|United Nations Association of Greater Oklahoma City
|United Nations Association of the USA
Greater Oklahoma City Chapter
P.O. Box 60856
Oklahoma City, OK 73146-0856
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when radical voices are calling for the U.S. to leave
the United Nations, it is wise to recall the legacy of
Oklahoma's own Ambassador Kirkpatrick.
Workers' Rights. For decades, the United Nations
has supported the right of workers to form unions
and bargain collectively.
The Problem of Child Soldiers. The UN is building consensus on how to
solve this international problem. Find out how you can help.
Afghanistan. In 2011, soldiers from communities across our state
deployed there. The UN was already on the ground, helping to bring stability.
"The Long View"
"In October 1945, I was
a young housewife
in Denton, Texas...."
Enjoy the benefits of membership in the United Nations Association.
Your Oklahoma City chapter of the United Nations Association, along
with the Oklahoma Universal Human Rights Alliance, is proud to
announce the winners of the 2014 Human Rights Awards.
A celebration of these award winners will be held on Human Rights Day --
Wednesday, December 10th -- at 10am in the House chamber of the
Oklahoma State Capitol. The master of
ceremonies will be Wilfredo Santosrivera.
Following the awards program, a lunch
will be served. People who wish to attend
are asked to call Wilfredo at (405)
631-3027 in advance to let him
know you will be attending.
The practice of honoring human rights
activists in our state began many years
ago with the old Oklahoma Human Rights
Commission, which was established during
the 1960's. The commission was abolished
by the Legislature a couple of years ago.
Since then, a coalition of organizations has come together to continue the
tradition of recognizing leading Oklahomans who, by their words and example,
help to define the meaning of Human Rights where we live.
Your Oklahoma City chapter of the United Nations Association is proud to
support this worthy and historic program. We have published a complete
list of the 2014 Human Rights Award winners on our blog, "To Reaffirm
Faith." You can find the list HERE.
The winners include Mary and Sharon Bishop-Baldwin, Ahiezer Black,
Bill Carmack, Mohan Chandran, Jeff Hamilton, Bob Lemon, Sonya Martinez,
Vicki Miles-LaGrange, Christina Mizirl, Carlos Ortiz, Akash Patel,
Santiaga Quiñónez, Claudia Rossavik, Adam Soltani, Carlos Tello,
and "Yes All Daughters."
Congratulations to each of our winners!
Get the Latest News from Your Chapter of the UN
Association on our Blog, "To Reaffirm Faith."
The latest entries on our blog include
an invitation for you to participate in
our Global Competency Committee in
support of the Oklahoma Human
Trafficking Task Force. Read our blog
regularly and find news about
important public policy issues and more.
Our 2014 Public Service Award
Winner is Jacklyn Brink Rosen!
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We are proud to announce the winner of our 2014 Public
Service Award -- Jacklyn Brink Rosen.
Ms. Rosen is a Legislative Assistant for the Oklahoma
House of Representatives. ... READ MORE