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23 January 2020

Strategies for Investing in Africa’s Public Health Preparedness

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Date: January 23, 2020
Time: 6:00-7:45 p.m.
Location: Georgetown University School of Law, McDonough Hall, Room 206, 600 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
Cost: Free

Register here!

Join UNA-NCA in partnership with the O'Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law for a panel discussion concerning "Strategies for Investing in Africa's Public Health Preparedness."

Panelists Include:
Public health challenges particularly in Africa, are a direct result of the continuing impact of non-communicable and communicable diseases adding to the daunting challenges of health systems strengthening facing the Continent. Thus, the purpose of this year’s forum  will be to discuss and share the role that academia, private sector organizations and the Non-governmental community can play in building public health preparedness capacities in Africa.

The purpose of this Forum will be to explore strategies that we can invest in Africa’s health workers, healthcare and social services infrastructure, logistics, surveillance and health information systems. We’re hopeful that the expected outcome of this event will be a Diaspora strategy to include further policy recommendations for the UN & U.S. Administrations and the African Union.

Register here!



19 December 2019

Support UNA-NCA Through The World Bank Community Connections Campaign


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Donate Online Now

CLICK HERE: HTTPS://WORLDBANKGROUP.BENEVITY.ORG/USER/LOGIN

In anticipation of the November 4 CCC launch, an email from noreply@benevity.org was sent to past FY19 CCC donors and 1818 Society members describing how to log into the new pledging system. If you did not receive the launch email, click here and submit your contact information. You should then receive your launch email within a few days’ time.

The CCC Benevity pledge site has all the information you need to make your pledge. Your personal Dashboard appears when you first log onto the pledging system. There is a “How to Pledge” video on the Dashboard – next to the “Donate Now” button. You may also click here to download step-by-step instructions.

There is no limit on how much you can pledge to CCC organizations for the FY20 CCC, but the WBG has capped the corporate match at $25,000 per donor.

Credit card donations are charged a fee by the credit card merchant (2.4% plus a $0.30 transaction fee) which is taken out of the pledge before being disbursed to the NGO.

DONATE BY CHECK, STOCKS OR BONDS

Unlike previous CCCs, donations by check, stocks, or bonds go directly to UNA-NCA, not via WBCCF. The WBG must therefore receive proof that the donations have been made, and that they have happened during the FY20 campaign period – i.e., between November 4 and December 19, 2019. Proofs of such donations must be uploaded to the CCC Benevity site by December 19th at the latest.

Click below for additional instructions for each type of donation:

If you have further questions, please download a copy of the WBCCC FAQ, send an email to comoutreach@worldbank.org, or contact UNA-NCA Development Associate Lyndsie Whitehead at lyndsie@unanca.org.

You may also contact support@benevity.org for help with specific pledging questions or issues.



10 December 2019

2019 Human Rights Awards

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2019 Human Rights Awards! It was a great night; read event coverage here.


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Each year, UNA-NCA commemorates the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights with a celebratory event. 

In honor of the 71st anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, UNA-NCA will recognize individuals and organizations working to improve human rights in their communities and around the world.


Register Here

All ticket sales will close at 11:59 pm on 12/6




When:
Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
Reception at 5:15 pm
Program runs from 6:00 - 8:00 pm


Where:
National Education Association, 1201 16th St. NW, Washington DC, 20036



The 2019 Honorees are:

The Inaugural UNA-NCA Global Human Rights Leadership Award
The Honorable Michelle Bachelet*
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
*This award will be presented in High Commissioner Bachelet's honor

Louis B. Sohn Human Rights Award 
Professor Katherine Marshall
Executive Director, World Faiths Development Dialogue

 F. Allen "Tex" Harris Human Rights Diplomacy Award
Ambassador Suzan Johnson Cook
Former U.S. Ambassador for International Religious Freedom 

Perdita Huston Human Rights Award 
The Honorable Vivian Lowery Derryck
Founder and President Emerita, The Bridges Institute; UNA-NCA Advisory Council

UNA-NCA Community Human Rights Award
World Central Kitchen
 



Tickets:


Member*: $70
Non-Member**: $90 

Register Here
All ticket sales will close at 11:59 pm on 12/6

Students, email unanca@unanca.org from your .edu email address to receive $20 off your ticket price!

*Students under the age of 26 are eligible for free UNA-NCA membership
**Non-member tickets include 1 year of UNA-NCA membership



Contact our Executive Director, Paula Boland, at paula@unanca.org with any questions about sponsorship.



02 November 2019

Fall 2019 Young Professionals' Career Dinners


Read Full Coverage of the Event Here!


On Saturday, November 2nd, 2019, UNA-NCA invites students and young professionals to participate in its semi-annual Young Professionals' Career Dinner series.

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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 2019 Career Dinner Series will kick off with a networking reception where participants and speakers will have the chance to meet and swap business cards.
 
The reception will feature keynote remarks by Loyce Pace, President and Executive Director of the Global Health Council.

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors!

When: 

Saturday, November 2, 2019
5:00 pm Networking Reception
7:00 pm Dinner 

Where: 
United Nations Foundation
1750 Pennsylvania Ave NW
12th Floor
Washington, DC 20006

Cost:
Students and Members: $45
Non-Members: $55
Non-Members plus one year of Membership: $65

Dinners:

Professional speakers in each of the 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.

Register Here!
Please be advised that you are only allowed to register for one dinner.

Each dinner has its own length of program. 



Careers in the United Nations


Speakers:
Sarah Jackson-Han, Senior Policy, Strategy, and Communications Advisor, UNDP
Laura Fuller, Head of Communications, UN Environment Programme



Dinner will be held at the UN Foundation.



International Law

Speakers:
Angelita Baeyens, Programs Director of Advocacy & Litigation, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights


Dinner will be held at the UN Foundation.



Human Rights & Journalism 

Speakers:
Heather Hill
, Director of Communications and Marketing, World Hope International; UNA-NCA Board Member
Jenn Topper, Communications Director, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Dinner will be held offsite.



Climate & Gender

Speakers:
Jamie Wen-Besson,
Communications Officer, Advancing Gender in the Environment, International Union for Conservation of Nature
Cara Honzak, Senior Technical Advisor for Population, Health & Environment, Pathfinder International

Dinner will be held offsite.



International Education 

Speakers:
Tonija Hope Navas, Director, Ralph Bunche International Affairs Center at Howard University
Kristen Shannon, Program Officer, Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, IREX

Dinner will be held at the UN Foundation.


Global Health

Speakers:

Carol Labor
, Principal Consultant, Women's Wellness Group
Chisina Kapungu, Director of Learning and Organizational Strengthening, WomenStrong International

Dinner will be held at the UN Foundation.





28 October 2019

The UN and Human Rights in 2019

It was another successful UN Month at UNA-NCA; Read event coverage here!

Please join us for our Human Rights Awards Reception on December 10th. 



Every October, UNA-NCA commemorates the anniversary of the United Nations with special programming on relevant topics and engaging high-level speakers. "The UN and Human Rights in 2019" wi
ll serve to provide an overview of the main current actions, challenges, and opportunities before the United Nations in the field of human rights, as well as to foster engaging dialogue. UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Andrew Gilmour, will provide keynote remarks, and then be joined in discussion by Ambassador Keith Harper and Ambassador Sarah Mendelson to link the global and local dimensions of key human rights challenges.

View The Press Release Here


A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors!



When:

Monday, October 28, 2019
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. 
Program at 7:00 p.m.

Where: ​
Rayburn House Office Building
Gold Room
45 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, D.C. 20515

Keynote Speaker:
Andrew Gilmour
UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights

Discussants
Ambassador (ret.) Keith Harper
Former U.S. Representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council

Ambassador Sarah Mendelson
Distinguished Service Professor of Public Policy and Head of Heinz College in Washington, D.C.

Cost:
$25 for Students and Young Professionals
$40 for Members
$50 for Non-Members

$70 UN Month 2019 Pass (Member); Member registration for both UN Month 2019 Events including "Our Planet. Our Future" and "The UN and Human Rights in 2019".
$90 UN Month 2019 Pass (Non-Member); Non-Member registration for both UN Month 2019 Events including "Our Planet. Our Future" and "The UN and Human Rights in 2019".


*Reception begins at 5:30pm and includes hors d'oeuvres and cocktails 


If you are interested in individual or corporate sponsorship, click here.

Share the event with your network with our Social Media Kit .



18 October 2019

Our Planet. Our Future.

It was another successful UN Month at UNA-NCA; Read event coverage here!


Every October, UNA-NCA commemorates the anniversary of the United Nations with special programming on relevant topics and engaging high-level speakers. This year’s theme is “Our Planet. Our Future.” and we will be highlighting the work of the UN Environment Programme and its Executive Director, Ms. Inger Andersen. After her keynote remarks, Ms. Andersen will be joined by former Environmental Protection Agency Deputy Administrator Robert Perciasepe for a discussion moderated by Ryan Hobert, Managing Director for Energy and Climate at the UN Foundation, to bring together the global and local dimensions of the climate change challenge.

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors!


When:

Friday, October 18, 2019
Doors open at 5:00 p.m.
Program at 6:00 p.m.

*Reception begins at 5:15 p.m. and includes hors d'oeuvres and cocktails 

Where:
UN Foundation
1750 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
12th Floor
Washington, DC 20006

Keynote Speaker:
Inger Andersen
Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme

Discussant:
Robert Perciasepe
President of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
Former Deputy Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency

Moderator:
Ryan Hobert
Managing Director for Energy and Climate at the UN Foundation


Cost:
$25 for Students and Young Professionals
$40 for Members
$50 for Non-Members

UN Month 2019 Passes include registration for both UN Month 2019 Events including "Our Planet. Our Future" and "The UN and Human Rights in 2019."
$70 UN Month 2019 Pass (Member)
$90 UN Month 2019 Pass (Non-Member)

If you are interested in individual or corporate sponsorship, click here.




08 October 2019

Eleanor Roosevelt Happy Hour 2019

It was another successful UN Month at UNA-NCA; Read event coverage here!

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Join UNA-NCA's Human Rights Committee and the Young Professionals Program for a happy hour in honor of Eleanor Roosevelt!

Come take a photo with Eleanor Roosevelt during a happy hour celebrating her birthday, the International Day of the Girl, the 74th Anniversary of the UN and the 71st anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  Dress up, dress down but come celebrate these signature achievements! This is a great opportunity to meet members, volunteers, and staff from UNA-NCA, as well as other DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia folks interested in hot topics in international affairs, and get involved with issues you are passionate about! 

When:
 Tuesday, October 8; 5:30 - 8:30 pm 

Where:
The Eleanor, 100 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002

Cost: Free 

Thank you for your interest in joining us!  Online registration has closed.  If you would like to attend, please email unanca@unanca.org to inquire about availability.

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20 August 2019

UPR Roundtable: Poverty & Economic Inequality

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