|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...."
Building a Shared Future
Did you miss our UN Day Luncheon in October?
Here is a short report on the remarks of our
Keynote Speaker, UCO President Don Betz.
Dr. Betz encouraged his listeners to compare the
fundamental values of the United Nations to the
goals and aspirations of all Americans. The
fundamental goals of the UN, Dr. Betz said,
include Freedom, Equality, Solidarity, Tolerance ...
Read more at our blog ... HERE.
Our 2013 Public Service Award Winner
If you remember the days of The Dust Bowl -- the
period of drought and dust storms that struck the
plains states in the 1930's -- you probably have a
good sense of appreciation for the vital work of Ben
Pollard, the winner of our 2013 Public Service Award.
Mr. Pollard is the assistant director of the Oklahoma
Conservation Commission, a state agency that
promotes the conservation of our state's natural
resources. Read more on our Blog at ...
2013 Human Rights Award Winners
We're pleased to share the
winners of this year's Human
Rights Award, as announced by
the Oklahoma Universal Human
Rights Alliance: Father Don Wolf,
RL Doyle, Nathaniel Batchelder,
Mary Francis, Jody Harlan,
Rey Madrid, Ted Metscher, and
The recipients will be honored at
the Oklahoma State Capitol on
International Human Rights Day -- Tuesday, December 10th, at 10am.
Read more on our blog, "To Reaffirm Faith."
The Universal Declaration
This month, we're encouraging our members
and friends to read the Universal Declaration
of Human Rights, the first global expression of
rights to which all human beings are inherently
entitled. You can find a link to the Declaration
on the UN's website ... HERE.
If you attend the Human Rights Award
celebration at the State Capitol on December
10th, you can pick up a free copy of the
Declaration. We'll be distributing pocket-size
booklets while they last.
“Songs for the Children,” a
benefit dinner and show for
children in need, is set for 7 to
11pm Friday, December 6th, at
the Renaissance Oklahoma City
Convention Center Hotel, 10 N.
Broadway. The event will feature
Oklahoma native Kareem Salama,
along with Raef Haggag and
Alman Nusrat. Proceeds will go to
Islamic Relief USA. For more
information, go to the “Songs for
the Children” page on Facebook.
Enjoy Music, Help a Cause
Enjoy the benefits of membership in the United Nations Association.