2012

UN Month Kickoff Happy Hour

Cafe Citron 
1343 Connecticut Avenue NW

Join us in kicking off the UN Month celebration with a happy hour!  Cafe Citron will be hosting and even mixing up signature cocktails like the Peacekeeper, the Humanitarian, and the Secretary-General to commemorate the 67th anniversary of the United Nations.  For every drink you order, Cafe Citron has promised to donate $1 to UNA-NCA, so bring your friends!  Georgetown Cupcake will also be featuring their special UN-themed cupcakes for the event.  So come have a drink, grab a cupcake, and celebrate the start to an exciting month full of events!  Also be sure to check out our raffle table, with plenty of exciting gifts from local vendors.



03 October 2012

Roundtable Discussion: Human Trafficking in America

The Washington Times
3600 New York Avenue NW

UNA-NCA, in conjunction with the Universal Peace Federation and several other DC-area organizations, will be hosting a roundtable discussion event entitled "The Face of Human Trafficking in America".  The purpose of this roundtable is to provide a forum for discussing human trafficking, which is a form of modern-day slavery.  This forum will address the domestic issues of human trafficking and how the US is affecting it around the world.

Presenters:

  • Yvonne Williams: Executive Director, Trafficking in America Task Force
  • Cynthia Turner: Executive Director, Seraphim Global
  • Julie Southwell: Field Organizer, Mid-Atlantic Region, Amnesty International USA



02 October 2012

SIDW Career Fair

The George Washington University, Marvin Center
800 21st Street NW
11:30-6:30 pm

The Society for International Development, DC Chapter (SIDW) will be hosting a career fair on Tuesday October 2, with special discounted rates for UNA-NCA members!

Highlights include:
  • a keynote speech discussing career opportunities and major trends in the field of international development
  • break out panels for entry-level and mid-level professionals
  • a special sector-specific, intimate round table workshop session offering insights into identifying opportunities in international development
  • an Exhibitors Fair where attendees may meet and network with potential employers
  • a Networking Reception and informal discussion with senior recruiters

For more details, visit SIDW's career fair website.

To receive the special UNA-NCA member discount code, please call us at 202-223-6092. Then apply the code when registering on SIDW's website.



02 October 2012

Member Discount at SIDW Career Fair

The Society for International Development, DC Chapter (SIDW) will be hosting a career fair with special discounted rates for UNA-NCA members! 

Highlights include: 

  • a keynote speech discussing career opportunities and major trends in the field of international development
  • break out panels for entry-level and mid-level professionals
  • a special sector-specific, intimate round table workshop session offering insights into identifying opportunities in international development
  • an Exhibitors Fair where attendees may meet and network with potential employers
  • a Networking Reception and informal discussion with senior recruiters



06 September 2012

Interested in Working for the UN?

6-7:30 pm

Join UNA-NCA for our Professional Development Series with a special briefing to learn about the United Nation's Young Professionals Program and other opportunities.

The briefing will be conducted by the State Department's Bureau of International Organization Affairs.
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06 August 2012

UNA-NCA International Career Social Media Forum

5-5:30

UNA-NCA is excited to start our international career and social media forums. Come join us on August 6, 2012 from 5 to 5:30 pm on Twitter or Facebook and ask our guest Mark Engman, the Director of Public Policy and Advocacy for the US Fund for UNICEF about his career and what made him decide to focus on foreign policy and international development. He also plays a key role in developing and implementing advocacy strategies that create funding results for UNICEF and its cause.
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