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Book Launch: A History of UNA-USA

Book Talk: 
United Nations Association-USA
A Little Known History of Advocacy & Action

You're invited to a free community program to find out more about the United Nations Association-USA. Co-hosted by MidPeninsula and Silicon Valley UNA chapters.

More than ever we need advocates for the United Nations international humanitarian, human rights and peace efforts. Find out more about us at this event.


 Please register at Eventbrite.com at this link: http://bit.ly/2i7rVQA


United Nations Day Celebration

You're invited to our UN Day event.

United Nations Day Celebration

Saturday, October 24, 2015, 2 pm

St. Jude's Episcopal Church -Classroom 5
20920 McClellan Rd., Cupertino CA
Speaker: Micah Spangler

5th Intergenerational Model United Nations - Oct. 10

You're Invited!

5th Intergenerational 
Model United Nations
Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015
9 am-6 pm
Univ. of California, Berkeley CA




LOCATION: University of California, Berkeley Ca (exact location pending)
REGISTRATION: Pre-Registerfor $30 until Sept. 25
After Sept. 25, $35
Price includes: fees, materials, breakfast, lunch
REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE AT: www.igmun.org

COMMITTEE TOPICS: Peace & Security,  Global Health, Human Rights, Women's Rights, Climate Change, Internet Security, Post2015 Development, Security Council.

Peace Forum 2014



Peace Forum 2014
Forging Peace & Human Security: 
From Aspiration to Action
"How Can Love, Compassion & Empathy Transform 
Values & Behavior to Achieve Peace?"

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 1:30 pm-5:00 pm
St. John's Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Avenue, Berkeley
 
Speakers:Victor Kazanjian, Exec. Director, United Religious Initiatives
Kazu Haga, East Point Peace Academy, 
Riess Potterveld, Press. Graduate Theological Union, 
Samina Sundas, Exec. Director, American Muslim Voice

Time to United Again for Peace Sept. 1 2014

From UNA USA San Francisco Chapter President Pablo Castro
September 1, 2014 
   
Time to Unite Again for Peace   

 I am sure that as you read these lines you would agree with me that the world needs more than a little help when it comes to peace on the planet.   I am usually very optimistic when it comes to trying diplomacy rather than weapons, but from what I see and read about the Middle East, Ukraine, Russia, Africa, United States, it seems that diplomatic efforts are not having any meaningful effects lately.

Intergenerational Model United Nations Sept. 27, 2014

Become a country's delegate to the United Nations! This United Nations Association annual conference is for all ages interested in finding out how to work together to resolve the world's urgent issues. Location: San Francisco State University.  Cost is $30, after Sept. 15, $35. Register online now at www.igmun.org

Silicon Valley UNA's Paula Rochelle, is the conference leader. Email or phone her to find out more about IGMUN, arrange carpool: prochelle1@aol.com 408 255-4379. REGISTER TODAY!

United Nations Day Celebration Oct. 24, 2013

You are invited to celebration United Nations Day! Thursday, October 24, 2013, 7 pm.
Teresa Cox, Trade Advisor to the Obama Administration, with extensive community and business experience, speaks about International Trade, Current Issues and Trends. Cupertino Community Hall, 10350 Torre Ave., Cupertino CA 95014. Free and open to the public. 


Focus on Nuclear Weapons. Can we end nuclear wars?

Disarming Tea Party
Saturday May 18, 2013
11:30 am-1:30 pm
Home of Raging Granny Shirley
Contact svuna2012@gmail.com
1 408 255-6559

Hosted by Women's International League for Peace & Freedom (San Jose Branch) and Silicon Valley UNA-USA.
Enjoy delectable tea savories & sweets with tea.

Connecting International nuclear disarmament activities (see http://wilpfinternational.org) with local efforts. 
Presentation by leaders of Lockheed Vigil in Sunnyvale CA. See www.wevigil.org
Cost $20. Checks made out to WILPF San Jose.

UN International Mother Earth Day -April 22

Our local chapter supported and celebrated Earth Day at local Earth Day events. Thank you to our volunteers at the 2013 Cupertino Earth & Arbor Day festival. 

Our membership is growing daily as we share the mission of the United Nations among our fellow Americans to end the scourge of war and work for harmony among nations. Volunteers at events like this and programs make our efforts possible. 

To join Silicon Valley UNA-USA online and pay by credit card, go to www.unausa.org/join

To join SVUNA-USA by mail, ask us for a membership form and pay by check.

Water: Essential to Life


"Billions of people are vulnerable to water scarcity and deteriorating water quality. What's the solution? Step up water cooperation! 

2013 is the International Year of Water Cooperation. See the full infographic created by our United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) colleagues here:http://ow.ly/hBMYY"

This winter of February 2013 a record snowstorm hit much of the Northeast region of North America. It reminded me of the 1979 blizzard that paralyzed much of the middle of this continent.
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