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.
United Nations Day 2018
“Human Rights Close to Home”
October 21st, 2018, 3:00 to 6:00 pm
(registration begins at 2:30)
Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation
468 Rosedale Ave, White Plains NY 10605
UNA-Westchester's UN Day celebration will feature 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 are in the process of getting school districts in Westchester County engaged in this process.
The UN Day event will highlight a youth activist recognized by the United Nations and a panel of educators involved in the ‘Rock Your World’ program.
The UDHR Now challenges students to:
UNA-USA Westchester Chapter is partnering with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Creative Visions, the Links, Inc., the Town of Greenburgh and Rock Your World.
Please Register HERE.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
UDHR NOW challenge for Westchester students!
The UDHR Now challenge coincides with the 70th anniversary of the UDHR and is designed to fit with the theme for UN Day this year. We want to engage students to learn about the UDHR using cooperative, fun, engaging, and educational means.
We are pleased to share some UDHR Now Challenge materials!
Please visit the Rock Your World Website which hosts the free curriculum, including lessons related to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
For more information, contact:
Program Author & Coordinator
Rock Your World: rock-your-world.org
CULTURAL EXCHANGE IN CUBA -
THE SDGs at WORK
Choose Your Dates!
Proposed Departures: 6 January or 24 February - Which Do You Prefer?
Join a very special 6-day cultural exchange program to
Cuba with your friends from UNA Westchester.
This tour will visit Havana but beyond that, we have been invited to visit a unique biosphere village aimed at furthering the Sustainable Development Goals. We will meet artists and producers creating new, sustainable development tourism programs that highlight Cuban Culture and the Arts.
For six educational and fun days,we will visit new, privately-owned restaurants and meet NGO leaders and other officials who will help us explore all that Cuba's emerging nation has to offer. Visit our neighbor to the south through Carlson Maritime Travel, the leader in low-cost, NGO-oriented tourism to Cuba - AND know that $200 from each tour will include a tax deductible contribution to UNA Westchester!
Request the full program here as and learn how to maximize this deduction under the new tax laws. All details will be sent directly from UNA Westchester upon request. Once you sign up, the great professionals at Carlson travel will take over and guide our group, every step of the way.
ALL ARE INVITED: COME JOIN US THIS WINTER IN CUBA!
UNA-Westchester Annual Meeting
“The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) at 70 Years: Its Place in Westchester
Sunday, April 29, 2018
Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation
468 Rosedale Ave., White Plains, NY 10605
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.,
The Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation
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, September 10, 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,