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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
21 August International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism (A/RES/72/165)
August 21, 2018
International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition 23 August
August 23, 2018
International Day Against Nuclear Tests 29 August
August 29, 2018
International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances 30 August
August 30, 2018
International Day of Charity 5 September
September 5, 2018
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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