Chapter Spotlight: UNA-Greater Boston
Early this April, the United Nations Association of Greater Boston (UNAGB) announced that its partner, Sequentis Capital, issued a generous donation of $100,000 to fund its advocacy work for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the SDG Action Corner.
UNAGB has been recognized for its dedication to the critical mission of the United Nations. By building, educating, and mobilizing a well-connected network of community members, they have engaged in efforts central to international cooperation and the advancement of global issues. One of the core accomplishments of UNAGB was the chapter’s creation of an SDG Action Center. The Center was established to address pressing international, pressing issues at the local level — by helping members participate in community activities that supported UN SDGs, the Greater Boston chapter identified ways to locally empower and convene its members for a greater cause.
Another successful initiative of UNAGB is its development of the United Nations Perspective Series. In partnership with Impact Hub Boston, UNAGB has hosted events in the exploration of both global and localized efforts vis-a-vis the SDGs. With global experts and speakers from local social enterprises, the series has allowed a space under which members could engage with others in advocacy and campaigning efforts while educating themselves on an issue’s impact on the world and the local community. With several community programs being run annually, UNAGB continues to engage over 1,500 adults to support the achievement of the SDGs.
Additionally, UNAGB prepares emerging youth leaders with a well-established, multifaceted Model United Nations program for high school students. With various opportunities for participation in Model UN Conferences, UNAGB encourages engagement, cooperation, and free exchange of ideas surrounding pertinent global issues. Alongside such efforts, UNAGB leads a Spring and Summer Institutes in Global Leadership to aid the development of global leaders and further foster collaboration between students from across the world during the week-long Model UN program.