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International Engagement & Building Peace
  • Refugees, Migrants, and Resettlement in the Trump Era: What's Next?

    On the warm May evening of May 3rd, concerned individuals gathered at the Community Church of New York to engage in the critically-needed discussion on the refugee and migration crisis. Moderated by the Unitarian Universalist U.N. Office’s Refugee Program Intern Rani Allan, the...
    By Rani Allan | 5/29/2018
  • Nuclear Weapons: Averting a global catastrophe

    This week's post in Disarming Our Planet is a statement by Mr Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, reposted here from the ICRC's website as an appeal to States, global leaders, and citizens. The International Committee...
    By International Committee of the Red Cross | 5/23/2018
    Filed in: Disarmament
  • Brutal Attacks on Gaza Protesters

    The Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO), together with the United Nations community, condemns the lethal use of violence by the Israeli Defense Forces against Palestinian protesters who were protesting the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem and the U....
    By UUA International Resources: UU United Nations Office | 5/15/2018
  • Rev. Homer Alexander Jack: A Model for Unitarian Universalist Disarmament Action

    How do you ever get the membership of the United Nations to sit down and talk about disarmament and even set off a large enough public response to have a significant downsizing of nuclear arsenals as a result? All we need is another Homer Jack. “And who is he?” you ask....
    By Joanne Dufour | 5/9/2018
    Filed in: Disarmament
  • From UU Intern to Panelist - Advancing Women's Rights Locally and at the United Nations

    Along with the panel on Female Genital Mutilation, the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO) hosted another parallel event at the Commission on the Status of Women, working closely with Dr. Bobbi Nassar who is the co-chair of NGO committee on human rights (UU-UNO...
    By JoAnne McClure | 5/3/2018
  • Climate Change and Sustainable Development Goals Panel Discussion at the United Nations

    Climate justice is a social justice issue. It is working at the intersection of environmental degradation and the racial, social, and economic inequities it perpetuates. Every living person depends on the environment. Here at the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-...
    By Mengluo Ren | 5/2/2018
  • Female Genital Mutilation: Advancing Awareness and Advocating for Global Action

    It’s been a month since The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) was held at the New York United Nations Headquarters from March 11-23th. Commission on the Status of Women was founded in June 1946 and “The principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the...
    By JoAnne McClure | 4/27/2018

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