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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.

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 World Refugee Day Part 1 or 2


World Refugee Day 
Saturday, June 20, 2015 

Portrait of a Refugee: Khaled Hosseini




Khaled Hosseini, Afghan-American author, physician and UN Goodwill Envoy, was born in 1965 in Kabul, Afghanistan.  Hosseini is the son of an Afghani diplomat father and a high school teacher mother.  In 1976, following a Paris diplomatic assignment, the family sought to return to Kabul in 1980, but by then their homeland had witnessed a bloody communist coup and the invasion of the Soviet Army.  The Hosseinis sought and were granted political asylum in the United States, and in September 1980 moved to San Jose, California.

"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.

Holday Peace Fair 2014



Holiday Peace Fair
Saturday, December 6, 2014
11 am- 4 pm
Campbell United Methodist Church
1675 Winchester Blvd, Campbell CA
VTA Bus routes 60 & 82 
Holiday Gifts. Chldren's Activities
Entertainment. Lunch & Desserts
Donation $2 at door
Benefits San Jose Peace &Justice Ctr.
Cosponsors: 
SJ Peace & Justice Ctr. www.sanjosepeace.org
 Silicon Valley UNA-USA http://siliconvalleyuna.vpweb.com
WILPF San Jose www.wilpfsanjose.org

More info: 408 779-4647

























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!

Annual Disarming Tea Luncheon -Sat. May 17, 2014,11:30 am

Disarming Tea Luncheon 
Saturday, May 17, 2014, 11:30 am-1:30 pm 
SVUNA President’s Garden Home 
 20644 Nancy Ct. Cupertino CA 95014  

Can We Find Hope in Resisting this War Making Empire? 
Featuring Susan S. Crane  

Susan has been a war tax resister and war resister most of her life. She has taught children in Ukiah, California as a teacher and director of a child care program. While raising her own children, she questioned how we, as a nation, could kill children in other countries by our war making.
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