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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

  • MEETING THE CLIMATE CHALLENGE: Accelerating the Transition to a Post-Carbon World - EVENT FILM SCREENING Group of 78
    September 27, 2018 @ 18:45 pm - 19:45 pm
    Cartier Place Suite Hotel 180 Cooper St, Ottawa ON K2P 2L5, Canada

  • Branch Annual General Meeting September 28 5pm ; keynote speaker 6pm ;
    September 28, 2018 @ 17:00 pm - 18:00 pm
    Cartier Place Suite Hotel 180 Cooper St, Ottawa ON K2P 2L5, Canada

  • FRIDAY, Sept. 28, 2018 evening 6:00 p.m. Dinner & Keynote Address: Meeting our Sustainable Development Goals: Whats Love Got To DO With IT? Indigenous Acknowledgement: Elder Verna Macgregor, Algonquin Nation Moderator: Roy Culpeper, Chair, Group of 78 Keynote speaker: Joanna Kerr – Executive director, Greenpeace Canada
    September 28, 2018 @ 18:00 pm - 20:00 pm
    Cartier Place Suite Hotel 180 Cooper St, Ottawa ON K2P 2L5, Canada

  • MEETING THE CLIMATE CHALLENGE: Accelerating the Transition to a Post-Carbon World - POLICY CONFERENCE
    September 29, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 20:30 pm
    Cartier Place Suite Hotel 180 Cooper St, Ottawa ON K2P 2L5, Canada

  • International Day of Happiness
    March 20, 2019

Recent News

EVENT: MEETING THE CLIMATE CHALLENGE: Conference for Canadians Ottawa, & UNAC NCRB AGM on September 28 evening & Saturday 29 Group of 78

MEETING THE CLIMATE CHALLENGE: Conference for Canadians Ottawa, September 28 evening and Saturday 29 Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. Margaret Meade Record breaking forest...

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Notice of our branch Annual General Meeting 5pm and special keynote address hosted* ($10) by Group of 78 6pm on September 28, 2018

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Friday, September 28, 2018 Cartier Place Hotel, 180 Cooper St., Ottawa 5:00-6:00 p.m. Annual General Meeting (for members of the Branch) 6:00 p.m. Keynote Address* hosted by the Group of 78 (open to the public) Meeting the Climate...

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World Press Freedom Day 2018 May 3

Please click on the link to access today's live feed Live feed from the UN "On World Press Freedom Day 2018, I call on governments to strengthen press freedom, and to protect journalists. Promoting a free press is standing up for our right to truth." — António...

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April 25 2018 Event: A panel discussion on Canada’s Contribution to the UN’s Peacekeeping Mission in Mali (MINUSMA): From Risk Taking to Being a Responsible Global Player

The ASG is happy to present a panel discussion on Canada's Contribution to the UN’s Peacekeeping Mission in Mali (MINUSMA): From Risk Taking to Being a Responsible Global Player WHEN:Wednesday, April 25, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM WHERE: Richmond Room, Ottawa City...

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Apply TODAY for United Nations Association in Canada’s Green Spaces programme DEADLINE: APRIL 19 2018 11:59PM (23:59) EST

Apply Now! UNA-Canada’s #GreenSpaces provides work experience in natural settings for #students https://bit.ly/2GoEZJd #exploregreenspaces #greensummerjobs Appliquer maintenant! Les #EspacesVerts l'ACNU offre une expérience de travail dans des milieux naturels pour...

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Event on April 19: Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (CNANW) Roundtable: “Upcoming Challenges; Canadian Leadership?”

Join us on April 19th Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons CNANW Roundtable & Meeting - April 19, 2018 Note: Media Event at 11 AM Venue: Garden Room, Elizabeth Bruyere Hospital, 43 Bruyère St., Ottawa. (TBC) CNANW Roundtable: “Upcoming Challenges; Canadian...

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International Development & Diplomacy Internship Programme Summer 2018 Apply TODAY: (Applications will close Sunday, April 15th, 2018, at 11:59pm EST) Twitter: @UNACIDDIP | Facebook: @UNACIDDIP | Instagram: @UNAC_IDDIP

IDDIP’s disciplined work-integrated learning opportunities provide successful applicants, known as Junior Professional Consultants (JPCs), with invaluable, demanding, deeply meaningful work experience, as well as a proven bridge to employment. The Programme also...

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Event: w/ Hon. Bob Rae, Special Envoy Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar “TELL THEM WE’RE HUMAN” – WHAT THE ROHINGYA CRISIS TELLS US ABOUT THE WORLD AND CANADA’S FOREIGN POLICY CHOICES   ‪Monday, April 23, 2018‬

The CIC National Capital Branch presents “TELL THEM WE’RE HUMAN” - WHAT THE ROHINGYA CRISIS TELLS US ABOUT THE WORLD AND CANADA’S FOREIGN POLICY CHOICES Monday, April 23, 2018 Join us for an evening with the Hon. Bob Rae, Canada's special envoy on the Rohingya crisis...

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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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