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27 September 2016

Advancing Human Rights: The United Nations and China

Freedom House and the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area invite you to Advancing Human Rights: The United Nations and China.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Freedom House
1850 M Street NW
Suite 1100
Washington, D.C. 20036

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Please join us for a candid discussion on how the United Nations can support human rights in China: What impact is the UN having on China’s human rights situation? Are the special rapporteurs, Universal Periodic Review process, and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights making a difference? How is the Chinese government responding to the work of the UN on Human Rights in China? And how can the UN address China’s human rights situation more effectively?

Welcome Remarks
Ambassador Donald T. Bliss (ret)
President
UNA-NCA

Participants
Dr. Yang Jianli
President
Initiatives for China

Dr. Xiao R. Li
Independent Scholar 

Dr. Sophie Richardson
China Director
Human Rights Watch

Moderator
Dr. Mark P. Lagon
Distinguished Scholar and Centennial Fellow 
Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University 





15 September 2016

Young African Fellows Farewell Reception

Join UNA-NCA, IREX, and APCO Worldwide for a Farewell Reception for the 2016 Mandela Fellows. 

The Mandela Washington Fellowship, the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative, offers support to African youth leaders in the form of leadership training, mentoring opportunities, and professional internships. Upon returning to their home countries, Fellows have continued access to further training and opportunities, which better position them to take on important roles in the achievement of development goals in their home countries and beyond. Please join UNA-NCA in congratulating the 2016 Fellows on their successful completion of the program!

Speakers:
Wandra Mitchell, African Development Foundation and UNA-NCA Advisory Council
Donald Bliss, President, UNA-NCA
Sandra Taylor, International Advisory Council Member, APCO Worldwide

When: Thursday, September 15; 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Where:  
APCO Worldwide; 1299 Pennsylvania Ave. NW; Suite 300; Washington, D.C. 20004


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08 August 2016

Perdita Huston Human Rights Award Nominations Extended!

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.

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.

Nominations have been extended through August 8th! We look forward to receiving your nominations!

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



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
 



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