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.
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
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
- 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
World Autism Awareness Day (April 2)
April 2, 2020
Mine Awareness Day - APRIL 4 - Landmines and unexploded weapons contaminate war zones, maiming and killing civilians long after conflict has ended. Mine action is vital. mineaction.org/unmas/
April 4, 2020
International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (6 April)
April 6, 2020
International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda (April 7)
April 7, 2020
International Day of Human Space Flight (12 April)
April 11, 2020
CANADA AT THE UN Re Canada’s Craven Gambit For Negligible Power On The UN Security Council (Dec. 11): A recent poll found that 88 per cent of Canadians believe the country should be engaged with the United Nations. These are not people reliving some halcyon days of...
“Dr. Montessori understood that children learn about moral development by working in real life tasks. When they focus on real work towards a common goal, they use their energy, commitment and intelligence which can help transform the world! Her belief that our...
United Nations Day highlights the enduring ideals of the Charter, which entered into force on this date 74 years ago. Amid stormy global seas, the Charter remains our shared moral anchor." — UN Secretary-General António Guterres UN Day marks the anniversary of the...
Town Hall – October 24 UN Day – The United Nations at 75 and Beyond: Problems, Progress and Prognosis” – at Ottawa City Hall 7pm hosted by National Capital Region Branch
Dear friends, Next year, 2020, will be the UN’s 75th anniversary. It will be marked not only a year from now on UN Day, October 24, 2020, but around the world with discussions between now and then about the state of the world and what the United Nations has...
World Habitat Day - October 7 (From UN News) 7 October 2019 SDGs Waste can have a devastating effect on public health, the environment, and the climate, but cutting-edge innovation and technology can provide improved, cheaper solutions to the challenge, and help...
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Thursday, October 24, 2019 Ottawa City Hall – 110 Laurier Ave. West, 2 Floor – Colonel By Room Parking available on site 6:00-6:45 p.m.Annual General Meeting (for members of the Branch) 7:00 p.m.Town Hall on the UN at 75 (open to the public) The United Nations at 75 and Beyond: Problems, Progress and Prognosis
United Nations Association in Canada National Capital Region Branch Association canadienne pour les Nations Unies Section de la Région de la Capitale nationale NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Thursday, October 24, 2019 Ottawa City Hall - 110 Laurier Ave. West, 2...
Applications are now open for the International Development and Diplomacy Internship Programme! Apply now to be a Junior Professional Consultant in one of our 10 Partner UN Agencies! Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to both travel and gain...
Joint message from Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women and Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO for the International Day for Women and Girls in Science 11 February Date: Thursday, February 7, 2019 Recently, young women and girls around...
Best wishes for 2019
Best wishes from our Executive Committee for a healthy, joyous and prosperous new year for you, your family, and colleagues.