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.


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
    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

  • 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

Recent News

Spotlight: #dayofthegirl

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...

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Spotlight: #dayofthegirl here’s a good article from Nevena Vucetic « The Importance of #Water »

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...

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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...

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