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UN World Refugee Day Part 2 of 2

UN World Refugee Day

Refugees: United Nations, United States and You

The 1952United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugeesadopted the following definition of a refugee (in Article 1.A.2)

"Any person who: owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality, and is unable to, or owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country.

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

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

International Women's Day Celebration with Jane Roberts

International Women's Day Celebration!
34 Million Friends of the Women of the World with Jane Roberts 
Co-founder, 34 Million Friends of the UN Population Fund 

Friday, March 8, 2013, 7-8:30 pm
St. Jude's Episcopal Church
20920 McClellan Rd., Cupertino CA 95014

In her International Women's Day address, Jane Roberts will highlight the work of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), the largest reproductive health and family planning agency in the world.  For Jane, there can be no gender equality without access to reproductive health.

SVUNA Speakers Bureau

The SVUNA President and Board of Directors are available to speak to nonprofit groups and other interested in the United Nations and international affairs. 

1. President Shirley Lin Kinoshita spoke on Nov. 15, 2012 to SEIU 521, retired public workers in San Jose on the status of women and girls, locally and world-wide. In 2011, Shirley attended the UN 55th Commission on the Status of Women in NYC as a WILPF delegate. WILPF is world's oldest and largest women's peace and justice organization.

Silicon Valley United Nations Association

October 2012 


Welcome to the Silicon Valley United Nations Association Chapter. We are excited about this first opportunity to share our enthusiasm for the work of the United Nations with our community.

Find out more about our work at Our chapter is the newest of over 100 UNA chapters on UNA USA national directory. 

Our chapter hopes to bring unique opportunities to educate, inspire and mobilize the Silicon Valley community through the United Nations' ongoing work for a peaceful, sustainable world 
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