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10 December 2019

2019 Human Rights Awards

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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.


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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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  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  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  with any questions about sponsorship.



11 December 2019

Seeking VA, MD, and DC Hub Coordinator(s) for Advocacy Committee


ADVOCACY COMMITTEE -- Hubs: VA, MD, and DC

Interest should be expressed to Advocacy Associate  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , with subject line "Advocacy Committee Hub Coordinator", along with the submission of this form.


POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Hub Coordinator(s)* will:
 
1) Recruit UNA-NCA members in VA and MD Congressional districts.  UNA-NCA’s footprint includes all of DC and Maryland, and the following parts of Northern Virginia:

· Congressional Districts: Northern Virginia is part of the 1st, 5th, 7th, 8th, 10th, and 11th congressional districts. These districts also span into other areas further south of Virginia.

· Counties: Caroline, Culpeper, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudon, Prince William, Rappahannock, Spotsylvania, Stafford.

· Independent Cities: Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fredericksburg, Manassas, and Manassas Park.


2) Develop small Congressional “networks” primarily for Digital advocacy. For instance; two or three UNA-NCA members per network for the respective Hubs.


3) Respond (Hubs/Networks) to VP Advocacy and Advocacy Associate calls for action.


4) Provide feedback to VP Advocacy, Advocacy Associate, and in some cases, other UNA-NCA staff.

 
5) Check Advocacy webpage and UNE weekly for timely messaging and alert respective “networks”: VA, MD and, in some cases, DC.


6) Report follow-up from Congressional offices (including requests) to Advocacy Associate, VP Advocacy.


7) Communicate with "networks" about Advocacy Training and other UNA-NCA events and programs.

 

Prefer TWO members per Hub Role for VA, MD, and DC -- for “backup” purposes.



13 December 2019

UNA-NCA Young Professionals Board of Directors Position Openings - 2019

Come join the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area, UNA-NCA, a nonprofit organization serving the greater Washington D.C. and Baltimore areas. With the help of over 5,000 members, volunteers, and supporters in the greater Washington area, UNA-NCA works to build public knowledge of the UN, strengthen UN-US relations, and aid the UN in achieving its goals. 

The UNA-NCA Young Professionals (YP) program cultivates future globally minded leaders in international affairs, spanning nonprofits and the public and private sectors through professional development programming and leadership and mentorship opportunities. The team develops international-affairs oriented educational and advocacy programs that will help DC-area young professionals further their knowledge of pressing international issues, dedicate themselves to making a change in the world, and take a step towards becoming future global leaders. 
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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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 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:

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