Welcome to the NCRB-UNAC

We are the National Capital Region Branch of the United Nations Association in Canada – a local, not-for-profit organization that works to educate, engage, and connect the citizens of the National Capital Region with the work of the United Nations.

 

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A Better World Starts HERE.

It starts in our homes. In our schools and communities. In our country. It starts with you.

The National Capital Region Branch (UNAC-NCRB) is dedicated to promoting change locally that radiates out to the national and international levels. We work at educating, engaging, and participating in the goals set forth by the United Nations.

The United Nations is us: each and every person on this planet, and what we make of it.

 

OUR ISSUES

The NCRB-UNAC passionately supports awareness and education around many causes near to heart of the United Nations. Through fundraising, hosting or promoting events, educational campaigns and sharing information the NCRB-UNAC seeks to spread awareness in Canada’s National Capital Region about issues of global concern. Some of the many issues the NCRB-UNAC support include climate change, food security, human rights, humanitarian aid and disaster relief, and poverty reduction. To learn more about these causes visit our issues page.

News and Events

CURRENT ISSUE : WINTER 2018

Inside this current issue of the NCRB-UNAC Newsletter you’ll read about:

  • A Web of Crises and Hope with a new UN Season
  • UNICEF on Cyberspace: Threat or Aid to the World’s Children?
  • World Bank Actions in Africa
  • The International Day of the Girl at the UN Headquarters in NYC
  • The Nobel Peace Prize and the UNA: How Many Degrees
    of Separation?
  • A Minefield of Saved Lives
  • Canada and the World
  • The UN and Refugees: NCR Branch at Parkdale Montessori
  • The Sustainable Development Goals
  • Executive Committee 2017-2018
  • UN Observance Days for Winter – Spring 2018

Upcoming Events

  • Zero Discrimination Day
    March 1, 2018

  • World Wildlife Day
    March 3, 2018

  • International Women’s Day
    March 8, 2018

  • Event Invite: Youth Innovation Summit
    March 12, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Parliament of Canada 111 Wellington St, Ottawa ON K1A 0A4, Canada

Recent News

Event Invite: Youth Innovation Summit from 09:00 to 12:00 on Monday, March 12th, 2018 on Parliament Hill INVITE – RSVP info

As part of our Active Citizens Social Enterprise (ACSE) programme, the United Nations Association in Canada and the British Council, together with the British High Commission in Ottawa, are pleased to invite you to the public component of the Youth Innovation Summit...

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Tara-Marie Andronek Finds SDG Momument in Guyana

Tara-Marie Andronek, Co-Chair of UNAC NCR Board, was on a family history and exploration trip in Guyana.  In this South American capital of Georgetown, Tara-Marie found her family’s history and exploring near the airport she came across a Momument commemorating the...

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Event: February 12 – CANADA’S TRADE AGENDA: WHAT NEXT? An evening with John Manley, President & CEO of the Business Council of Canada and former Deputy Prime Minister and John Weekes, Senior Business Advisor at Bennett Jones and former Ambassador to the WTO and Canada’s chief negotiator for NAFTA

  https://cicncbfeb122018.eventbrite.ca The CIC National Capital Branch presents CANADA'S TRADE AGENDA: WHAT NEXT? An evening with John Manley, President & CEO of the Business Council of Canada and former Deputy Prime Minister and John Weekes, Senior Business Advisor...

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Nobel Peace Prize and the UNA: How Many Degrees of Separation? By Shane Roberts

October 24th is not only UN Day but also the opening of the UN’s annual Disarmament Week (a). This year it had special significance for our Branch, as it provided an opportunity to draw attention to the Ottawa chapter of one of our community partners of the last few...

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UNICEF on Cyberspace: Threat or Aid to the World’s Children? by Shane Roberts

Among current global debates is one over the Internet: how much does it serve forces of division, if not evil, versus how great a tool is it for progress. One hand, we see exploitation of the Internet by such villains as sexual predators and terrorist recruiters. On...

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Youth As Peacebuilders Forum

Dear UNA-Canada friends and partners, On November 14-15, the United Nations Association in Canada (UNA-Canada) is hosting the Youth as Peacebuilders Forum as part of the 2017 UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial in Vancouver, BC. UNA-Canada has consulted...

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