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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of Events
March 31, 2014
Scams, Myths, and Hoaxes about the UN.
Read about the latest hoax circulating via email.  
The Kerfuffle.  Has there been a UN  take-over in Edmond?  Some folks
think so.  We explain why they're wrong.
UCO and the UN's Academic Impact.  "A breath of new hope is blowing
across the globe."  Read how UCO is developing global citizens.
Delivering Justice.  War criminals are being brought to justice thanks to
the United Nations.
Meet our Speakers Bureau.  Our volunteers are available to deliver an
interesting message to your classroom, group, or club.
Check Out Our Human Rights Video Collection.  
Available FREE through the Metropolitan Library System.
Why Do You Support the United Nations Association?  
We asked some of our members and friends.  Read their responses.

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email list.
More News and Commentary
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...."
Dorothy Messenger
Enjoy the benefits of membership in the United Nations Association.
Join today!
Good Global Citizens will Rise
Up at OU's Model UN Session
FUN, teamwork, communications,
FUN, leadership development,
global engagement, and FUN --
these will be the hallmarks of a
Model UN workshop at the
University of Oklahoma on Monday,
April 21st.

With help from our chapter of the
United Nations Association, OU is
offering a one-day workshop to introduce 6th - 8th grade students to the
process and procedures of Model United Nations.

The session will take place in the OCCE Forum Building on OU's Norman
campus. More than 100 students will participate in the workshop. They will
learn how to:

•  Write a position paper
•  Formulate a resolution
•  Master parliamentary procedure
•  Caucus successfully

Find more information on the OU website, here ...

Model UN helps students to develop important skills they need for real-life
success -- including literacy skills, problem solving, critical thinking, and
effective communications.

Volunteers are needed for all or part of the day. We need people who can
help to moderate break-out sessions as well as greet and fetch. If you'd like
to assist, call Catherine Armitage at (405) 607-4485. (Email

“Hey, I just met you and this is crazy, but
support my amendment maybe?”
- From a note passed at a Model UN conference in New Zealand.

Our 2014 Public Service Award
... will be announced in June. This is
the 4th year that we have sponsored
this prestigious recognition program
which is designed to honor an
employee of any state, local, or federal
government agency. Nominations are
now open. Do you know a public sector
employee whose work serves to promote
"...social progress and better
standards of life in larger freedom?"
(From the Preamble to the UN Charter).
Find out how to submit a nomination at our "
Public Service Award" page.

Our UNA-OKC Advocay Committee
... The members of our Jeane Kirkpatrick Society
are actively engaging our elected officials on issues
of importance to Oklahoma and the world. Our
newest effort is for a bill in Congress, the Girls
Count Act, which is about registering the birth of
every child who is born in the world -- guaranteeing
them access to education, employment, the right to
own property, etc. We want to ask our Members of
Congress from Oklahoma to become co-sponsors.
Find more information about the Girls Count Act on our
blog ... HERE.
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. You'll also find
articles about the
UN's role in tracking
dangerous space objects, a crazy bill
in the
Oklahoma Legislature, as well as a story about Michelle Rodriguez
and her participation in the 2014 session of the UN Commission on the
Status of Women. Read our blog regularly and find news about important
public policy issues and more.
We appreciate your support for the United Nations Association of the USA!