UNA Chicago

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.

UNA-USA: A Little Known History of Advocacy & Action

Facilitated by our 2017 Membership Director, Naomi Thornton, we hosted a panel discussion with author James Wurst, Ed Elmendorf, and Dulcie Leimbach, to explore James’s recent book, UNA-USA: A Little Known History of Advocacy and Action. The discussion was followed by a Q&A session and autographs. As the first full documentation of UNA-USA from its start, the book documents 70 years of dedicated and…
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Give the Globe a Shot

“You only have to care about one thing for it to be your platform. For you to make change.” – Karen Olivio “You have to be courageous enough to say “this is what I believe” and encourage those to have the conversation, but to also listen.” – Jonathan Kirkland Six members of the Chicago cast…
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Meet Samantha Ware: Actress & Advocate

Meet Samantha Ware. On stage, she plays Peggy in Chicago’s Hamilton production. Off stage, she’s an advocate for the Global Goals.

Make Your Voice Heard: Support the UN Against Funding Cuts

by Kerith Brand, Chapter President The United Nations needs action from Americans now more than ever. In the midst of the worst refugee crisis since World War Two, with conflicts and pandemics threatening our own security, and millions around the world denied basic human rights on the basis of their gender, gender preference, or religion, this…
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