|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.
The members of the Oklahoma City chapter of UNA-USA invite you to
a series of three programs with a focus on peacebuilding, protecting
refugees, and setting the UN's 15-year goals for global development.
Peace Day. On September 21st,
enjoy with us a community-wide
observance of the International
Day of Peace at Oklahoma City
University. The program will begin
at 6:30pm. It will feature
performances by the singers of
Mercy School as well as a troupe
from "El Sistema" youth orchestra.
Messages of peace will be delivered by Albert Gray Eagle, Dr. Imad
Enchassi, Kristen Swartley, and Moses Mast. Peace Day, as it is known,
is celebrated around the world each September 21st. The date closely
coincides with the opening of a new session of the United Nations General
Assembly in New York City. The program will take place at OCU's University
Center, and admission is free. Find more information here at our blog,
"To Reaffirm Faith."
United Nations Day. In October, you're invited to celebrate United Nations
Day. We will mark the 69th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations
with a luncheon program on Saturday, October 18th. The program will include a
panel discussion on the topic of the Refugee Crisis. Tickets, which must be
purchased in advance, will go on
sale soon. Prices are $25 for a
regular-price ticket and $10 for
student tickets. Find more
information at our blog ... HERE.
In November, the UN Association
will convene a public consultation
process to seek community input
on the United Nations develop-
ment goals for the period 2016 through 2030. Plans for the process, which
are still being set, include a public forum as well as an online effort to collect
statements of public opinion related to the UN's global development goals.
Priya Desai, president of our OKC chapter, offered this description: "The
objective of our local event will be to promote public awareness of and public
participation in the UN's global goal-setting process. The consultation process
will focus on four goals in particular – for example, Hunger / Food Security;
Women’s Equality; and so on."
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!
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