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06 December 2017

U.N. Peacekeeping is Vital- and so is its Reform


December 6, 2017 in Washington D.C. 

UNA-NCA and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) have established a partnership to consider the issue of UN Peacekeeping Reform. On May 30, 2017,  about 15 representatives of government, think tanks, foundations, universities, NGOs, USIP and UNA-NCA, representing the full ideological spectrum, met at USIP to identify the issues to be discussed at a Roundtable of Experts. 

On June 30, 2017 a Roundtable of 25 experts met at USIP (including several former ambassadors, a former UN Undersecretary, and other representatives of government, civil society and think tanks) to discuss various proposals to reform and strengthen UN Peacekeeping missions, taking into account the Secretary General’s and the US Administration’s proposed reform agendas. A consensus collated around specific reform initiatives, and a summary was prepared by USIP memorializing the key areas for Peacekeeping reform and strengthening. In addition, UNA-NCA is circulating to its members for comment a more detailed set of recommendations for Peacekeeping strengthening that draws upon ideas offered by the Brahimi and HIPPO reports, the Secretary General’s reform initiatives, the Security Council’s resolution on Peacekeeping reform, and proposals by both the US administration and the US Congress. Copies of these papers will be made available upon request.

The third step in the USIP-UNA-NCA partnership is a public symposium of UN Peacekeeping Reform to be held at USIP next to the US Department of State at which a panel of experts from the UN, US government, and the private sector will engage experts from the nation’s capital and beyond to consider these reform proposals. A report will be prepared based on this discussion. As the US Congress debates US funding of UN Peacekeeping, we hope to elevate the discussion on ways in which UN Peacekeeping serves US national security interests and that of the other member States of the United Nations.

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16 November 2017

GCDC Model UN Training Conference


Global Classrooms DC (GCDC) is the flagship program of UNA-NCA. GCDC works with students grades 6-12* in DC, Maryland, Virginia, and abroad to improve their public speaking, develop conflict management skills, and expand their understanding of global issues. Our successful approach to global education includes mentoring, professional development, curriculum, and events.

Students will discuss Human Rights of Refugees representing countries in the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Students will be in double delegations (2 students representing 1 country) unless otherwise requested. The conference background guide and other preparation materials are available online under Unit 2 through the GCDC Schoology page. Students must have a basic understanding of the rules of procedure prior to November 16, though the conference will be designed to accommodate those who have never done Model UN before.

Groups may attend the Model UN Training Conference, Professional Development Workshop, or both. Groups must be registered with the GCDC Community, our year-round programming in order to attend. For more information on GCDC, please visit: http://bit.ly/GCDC_MUN 
 
When: Thursday, November 16, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Pan American Health Organization, 525 23rd St. NW, Washington, DC 20037
Cost: Fee details found here 

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07 November 2017

Fall into Sustainability: An Evening with UNA-NCA & Green Drinks DC


On Tuesday, November 7, UNA-NCA along with its Sustainable Development Committee in collaboration with Green Drinks DC is pleased to present a joint evening of drinks and networking with DC’s environmentally-minded community of professionals, students and enthusiasts. The ultimate purpose of this event is to bring together an environmentally-minded group in the Washington, DC area through both organizations and raise awareness on the importance of collective local action and participation in the UN Sustainable Development Goals, specifically Global Goal 13, Climate Action. 

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Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Time5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location1101 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036
Cost: Free, but registration is required 

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07 November 2017

Coverage of Fall into Sustainability: An Evening with UNA-NCA & Green Drinks DC

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By Kathie Bolognese, Member, UNA-NCA Sustainable Development Committee


The United Nations Association of the National Capital Area along with its Sustainable Development Committee in collaboration with Green Drinks DC held their first joint networking social on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Barcode in Washington, DC. Despite the rainy weather, there was an amazing turnout of over 80 environmentally-minded professionals from the government, business, and non government sectors who gathered for an evening of fun and conversation walking away with many new personal and professional contacts.

Mr. Spencer Schecht, Co-Organizer of Green Drinks DC and Mr. Patrick Realiza, Chair of the UNA-NCA Sustainable Development Committee both welcomed the guests, briefly spoke about their respective organizations and encouraged attendees to help raise awareness and take collective local action on relevant environmental issues.

Social networking events like “Fall into Sustainability” continue to support UNA-NCA’s relationship building objectives and activities to help raise public awareness of its mission in developing and fostering strong US-UN partnership, both globally and locally. Looking ahead into 2018, the Sustainable Development Committee aims to continue to bring together more local green leaders to further bridge the environmental community. Interested potential members are encouraged to contact Mr. Realiza at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to join or become involved in the planning process.




25 October 2017

Recap of Fall 2017 Young Professionals' Career Dinner Series

On Saturday, October 14, 2017, UNA-NCA invited students and young professionals to participate in its semi-annual Young Professional Career Dinner series.


This signature event is held every fall and spring and is an opportunity for young professionals to discuss global career paths and network with experienced professionals in their fields of interest. The Fall 2017 Dinner Series kicked off with a networking reception at the United Nations Foundation, where around 80 participants and speakers had the chance to meet and swap business cards. Stephen Moseley, President of UNA-NCA, and Paula Boland, Executive Director of UNA-NCA, welcomed guests to the evening’s event, before turning over the stage to our keynote speaker, Andy Rabens, who is the Special Adviser for Global Youth Issues at the U.S. Department of State.

Andy Rabens delivered a keynote speech that set the tone for the evening. His enthusiasm and passion for international affairs was contagious as he encouraged participants to pursue careers in government and international affairs. He offered three main points of advice to the attendees: “1) Keep pushing; don’t take rejection personally; and cast a wide net; 2) Continue to focus on building your leadership skill-sets for down the road; 3) Foreign Affairs begins in your backyard - neighborhood, ward, community - and broadens globally.” In his role as Special Adviser for Global Youth Issues, Andy 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 leads efforts to coordinate and amplify global youth policy and initiatives. Prior to joining the State Department in 2008, Andy worked for United States Senator Dianne Feinstein and for the Rt. Honorable Ed Miliband in the UK Parliament.
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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)

 


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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)

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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)
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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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