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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.

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 svuna2012@gmail.com or Pinky Mukherjee pinkyminko@gmail.com

World We Want - Conversations PostMDG 2015-2030

Come join this global conversation in your own neighborhood.  UN Secretary General has asked all of us, public voices, nonprofits, civil society, what are the most urgent issues our world faces after the UN Millennium Development Goals end in 2015. Find out if we've achieve or failed to reach these MDGs. Tell us where you think the most urgent issues we face. We need your input. For background go to www.worldwewant2015.org

Discussion will be led by our SVUNA GenUN Youth leaders. They are our future but we can help shape the direction and focus.

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.

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.

Tourism and a Sustainable Economy

Tourism for a Sustainable Economic Future 

 I just returned from a wonderful vacation with 3 generations of my family at the Royal Sea Cliff Resort in Kailua-Kona Hawaii. Recreation, relaxation and exploring new vistas are part of the joys of travel. Just consider this.  Those who are able to afford and enjoy travel can help those who need an economic uplift through the travel. How does this work? According to the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), China has become the largest spender in international tourism globally in 2012.

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.

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.

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.
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