D.C. events: upcoming events of the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area

UNA-NCA Asia-Pacific Volunteer Meeting

UNA-NCA Young Professionals Asia-Pacific Committee will host a volunteer meeting! Get to know fellow young professionals in the field and learn more about the Asia-Pacific Committee and leadership opportunities. We will discuss upcoming committee events and the Young Professional career dinner series.

When: Thursday, February 6, 2014
6:00 – 7:00 pm

Where: 2000 P Street, NW, Suite 630
Washington, DC 20036

Register on our site>>

Going Green: A Panel on International Environmental Work

A UNA-NCA/Women’s Information Network co-sponsored panel discussion on the role of women in sustainability.

Speakers:

  • Deeohn Ferris, Sustainable Community Development Group
  • Corrie Kramer, Plan International, former Peace Corps volunteer
  • Kim Lovell, Sierra Club

When: Thursday, February 13, 2014
6:00-7:30 pm

Where: The Science Club DC
1136 19th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036

Cost: No Charge

Register on WIN’s website>>

The United Nations Human Rights Council in 2014: What’s New, What’s Old, and What to Expect in the Year Ahead

Hosted by the UNA-NCA and the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA), the forum will give an intimate look into a variety of ongoing large-scale human rights crisis situations, and address the effectiveness of the Council in addressing these and other pressing issues.

When: Wednesday, February 19, 2014
6:00 – 8:00 pm

Where: American Foreign Service Association,
Main Conference Room
2101 E. Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20037

Speakers:

  • Wesley Reisser, State Department International Organizations Bureau Human Rights Officer
  • A. Edward Elmendorf, Former UNA-NCA President
  • Ambassador Donald T. Bliss (retired), President, UNA-NCA, moderator

Registration Information:

$10 for members of the United Nations Association
$15 for non-members

Register>>

Lecture: “Will China Replace the US in the Global Leadership Race?”

Dr. Roy Morey will be giving a luncheon presentation on the topic: “Will China Replace the US in the Global Leadership Race?” addressed in the epilogue of his latest book The United Nations at Work in Asia: An Envoy’s Account of Development in China, Vietnam, Thailand and the South Pacific.

When: Monday, February 24, 2014
12:00 – 1:00 pm

Where: United Nations Information Center (UNIC)
1775 K St Washington, DC 20240

Speaker: Dr. Roy Morey, author, (ret.) Deputy Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific at UNDP headquarters in New York.

Register on our events page>>

Remedies for Harm Caused by UN Peacekeepers in missions

When: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
12:00 – 2:00 pm

Where: American Society of International Law, Tillar House
2223 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington D.C. 20008

A discussion to examine allegations of misconduct by UN Peacekeepers in the context of the cholera epidemic in Haiti, and charges of sexual exploitation and corruption involving peacekeepers in other missions and other developments. Lunch will be provided.

Registration Information:

– ASIL members=Free

– Non-ASIL members=$15

– UNA-NCA, ABA, WFLS,and Students of ASIL Academic Partner Schools= Free with discount code “UNPART”

 

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