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2011-2012 Timeline for Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO) Envoys

July: International Justice Day
  • publicize UU-UNO Fall Internships Program
  • meet with your team to plan ahead for the fall
3-30 U.S. China International Youth Festival
11 World Population Day
17 International Justice Day, suggested UU-UNO Faith & Ethics Network of the International Criminal Court (FENICC) event
18 Nelson Mandela International Day
August: 9th Annual Youth Assembly Wrap-up Session with the UU-UNO
  • reach out to your congregational leaders (ministers, board presidents)
  • begin outreach for people to join Spring Seminar committees
1-3 10th Annual Youth Assembly at the United Nations, hosted by the Friendship Ambassador's Foundation
3 Wrap-up Session with the UU-UNO
9 International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
12 International Youth Day
End of the International Year of Youth
15 Deadline to apply for Fall Internship
19 World Humanitarian Day
  • renew your membership and remind others to do the same
  • reach out to Youth Advisors, DREs, and Social Justice Committees
  • develop a plan of action for the year
  • check in with the UU-UNO
15 International Day of Democracy
16 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
18 Opening of the 67th Session of the UN General Assembly
21 International Day of Peace
October: UN Sunday
  • consider inviting a staff person from the UU-UNO to speak on UN Sunday
  • pass around collection plate for UU-UNO
  • encourage people to become sustaining friends of the UU-UNO
2 International Day of Non-Violence
3 World Habitat Day
11 National Coming Out Day (U.S.)
17 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
24 United Nations Day
23 Suggested date for UN Sunday Service: Women's Empowerment
  • set alternate date for UN Sunday
  • publicize the UU-UNO's Spring Internship Program
3 UU-UNO 50th Anniversary Celebration
6 International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
16 International Day for Tolerance
25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
December: Human Rights Day
  • hold an alternate UN Sunday to celebrate Human Rights Day
  • begin outreach to raise funds for people to attend Spring Seminar in April
1 World AIDS Day
2 International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
5 International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
10 Human Rights Day: recommended alternate day for UN Sunday Service
  • last call for Greeley Award submissions
2 Deadline to apply for Spring Internship
27 International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust
February: Dana Greeley Sermon Award
  • publicize Spring Seminar in newsletters, announcements, sermons
1 Final submissions for Dana Greeley Sermon Award
20 World Day of Social Justice
27 - March 9 Commission on the Status on Women at the United Nations
  • publicize the UU-UNO's Summer Internship Program
  • continue publicizing for Spring Seminar
  • determine when your congregation sets the sermon calendar—make sure UN Sunday is scheduled
8 International Women's Day
21 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
22 World Water Day
25 International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
April: Spring Seminar
  • attend Spring Seminar
  • Greeley Award Winner is announced
  • lobby to ensure that the UU-UNO has a line in your congregation's budget
4-6 Spring Seminar
7 Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide
5-7 Prairie Star Annual District Meeting
12-14 Florida District Annual Assembly, Fort Meyers
22 International Mother Earth Day
26-28 Central Midwest Annual District Meeting
26-28 Pacific Central Annual District Meeting
26-28 Pacific Northwest Annual District Meeting
30 Deadline to apply for Summer Internship
May: CUC Symposium on Spiritual Leadership
  • present Spring Seminar results to your congregation
  • notify the UU-UNO on your congregation's status as a Blue Ribbon Congregation
  • attend CUC Symposium
  • touch base with UU-UNO at CUC Symposium
TBA CUC Annual Conference and Meeting
8-9 Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those WhoLost Their Lives during the Second World War
15 International Day of Families
18-20 Pacific Northwest Annual District Meeting
21 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
22 International Day for Biological Diversity
June: General Assembly
  • attend GA
  • touch base with UU-UNO at GA
  • meet with your team to plan ahead for the fall
17 World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
17 UN Human Rights Commission passes L.9/Rev.1 resolution on human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity
19-23 UUA General Assembly: Envoy reception, Greeley Award is presented, Blue Ribbon Congregations honored
23 United Nations Public Service Day
26 International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
27 United Nations Association of USA: Symposium on Food and Agriculture, Kansas City

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