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
International Day of Happiness
March 20, 2019
French Language Day (March 20)
March 20, 2019
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
March 21, 2019
World Down Syndrome Day (March 21)
March 21, 2019
International Day of Nowruz (March 21)
March 21, 2019
We mark UN Day this year at a time when we are hearing a growing chorus of voices in anger towards the ‘other’. When the aspirations expressed in the founding Charter – to expressly work on what brings us together in our world – are being called into question as some...read more
UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into...read more
Russia and the New World “Order” -Tara Marie Andronek- The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 ushered in a new era of geopolitics, international relations and to the many who study it – history itself. Whether or not the cold war really ended, or has been festering...read more
The Importance of Water - Nevena Vucetic - On March 22nd, World Water Day 2018, the United Nations launched the International Decade for Action on Water for Sustainable Development (Water Action Decade).1 Why water you may ask? Besides being declared a human right2...read more
Have a look at our newsletters from Spring 2018 and Winter 2018. Fall 2018 will be coming shortly. Many thanks for reading our local and global issues which matter to all of us, global citizenread more
October 1st - International Day of Older Persons Good day all Monday a good day to give a shout out to all of our members and supporters who have been with us for so long – a few for the duration of the Organization we champion. They form the base on which we...read more
Update from OpenCanada (thanks to Tara-Marie Andronek) The UN General Assembly and gender, justice for the Rohingya, ways to rethink citizenship, and more from opencanada.org
For women foreign ministers and activists, a historic first in Montreal At the first official Women Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, Canada provided a window for activists to shape ideas about what a feminist foreign policy should look like. Those present tell OpenCanada’s...read more
United Nations Association in Canada National Capital Region Branch Association canadienne pour les Nations Unies Section de la Région de la Capitale nationale Annual General Meeting 28 September 2018 Cartier Place Suite Hotel 180 Cooper St., Ottawa AGENDA 1. Call to...read more
World Federalist Movement - Canada has a new book out today, What Canada Could and Should do at the United Nations 2018: A Question of Leadership. The electronic version can be downloaded at https://unitednationsandcanada.org/ or hard copies can be ordered. ****...read more
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...read more