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Human Rights Day: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70!

Happy Birthday to The Universal Declaration of Human Rights! Learn about this significant document, your rights, and how to empower others.

Universal Children’s Day 2017

To celebrate this year’s Universal Children’s Day, UNICEF invited children from around the world taking over key roles in media, politics, business, sport and entertainment to voice their support for millions of their peers who are unschooled, unprotected and uprooted on November 20th. “From Auckland to Amman and from New York to N’Djamena, we want children…
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World Science Day 2017

Today, the complexity of the world’s issues goes beyond the framework of a single discipline. Sciences, technology and innovation provide key answers to build peace and bolster sustainable development. We need more integrated science to strengthen water management, to ensure the sustainable use of the ocean, to protect ecosystems and biodiversity, to tackle climate change and…
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Annual Meeting 2017

2017 has been a successful year for UNA Chicago programming and chapter growth.  To celebrate, we gathered with fellow global citizens at our Annual Meeting over appetizers as we highlighted our work and reviewed our goals for next year.

United Nations Day 2017

Yesterday we celebrated United Nations Day- the anniversary of the ratification of the UN Charter when the UN officially came into being. With our current political climate, this day is particularly important to us. We want to show Congress and the administration that the UN matters and we do not want to walk away from the…
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United Nations 72nd Session of the General Assembly

The General Debate opens today and continues through September 25th with the theme, ‘Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet’.

Global Peace Picnic 2017

Our third annual collaboration with the City of Chicago’s World Music Festival and commemorating the UN International Day of Peace.

Climate Action, Heroes, and Preparedness

What we can learn from Hurricane Harvey Harvey hits Louisiana as Texas hunts for survivors. Texas Governor warns “[the] worst is not yet over.” Selfless displays of courage and humanity amid unfathomable disaster in the New York Times article Moments of Hope and Inspiration Rise Above the Chaos of Harvey. “The Netherlands is pioneering—and, where…
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“An Inconvenient Sequel” Film Screening and Reception

About “An Inconvenient Sequel“ In the follow up to An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore continues his tireless fight traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes – in moments both private and public, funny and poignant – as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never…
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Our Tour of The Plant

Located in the Back of the Yards neighborhood in the South Side, is a re-purposed 93,500 square foot building previously used for industrial space and pork processing facility. Today, The Plant is one of the best examples of circular economies and self-sustainability in Chicago.