"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.
The United Nations Association
Westchester, Bronx and SW Connecticut Chapters
Extend Their Thanks to All Who Attended
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!
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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Our International Women's Day turned out to be a great event with many very powerful women and a good turnout on a beautiful day. Our cosponsors Yonkers Riverfront Library, City of Yonkers, Ascend Foundations, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, The Links, Inc., and the Westchester Youth Bureau showed up to demonstrate their support. We received proclamations and certificates for the honorees and speakers from all the local leaders: Representative Eliot Engel, State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, State Senator Shelley B. Mayer, The County Board of Legislators and the City Council of Yonkers. Our UNA-Westchester Chapter received a beautiful framed proclamation for IWD from City of Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano.
Our guest speakers Gülden Türköz-Cosslett, United Nations Developement Program (UNDP) Deputy Assistant Administrator and Shawyn Patterson Howard, Mayor of the City of Mount Vernon set the stage for a very exciting program. The mayor outlined the steps Mount Vernon has taken to adopt the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
Honorees Mary Calvi, CBS news anchor and author;
Shirley Vaughn Jackson, educator and author; and Danielle Kohn, Westchester County Youth Poet Laureate, were recognized and then participated in a thoughtful Q and A led by moderator Nicola (Niki) Armacost, Mayor of Hastings. Three generations of prominent Westchester women writers gave their perspectives on how women's voices contribute to equal rights. A zero-waste networking reception followed the program.
Watch the full video below:
UN Day, October 20th: "Our Planet, Our Future"
The Climate Action Dialogue with students who are taking action was led by Peter McCartt, Nina Orville, and Paul Presendieu. Student projects that were highlighted in a hands-on exhibit were:
This UN Day celebration was a follow-up to our Annual Meeting which featured Westchester leaders who are successfully taking action on the climate crisis.
Next Chapter Board Meeting
June 1, 2020 7:00 pm
via Zoom conference