"The Global Engagement Online Series (GEOS) is a virtual alternative to [UNA-USA's] 2020 Global Engagement Summit which will keep you inspired, informed, and connected to the UN this year. You can count on the GEOS series to bring you unique discussions with global issues experts — all while we practice safe social-distancing. We hope to see you online!"
Seventeen year-old Avi Schiffmann from Seattle Washington designed a web site that tracks the coronavirus. Click here to view.
The United Nations Association of Westchester held an inspiring UN Day event on October 20th that highlighted student projects and campaigns that respond to the climate crisis. The program was led off by Youth Climate Activist (see her keynote address in the clip above).
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.
Panel Discussion addressed Global and Local Inequities in Maternal Outcomes for Women of Color, August 18,2020
Having a baby is typically one of the happiest times in a woman’s life. But for women of color in the United States and around the globe, this exciting period is often layered with fear – for both the baby’s well-being and the mother’s life. In the US, Black women with a college degree are five times more likely to die during or after childbirth than White women.
Four panelists addressed these topics in a virtual panel discussion that took place on August 18th, from 5 to 6:30 pm. Midwife and educator Ronnie Lichtman, PhD, served as moderator. Two panelists, Anneka Knutsson, Chief of Branch, Sexual and Reproductive Health, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Padmini Murthy, MD, MPH, NY Medical College, presented the global perspective, while Angela ampbell, Ed.D, Executive Director of the Lower Hudson Valley Perinatal Network, and midwife Nubia Martin, Facilitator of the Chocolate Milk Café in Yonkers, provided the local overview.
A video of the entire program is available at youtu.be/0ks_sw_Kta8
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Thank you for helping to make our consultation a great success! We appreciate your participation, positive collaboration and excellent suggestions for action. You inspired us, and we hope to see you again very soon!
The United Nations Association
Westchester, Bronx and SW Connecticut Chapters
Extend Their Thanks to All Who Attended
UN75 Global Consultation:
“Shaping Our Future Together”
31 May 2020
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A successful Women's Day event!
Sunday, March 8th, 2020
International Women's Day 2020
“Women's Voices Champion Human Rights”
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Next Chapter Board Meeting
Monday September 14, 2020 7:00 pm
via Zoom conference