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18 March 2013

Human Rights Committee Meeting

Please join us for the first meeting with our new Human Rights Committee Chairs!

When: Monday, March 18th @ 6 PM
Metro: Dupont Circle

Due to space limitation, we ask you to register to attend this meeting.

10 February 2013

Meet Your Mentor

Start February with a bang -- A different kind of Valentine.

How? Come find your mentor at our speed dating: “Meet Your Mentor” event.

What? Yes, three generations of wise women will cross-mentor each other on topics such as work/life balance, career transitions, traveling/working abroad, and graduate schools.

When? 3pm on Sunday, February 10, 2013.

Where? Mott House, 122 Maryland Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002

Light refreshments will be provided.

Register by Thursday, February 7th>>

A UNA-NCA Young Professionals Women and Gender Committee event, jointly sponsored by the WIN International Network and the International Consulting Women Network.

09 February 2013

Maryland District 6 Constituents Briefing and Orientation

Presented by the UNA-NCA Advocacy Committee

February 9, 9:15 am
Clarksburg Cottage
23201 Stringtown Rd

Clarksburg, MD

Speaker: Ken Cummings, Foreign Affairs Aide, Congressman Chris Van Hollen (MD District 8)

For years, Congressman Roscoe Bartlett frustrated the efforts of UN friends in Maryland's 6th district. Last year, he was ousted by challenger John Delaney. Join other 6th District constituents as we review current issues affecting the U.S.-UN relationship, learn successful lobby techniques, and begin building a positive working relationship with Congressman Delaney's office and staff.

RSVP by February 7 to maryland@unanca.org 

30 January 2013

The Environment and Development in China

Domestic and International Implications

January 30, 6:30-8 pm
1800 K Street NW

A panel of experts from non-profit organizations and think tanks will discuss the impact of rapid development on the Chinese environment. The panelists will discuss the intended and unintended environmental consequences of development, and the role the environment plays in China's development.


Robert Sheperd, Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs, The George Washington University
Damien Ma, Analyst, Eurasia Group
Dr. Charles V. Barber, Forest Division Chief in the Bureau of Oceans, Environment and Science, US Department of State
Molly Walton, Research Associate, Energy and National Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

More information and registration>>

Join the COO and UNA-NCA for a Briefing on the Effects of the 2012 Election

The Council of Organizations and the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area will host the 2012 Election Results & the UN: A Briefing on How the UN Fares with a New Administration and Congress.

November 28, 2012
3-4 pm

Main Presenter:
Peter Yeo, Executive Director, Better World Campaign and Vice President for Public Policy at the UN Foundation

Presentations will be followed by a brief Q&A session.  

This event is open to members only.  Members can access the briefing by phone, contact us at 202-223-6092 for details. Members in the DC area may also attend the briefing in person at the UN Foundation's M Street office.  RSVP is required for in-person attendance; please contact coo@unausa.org to RSVP and receive further details.

19 November 2012

The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

1800 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Room 525 

This event will focus on the background, status, opportunities, and challenges of implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.  Representatives from the labor, business, civil society, and public sectors will speak from their perspectives.

  • Eric Biel, International Labor Bureau, US Department of Labor
  • Nancy Donaldson, International Labour Organization
  • Amol Mehra, International Corporate Accountability Roundtable
  • Rob McGarrah, AFL-CIO Office of Investment
  • Genevieve Taft-Vasquez, The Coca-Cola Company

16 November 2012

US Involvement in Africa

UNA-NCA's Young Professionals Africa Committee, in partnership with Africare and America's Impact, invites you to attend:

US Involvement in Africa
Africare House
1015 15th Street NW 

Ambassador John Campell is the Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in New York. Rowman & Littlefield published his book, Nigeria: Dancing on the Brink. He writes the blog "Africa in Transition." From 1975 to 2007, Ambassador Campbell served as a US Department of State Foreign Service officer. He served twice in Nigeria as political counselor from 1988 to 1990 and as ambassador from 2004 to 2007.

Jon Temin is the director of the United States Institute of Peace's Sudan and South Sudan program. Mr. Temin’s commentary on Sudan and South Sudan issues has been featured by, among other outlets, the BBC, Al Jazeera, The Washington Post, Voice of America and National Public Radio. Prior to joining USIP, Mr. Temin spent five years with the non-governmental organization CHF International designing development and peacebuilding programs throughout Africa and elsewhere.

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