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UNA-USA Queens Earth Day Celebration March 23, 2014

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Our United Nations Association (UNA-USA) team was very pleased to be able to meet with you on June 11th -- and especially to get the opportunity of meeting with Congressman Gibson himself. We were heartened to hear that he had a good understanding of the importance of UN peacekeeping, and told us of his positive experience in Haiti in 2010, where he commanded the 82nd Airborne Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team (BCT) during the opening month of that humanitarian relief operation. We urge him to support the full funding of UN Regular Budget and Peacekeeping as they come up for appropriations before Congress.

 

WELCOME TO UNA USA QUEENS CHAPTER.

 

 

We are proud to have provided the people of Queens, New York with a forum for input to the United Nations and an opportunity to support its programs and projects for more than 50 years.

 

The mission of UNA-USA is to inform, inspire, and mobilize Americans to support the principles and vital work of the United Nations, and to strengthen the United Nations system.

 

UNA-USA through its chapters, divisions, and programs:

 

•encourages U.S. leadership to work constructively through the United Nations on global issues,

•encourages everyone to achieve the goals of the United Nations Charter,

•educates the American public about the work of the United Nations by carrying out local activities related to the United Nations, and recruiting, engaging and retaining members.

 

To find out more about our activities and membership use the tabs above under the main heading.

 

Queens UN Day Program

 

THE REFUGEE CRISIS

 

World War II ended with a huge number of displaced people/ refugees. The world responded to their plight before winter set in, but we still experience the effects of this massive redistribution of people and redrawing of borders. The Middle East is only one example.

 

Today, the number of refugees exceeds those displaced during WWII. What is being done? What needs to be done?

 

UNA USA Queens Chapter is planning a discussion, THE REFUGEE CRISIS, on October 25th in the atrium at the Queens Museum from 2 until 5pm. Cosponsors, so far, include

 

  • the museum,
  • Pax Christi Metro New York,
  • the Queens Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,
  • Rotary International of Flushing, and
  • the Greater Queens Chapter of The Links.

     

The keynote speaker will be a representative of the United Nations and a panel representing local agencies with an interest in refugees will begin the discussion.

 

We would very much like to present to them the opinions and suggestions from an audience who represent people with an interest in this crisis. As the UN is in the process of determining its priorities for 2015 and beyond, we need to make our voices heard.

 

There will be a way for people to forward suggestions to the United Nations as part of The World We Want campaign of gathering input from individuals throughout the world.

 

 

 

UNA-USA Queens Chapter | P.O. Box 670711 Kew Gardens, NY 11367 | e-mail: info@unaqueens.org