The United Nations Association is a membership organization dedicated to inform, inspire, and mobilize the American people to support the ideals and vital work of the United Nations. For 70 years UNA-USA has worked to accomplish its mission through its national network of Chapters, youth engagement, advocacy efforts, education process, and public events. UNA-USA is a program of the United Nations Foundation. Learn more about UNA-USA’s programs and initiatives at www.unausa.org.
Our Mission: We are dedicated to educating, inspiring and mobilizing Americans to support the principles and vital work of the United Nations, strengthening the United Nations system, promoting constructive United States leadership in that system and achieving the goals of the United Nations Charter.
UNFCU Summer Challenge: 10 June to 20 Sept 2018
Take the United Nations Federal Credit Union (UNFCU) Summer Challenge!
Did you know that you can take advantage of the many benefits available from a credit union that serves the UN community and, in so doing, help UNA-Westchester to win a prize?
The UNA-USA chapters with the most members as a percent of their membership joining UNFCU now through 20 September 2018 can win up to $1,000! Please use the referral code “2018 Challenge” on the application form.
UNFCU benefits include member-ownership, innovative products/services, competitive rates, ongoing financial education, and commitment to social responsibility, specifically the Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more here.
Winners will be notified in early October.
If you have any questions, please contact Elisabeth Philippe at: email@example.com, or Tel. 347-686-6776.
United Nations Day 2018
"Human Rights Close to Home"
Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation
468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605
UNA-Westchester's UN Day celebration featured a media launch and activation of UDHR Now, a program to engage students and teachers, focusing on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) on the 70th anniversary of this historic document. We invited school districts in Westchester County to engage with us in this process.
The UN Day event highlighted human rights activist and keynote speaker Kathy Eldon (See bio HERE),
UN-recognized youth envoy, and a panel of educators involved in the ‘Rock Your World’ program. School superintendents, teachers and students were invited to attend, as well as UNA-Westchester members and local political leaders.
The UDHR Now challenges students to:
The UNA-USA Westchester Chapter partnered with
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.,
Westchester County (NY) Chapter of the Links, Inc., Town of Greenburgh,
Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation,
Rock Your World.
Participants engaged in expressing their views on human rights issues and enjoyed a generous networking reception following the presentations.
Read the UDHR Now!
Or, the Summary of the full UDHR Here
Meet the U.S. Youth Observer to the UN
Mr. Peters of Utah was chosen from a competitive pool of young Americans between the ages of 18-25 from across the country. The U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations program was launched in 2012 to increase youth engagement in global affairs. As the Youth Observer, Mr. Peters will represent American youth at the 73rd UN General Assembly in New York and other UN events throughout the coming year, traveling within the United States and overseas to share his impressions and experiences and learn from those of others. Learn more about the U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations program here, and check out his interview with Utah Public Radio here.
Next Chapter Board Meeting
7:30 pm, Monday, November 5, 2018
YMCA, 250 Mamaroneck Ave
White Plains, NY
All members welcome!
UNA-USA Announces New
National Council Members
UNA-USA is proud to welcome the new 2018-2020 National Council Members! The National Council operates as the elected volunteer leadership for UNA-USA. It consists of representatives elected by and from the membership from each of the eleven regions around the country and is the democratic voice of the UNA membership in making decisions for UNA-USA. The National Council is governed by a chair, vice chair, and secretary elected from its membership. The Executive Committee of UNA-USA for 2018-2020 is currently represented by Hon. Teta Banks, Chair, Ralph "RJ" Johnson, Vice Chair, and Judith Harris, Secretary.
Westchester Chapter is represented by Marcia Brewster, our Immediate Past President.
To learn more about the UNA-USA National Council, click here.
We are extremely grateful to our New York Senators for their unwavering support of the United Nations. We urge all supporters of the UN and UNA in New York to make a phone call to thank them and assure them that their constituents want to solidify this support. Let us each make just one phone call to each senator and thereby do our part to ensure their continued support for the United Nations and all its important projects.
Senator Gillibrand: 202-224-4451
Senator Schumer 202-224-6542
June 2018 Newsletter,