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United Nations Month

October is UN Month!

UN Month, an annual month-long series of events held throughout October, commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the UN Charter. This year, to celebrate the 69th anniversary of the United Nations, the 71st anniversary of UNA-USA, and the 61st anniversary of UNA-NCA, we present a month-long programmatic effort.

We plan to inform, educate, and mobilize members in the Washington DC community and beyond about the vital work of and current challenges and issues being faced by the UN.
Upcoming UN Month 2014 Events
Saturday, October 18  -   Young Professional Career Dinner Series 
The International Career Dinner Series is a signature, annual event inviting young professionals to engage with Washington's top professionals in their chosen field. The event begins with a networking reception at the UN Foundation followed by topical dinners held in private homes throughout the DC Metro Area. Each dinner features distinguished speakers who will share their stories, answer your questions, and offer advice based on their experiences in the industry. This month's series features speakers from several UN Agencies, The US Department of State, The UN Foundation, The Human Rights Campaign, a leading international law firm, and many more!

Friday, October 24  -  Celebrating UN Day: From the League of Nations to the UN Today
The United Nations Association of the National Capital Area and The President Woodrow Wilson House cordially invite you to celebrate the 69th birthday of the United Nations. Our distinguished speakers will highlight Woodrow Wilson’s legacy as an essential force in the League of Nations that laid the foundation for the United Nations, and address issues of international peace and security within the UN framework today.  

Past UN Month 2014 Events

Sunday, October 5 - Is the UN Still Relevant?
Executive Director of the United Nations Association - USA, Chris Whatley - will discuss the UN's relevance, its role in addressing international challenges, and its overall impact on the world stage.

Thursday, October 9   - Happy Hour Celebration for Eleanor Roosevelt's Birthday! 
Eleanor Roosevelt was a staunch advocate for the UN in her role delegate to the General Assembly.  Join our Human Rights Committee for a happy hour and toast to her birthday!

Tuesday, October 14 - The Threats and Costs of Getting the Facts: A Review of Journalism Safety
 Learn what it's like to report from a crisis zone or one hostile to freedom of information as well as efforts to protect journalists in these situations.  Get a unique, firsthand perspective from those who have been there.