|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...."
Enjoy the benefits of membership in the United Nations Association.
Thanks to the generosity of the good people who attended our free
movie screening on July 19th, we raised over $700 for Nothing But Nets.
As a result, 70 bed nets will be sent to sub-Saharan Africa to help with malaria
prevention efforts. We are so proud of the support of the friends and
members of the Oklahoma City chapter of the United Nations Association.
In 2010, according to the World Health Organization, there were 219
million documented cases of malaria in the world. That year, the disease
killed between 660,000 and 1.2 million people -- many of whom were
children in Africa.
Malaria has a devastating effect on individual lives and entire communities.
Because of this, the United Nations has made malaria prevention a global
priority -- as expressed in the UN Millennium Development Goals.
Here's the good news about the UN's efforts:
<> Thanks to increased funding, more children are sleeping under
insecticide-treated bed nets in sub-Saharan Africa.
<> Between 2000 and 2012, the substantial expansion of malaria inter-
ventions led to a 42 per cent decline in malaria mortality rates globally.
<> In the decade since 2000, 3.3 million deaths from malaria were averted,
and the lives of three million young children were saved.
Your Oklahoma City chapter of the United Nations Association supports
American leadership in the United Nations. We are dedicated to educating,
inspiring and mobilizing Americans to support the principles and
vital work of the United Nations -- including the Millennium Development
Goals. Join us!
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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