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30 June 2016

Call for Nominations for the 2016 UNA-NCA Human Rights Awards

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 2016 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:

1) Advocated respect for international human rights as defined by the UN Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and other international human rights treaties and instruments;
2) Championed the effective role of the UN as well as regional organizations in the promotion and protection of human rights;
3) Advocated respect for human rights as a priority in US foreign and domestic policies; and
4) Elevated the role of non-governmental organizations in promoting and protecting human rights.

The Perdita Huston Human Rights Award is presented to persons who have:

1) Advocated to eliminate discrimination against women and girls around the world; and
2) Made significant contributions for greater gender equality through increasing economic opportunity and development, promoting human rights, and supporting peace and security for women and girls.

The Tex Harris Diplomacy Award is presented to current or former American diplomats who have:

1) Advocated respect in American diplomacy for international human rights as defined by the UN Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights treaties and instruments;
2) Made significant achievements in human rights through the use of diplomacy; and
3) Demonstrated leadership in the diplomatic community on human rights issues.

The deadline for nominations is June 30, and selection begins in July. Please be sure to submit your nomination forms to us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Past recipients can be found here along with a full list of award criteria .



11 June 2016

Young Professionals Happy Hour

The UNA-NCA Young Professionals Board of Directors invites you to join them for a fun and casual happy hour on Saturday, June 11 at The Front Page.

The event will be a great opportunity to meet members, volunteers and staff from UNA-NCA and other DC folks interested in the work of the organization.  Participants will have the chance to engage in conversations about hot topics in international politics and development issues such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as learn more about the activities carried out by the UNA-NCA network and to make new friends. Young professionals coming from out of town to attend UNA-USA's Leadership Summit are invited to join. We hope to see you there!

When:
Saturday, June 11, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: The Front Page on 1333 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036 
Cost to Register: Free

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09 June 2016

2016 Annual Meeting: Meeting the Humanitarian Challenges of the 21st Century

Join UNA-NCA on June 9 for this year's Annual Meeting to learn more about our recent accomplishments and continued work.

Meet UNA-NCA members and the Board of Directors for the presentation of the 2015-2016 Annual Report and Board Election results, and honor these awardees:

Arthur W. Johnson Leadership Award
The Honorable Constance Morella

Ambassador in Residence, Department of Government, American University;Former Congressional Representative from Maryland and US Ambassador to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

Eveyln Falkowski Volunteer Service Award
Thomas Bradley

Vice President of Development, UNA-NCA
and
Vanessa Francis

Vice President of Membership and Volunteer Engagement, UNA-NCA


Richard and Anne Griffis Program Leadership Award
Sustainable Development Goals Task Force
 

When: June 9th, 2016; 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Doors will open at 5:30 pm
Where: United Nations Foundation; 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20006

Cost: Free
Suggested donation: $30.00

Please note: Registration is now closed, for further information please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .




 



06 June 2016

Upcoming Sustainable Development Committee Meeting

Passionate about issues in sustainable development?

UNA-NCA's next Sustainable Development Committee meeting will take place June 6th to discuss upcoming programming on economic, environmental, and social sustainability.

When:  Monday, June 6th, 2016; 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Where: The George Washington University, 2121 I St NW, Washington, DC 20052
                 Marvin Center Room G08

For more information and to confirm your attendance, please contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



06 June 2016

Upcoming Human Rights Committee Meeting

The Human Rights Committee is looking for more members. If you are interested in promoting civil liberties, gender equality and inalienable rights, then you will be a great match for the UNA-NCA Human Rights Committee!  

Come learn more about the committee and its open volunteer positions at our open meeting. 

When: June 6th, 6-8 pm

Where: UNA-NCA Office, 2000 P Street NW, Suite 630, Washington DC 20036

For more information and to confirm your attendance, please contact   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 



17 May 2016

A Conversation with Ambassador Keith Harper, US Representative to the UN Human Rights Council

Join UNA-NCA, its Human Rights Committee, and the American Foreign Service Association for a discussion of the UN's human rights program and the issues faced by the US Ambassador to the UN Human Rights Council. 

Ambassador Keith Harper, US Representative to the UN Human Rights Council, will open the this evening discussion with a short presentation about his work and the life of a US representative to a UN body such as the UN Human Rights Council.  Ambassador Harper will talk about UN human rights activities and relevant US policies, to encourage greater understanding of the realities of the work of the Council and provide insights that cannot be gleaned from formal studies and reports. Ambassador Donald T. Bliss (ret.), President, UNA-NCA, will then converse briefly with Ambassador Harper, and lead a continuation of the conversation with the audience.

When: May 17, 2016; 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Where: American Foreign Service Assocation; 2101 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20037

AFSA_logoCost:
                            • Members: $5.00
                            • Non-members: $10.00
                            • Students: Free
                              For free student registrations, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

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09 May 2016

Addressing Women’s Health in the District of Columbia

May_9_CEDAW_ForumJoin UNA-NCA and its Supporting Organizations for a public education forum on women’s health in DC. The forum will examine why DC ranks 48th in the country in terms of women’s health and well-being, and consider the District’s high HIV rate – the highest nation-wide. Speakers will also discuss the CEDAW in DC bill that was introduced more than a year ago and sponsored by all members of the DC Council. CEDAW, or the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, represents an international "Bill of Rights for Women," that, though it was signed by President Carter in 1980, has never been ratified by the US Senate. Cities across the country are engaged in implementing the legislation locally through city administrations. In DC, we want a hearing before the Judiciary Committee and a vote this year.

Please tell your Councilmembers that CEDAW in DC matters to you! Learn more about our advocacy campaign here.

When: May 9, 2016; 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Where: Old Council Chamber, first floor, One Judiciary Square; 441 4th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

Speakers:

      • Monica Palacio (opening remarks), Director, DC Office of Human Rights
      • Earl Fowlkes, Chairman of the DC Human Rights Commission
      • Dara Koppelman, Chief Nursing Officer at Mary's Center
      • Dr. Laura Meyers, CEO of Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington
      • Karen Mulhauser (moderator), Chair, UNA-USA; Co-Chair, DC for CEDAW Committee, UNA-NCA
Cost: Free

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29 April 2016

The UN at the Crossroads: A Discussion of the Decisions and Dilemmas facing the Incoming Secretary General

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Guest Speaker: Ambassador Wood (ret.)

A Foreign Service officer for more than 30 years, Ambassador Wood (ret.) served in Latin America and Europe, including Uruguay, Argentina, El Salvador, Columbia and Italy. In Washington, he has been on the policy planning staff for Latin America, a special assistant in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs and an expert in Latin American affairs on the staff of the Under Secretary for Political Affairs. He was Political Counselor at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, where he was the chief U.S. negotiator in the Security Council, and thereafter served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and Acting Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs (1998 to 2002). From 2003 to 2007, Wood was Ambassador to Colombia. He presented his credentials as Ambassador to Afghanistan on April 16, 2007.

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