Is the United Nations still relevant?
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6/27/2015
When: 6/27/2015
12:30 PM
Where: Community of Christ Temple
1001 W Walnut St
Independence, Missouri  64050
United States
Contact: Anna Lambertson

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Please note: the venue for this event has changed.

Advance registration for this event has closed. Walk-ins will be accepted.  

Is the United Nations Still Relevant?

Remembering the UN Charter and evaluating its future.

- with -

James H. Williams, Ph.D. Executive Director, National Churchill Museum and Sandra and Monroe Trout Professor of Churchill Studies, Westminster College

- and -

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 

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

Human Settlement at a Glance: http://unhabitat.org/un-habitat-at-a-glance/

UN-HABITAT: http://unhabitat.org/un-habitat-at-a-glance/

Gender Equality 

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

 Advance registration has closed. Walk-ins will be accepted.

June 27, 2015

12:30-1:00 PM - Check in & Reception

1:00-4:00 PM - Program 

This event is free and open to the public. Advance registration is encourage to ensure sufficient seating and food, and to adequately prepare for the breakout sessions.

Note - the venue has changed. This event will now be held at:

Community of Christ Church Temple (building with spiral)

The entrance is on the east side, same as parking lot.

1001 W Walnut St, Independence, MO 64050


Co-sponsored by:

Harry S. Truman Museum and Library, International Relations Council, People to People International, and United Nations Association of Greater Kansas City


 

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