Monday, June 7
All times in ET.
4 – 4:45 p.m.
Join Opening Plenary of Day 2 of Week of Action, sponsored by Colgate, for an inspiring session about Americans who tirelessly work to support the United Nations. The plenary will feature keynote speaker U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield, along with other UNA-USA members who are recognized for their efforts at bolstering the U.S.-UN partnership.
4:45 – 5:30 p.m. | Breakout Sessions
PASSPORT Session 1A
Join this session, sponsored by Workhuman, to learn more about the U.S. and UN relationship regarding the protection of human rights. The fight for human rights—long a central pillar of U.S. foreign policy—has also been a core tenet of the UN’s mission since its inception. Hear from both a UN representative and a Member of Congress to understand more about human rights within the U.S.-UN context.
PASSPORT Session 1B
Join this session to learn more about how the U.S. has long advocated for the broadening of the size and scope of UN Peacekeeping missions, using its position as a permanent member of the Security Council to push for mandates that more closely reflect current challenges. Hear from both a UN representative and a Member of Congress to understand more about peacekeeping within the U.S.-UN context.
5:30 – 5:35 p.m.
5:35 – 6:20 p.m. | Breakout Sessions
PASSPORT Session 2A
Join this session to learn more about the various areas where the U.S. and UN work together on global health issues, starting but not ending with international implications from the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear from both a UN representative and a Member of Congress to understand more about global health within the U.S.-UN context.
PASSPORT Session 2B
Join this session, sponsored by Microsoft, to learn more about the various ways that the U.S. and UN are trying to address the climate emergency. Hear from both a UN representative and a Member of Congress to understand more about climate action within the U.S.-UN context.
6:20 – 6:55 p.m.
Advocacy Plenary: Activating Your Voice for Action
During this special advocacy plenary session, UNA-USA members will have a front seat to both watch and participate in an interactive forum to prepare for your meetings with Members of Congress. For both new and seasoned UNA-USA members, this session will offer a chance to refine your approach and ensure successful Congressional engagement on June 8-10 and beyond.
6:55 – 7 p.m.
7 – 7:30 p.m. | Breakout Sessions
Chapter Leader Roundtable
Chapter Leader Session
Chapter Leaders: join this session to participate in roundtable discussions about virtual programming, membership, and Model UN in three separate breakout rooms. In Virtual Programming, chapters will share best practices in creating engaging virtual events. In Membership, chapter leaders will share successes and challenges in membership recruitment and engagement. In Model UN, chapter leaders will learn about strategies to engage Model UN audiences or support Model UN conferences, using UNA-USA tools such as MyDiplomat and Action Ambassadors.
Empower Your Inner Activist
Member Upskill Session
This training, provided by nationally-renowned author, change-maker, and activist Jamia Wilson, will provide individual UNA-USA members with the tools, tricks, and techniques to find their inner voice and become the best advocates for the United Nations. This is a can’t-miss opportunity to enhance your personal development portfolio with tools that you can also put into your professional toolbox!
7:30 – 8 p.m.
Join the Closing Plenary of Day 2 of the Week of Action, sponsored by Colgate, for an entertaining and engaging view into the Sustainable Development Goals.
Regional Happy Hours
Join this optional happy hour session to informally interact with other UNA-USA members within your region. Each breakout room will welcome members, chapter leaders, and Regional Representatives from UNA-USA’s 11 regions.