EVENTS

Upcoming Events!

December 7th : UNA Holiday Party

March 8th : International Women’s Day Celebration

Austin Women’s Club

Past Events !

 

October 24th : United Nations Annual Day Celebration

RSVP NOW to attend the 72nd United Nations Annual Day Celebration hosted by the UNA-USA Austin Chapter at the Oasis Restaurant in Austin.

Hear our Keynote Speaker-  Michelle Milford Morse, Senior advisor to the United Nations Foundation Acting Vice President for Girls and Women Strategy emphasize the importance of this year’s UN theme : Global Goals Local Leaders.

65 — Become a friend of the Austin Chapter, with introductory membership
$55 — General Admission
$40 — Members
$25 — Student Rate/Student Sponsorship
$300 — Table for 8


Contact Judy Sadegh (jsadegh@yahoo.com) for more information.

Networking begins 6:30 p.m. with sunset expected at 6:54 p.m. The fajita dinner and program will begin at 7 p.m., ending at 9:00.
Valet parking and cash bar are both available.

 

Pathway to Peace – September 7th, 2017

In celebration of International Week of Peace, the Austin Chapter of the United Nations Association cordially invites you to the inaugural

Pathway to Peace Reception.

Dr. Michael R. Andersen Senior Lecturer and Director International Relations and Global Studies, University of Texas at Austin will speak on

The U.S. in the UNESCO – Why It Matters ?

In honor of celebrating the significance of peace & harmony, we encourage you to support Ten Thousand Villages, our venue partner in their mission to create

opportunities for artisans in the developing world.

Light refreshments will be served during the reception.

Ticket Information: Check out at door with reservation on at http://unaaustin.org/events

For further information contact Judy Sadegh @ jsadegh@yahoo.com or call (512)496-5771

March 8th : International Women’s Day 
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The UNA-USA , Austin Chapter invites you to attend a panel discussion on The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

The World Interfaith Harmony Week
Annual UN Observance Week: Feb. 1-7

The World Interfaith Harmony Week was first proposed at the UN General Assembly on September 23, 2010 by H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan. Just under a month later, on October 20, 2010, it was unanimously adopted by the UN and henceforth the first week of February will be observed as a World Interfaith Harmony Week.

The World Interfaith Harmony Week is based on the pioneering work of The Common Word initiative. This initiative, which started in 2007, called for Muslim and Christian leaders to engage in a dialogue based on two common fundamental religious Commandments; Love of God, and Love of the Neighbour, without nevertheless compromising any of their own religious tenets. The Two commandments are at the heart of the three Monotheistic religions and therefore provide the most solid theological ground possible.

The World Interfaith Harmony Week extends the Two Commandments by adding ‘Love of the Good, and Love of the Neighbour’. This formula includes all people of goodwill. It includes those of other faiths, and those with no faith.

The World Interfaith Harmony Week provides a platform—one week in a year—when all interfaith groups and other groups of goodwill can show the world what a powerful movement they are. The thousands of events organized by these groups often go unnoticed not only by the general public, but also by other groups themselves. This week will allow for these groups to become aware of each other and strengthen the movement by building ties and avoiding duplicating each others’ efforts.

It is hoped that this initiative will provide a focal point from which all people of goodwill can recognize that the common values they hold far outweigh the differences they have, and thus provide a strong dosage of peace and harmony to their communities.

October 13th : United Nations Day – Anniversary Dinner

Oasis

RSVP NOW and join the UNA-USA Austin chapter and friends for a sunset viewing and dinner at The Oasis on Lake Travis, celebrating the United Nations’ 71th anniversary!

You can’t miss this year’s milestone event! See who will be honored with this year’s Texas Humanitarian Award and learn more about the 2016 theme – Adopt a Future. Listen to special speaker Robert Campbell from the East West Institute, with a Flamenco Guitar performance by the talented Jonathan Sauceda .

$65 — Become a friend of the Austin Chapter, with introductory membership
$55 — General Admission
$40 — Members
$25 — Student Rate/Student Sponsorship
$300 — Table for 8

Contact Judy Sadegh (jsadegh@yahoo.com) for more information.

Networking begins 6:30 p.m. with sunset expected at 6:54 p.m. The fajita dinner and program will begin at 7 p.m., ending at 9:00.
Valet parking and cash bar are both available.

International Women’s Day Event – March 1, 2016

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The 2016 theme for International Women’s Day is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”.
The United Nations observance on 8 March will reflect on how to accelerate the 2030 Agenda, building momentum for the effective implementation of the new Sustainable Development Goals. It will equally focus on new commitments under UN Women’s Step It Up initiative, and other existing commitments on gender equality, women’s empowerment and women’s human rights.

Event Details
Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Time: 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Venue: Austin Woman’s Club, 708 San Antonio St. Austin, Tx 78701

About IWD

The United Nations began celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD) on 8 March during International Women’s Year 1975. Two years later, in December 1977, the General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming a United Nations Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace to be observed on any day of the year by Member States, in accordance with their historical and national traditions. International Women’s Day first emerged from the activities of labour movements at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe. Since those early years, International Women’s Day has assumed a new global dimension for women in developed and developing countries alike. The growing international women’s movement, which has been strengthened by four global United Nations women’s conferences, has helped make the commemoration a rallying point to build support for women’s rights and participation in the political and economic arenas. Increasingly, International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. – See more at: International Women’s Day 2016.