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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
From UNA USA San Francisco Chapter President Pablo Castro
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 408 255-4379. REGISTER TODAY!
Disarming Tea Luncheon
Saturday, May 17, 2014, 11:30
President’s Garden Home
Nancy Ct. Cupertino CA 95014
Find Hope in Resisting this War Making Empire?
Featuring Susan S. Crane
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.