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GenUN Youth Launch Party Saturday,March 28, 2015

Middle and High Schoolers and College Students

You're invited to our GenUN Youth Launch Party

Saturday, March 28, 2015, 10 am
SVUNA President's home:
20644 Nancy Ct. Cupertino CA 

Help make your world a better place for all. Support the United Nations for a just and livable world. First project: 7th Annual Cupertino Earth Day. 

Contact: SVUNA Shirley Kinoshita or Pinky Mukherjee

"Empowering Women" International Women's Day Program

Empowering Women 
with Maja Marjanovic & Erin Keeley

International Women's Day

Saturday, March 7, 2015, 2 pm

St. Jude's Episcopal Church
20920 McClellan Rd. Cupertino CA

International Women's Day is a United Nations Observance and a national holiday in many couinties, but not in the USA.  UN Women was created in 2011 from four separate women's agencies, and headed by an Undersecretary-General.  This program celebrates the role of women and highlights issues and future possibilities.

Books for Zambia

Books for Zambian Women & Children   

Silicon Valley United Nations Association is collecting used book until May 18, 2014 to benefit Zambian Women & Children.

We need nonfiction books in good clean condition. Recent editons & paperbacks preferred.  Please bring books by May 18 to SVUNA President’s Home, 20644 Nancy Ct., Cupertino CAThank you.   

Your donations will benefit Zambians like my friends, Edina & Chipo Longwe from Lukasa, Zambia, Africa.

Edina was a overseas student majoring in Business at DeAnza College in Cupertino and Oregon State University.

UNICEF Children Helping Children Opportunities

UNICEF – How Children are Helping Children  
WHEN:Sat. March 22, 11:30 am-1:30 pm.   

WHAT/WHO:Helen Liang, UNICEF Global Citizen Fellow, provides overview of UNICEF’s education and advocacy projects. Special focus on Youth’s Role in Water Crisis.March 22 is UN World Water   Local middle-school and high-school youth discuss their UNICEF and UN campaigns and projects.   

WHERE:SVUNA President Shirley Lin Kinoshita’s home, 20644 Nancy Ct.

SVUNA Youth Program: Microfinance to China villagers

SVUNA Youth presents Claire Lu, a junior at Monta Vista High School, who talks about her summer spent offering micro-finance loans to Hui villagers in China. The Hui are a Muslim ethnic minority there.  Claire is is a SVUNA Youth leader, a Model UN officer at her school, and a student ambassador with the San Francisco World Affairs Council. 

Second half of program is a discussion of youth activities and plans,led by Tony Pan.

Event takes place Saturday, September 28, 2013, 2:30-4:30 pm at Raynor Park Christian Church, 1515 Partridge Ave.

Cyrus Cylinder Exhibit & Tour San Francisco Sept.14, 2013

Silicon Valley UNA-USA invites you to tour

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, 9 am-3 pm

Tour includes guide, transportation arrangements, admission fees, lunch. Cost $40.

In 2013, the Cyrus Cylinder will be in the United States for the first time in its history. The San Francisco Asian Art Museum is one of only five venues in the tour, with the Cylinder on view August 9- September 22, 2013:

The Cyrus Cylinder is among the most revered objects to have survived from the ancient world.

Seeking Peace and Security at Home and Abroad

Today, we have news about another mass killing in the United States, this time at a Newton, Connecticut elementary school. So many of my friends and our leaders  are in tears at the horror and loss of so many innocent children and adults who worked or volunteered there. Such acts seems imcomprehensible, yet they happen. 

After hearing of this tragedy, one of my friends post on her Facebook page that Gallup polls showed that 47% of US households own guns.  Gun owners fiercely protect their 2nd Amendement rights to "bear arms" and own these weapons which too often are used not for protection but unintended and intended harm and mayhem.
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