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UUA International Blog Archive
UUA International Blog Archive
International Engagement & Building Peace
  • Youth and Adults Lead at the Intergenerational Spring Seminar

    The applications to join the Seminar Staff as a Youth Dean or Adult Dean for the 2018 Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office Intergenerational Spring Seminar are now open and are due August 2nd, 2017!  The 2018 Seminar, on the topic of refugees and...
  • Gender Equality and Violent Extremism Event at the United Nations

    By Andrea Floersheimer On Thursday, July 13th, the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO) co-sponsored a 2017 High-Level Political Forum Side Event on gender equality and violent extremism. The event was co-sponsored by the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)...
  • Inclusivity in United Nations Nuclear Weapons Treaty: Diversity & Disarmament

    By Katia Altern On Friday, July 7th, 2017, 122 countries approved a new treaty to ban the use, testing, production, and possession of nuclear weapons. The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is a legally-binding and long overdue treaty to promote nuclear...
  • Gender-Sensitive Urban Planning: The Future of Safe Cities

    By Amy Perry There is an important issue relating to structural gender inequality that is being neglected. Worldwide, women feel less safe than men in public spaces. Issues of safety and perceived safety for women are critical United Nations values, and also Unitarian...
  • The Chechen Genocide and Global Fight for LGBTQ Rights

    By Kate Mays In April of this year, reports surfaced that the Chechen government had begun to out, detain, torture, and kill any Chechen man who is perceived as gay or bisexual. According to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the reports...

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