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13 May 2020

Maryland UN75 Consultation

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08 May 2020

Young Professional Virtual Office Hours

The UNA-NCA Young Professionals Program will be hosting virtual office hours to provide career insight and mentorship in various fields. We are currently looking for professionals to act as mentors and answer questions regarding their career, work with the UNA-NCA, and other relevant experience. 
If you would like to become a mentor, please share your contact information and availability in this Google Sheet. This will not commit you to any responsibilities yet, but will simply inform us of your availability.

If we match you with an individual who is interested in your knowledge and expertise, we will make sure to reach out to you in advance and share the opportunity with you before making any direct connections. 
For any questions, please feel free to reach out to contactyp@unanca.org.

Registration closes on Friday, May 22nd at 12:00pm EST

05 May 2020

Upcoming Coffee Chat on Women in Leadership

Coffee Chat: Gender Equality and SDG 5

Women in Leadership

Join us for the next installment of our Coffee Chat series on Tuesday, May 5 from 1:00-2:00pm for a discussion on Women in Leadership. We'll engage on a number of topics: UN work on gender equality and SDG 5, priority issues in advocacy for women's rights, critical reflections on personal career trajectories and insights for young leaders.
Grab a fresh cup of your favorite warm beverage and join UNA-NCA Executive Director Paula Boland in conversation with:

Karen Mulhauser
UNA-NCA Past President, UNA-USA Past National Council Chair, Founder and Coordinator of Consulting Women LLC,Chair Emerita of the Women's Information Network, NARAL Former Executive Director

Oona Nelson
UNA-NCA Youth Ambassador
Gayatri Patel
Director of Gender Advocacy, CARE

Rachel Bowen Pittman
Executive Director, UNA-USA
Register here


21 April 2020

UNA-NCA Coffee Chat: Climate Action & SDG 13


Join us in conversation with some of the leading experts on sustainability, climate change, and UN governance on April 21st from 1-2pm as we kick off our UNA-NCA Coffee Chat Series. We'll sit down and grab a cup of our preferred beverages as we explore the Sustainable Development Goals, Global Environmental Policy, and Earth Day Advocacy in the digital age.

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15 April 2020

Take Action: Devastating Threat to Freeze All WHO Funding


In the last 24 hours, the threat to the United Nations - and the prosperity of the international community - has come under renewed threat. As of April 14, the Administration claimed that it would freeze all funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) - all the while, we remain in the midst of an unprecedented global battle with COVID-19. 
You can watch this morning's update from the Secretary General on the spread of COVID-19 and misinformation here.  
The impact of such a freeze could be catastrophic to the treatment and prevention of COVID-19 across the globe - and we'll feel it in our own communities as well. 
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, WHO has shipped: 800,000 surgical masks; 54,000 N95 masks; 873,000 gloves; 15,000 goggles; 24,000 face shields.  This personal protective equipment (PPE) has been sent to 75 countries; they have also shipped testing kits to 126 countries. WHO's leadership in supporting research and production in partnership with Google, Facebook, and Whatsapp have played a critical role in mitigating the consequences of this pandemic. 
We stand with WHO - and we need our members of Congress to denounce this threat. More than ever before, this is the time to supprot the UN and its agencies. 
Picking up the phone and calling your Member of Congress is a quick and effective way to stand in solidarity with the World Health Organization (WHO). 
1.To call your respective Members of Congress, please dial 855-466-4862.
  • Once you dial this number, you will be asked to enter your five-digit zip code.
  • Afterwards, you will be prompted to press #1 or #2 to speak with your Senators and #3 to speak with your Representative.
  • Helpful tip: if you're leaving a voicemail, be prepared to limit your message to under 90 seconds. 
2.Before calling, be prepared with a short script that covers the following pieces of information:
  • Who are you? Where are you from?
Sample Script: Hi, I’m [your name], a constituent and voter from [your town/county/city, state]. I am a member of the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area, the largest chapter of UNA-USA, a grassroots movement of Americans dedicated to supporting the vital work of the United Nations.
  • Why are you calling?
Sample Script: I am calling you today to express my support for the World Health Organization. Right now, the UN is leading and coordinating the global response effort to COVID-19 by supporting countries to prevent, detect, and respond to the pandemic. In today’s interconnected world, a deadly health threat anywhere is a deadly threat everywhere. Will you join me in condemning the threat to WHO funding? 
  • How has COVID-19 impacted your life?
3.Keep your message brief and to the point, and don’t forget to thank the staffer for their time!
Share the attached graphic on social media using the hashtag #USAforUN. Together, we can make it clear to Congress, this Administration, and the men and women on the frontlines of this fight- we stand with the WHO.  
Download, save, and share UNA-NCA's one-pager on calling you member of congress here.
Interested in joining UNA-NCA's Advocacy Task Force for rapid response advocacy efforts? Email shayna@unanca.org

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 shayna@unanca.org if you have any questions.

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

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.



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


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.

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