Earth Week Webinar on Water issues
When: April 19, 7-8:30 PM
We heard three excellent speakers who discussed topics ranging from how to present climate change effectively to issues with drought in several major river basins to the possibility that generating food synthetically could be more efficient than breeding live animals and thus reduce climate change. Check out the notes or watch the video!
Link to pdf of notes from the meeting: here.
You can find the video of the complete meeting, well worth watching, here.
Thursday March 30, 2023 Annual Membership Meeting
Sunday Sept 18, 2022 2 pm, UNA-GP Peace Day Activity
Where: Virtual (Zoom)
Speaker: Rev. Bob Moore on “Peace in Our World, Peace in Our Streets.”
Sept 15, 2022 thru Sept 21, 2022 (Peace Day): many events by Peace Day Philly!
Check out the list here: http://www.peacedayphilly.org/events/
July 24, 2022 4-7 PM Garden Party!
June 18, 2022 Saturday World Oceans Day event
Caribbean Community in Philadelphia, 5th Annual World Oceans Day
11 AM – 1 PM, Bartram’s Garden, 5400 Lindberg Blvd. Philadelphia PA.
Free, all welcome.
Revitalization, collective action for the ocean.
March 6 2022 Thursday UNA-GP Annual Meeting
Jan 17, 2022 Monday MLK Day of Service
Two primary speakers:
Dr. Christiaan Morssink,
Past Ex-President/Chairman, Treasurer, UNA-GP
President , Global Water Alliance
“Learning to live with the Right to Bear Arms in a Responsible Way”
Kenneth A. Salaam (AKA Freedom Smitty)
Cecil B. Moore Philadelphia Freedom Fighters
“The Beauty and Importance of Human Sensitivity”
See agenda here.
See flier here.
October 24, 2021, Sunday, A UN-Day virtual panel — all welcome!
“The Urgency of Tomorrow”: Speakers on the UN, climate change, and refugees. 2 pm (corrected time).
Sept 26, 2021, Sunday, peace Concert
1 pm virtual
International Opera Theatre is planning an event on peace related to the Dante Initiative using voice and movement as an immersive experience,
Sept 19, 2021, Sunday, Speaker Program: “Strategies for Peace and International Human Rights.”
2:30-3:30 pm virtual. Part of Peace Day Philly.
Speakers: Ambassador Thomas Graham Jr. and Erin Hunt Erin is a world-class negotiator from ICAN, the international campaign against nuclear weapons, who doubles as a Canadian advocate for the Land Mines Treaty.
For details and to register, click here.
Sept 14–> 2021 Many events for Peace Day Philly
Check out the events list here: http://www.peacedayphilly.org/events/
April 22, 2020 Earth Day online panel
1-2:15 pm. Speakers from the UNA-GP and several of our partner organizations.
Register online for this Zoom meeting.
For more pictures from the event, taken by Manisha Patel, click here.
- Labaron Lenard-Palmer, Ph.D. is a Senior Policy Analyst, applying policy research, data analysis, strategic planning, and project management skills to various assignments for the Department of Planning and Development in the Development Services division. His primary interests are interdisciplinary focus of globalization and equitable development utilizing an understanding of urban geography, procedural and spatial justice issues.
- Ariadna Reyes Sanchez, Ph.D. from Mexico City, is a Research Associate and Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Weitzman School of Design. Her research provides a new perspective for the analysis of climate change mitigation and energy justice in the Global South.
- Simon Richter, Ph.D. is an environmental humanist within the field of German and Dutch studies, generally interested in the cultural dimensions of sustainability and resilience. Current research is focused on cultural and intercultural responses to sea level rise and flooding in delta cities in the Netherlands, the United States, and Indonesia, with an emphasis on Dutch approaches.
- The Nuclear Ban Treaty — the Way Forward. Workshops 10:30-12, Speaker and Panel 1-4. Perry World House, 3803 Locust Walk on Penn campus. See flier here.
- Peacebuilders Panel: Effectively Building Peace in our World.
6:30-8 pm. 6-7:30., new time. Friends Center 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia. See flier here.
Panelists discussed a variety of innovative ways to do peace building work, such as having individuals tell their powerful stories in appropriate settings and the use of theater to help communities work through conflict. The panelists are shown in the picture below.
This week, Philadelphia marked International Peace Day with a series of events, including a panel discussion at the University of Pennsylvania. While the word “peace-building” often evokes images of ending a violent conflicts outside the U.S., the panel also focused on building peace in the U.S. within and between our many diverse communities. The full report is available here.
The picture below shows organizer Anastasia Shown on the right, the 3 original panelists in the middle, and a local activist (who was a regular panelist on the Thursday evening panel) pushed into service from the audience on the left!
Temple University | Mitten Hall; reception to follow
In the Centennial year for the International Labor Organization (founded 1919) and the 75th anniversary of the Declaration of Philadelphia (1944), this convening will consider critical current issues affecting labor. In particular, it will explore innovative policy, organizing, and legal strategies to ensure that the costs and benefits of gig jobs and new platform technologies are equitably shared by all, and it will bring together organizers, academics and policy leaders engaged in local and regional efforts from across the US and the globe. The convening’s panels and workshops will allow participants to learn about such efforts directly from those involved and provide ample time to explore lessons learned, and future directions and collaborations. We hope to arrange additional opportunities for invited guests to have conversations with workers, organizers and others outside of the panels and workshops themselves.
- Review budget for 2019 (the board approves).
- Elect officers and directors (Nominating Committee report)
- Discuss plans for the upcoming year.
- Any other organization business.
FREE Admission RSVP here.
- Peace Concert 9-15-18 Flier (Updated 9-9-18)
- Economics, peace, and Human Rights 9-19-18 FlierLink to pictures!
- Push for Peace 9-21-18 FlierLink to pictures!
-Learn how teachers and schools can support and protect immigrant students and families
-Learn about global education resources to support a diverse student body in and out of school
Contact: Francesca de la Torre email@example.comSponsors: The Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians, Global Philadelphia Association, United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia
Single Payer:Gene Bishop, MD and Tony Spadaro.
Reform of the Affordable Care Act:Allison Hoffman, JD
Free program open to the public. See FLIER HERE See some pictures from the event here.
Aug 2, 2017, Wednesday, UNA-GP Board meeting
5:30 pm Friends Center
July 23, 2017, Sunday: UNA-GP Garden Party (8th Annual!)
At a residence in northwest Philly. Evening. See flier here.
Garden Party pictures by Pheng H. Tang and Hieu Tran. Thank you!
Lots more of their pictures (uploaded by Anastasia Shown) here.
March 13, 2017, Wednesday International Women’s Day Activity
10 – 3. U Penn.
Water Model UN on MLK Day, January 2017
Human Rights Day Celebration 12-8-2016 at the Ethical Society
3-6 pm in Philadelphia City Hall Conversation Room.
For a detailed agenda, see: https://una-gp.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Program-for-United-Nations-Day2016.pdf
UN Day 2016
The links below refer to articles about the Peace Keeping and Health (care) Problems.
October 17-20, 2016 Habitat III In Quito, Ecuador
Sept 19 (Monday): Film screening, “The same heart”
Sept 20 (Tuesday): Meditation for peace
Sept 21 (Wednesday) — The International Day of Peace itself. Welcoming event, 6th annual sing along, film screening.
Sept 22 (Thursday): Grassroots Peacemaking, Empathy
Sept 24 (Saturday): Soccer Day for Peace and Play, Peace Day Philly Celebration
Sept 17, 2016 (Saturday) International Peace Day Concert
Many different choral groups, several different performers. Sure to be a wonderful evening!
Finale: Whole group singing the Ode to Joy.
Limbo is a short documentary that explores the lives of West African migrants who survived the perilous journey from their homes to Italy, seeking the same opportunities that you and I have the privilege of enjoying, only to meet new obstacles when they arrive that leave them waiting in limbo for permission to start a new life.
Matilda Issata Sawie from Liberia. In 1991, her father was killed during the Liberian civil war. In 1992, Matilda, with her mother and siblings, fled to Guinea—walking 5 days with little food. In Guinea, Ms. Sawie and her family lived in Macenta until 1995, and then moved to a UN refugee camp where they lived until 2006. Matilda completed elementary and high school in the camp. After being denied family resettlement by the UN, Matilda came to the US in 2006, when she won the US State Department sponsored Diversity Visa Lottery. In 2013, Matilda graduated from Delaware County Community College and in 2016 received her bachelor’s degree in Public Health from Temple University.
Youssef Abbara from the city of Homs in Syria. He has been in the United States for 22 months. He left Syria to get away from the war and to avoid going into the military. He came here to find safety and a new future.His goals are to make a good impact in America and to reflect a good image of Syria to Americans. He is now working at the Nationalities Services Center and volunteers at Catholic Charities in New Jersey. He is very concerned about the labor and illiteracy problems of Syrian children living as refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey as well as in Syria. He also wants to complete his human service education. He hopes to meet and share interests with people from many backgrounds. Youssef lives in Philadelphia.
Adama Bangura was born in Sierra Leone. In 1999, when she was 13, rebels attacked Freetown where she lived causing massive destruction. In 2001, Adama and her family were forced to flee to Guinea and began living in a UN refugee camp. With the help of her brother who was living in the United States, Adama’s family filed to immigrate to the US as refugees. After constant effort, Adama and her family came to the US in 2004 and experienced peace, joy and freedom they had not known before. Adama graduated from Delaware County Community College in 2014 and is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting at Temple University.
Bob Groves, UNA-GP board member (second from left), with our three refugee speakers.
See more pictures at Diana Larisgoitia’s slide show: https://www.facebook.com/larisgoitia/videos/10153669254311821/ Thanks to Diana for taking pictures!
Read an article about the Garden Party by board member Louis Bolling: http://www.phillytrib.com/metros/garden-party-fundraiser-recognizes-plight-of-refugees/article_d830c7fe-b5e1-5f00-9697-4003531917ee.html
June 23, 2016 (Thursday) UNA-GP Membership Meeting
Web site of the GWA: Here
See more pictures on our Facebook page for this event: here.
Feb 21, 2016 Peace Concert and Dinner
Organized by Harmony for Peace Foundation
Rotwitt Theatre 1400 Montgomery Ave. Rosemont PA
Door 3 p.m., Concert 3:30 pm
See fliers: Invitation Tickets Menu
1906 Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103
the UN High Commissioner for Refugees
take place from 5-5:45PM in the south west corner of Rittenhouse Square.
Nov 14, 2015 (Sat) UNA-GP Board Meeting,
10 – 12 (noon) — Location UPenn, Van Pelt library, Room 402 — 3420 Walnut Street.
October 24 (Saturday): UN DAY.
Forum (1 p.m.) and Concert (3 p.m.) about Peace and the UN’s 70’s birthday, both at the Kimmel Center. The dinner afterwards (5:30).
Flier with all 3 but especially the concert: here
Flier mainly about the Peace Forum at 1: here
Concert Tickets – here. Peace Forum Pass Reservation (email request) – here.
If you plan to attend the Peace Forum, see guidelines on how to register and get a pass here. It’s a bit tricky (more than you might think) because there are two events — one free (the forum) and one ticketed (the concert). So attendees need to follow the rules.
Many more pictures here.
October 16 (Friday): World Food Day
5:20 pm Panel on Fighting Hunger in Philadelphia. International House 3703, Chestnut Street (U Penn)
4 excellent speakers. See flier here.
7:00 pm Young UNA members (GenUN) social event. Same location. Flier here.
October 6, 2015 (Tuesday). Flood mitigation speaker and contest launch
5:30-8:15 pm, Friends Center 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia PA
Speaker on Flood Mitigation and Global Warming.
Then the launch of a contest for flood prevention at the Waterworks.
Then a reception. See flier here.
This is all a part ofadvance preparations for participation in Habitat III in October 2016.
Sept 21, 2015 (Monday): International Day of Peace
Many events, Sept 14-21. Check out the list of early events here and in particular the events on Peace Day itself here, starting with a march for peace and against gun violence in Mt. Airy Philadelphia.
Sept 19, 2015 (Saturday): Soccer Day of Peace and Play
9 am – 3 pm at the Beverly Hills Recreation Area (Marshall Road Field), 1747 East Marshall Road Lansdowne, PA 19050.
See more information regarding the event here.
Sept 17, 2015 (Thursday): Engineers Without Borders Fundraiser
6 – 9 pm at the Philadelphia Waterworks.
See their web site and information here.
Sept 16, 2015 (Wednesday): Talk on the Iran Nuclear Deal
12- 1:30 pm at the Friends Center 1501 Cherry Street Philadelphia, “Cherry Street Room”.
See flier here.
Sept 16, 2015 (Wednesday): Finding our Place in the World (Immigrant and Refugee Experiences)
5 -7 pm at Arcadia University. This is an opening meeting for Peace Day Philly.
See flier here.
Aug 20, 2015 (Th) UNA-GP Board Meeting
5:30 -7 pm. Friends Center 15th abd Cherry, Philadelphia.
July 19, 2015 (Sunday): Garden Party
5 – 8 p.m. at a member’s house, in northwest Philly — See flier here.
Topic — can Philadelphia become a “City for CEDAW” by officially supporting the Convention to End all forms of Discrimination Against Women?
Read Christiaan’s report on the Garden Party HERE.
Read talking points on Philadelphia and women’s rights, as well as Cities for CEDAW: HERE
June 25, 2015 (Thursday) — 5:30 – 8 Annual membership meeting.
New date! Now Thursday. See flier HERE.
Carriage House at Penn.
Guest speaker Sherif Mansour from the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Topic: Terrorism & the Free Press: Can Democracy Survive?
For more information on threats to press freedom see Bob Groves’ helpful slide show here.
April 9, 2015 (Thursday) Shots for Shots
6 – 9 pm Tavern on Broad (200 S Broad St., Philadelphia, PA)
Happy hour fundraiser to help children in developing countries get vaccinations.
See flier HERE.
Mar 28, 2015 (Saturday) UNA-GP board meeting
10-12 at the Friends Center
Mar 26, 2015 (Thursday) Global Water Alliance event:
Water, Sanitation and Health (WASH) projects in developing countries — lessons learned
Wharton School, U Penn, 3730 Walnut Street, Philadelphia 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
See flier for the entire event here. Flier for scholarly submissions is here.
WASH Projects Symposium
More pictures on our Facebook page: Click here.
Mar 4, 2015 (Wednesday) International Women’s Day
President Mary Day Kent, “International women’s day in the plaza of Villa de Leyva, Colombia. We marched for peace, life, and equality.” The sign says, “No war in our name. Women of the Villa de Leyva”
Feb 28, 2015 (Saturday) Model UN on the Rule of Law at U Penn
Feb 20, 2015 (Friday) UNA Member Day at the UN
Jan 19, 2015 (Monday) – Several MLK Day activities.
Model UN at U Penn
Youth Building Roots
Shot@Life Presentation from the UN Foundation
Girls Up (also from the UN Foundation).
The last 3 are all at Girard College.
Jan 9, 2015 (Friday)
Rally in Love Park in support of journalistic freedom. The UNA-GP sent a contingent. We are Charlie!
UNA-GP participated in the rally at Love Park on Jan 9, 2015 in support of journalistic freedom.
Dec 10, 2014 (Wednesday)
Human Rights and Press Freedom: Global and Domestic Challenges 6 pm to 8:30 PM
Ethical Society of Philadelphia, 1906 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Keynote Speaker: Courtney Radsch, Advocacy Director, Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/press/courtney-radsch.php;
Moderator: Peter Chawaga, Editor of Global Philadelphia’s Emerging International Journalists Program.
Michael Matza, Staff Writer and former foreign correspondent, Philadelphia Inquirer
Signe Wilkinson, Editorial Cartoonist, The Philadelphia Daily News and Philadelphia Inquirer
Objectives of Human Rights Day: Celebrate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and inform the public concerning the many threats, global and domestic, to journalists trying to report on matters that impact human rights. In addition, to offer ideas on how journalists can be better protected to carry out their jobs.
A key element of protecting and promoting human rights is the work of journalists who are free to report on the activities of public and private institutions and individuals; in particular, there is a link between the free flow of information and the human right of democracy that can hold public and private institutions and individuals accountable for their actions.
Cosponsored by the Global Philadelphia Association. The Global Philadelphia Association spotlights Philadelphia as an international hub of business, education, culture & innovation, showcasing the Region’s global character. www.globalphiladelphia.org
See flier here: https://una-gp.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/HR-Day-flyer-12-10-14.pdf
Human Rights Day 2014 – Collage
Nov 19, 2014 (Wednesday)
World Toilet Day Celebration. 6 – 9 p.m.
Where: Mosholu 401 South Columbus Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19106
When: Wednesday, November 19th
Time: 6 P.M. – 9 P.M.
Please join Global Water Alliance and our partners as we celebrate World Toilet Day on board the world’s oldest four masted ship, the Moshulu, located on Penn’s Landing on the Delaware River in historic Philadelphia. Enjoy live chamber jazz, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and dinner as we celebrate World Toilet Day and raise awareness for global sanitation.
Tickets are $75 per person, $20 for students. UNA-GP is a sponsor of this event and is coordinating the participation of its members and friends. Members are invited to buy tickets at a discounted price of $50.00, paying on line by going to www.una-gp.org. Tickets may also be purchased by sending a check, payable to UNA-GP, to Treasurer UNA-GP, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19102. Payments should be received by the 12th of November.
Nov 22, 2014 (Saturday) — **New date **
UNA-GP Board meeting. 10 am – 12 p.m. Philadelphia Friends Center Cherry Street, Room 136
Oct 24, 2014 (Friday)
UN Day (69th Anniversary). All day
Events around the city to bring faith communities together to embrace the work of the UN
UN Day collage — from the UNA-GP 11-2014 Newsletter
Oct 19, 2014 (Sunday)
UN Sunday Celebrated by Unitarians. Speaker at 11 am — Panel at 1 p.m.
Unitarian Society of Germantown, 6511 Lincoln Drive, Philadelphia, Pa. 19119.
The distinguished author and teacher, Jan Dash, PhD, will speak on Climate Change for the UN Sunday service at the Unitarian Society of Germantown. The service will be followed at 1 p.m. by three panels: One by Dr. Dash on the carbon cycle, another on water and global warming, with Christiaan Morssink and students from the Philadelphia Global Water Initiative, and the third on women’s issues and climate change with Lyn Dash, activist and wife of the main speaker.
Students from local colleges and universities are invited to attend.
See event flier here.
Oct 16, 2014 (Thursday)
World Food Day Event 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
American Friends Service Center
1501 Cherry Street
First Food is Good Food; the worldwide quest to promote breastfeeding holistically.
Kimberly Seals Allers, breastfeeding expert and advocate, and her team will present details of their upcoming community-based pilot project, The First Food Friendly Community Initiative, funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, in Philadelphia on World Food Day 2014.
UNA-GP is using this occasion to place her work and advocacy in a global context. Good breastfeeding, the optimal first food worldwide, is a cornerstone for a healthy life anywhere. This lunchtime presentation will be of two parts: a) understanding the global scope of first food in terms of population dynamics, and b) a team introduction and overview of the First Food Friendly Community Initiative (3FCI) research project and a call for collaboration for the planned Philadelphia pilot.
Christiaan Morssink, PhD, Executive Director, United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia on:
Breastfeeding and Bathtubs, measuring the importance of breastfeeding, vaccinations and good food
Kimberly Seals Allers on:
Communities Matter: 3FCI and Communities as the Next Frontier in Shifting Cultural Norms in Breastfeeding
JOIN US! REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED
PLEASE RSVP by October 14th to MMCAssistant@gmail.com
See flier here.
Oct 6, 2014 (Monday)
World Habitat Day event 5:30-8 p.m.
At the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center behind the Philadelphia Art Museum near the water’s edge.
There will be a showing of “Urbanized”, which is a film about new city designs around the world. Then a report on the first preparatory meeting for the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Development. Plus networking!
See flier here.
Join us this World Habitat Day!
The United Nations designates the first Monday of October of every year as World Habitat Day.
For 70 years, the United Nations has been the one global organization with the vision and reach to address the world’s most pressing challenges.
World Habitat Day provides an excellent opportunity to highlight human settlement challenges from around the globe.
The purpose of World Habitat Day is to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter. It is also intended to remind the world that we all have the power and the responsibility to shape the future of our cities and towns.
The United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development will be the first UN global summit after the adoption of the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda.
Habitat III will be held in 2016, to reinvigorate member nations of their global commitment to sustainable urbanization and to focus on the implementation of a “New Urban Agenda”. It will offer a unique opportunity to discuss the important challenge of how cities, towns and villages are planned and managed, in order to fulfill their role as drivers of sustainable development, and hence shape the implementation of new global development and climate change goals.
The United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA), a program of the United Nations Foundation, is a non-profit nongovernmental organization dedicated to ensuring strong national participation in support of the ideals and vital work of the United Nations.
The United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia (UNA- GP) serves communities in Philadelphia as a member of the network of national chapters. It mission is to inform, inspire and mobilize local grassroots support through public forums and other special events, to become more knowledgeable of the many global challenges which transcend national boundaries.
The UNA-GP Committee for Habitat III is hosting a screening of “Urbanized” at the Fairmont Waterworks Interpretive Center on Monday October 6, 2014 at 5:30PM. The film will start at 6:00. This event will launch the Committee’s initiative for the 2016 Habitat III – Local Innovations: Transforming the Next Global Urban Agenda. Please read the attached flier for more details.
RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sept 21, 2014 (Sunday)
Philly Peace Day! Many events around the city. P3 Soccer (UNA-GP activity) and lots more.
Visit the Peace Day Philly web site: http://www.peacedayphilly.org/
Visit the Philly Plays for Peace (P3) soccer Facebook page: here
P3 2014 collage from the 9-2014 UNA-GP Newsletter
Sept 20, 2014 (Saturday)
Harmony for Peace Foundation’s Peace Day Concert
7 p.m. Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
The Harmony for Peace Foundation will be having their Second Annual International Peace Day Concert on Saturday, Sept. 20th. The UNA-GP is sponsoring the event and we encourage all members to attend. Learn more and Buy your tickets now!
July 24, 2014 (Thursday)
Unaccompanied Minors Forum at the Bar Association 8:30-10 a.m.
Philadelphia Bar Association’s Chancellor’s Forum
1101 Market St, 10th Fl Conference Room
Learn more about unaccompanied minors coming to the United States at this panel discussion by local and national advocates. Co-sponsored by the Philadelphia Bar Association, HIAS Pennsylvania and many others. Register here. See flier with event details here.
Read more about unaccompanied children immigrants in the UNHCR flier (pdf) here.
July 13, 2014 (Sunday)
Annual UNA-GP Garden Party, 4 – 8 p.m. (Rain date 7-20-14)
At a member’s house (contact us for location), Northwest Philadelphia. Our Fundraising event and commemoration of World Day for International Justice (July 17). See flier here.
Guest speaker Kay Chernush, Founder/Director of Artworks for Freedom will discuss how her organization uses art to advance human rights and social justice.
How can we bring Artworks for Freedom’s human trafficking campaign to Philadelphia?
Here are some pictures from the event. The woman with a microphone, center low, is our guest speaker.
See lots more Garden Party pictures on our Facebook page thanks to Manisha Patel:
July 2, 2014 (Wednesday)
Diplomacy Not War — Conference for Patriotic Peace Action 5:30-8:30 (Registration at 5).
1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Keynote Speaker: Moving Iran Talks Forward
For more information, visit the event web page here. The UNA-GP is a co-sponsor.
June 19, 2014 (Thursday)
UNA-GP Annual Members meeting. 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm at the Penn Carriage House, 3907 Spruce Street in Philadelphia.
Join us for good fellowship and a chance to vote on budget and leadership of the UNA-GP.
See flier here.
Zabeth Teelucksingh, CEO of Global Philadelphia Association: Philadelphia as a UNESCO World Heritage City
Keynote address: Chris Whatley, CEO of UNA-USA: On UN Reform and UNA advocacy
Mary Day Kent: President’s Report 2013-14
Nick Sanders: Treasurer’s Report 13-14 and budget 14-15
Christiaan Morssink: Plans for 2014-2015
Nominating Committee: report and votes
The image below shows our keynote speakers across the top (Zabeth Teelucksingh from Global Philadelphia explaining why Philly should be a UNESCO World Heritage city and Ryan Kaminski, from the UNA-USA talking about UN reform. He also talked about the post 2015 development goals, emphasizing that setting them would be a much more inclusive process than the one used for the Millennium Development Goals. Chris Watley was unable to attend due to UNA urgent business.
Bottom row: Two new board members Bob (L) and Ron (R). Then Marietta Tanner presenting two new members and letting them introduce themselves.
See more pictures from our Annual Meeting here.
June 7, 8, 9 2014 (Saturday – Monday)
UNAUSA Annual Membership Meeting, Washington DC
May 31, 2014 (Saturday)
Marian Anderson Historical Society 75th Anniversary Gala. 11-2 p.m. African American Museum, 701 Arch St. Philadelphia.
UNA-GP Board Member Enid Adler to be among the honorees. See details on the Society’s events page: http://marianandersonhistoricalsociety.weebly.com/special-events.html
May 8, 2014 (Thursday)
International Red Cross/Red Crescent Day 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 19 South 22nd Street.The Green Line (Subway — trolleys) has a stop at 22nd Street. The College is less than a block south of there. It’s also about an 8 minute walk from 30th Street Station (Regional Rail, Blue Line) by way of Market Street.
Title: Victimizing Children. War Crimes against the Innocent. Enough Already!
Updates on children in several conflicts, impact of war on polio.
Plus a “Clara Barton” appearance. And entertainment by World Fusion Artist Farah Siraj.
See our Twitter feed on the home page for some pictures (or check out @UNAGP).
“Clara Barton” introduced the Red Cross to us Fusion artist Farah Siraj singing
April 26, 2014 (Saturday)
UNA-GP Board meeting. 10:30 am – 12:30 p.m. Chestnut Hill Friends Meetinghouse, 20 E. Mermaid Lane, about a block up from Germantown Avenue. There is a train stop (R7) 2 blocks away or else the 23 bus goes (slowly) all the way from center city to the end of Germantown avenue. There is parking at the Meetinghouse and we can facilitate ride-sharing if that is needed.
April 10 (Thursday)
Philadelphia Global Water Initiative (PGWI) Annual Conference. All Day.
Drexel U. Topic: Water Justice in Urban/Peri-urban settings. See flier here.
March 22 (Saturday)
Walk for Water. All Morning. West River Drive, Philadelphia.
Organized by Keiyo Soy Ministries. Supports water activities in Africa (like laying pipelines for access).
March 5 (Wednesday)
Women, War and Peace 6 – 8 p.m. I-House at UPenn
In celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8)
March 1, 2014 (Saturday)
Model UN on the Rule of Law. 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The upcoming Jerry Shestack Model UN on the Rule of law will be held on March 1, 2014 at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (in Philadelphia).
A variety of materials and a handbook with background and specific information about this event is available on our Rule of Law Model UN page, here.
February 23, 2014 (Sunday)
Transforming the United Nations System: Designs for a Workable World. 3 p.m.
Lecture by Dr. Joseph Schwartzberg, author and activist, UNA of Minnesota, World Federalist
Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center (Behind the Art Museum)
Free event. Reception to follow. RSVP to email@example.com or text 267-252-1199
Feb 7, 2014 (Friday
UNA Members Day at the UN – all day event
January 20, 2014 (Monday) – (on MLK Day of Service)
Model United Nations Conference on Managing Our Water at Abington Senior High School.
The school’s H2OforLife club has offered to host us. We will emphasize learning about the United Nations Millennium Development Goal #7, about the important global career possibilities in water and waste water management, and about becoming engaged with (water) justice issues globally and locally.
We are recruiting high school students as individuals, as a full class, or as members of environment clubs, service clubs like interact and key club international, Model UN clubs, and specialty clubs like H2OforLife. Our expectations are that students will pledge to participate in activities in Philadelphia for World Water Day (March 22) and create/join H2OforLife or equivalent clubs at their school.
A wide variety of training materials and documents relevant to this event are available on our water Model UN page, here.
December 9, 2013 (Monday)
Universal Declaration of Human Rights Event. 5:30 p.m. Ethical Society of Philadelphia
December 10 is Human Rights Day all over the world. It is the day that, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly passed (with no dissentions) the Universal Declarations of Human Rights.
This year, the 65th anniversary of the UN’s action, the Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia hosts the United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia on Monday, December 9 featuring a program devoted to the rights of Indigenous Peoples, often ignored in our “sophisticated, modern” world.
Join us at 5:30 PM on Monday, December 9, at the Ethical Society, to celebrate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The society is at 1906 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia PA. Visit their web site at http://www.phillyethics.org/parking.php for directions and parking.
See the event flier here.
Free. Refreshments. Cash bar.
October 24, 2013
UN Day event: DISARMAMENT IN LIGHT OF HUMANITARIAN NEED
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Project for Nuclear Awareness
UN Day Wine Reception and Awards Ceremony
4th and Arch Streets Quaker Meeting House, Philadelphia, PA
Presentation of the The John C. & Chara C. Haas Award for International Peace and Social Justice and the Eisendrath Award for Youth Advocacy
Please note, there is limited seating. Please register early.
RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
Free private parking available
October 24, 2013
UN Day event: GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP IN ACTION: PEACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
Meeting House 4th and Arch, Philadelphia, PA
Free private parking available
A symposium that will place our own Global Sullivan Principles squarely into the movement for globalized education and fair, sustainable labor and business practices.
To sign up, please send an email to email@example.com
For questions email Morssink@una-gp.org
September 22 (Sunday)
P3 – Philadelphia Plays for Peace 12-8pm
University of Penn Campus, 31st St. btwn the Walnut and South St. Bridges
This event is being organized by a coalition of Philadelphia-based partners using soccer as a platform for peace, competition, and community engagement. Collaborating organizations include SEAMAAC, Congreso, Palms Solutions and the United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia.
September 21, 2013 (Saturday)
International Peace Day Concert 7pm
The Kimmel Center, Broad and Spruce Sts., Center City
Presented By: The Harmony for Peace Foundation
The Harmony for Peace Foundation’s very special event will feature young virtuosos from around the world. The evening will include performances by special guests “Duo Amal”, a piano duo, Israeli Yaron Kohlberg and Palestinian Bishara Haroni, who have been performing together to promote peace and friendship beyond borders.
In alignment with this year’s global Peace Day theme “Education for Peace,” the Harmony for Peace Foundation will be seeking corporate and individual sponsors to cover ticket costs so that groups of youth in Philly can attend this event. To learn more about sponsorships, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-484-885-8539.
Visit http://harmonyforpeace.org/content/international-peace-day-concert-2013 to learn more about this concert
September 21, 2013 (Saturday)
A New Global Future: Peace Day Philly at the Friends Center 10am – 4pm
Friends Center, 15th and Cherry Sts. Philadelphia, PA 19102
$10 donation suggested Parking: $10 with validation if you park at the lot on 15th between Race and Cherry Sts.
The United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia is one of several co-sponsors of this activity. The UNA-GP will hold a workshop in the afternoon, focusing on the current scope of U.N. peace keeping, and the new dimensions on peace keeping that are unfolding in the DRC with active involvement in that conflict. UNA-GP will involve the participants in the “Thank a Peace Keeper” program of the UN Foundation.
The day’s workshops will include skill building related to non-violent action, voting rights, communication skills for peace, 1st and 4th amendment rights, social organizing for social change, honoring UN Peacekeepers and Economy, Education and the Environment.
September 20th (Friday)
Poet Sonya Sanchez addresses Peace Day attendees
Peace Day Philly 2013: “What Can You Do For Peace?” 5:30-7:30pm
Kickoff Event for the weekend
Hawthorne Park, 12th and Catherine Streets, Philadelphia (just a few blocks south of 12th and South!)
FREE and Family Friendly – Bring your blankets, chairs and food if you wish!
Peace Day Philly welcomes you to this community event to kick off a weekend of peace and unity building activities in observance of the U.N. International Day of Peace. Special Guests will include Philadelphia’s Poet Laureate Sonia Sanchez, Jordan’s musical ambassadress Farah Siraj, Guitarist Andreas Arnold, Drummers Marcy Francis and Jan Jeffries from The ArtWell, and voices of youth from the Art Sanctuary’s MLK Project.
The Mural Arts Porch Light Program will be there to engage kids in a wellness arts activity, and officers from the 3rd Police District will share community resources. This event is presented in cooperation with the Hawthorne Empowerment Coalition and the 3rd Police District.
Sept 19, 2013 (Thursday)
Shot for Shots! 6 – 9 p.m. A fundraiser benefiting Shot@Life
Tavern on Broad
On behalf of the United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia and Shot@Life and Eliminate Maternal/ Neonatal Tetanus – Philly, we want to invite you all to this amazing Happy Hour fundraiser at Tavern on Broad. Come out and drink for a cause, have a good time. For a $5 cover charge, you will get 1/2 priced drinks and appetizers along with raffles, games and access to three special shots for $3.
September 17, 2013 (Tuesday)
Drexel Teach-in for Peacebuilding
Drexel University, The James E. Marks Intercultural Center, 33rd St. and Chestnut St.
Concurrent workshops will be provided on the following topics: Non-violent conflict resolution, Peace education, Gender and peacebuilding, International organizations and Mediation.
UNA-GP President Mary Day Kent is one of the speakers on a panel (repeated 5 times — so multiple opportunities to hear her!)
July 21, 2013 (Sunday)
Annual Garden Party 4 – 9 p.m.
With Speaker: Tanisha Dyall, Senior Associate, National Membership, UN Foundation Discussing: “UNA Women: A Platform for Women’s Empowerment and Activism”
June 20, 2013
UNA-GP Membership Day/Annual Meeting
Carriage House building on University of Pennsylvania’s campus.
Keynote Speaker, Dr. Charlene Mires, author of Capital of the World: the Race to Host the United Nations: How Philadelphia Fared.