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Is the United Nations Still Relevant?
Remembering the UN Charter and evaluating its future.
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James H. Williams, Ph.D. Executive Director, National Churchill Museum and Sandra and Monroe Trout Professor of Churchill Studies, Westminster College
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Michael Eaton, Executive Director, National Model UN Conference and Council of Chapters and Regions of the UNA-USA.
70 years after the signing of the UN Charter, is this multi-national organization still relevant and capable of addressing today's challenges? How can we work locally to address global issues?
Join us for an invigorating and interactive discussion about the role of the United Nations in the 21st Century. This program will include a keynote address on the significance of the UN Charter, followed by substantive breakout sessions on international topics including access to healthcare & nutrition, education, gender equality, and human settlement.
Reading materials for Breakout Sessions
Education for All Goals: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/education/themes/leading-the-international-agenda/education-for-all/efa-goals/
Global Education First Initiative:http://www.globaleducationfirst.org/289.htm
Background on UNESCO and Education:http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0021/002127/212715e.pdf
Report on Syria's out-of-school children: http://b.3cdn.net/awas/071dfe45398f0499b7_l2m6io372.pdf
Human Settlement at a Glance: http://unhabitat.org/un-habitat-at-a-glance/
News on gender equality from UN Population Fund: http://www.unfpa.org/gender-equality
UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women: http://www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do
Gender Equality from UNICEF: http://www.unicef.org/gender/
Convention of the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women: http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/
He for She, a solidarity movement for gender equality: http://www.heforshe.org/
UN Global Contact: http://www.unglobalcompact.org/
Access to Healthcare and Nutrition
UN Health and Nutrition: http://www.un.org/en/globalissues/health/
World Health Organization: http://www.who.int/nutrition/publications/globaltargets2025_policybrief_overview/en/
Millennium Development Goals
Millennium Development Goals overview: http://www.unmillenniumproject.org/goals/index.htm
2014 MDG progress report: http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/2014%20MDG%20report/MDG%202014%20English%20web.pdf