United Nations Association of Greater Oklahoma City
August 7, 2011
United Nations Association of the United States of America
Greater Oklahoma City Chapter
P.O. Box 60856
Oklahoma City, OK   73146-0856
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Projects and Programs
Our chapter is actively involved in supporting many projects and activities for the benefit of
our community and the world.  Some examples are:

<>  "End Hunger: Walk the World"
Fun Walk and Fund-Raiser for the World Food Program
"End Hunger: Walk the World" is an annual event to raise money and
awareness for WFP’s efforts to fight child hunger and malnutrition.  
The Walk is a joint effort of WFP, its staff, corporate partners, and participating NGO's.  People in
every time zone around the world walk to show their solidarity in the fight against hunger and
malnutrition.  Locally, we benefit from student leadership provided by Casady School and others.  

<>  The International Day of Peace -- Peace, Love, Pinwheels

<>  Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF
We are proud to be supporters of the Unicef Trick-or-Treat campaign.  For more
than 60 years, the US Fund for Unicef has sponsored this nation-wide program.  
Since 1950, children in the United States have shown their commitment to improving
the lives of their peers around the world by filling our famous orange box with change
for UNICEF on Halloween.  

<>  Our Human Rights Video Collection
UNA-OKC is pleased to sponsor a Human Rights video collection for
teachers, students, community group leaders and all those who wish to
learn more about, explore, and discuss the critical human rights issues
that are impacting our world.  The videos are available to any patron
of the Metropolitan Library System (MLS).  

<>  Advocacy
Each year, our chapter works to promote the advocacy goals of our national organization.  These goals
include: (1) Educating the public and our elected officials about the UN’s Millennium Development Goals;
(2) Pushing for on-time payment of U.S. dues to the UN regular budget and peacekeeping operations;
and (3) Supporting the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.

<>  The Student Alliance
The UN Association's Student Alliance engages students by creating a nation-
wide network of motivated individuals, student advocacy groups, international
affairs clubs and Model UN teams who can collectively sound their voices and
make their opinions heard among their peers, in their communities and across
the nation.  Student Alliance participants can also coordinate programs in their local communities,
network with UN dignitaries through UNA programs, including its Members Day at the UN, the National
Forum on the United Nations, and even participate in UN meetings.  

<>  Against Human Trafficking  
Since September, 2010, our chapter has been represented in meetings of the
Human Trafficking Task Force for Central Oklahoma.  The meetings, held in the
Attorney General's office in Oklahoma City, have been organized to raise awareness
about the problem of human trafficking.  In Oklahoma, the scope of this problem has
not yet been fully recognized.  A
special report by the United Way of Central
Oklahoma describes human trafficking as the "fastest growing criminal enterprise."

<>  Model United Nations
In Model UN, students step into the shoes of ambassadors from UN
member states to debate current issues on the organization's agenda.
Students make speeches, prepare draft resolutions, negotiate with allies
and adversaries, resolve conflicts, and navigate the conference rules of
procedure - all in the interest of mobilizing "international cooperation"
to resolve problems that affect countries all over the world.  Our chapter
seeks to raise awareness about and promote student participation in
Model UN programs.  

<>  Girl Up
A campaign of the United Nations Foundation, this program gives
American girls the opportunity to channel their energy and
compassion to raise awareness and funds for programs of the
United Nations that help some of the world’s hardest-to-reach
adolescent girls. Through Girl Up’s support, girls have the
opportunity to become educated, healthy, safe, counted, and
positioned to be the next generation of leaders.

<>  Nothing But Nets
This is a global, grassroots campaign to raise awareness and
funding to combat malaria, one of the largest killers of children
in Africa. With a $10 contribution, Nothing But Nets provides
individuals – from CEOs to youth, professional athletes to faith
leaders – the opportunity to join the global fight against
malaria by sending a net and saving a life.  Through a diverse
group of partners and Champions, including the National
Basketball Association's NBA Cares, the people of the United
Methodist Church, Sports Illustrated, Vh1, the Women's
National Basketball Association, pop sensation the Jonas
Brothers, and United Airlines, among others, the Nothing But
Nets campaign has engaged hundreds of thousands of individuals to help achieve the UN goal to end
malaria deaths by 2015.  

<>  Speaker's Bureau
Members of our local chapter are available to speak to local groups, classes, and organizations.  For
more information  … email our president, Bill Bryant, at wildbill73107@cox.net.  Or, give him a call at 405-

<>  General Meetings of our Chapter Membership
Our by-laws provide that, "There shall be a minimum of two general membership meetings each year,
one of which shall be the annual meeting to be held within the first half of the calendar year, the date to
be set by the Board of Directors."  Our Spring Meeting is typically held in April of each year.  A second
meeting occurs in October -- coinciding closely with UN Day, October 24th.  
These general membership
meetings offer the opportunity to meet like-minded people, participate in chapter decisions, and
enjoy informative presentations by highly-regarded speakers.  

The quality of our program offerings depends on good leadership from the members of our
chapter.  If you are a member of UNA-USA, please consider volunteering to serve on our
Board of Directors.  

If you aren't yet a member, please think about signing up.  

Find more information here:  
<>  The UNA-OKC Public Service Award
United Nations Public Service Day is observed around the world each
year on June 23rd.  Our chapter is pleased to recognize this day by
honoring a local worker in our state's public sector (municipal, county,
state) who contributes to the mission of the United Nations -- "to promote
social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom."  
The International Day of Peace is always observed on the 21st of September.  
In the OKC Metro area, we typically have a community-wide kick-off event
which often precedes the 21st of September.  The Pinwheels for Peace
project offers students, parents and teachers an opportunity to make a public
visual statement about our feelings about war / peace / tolerance /
cooperation / harmony / unity.  The International Day of Peace is rapidly
becoming one of the annual time markers that we use to celebrate our
emerging global culture of peace.