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22 October 2012

Foreign Policy Networking & Debate Watch Party

The 201 Bar, Executive Lounge
201 Massachusetts Avenue NE

Join UNA-NCA, the Women's Information Network (WIN), and Women in International Security (WIIS) on Monday, October 22 to watch the Presidential Debate on foreign policy. Come to discuss the election, politics, world events, and make some lasting connections within this amazing community of women and their supporters! Informal networking begins at 8 pm and the debate starts at 9 pm.

17 October 2012

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been observed every year since 1993, when the General Assembly, by resolution 47/196 designated this day to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries, particularly in developing countries — a need that has become a development priority.

At the Millennium Summit, world leaders committed themselves to cutting by half, by the year 2015, the number of people living in extreme poverty — people whose income is less than one dollar a day.

17 October presents an opportunity to acknowledge the effort and struggle of people living in poverty, a chance for them to make their concerns heard, and a moment to recognize that poor people are the first ones to fight against poverty. Participation of the poor themselves has been at the center of the Day's celebration since its very beginning.

The commemoration of 17 October also reflects the willingness of people living in poverty to use their expertise to contribute to the eradication of poverty.

17 October 2012

Lunch & Learn - Rio+20

UN Information Center
1775 K Street NW
4th Floor

This Lunch & Learn will focus on Rio+20, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on June 20-22, 2012 to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development.

Amy Fraenkel, Regional Director, United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP)  

Ms. Fraenkel will remark on economic and social development in the context of the Rio+20 Conference and environmental sustainability.  The speech will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

Attendees should feel free to bring their own lunch and depart as needed.  

17 October 2012

Insurgent Violence in the North Caucasus

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:
Insurgent Violence in the North Caucasus: Pathways and Trajectories Explaining Insurgent Participation
Part of the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (IERES) Visiting Scholar Roundtable

Jean Francois Ratelle
University of Ottawa

This talk will analyze the recent upsurge of violence in the North Caucasus.  By looking at the different pathways and processes leading to insurgent participation, the speaker will use the case of the Republic of Dagestan to identify the crucial micro-dynamics of violence in the region.  

15 October 2012

The European Union and International Organizations in Crisis

Lindner Family Commons
1957 E Street NW
Room 602

UNA-NCA and The George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs, invites you to join:
The European Union and International Organizations in a Time of Crisis
Part of the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (IERES) Eurasian Leadership Series

Francois Rivasseau 

Minister Plenipotentiary, Deputy Head of Delegation of the European Union to the US, Member of the Advisory Board on Disarmament of the UN Secretary General, Former French Ambassador to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva 

Mr. Rivasseau will discuss the relationship between the European Union and other international organizations such as the UN, NATO, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund during this time of crisis.  He will also assess the place of the EU in this new global order.

14 October 2012

UNA-NCA Middle School Model UN Conference

9:30-4:30 pm

Attend the first annual GCDC Middle School Model UN Conference. The conference will take place on Saturday, October 13th at The School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Dupont Circle from 9:30-4:30.

Aiming to engage students in topics both relevant and meaningful to their age group, the Middle School UNICEF Conference will offer committees on the topics of Child Soldiers, Child Marriage, and Access to Education.

The Keynote Speaker will be Carol Bellamy, former UNICEF Director, now Chair of the Global Education Partnership housed within The World Bank. She will be sharing her knowledge about the role of UNICEF and the situation of children around the world.

There is a small fee of $25 per student, which includes the all-day event and lunch. *We are pleased to offer a special discounted fee of $15 per student for DCPS students. We truly hope you and your students will join us for a day of discussion and diplomacy!

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.

  • Andrew Wainer, Senior Immigration Policy Analyst, Bread for the World Institute 
  • 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)

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