Chapter Leader Update

Members’ Day at the UN Just Weeks Away!

Register now for Members’ Day at the UN! Engage with senior United Nations leaders, and hear from prominent speakers on the most pressing issues facing the United Nations. This year’s program includes: a keynote address from UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson; Ambassador Elizabeth Cousens discussing moving forward after the Rio+20 conference; and Hon. Gerard Araud on resolving stubborn conflicts. Visit www.unausa.org/membersday to view the current program and to register.

Only a Few Spots Left at 57th Session of Commission on the Status of Women

This year UNA-USA is proud to extend an exclusive invitation to you as a valued member to attend the 57th session on the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the United Nations March 4-15. Twenty members will have the opportunity to sit-in on official CSW sessions at the United Nations. However, space is limited, and there are only a few spots remaining. If you would like to attend, please contact Monika Johnson at mjohnson@unausa.org to register immediately. Deadline to apply is January 23. Click here to learn more about CSW 57. Attendees are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses.

Americans Support Engagement with the UN in Latest Polling

Polling released Wednesday revealed that approximately eight in 10 American voters say it is important for the U.S. to maintain an active role in the United Nations, and further that it is in America’s best interest to continue to actively support the United Nations. More than two-thirds favor paying U.S. dues to the UN on time and in full, and say that the UN has been supportive of America’s goals and objectives around the world. Read a memo detailing the full results of the polling.

Help Shape the 2013 Advocacy Agenda

The 113th Session of U.S. Congress has begun! Each session, UNA-USA members, with leadership from the Council of Chapters and Regions Steering Committee Advocacy Committee, develop an official Advocacy Agenda that outlines the priorities of UNA-USA advocacy efforts. Each Chapter is asked to submit one survey, providing the Advocacy Committee feedback on what your Chapter members and leadership would like to see included in UNA-USA's Advocacy Agenda. We estimate this this survey will take five minutes to complete. Complete the survey for your Chapter now!

If you have questions about the formation of the Advocacy Agenda process, please contact the Membership Team at membership@unausa.org or call 202.887.9040.


Start Planning for International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day, March 8, 2013, is right around the corner and we would like to hear from you on how your Chapter is recognizing this very important day. UNA-USA is celebrating International Women’s Day by hosting and co-hosting two events this year, one in New York City, and the other in Washington, DC. Learn more about these events here. If you cannot make it to either event, please let us know what you are doing in your local community to celebrate International Women’s Day this year. Contact Tanisha Dyall at tdyall@unausa.org to secure a speaker for your International Women’s Day event and to post your event on the national calendar.

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