Protecting the Rights of Disabled Persons Internationally:
IS THE U.S. FOR IT OR AGAINST IT? The purpose of this event is to explain the CRPD and its importance around the world, to examine why the U.S. Senate refused to ratify it, and to explore strategies to achieve ratification of the treaty in 2013. Speakers: Joelle Brouner - Washington State Rehabilitation Council; Andrea Parra - University of the Andes; Matthew Metz - UNA Seattle When: May 16, 2013, 5 pm – 8 pm Where: William Gates Hall, University of Washington Law School RSVP: Andrea Kadlec, Disability Rights Washington – firstname.lastname@example.org
UNA Greater Seattle chapter presents Club UN
A social event where individuals interested in the work of the United Nations, human rights, and other social issues can gather and discuss. Join our Meetup group: http://www.meetup.com/Club-UN/ for more information. Join us Wednesday, May 29th at 5:30pm at Wallingford Chocolati (1716 N 45th St).
The United Nations Association Greater Seattle Chapter
The United Nations Association of Greater Seattle is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that supports the work of the United Nations as one of a number of local chapters of the United Nations Association of the United States (UNA-USA). UNA Seattle encourages active civic participation in the most important social and economic issues facing the world today, from global health and human rights to the spread of democracy to equitable and sustainable development.
Become A Member in 2013
Every day the United Nations works to reduce poverty, fight disease, promote respect for human rights, and protect the environment. The Greater Seattle chapter helps inform elected officials, policymakers, and local communities about the importance of participation in the United Nations. UNA Seattle is dedicated to building support for the ideals and work of the UN among the American people. There are several ways for you to join for the first time or renew your membership. Learn more here.
The United Nations Millennium Development Goals targets 2015 for global improvement
The United Nations Millennium Development Goals set important global targets in 2000 to be attained by 2015: eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, achieve universal primary education, promote gender equality and empower women, reduce child mortality, improve maternal health, combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases, ensure environmental sustainability and develop a global partnership for development. The UNA is a member organization of the Puget Sound Millennium Goals Project working to achieve the Goals.October 17th is the United Nation's International Day to Eradicate Poverty.
Become a Member
As a member of the United Nations Association, you will be a valuable community activist and a provider of new leadership, ideas and energy.
Attend an Event
- May 29, 2013
- June 26, 2013