WORKING TOWARDS A BRIGHTER FUTURE
At the United Nations Association of Boulder County, we’re raising funds and promoting initiatives to serve the people who need them most. We believe in taking action with urgency in order to raise public awareness about some of the most pressing issues facing today’s society.
We envision a world in which humanity is spared the scourge of war, human rights are honored, the environment is protected, and the U.S. is a constructive member of the United Nations for the well-being of all humankind.
The UNA Boulder County Chapter keeps Boulder County residents informed on international issues and the efforts of the UN to promote peace, prosperity, and health. Our goal is to increase local participation in UNA activities, awareness of the role of the UN in our daily lives, and advocacy for the work of the United Nations
UNA-USA is dedicated to strengthening the United Nations system, the role of the U.S. in that system, and to promoting multilateral efforts to advance the goals of the United Nations Charter.
UNA-USA is a part of the UN Foundation founded by Ted Turner with the goal of "building bridges" to solve global problems. The Foundation supports the work of the UN through its Better World Campaign. The Foundation works on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and promotes human rights.
The UNA-BC is proud to announce our work with Masjid Ikhlas Mosque in connecting people with internet and phone service. This initiative assists Afghan refugees in signing up for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) and the Lifeline program for phone service to ensure they have more accessibility to internet-based resources.
This population faces challenges with language barriers, income restrictions, and transportation. Broadband is a vital resource in an increasingly digital world and those without it are at a disadvantage for schooling, searching for jobs, remote work, telehealth, and keeping in touch with family and friends. The Lifeline program serves many of the same purposes as ACP-maintaining connections with family and loved ones, job opportunities, and for emergencies.
This project aligns with the Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEA&I) Task Force of the United Nation Association which strives to advance the interests of all individuals to ensure a more just and equitable world. It also aligns with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations relating to ending poverty, promoting good health and well-being, inclusive and equitable quality education, sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth through decent work and economic growth, and reduced inequalities.
UN Day Event: On November 6th, UNA-BC hosted a documentary showing, with speakers Katrina Miller, Zayd Atkinson, and Dr. Rabaka for the CAAAS at CU Boulder
Annual Meeting (virtual) of the United Nations Association of Boulder County, March 13,2023, 5:30 p.m.
Please join us via Zoom for our annual meeting, March 13 at 5:30 p.m., our regular gathering of the full membership of UNA-BC. This is an opportunity for you to learn about the recent
and ongoing activities and accomplishments of your UNA chapter. The annual meeting includes the president’s report summarizing UNA-BC activities, the treasurer’s report,
membership and board member reports, election of board members and officers who will renew for continuing terms, an update on the activities of our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion,
and Accessibility Committee, our advocacy campaigns, and the projects of our interns. We will present several new and continuing initiatives that advance the UN’s Sustainable
Development Goals, and we hope to enlist you in the support of these campaigns.
This once-a-year meeting keeps you in the UNA-USA loop.
We hope to see you then.
Robert McNown is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Annual Meeting of UNA-BC
Time: Mar 13, 2023 05:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
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Bill Kellogg Discussion Series
Our next meeting of the Bill Kellogg UNA-BC Discussion Series will be held on Tuesday March 14, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Arapahoe Room of the Main Branch of the Boulder Public Library.
Our discussion on “From Omaha Beach to Bucha Ukraine: Pathways towards Peace and Healing” will be led by Douglas
Gardner, who was a senior official at the United Nations with assignments that included Kiev, Ukraine.
Douglas Gardner had a distinguished thirty year career in the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) with various posts around the globe and at HQ in New York. He was assigned by the UN Secretary General as the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Kiev Ukraine from 2000-2004. Other senior level field assignments with the UN UNDP included Mongolia, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Burkina Faso. On his last assignment in New York as Deputy Assistant Secretary General, he co-led UNDP’s policy work around the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) and subsequent Sustainable Development Goals.
After his service in the UN, Douglas Gardner directed Occidental College’s Kahane Program at the United Nations from 2012 to 2020. He presently serves as the Director of the Highland Institute for the Advancement of Humanity, a Boulder based think tank.
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