|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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Remembering Jeane Kirkpatrick. In an age
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...."
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Express Your Support for a Peaceful, Sustainable World by
Attending one of These Events in the Oklahoma City Area
Friday, August 28th -- 6:30pm
Rally to Support Diplomacy, State Capitol
A rally to show public support for the non-proliferation agreement
between Iran and the
P5+1 nations. It will be
held at the State Capitol,
South Plaza. The program
will begin with music by
International Folk Award
winner Dana Cooper.
Then: encouraging remarks from notable community leaders. Organizers
plan to have refreshing cold water and ice-cream bars for the first 500
people who attend. Show your support for diplomacy and international
solidarity. The non-proliferation agreement has received unanimous
support from the UN Security Council. No bombs. No war.
Tuesday, September 8th -- 11am to 9pm
Dine for a Cause at the S&B Burger Joint, 5929 N. May Ave., OKC
Buy a meal at S&B Burger Joint -- the one
at NW 59th & May -- and 10% of the day's
sales will be donated to our OKC chapter
of the United Nations Association.
September 8th is International Literacy Day,
as designated by UNESCO. We'll collect
gently used books to donate to local
shelters. UNA-OKC supports community
programs and encourages active civic participation on community and
Monday, September 21st -- 6:30pm to 8pm
International Day of Peace at Oklahoma City University
Our program will be a panel discussion on Police & Community Relations.
Featuring OKC Chief of Police Bill Citty and Rev. Jesse Jackson, pastor of
the East Sixth Street Christian Church in Oklahoma City. On a per capita
basis, according to the Guardian.com, more people have been killed by
police in Oklahoma than in any other state (2015). The racial disparity is
startling. A moderated Q&A session is included.
Saturday, September 26th --
Global Citizen Festival
This event will take place in New York City (Central Park), and it will be
available on cable TV (MSNBC). The focus of the festival is the
implementation of the UN’s new Sustainable Development Goals:
“Launch the Global Goals and Join the Global Movement to End Extreme
Poverty.” There will be musical performances by Beyoncé, Coldplay, Ed
Sheeran, and Pearl Jam. You can win a free ticket. Find out how at ...