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 Day of Social Justice 20 February
February 20, 2018
International Mother Language Day 21 February
February 21, 2018
Zero Discrimination Day
March 1, 2018
World Wildlife Day
March 3, 2018
International Women’s Day
March 8, 2018
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Dear friends and members, In co-operation with the World Federalist Movement - Canada, we would like to invite you and friends or family to the launch of the book A UN Renaissance: What the UN is and what it could be, on February 9/Friday from 4:30–7:00 PM at the Army...read more
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...read more
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...read more
The Branch was delighted to be invited back to the Parkdale Montessori School for a fourth consecutive year to present to Ms. Linda Wrigley’s students, aged 8-10. This year, a special request was made to discuss refugees and children’s rights, in light of events...read more
Notes from UOttawa Event: "Making a difference? Assessing the legacy of Africa's first elected woman President" This past Wednesday November 15, 2017. I attended an event at UOttawa co-hosted by the Center for International Policy Studies (CIPS) and the...read more
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...read more
-Nevena Vucetic- This past May, I participated in a field research course with the University of Ottawa in Nairobi, Kenya. As a student in international development, travelling to a developing country is far more than a vacation or trip, it is a chance to...read more