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31 October 2012

What the UN Can and Should Do to Fight Corruption

United Nations Foundation
1800 Massachusetts Avenue NW

Frank Vogl, a founder of Transparency International, will discuss his new book Waging War on Corruption-Inside the Movement Fighting the Abuse of Power to begin the conversation on corruption and transparency worldwide.  Vogl's book has received positive reviews from media sources, having already been featured in The American and in interviews with Trust.org and Voice of America.

Professor Janine Wedel from George Mason University and Nathaniel Heller from Global Integrity will follow with brief remarks on the topic before all three speakers invite questions from the audience.  

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

30 October 2012

The Cultural Heritage of South Sudan

Library of Congress, African and Middle Eastern Reading Room
10 First Street NE

UNA-NCA and the Library of Congress, African and Middle Eastern Division Present: Building and Preserving the Cultural Heritage of the New Republic of South Sudan. The discussion will explore the challenges of building the capacity in South Sudan to collect and preserve the national cultural heritage and history of the new nation.

Marieta Harper - Area Specialist, Library of Congress, African and Middle Eastern Division
John Dau - John Dau Foundation and one of the "Lost Boys of Sudan"
Hanibal Goitom - Law Library Specialist on South Sudan, Law Library of Congress
Abioye Oyewole - Co-Chair of the UNA-NCA African Affairs Committee

This event will be web cast. Details to follow.

26 October 2012

UN Month Closing Happy Hour

Local 16
1602 U Street NW

Come celebrate the end of UN Month with us at our Closing Happy Hour!  Hosted by Local 16, UNA-NCA will be gathering on a private area of the deck and drinking special UN-themed drinks.  A portion of the profits from the happy hour will be donated to UNA-NCA.  Also check out our raffle table with exciting prizes from local vendors, and Georgetown cupcakes too!

25 October 2012

The Norwegian Cure for Dutch Disease

Voesar Conference Room
1957 E Street NW
Suite 412

UNA-NCA, along with The George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs, invites you to join:
Politics and Energy: The Norwegian Cure for Dutch Disease
Part of the Visiting Scholars’ Roundtable 
with Siri Holland, Political Adviser, Norwegian Parliament
Norway offers an example of how brave political decision-making can make non-renewable energy incomes last for generations. Today the Government Pension Fund of Norway holds $594 billion and continues to grow. This talk will analyze the details behind this success story.
Siri Holland is a political adviser to the Labour party group in the Norwegian parliament, following the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs. She is at IERES this fall as an Ambassador Robert D. Stuart Fellow, and is working on politics and energy within the context of the international economy. 

25 October 2012

Rotary Club Meet and Greet

Please join the Maryland area members for a Meet & Greet session at the residence of Phillip Reynolds. This event is preceded by a luncheon at the Annapolis Yacht Club. 

24 October 2012

United Nations Day

The UN Day was established to highlight the aims and achievements of the United Nations. The day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. The annual day has occurred since 1948.

United Nations Day has traditionally been marked throughout the world with meetings, discussions and exhibits about the achievements and goals of the organization. In 1971, the General Assembly recommended that member states observe it as a public holiday.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated in 2010: "UN Day is a day on which we resolve to do more. More to protect those caught up in armed conflict, to fight climate change and avert nuclear catastrophe; more to expand opportunities for women and girls, and to combat injustice and impunity; more to meet the Millennium Development Goals."

24 October 2012

Business Forum for Global Classrooms Reception

Hosted by Pepco Holdings, this forum is related to UNA-NCA's Global Classrooms program. Special guests include Dr. Esther Brimmer, Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, and Dr. Carey Wright, Chief Academic Officer of DC Public Schools. 

23 October 2012

Trivia Night: UN Month Edition

The Board Room 1737
Connecticut Avenue NW

Do you think you know more about the United Nations than your friends??  Come challenge them at our UN Month trivia night!  We'll be at the Board Room, a new Dupont-area bar that offers up great beers and board games.  Were also bringing back our signature Peacekeeper and Secretary-General cocktails, along with pizza and Georgetown cupcakes!  So bring your friends or meet some new ones while testing your knowledge of the United Nations.

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