UN Day

United Nations Day

Every year the Boulder County Chapter celebrates the anniversary of the entry into force of the United Nations Charter on October 24, 1945. This momentous event is celebrated world-wide with meetings, discussions and exhibits on the achievements and goals of the United Nations. In Boulder County the commemoration is a gathering of county NGOs working on international issues; organizations are invited to display information about their work.

We celebrated UN Day this year on Sunday afternoon, October 30th, 2016, from 2pm to 4pm, in Plymouth Hall at First Congregational Church, 1128 Pine St, Boulder.

This FREE PUBLIC meeting featured a panel discussion followed by a birthday reception.

Our theme was One Humanity Moving Forward: The Refugee Crisis and the Adopt-A-Future Campaign. Panelists included refugees living in Colorado, and public and private support partners.

Adopt-A-Future is a three-year campaign of the United Nations Foundation to raise funds for schools in refugee camps and provide school materials for local refugee children.

Jonise Roberts (refugee panelist) with GoodWill Industries and Place Bridge Academy speaks about her experiences migrating from Haiti and community advocacy efforts.

Jonise Roberts (refugee panelist) with GoodWill Industries and Place Bridge Academy speaks about her experiences migrating from Haiti and community advocacy efforts.

Sahar Al Nima (refugee panelist) spoke about her experiences negotiating daily decisions of identity. She is a student at the university of Colorado Boulder.

Sahar Al Nima (refugee panelist) spoke about her experiences negotiating daily decisions of identity.

Arok Garang (refugee panelist) spoke about his experiences as one of the lost boys of Sudan and efforts to support refugees world wide.

Arok Garang (refugee panelist) spoke about his experiences as one of the lost boys of Sudan and efforts to support refugees world wide.