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24 March 2020

POSTPONED - The United Nations and Human Rights in Washington, DC


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus situation, this event has been POSTPONED until further notice.

UNA-NCA offers new opportunities for UNA members and friends to participate in the fight for Human Rights in DC. Start by joining us at “The United Nations and Human Rights in Washington DC” – a public forum on March 24, at 5:30 PM sponsored by UNA-NCA and its partners in the International Human Rights Law Clinic at The George Washington University Law School and the DC Human Rights City Alliance.  Doors open at the GWU Law School Faculty Lounge at 5:30 PM, for networking and snacks. The program begins at 6:00 PM.

The March 24 forum is but one of a series of activities organized by UNA-NCA’s Human Rights Committee on the occasion of the 2020 Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the United States performance on human rights by the UN’s Human Rights Council. Since the summer of 2019, the UNA-NCA Human Rights Committee, with its partners, has organized a survey of DC residents on human rights issues that concern them in their lives, held grassroots roundtable discussions, prepared shadow reports as NGO submissions for the UN Human Rights Council for the United States UPR, and organized Embassy Visits in Washington by UNA-NCA volunteers and partners to present the UNA-NCA findings and recommendations to UN Member States for possible submission to the United States.   Join us on March 24, and engage with UNA-NCA and its partners in the fight for human rights in DC and around the world.

When
: TBD
Where: Faculty Lounge, The George Washington University Law School, 2000 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20052
Cost: Free, but registration is required.

Learn more about UNA-NCA's UPR efforts here.

Registration will open shortly!



31 March 2020

POSTPONED - Refugee & Immigration Town Hall


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus situation, this event has been POSTPONED until further notice.


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The United Nations Association of the National Capital Area, in partnership with the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) and Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area (LSSNCA), will hold a Refugee Town Hall on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 from 7 – 8:30 pm. Hosted by St. John’s Episcopal Church, Norwood Parish in Bethesda-Chevy Chase, MD, this forum will feature national speakers discussing current issues in the refugee debate – the aftermath of successful legal action against the Administration’s state/local consent in refugee resettlement, status of Afghan Special Immigrant Visas (SIV), and other issues impacting refugee resettlement and immigration.

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), in whose district the forum will be held, has been invited to give the Congressional perspective on refugee issues and to receive an award for Service Leadership in Congress on refugee issues, particularly appropriations for additional Afghan SIVs. He will be joined by former U.S. Ambassador and St. John’s Deacon and Community Life Coordinator the Rev. Anne Derse who will welcome attendees to her parish.

*The Town Hall is co-sponsored by LIRS & LSSNCA.
**The event is free but we ask for you to please RSVP with John Murphy, advocacy associate, at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Register here!



04 April 2020

POSTPONED - Spring 2020 Young Professionals' Career Dinners


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus situation, this event has been POSTPONED until further notice.


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 Spring 2020 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. Keynote speaker will be announced shortly.

When: 

TBD

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

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.

Career Dinner topics will be announced shortly!

Sponsor the Career Dinners here.






06 April 2020

UNA-NCA World Health Day Advocacy Training

Undoubtedly, we are all affected by the growing COVID-19 pandemic. It’s an unprecedented health challenge and we know people like YOU want to help.

The UN is leading and coordinating the global effort, supporting countries to prevent, detect, and respond to the pandemic. In fact, a recent poll shows that 77% of Americans trust the World Health Organization to handle the global response to the coronavirus.

We need our leaders to know that American support for the UN comes at an unprecedented time.  As we commemorate World Health Day on April 7th, we call upon all UNA-NCA members to urge their members of Congress to support the UN's work on global health.  Join us on Monday, April 6th for a Digital Advocacy Training in preparation for our Global Health Advocacy Day on April 7th.

When: Monday, April 6, 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Where: Online
Cost: Free, but registration is required

Register here



07 April 2020

UNA-NCA Global Health Advocacy Day

Are you ready to take action? Recent polling indicates that 77% of Americans trust the World Health Organization to handle the global response to COVID-19. Thus far, the UN has been a leading figure in coordinating the global response effort, supporting countries in the prevention, detection, and treatment of the pandemic. We need our leaders to know that American support for the UN comes at an unprecedented time. In order to commemorate World Health Day on TuesdayApril 7, we're going to raise our voice. We're ready to urge our members of Congress to support the UN's work on global health. 
Contact UNA-NCA Advocacy Associate, Shayna Vayser, at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  if you have any questions.