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

  • World Humanitarian Day 19 August
    August 19, 2019

  • 21 August International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism (A/RES/72/165)
    August 21, 2019

  • International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition 23 August
    August 23, 2019

  • International Day Against Nuclear Tests 29 August
    August 29, 2019

  • International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances 30 August
    August 30, 2019

Recent News

Happy 2019

Best wishes from our Executive Committee for a healthy, joyous and prosperous new year for you, your family, and colleagues.

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December 10 70th Anniversary of the UN Declaration of Human Rights

Today let’s Celebrate the 70th anniversary of the UN Declaration of Human Rights! #StandUpforHumanRights #UDHR70 #Cdncharter #humanrights #globalcitizen #cdnpoli #canada #georginabencsik @unitednations @unesco @unwomen Today highlight’s many important breakthroughs...

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