Southern New York Division  Newsletter
January 2017 

From the President
George Garland

Our Division is proud to announce our support for Dr. Abdiqafar Yasin Farah, a UN Staff Member and peacemaker with the DDR division of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia. Dr. Farah has continued his work with the UN to disengage and rehabilitate Al-Shabaab fighters even after he lost his right arm in 2006 to one of their IEDs in a suicide attack prior to working with the UN. He is on the frontlines of the battle against terrorism through non-military means.


Advocacy Alert
Visiting Our Member of Congress

Visiting members of congress is a priority this year for the United Nations Association. Each year the United Nations provides food to 90 million people in 73 countries; vaccinates 58% of the world's children, saving 2.5 million lives a year, promotes maternal health saving the lives of 30 million women a year, and so much more. 

At the moment the UN is managing more complex humanitarian emergencies than ever before and as a new, reform-focused, Secretary-General is just getting to work, one thing is clear, our voice is needed now more than at any time in decades. The UNA will stand up for the UN, and the millions who depend on it. Urge your member of congress to support the UN by call or email. Find their information by clicking here.
 
If you would like to join a group making a local visit to your Member of Congress, contact your Chapter leaders or the SNY Division Vice President for Advocacy, Margaret Shannon, at mshan4037@aol.com
 
January Calendar / Around the Division


NYC/Manhattan Chapter

Friday, January 13, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Celebrate '17:
The UNs Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
  
      Lily's @ The Roger Smith Hotel
      501 Lexington Avenue
      New York, NY


The United Nations is celebrating 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development--and you're invited! We'll have a night of networking, special guests, live music and more! Be sure to follow us on facebook @UNAYoungProfessionals to keep up with the latest on what will be an outstanding night.



Young Professionals/SNY Division

Wednesday, January 18, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Celebrate '17:
The UNs Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
  
      Lily's @ The Roger Smith Hotel
      501 Lexington Avenue
      New York, NY


The United Nations is celebrating 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development--and you're invited! We'll have a night of networking, special guests, live music and more! Be sure to follow us on facebook @UNAYoungProfessionals to keep up with the latest on what will be an outstanding night.



Register Now! 
Members' Day at the UN is Friday, February 17th

Members' Day at the UN is one of the most important gatherings for UNA-USA during the year, and is a great opportunity for members to network with fellow UN supporters from around the country and hear from top UN voices. 

Fundraiser / Support a UN Peacemaker

United Nations Association / Southern New York Division 

The United Nations Association is dedicated to educating, inspiring, and mobilizing Americans to support the principles and vital work of the United Nations, strengthening the United Nations system, promoting constructive United States leadership in that system and achieving the goals of the United Nations Charter.

The Southern New York Division includes the New York (Manhattan), Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Nassau, Hudson Valley, and Westchester UNA Chapters and Young Professionals. 

United Nations Association is a 501(C)3 nonprofit organization.


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