Announcement from UNAC Vancouver

It is with great regret that UNAC Vancouver acknowledges that four members of the UNA Canada family died earlier this morning in the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 en route from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Nairobi, Kenya. There were no survivors among the passengers or crew.

Our condolences, thoughts, and prayers are with the families of these four talented young Canadians. One was a UNAC staffer and the other three had volunteered in their communities. They were heading to Nairobi to represent Canada at a conference as part of Canada’s Service Corps.

UNA Canada CEO Kate White remembered the four for “their compassion, leadership, and dedication to making the world a better place.”

We will share more details as they become publicly available.

From Denmark to Rwanda: Celebrating International Women’s Day 2019

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The United Nations Association in Canada joins the world today in celebrating International Women’s Day, a holiday established to draw attention to the economic, political, social and cultural inequalities between women and men. The Socialist International first established this holiday at its 1910 meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark. On March 19th, 1911, the first International Women’s Day was celebrated with demonstrations and rallies in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and Denmark. Thirty-four years later, at the San Francisco Conference, four women delegates helped establish what would become the largest intergovernmental organization ever, the United Nations. These founding women pushed for the inclusion of Article 8 in the Charter of the United Nations, i.e., for women’s equal opportunity to participate in the UN. Notable women within the U.N. system include Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit (first female president of the General Assembly), Canada’s own Louise Frechette (the first Deputy Secretary-General), and the current President of the General Assembly, Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces.

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Green Spaces Call for Applications

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Applications are now open for the Green Spaces Programme!

DEADLINE APRIL 4th, 2019

Green Spaces is a wage-matching programme that works together with organizations in the sustainable development sector across the country to place talented students in positions that will elevate their knowledge, passion, and experience of working in Canada’s Green Economy.

Participants will undertake work-integrated learning placements across Canada with organizations in a variety of sectors, including private companies, non-profits, governments, Indigenous-based organizations, post-secondary institutions, and other associations.

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UNAC Vancouver in Support of UNDRIP

The Vancouver Branch of the UN Association in Canada supports the full implementation of the United Nations Declaration of Indigenous Rights (UNDRIP).
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The United Nations has an important and continuing role to play in promoting and protecting Indigenous rights.

UNDRIP does not yet have any force of international law but it is a significant step towards reconciliation, social justice and the upholding of human rights. Indigenous rights are human rights.

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Think Global Link Local 2019 – Grab Your Tickets Now!

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Tickets are now available for Think Global, Link Local 2019! This is a Networking Breakfast, hosted by the United Nations Association of Canada – Vancouver Branch. Students and recent graduates will get the opportunity to meet and learn from professionals in local charities, non-profit and civil society organizations. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to build connections and get to know some of these amazing organizations!

GRAB YOUR TICKETS HERE

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