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  • News from the UU-UNO Director, Bruce Knotts

    Bringing UU Values to the UN and to the U.S. and Canadian Governments I have previously shared with you the fine work done by Frances Cosstick of the small Unitarian Fellowship of Ottawa, Canada’s capital. She and her colleagues organized a series of meetings at the Canadian...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 7/8/2014
  • Watch UU-UNO Director Bruce Knotts give impassioned speech at the United Nations

    On June 20, 2014 at the United Nations, NGO representatives from all over the world had an opportunity to provide input on the UN's 2015-2030 sustainable development goals (SDGs). Once confirmed, these goals will be the UN's official sustainable development mandate for the next...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 7/3/2014
  • Abigail Zylla - 2014-06-24 15:29:35

    pescetarian, but no allergies AUTHOR: Abigail Zylla AUTHOR EMAIL: ag [dot] zylla [at] gmail [dot] com AUTHOR URL: SUBJECT: [UUA International] Join the UU-UNO at General Assembly! IP: 69.254.6.10 Array ( [First Name, Last Name] => Abigail Zylla [Email] => ag [dot] zylla [...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 6/24/2014
  • Still Fighting to Bring Back Our Girls: The State of the Girl Child in Nigeria and Around the World

    On June 9th, Kechie’s Project organized a panel discussion entitled, “The State of the Girl Child in Nigeria.” Several UU-UNO Interns attended the event at the UN Church Center in order to garner more knowledge about this human rights topic. Kechie’s Project is a non-profit...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 6/24/2014
  • Love Reaches Out Globally at UUA General Assembly!

    Find yourself in the Global U/U Story at UUA General Assembly in Providence where we'll be blessed by the presence of more than 30 honored guests from a dozen countries. Each of our international partners brings inspiring news to share about how the Global U/U Story is changing...
    By Eric Cherry | 6/22/2014
  • Homophobia in Nigeria: Film Screenings and Panel Discussion

    On June 5, 2014, the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO) hosted a film screening and panel discussion on homophobia in Nigeria. The program began with opening remarks by Director, Bruce Knotts, around the importance of this issue and the UU-UNO's role in...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 6/20/2014
  • David Overton - 2014-06-18 03:08:15

    AUTHOR: David Overton AUTHOR EMAIL: tdover3 [at] aol [dot] com AUTHOR URL: SUBJECT: [UUA International] Join the UU-UNO at General Assembly! IP: 76.187.56.175 Array ( [First Name, Last Name] => David Overton [Email] => tdover3 [at] aol [dot] com [Congregation (no acronyms...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 6/18/2014
  • Dorothy (Dotty)Prunhuber - 2014-06-16 15:16:40

    shell fish AUTHOR: Dorothy (Dotty)Prunhuber AUTHOR EMAIL: Dotprun [at] aol [dot] com AUTHOR URL: SUBJECT: [UUA International] Join the UU-UNO at General Assembly! IP: 67.81.99.244 Array ( [First Name, Last Name] => Dorothy (Dotty)Prunhuber [Email] => Dotprun [at] aol [dot...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 6/16/2014
  • UU-UNO Director invited to the White House to discuss Global LGBT Human Rights

    I received the following invitation last week: You are invited to a White House Forum on Global LGBT Human Rights, to be held on Tuesday, June 24th, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. EST. We are pleased to announce that Ambassador Susan Rice, National Security Advisor, will deliver keynote...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 6/10/2014
  • Judy Manton - 2014-06-09 21:23:24

    AUTHOR: Judy Manton AUTHOR EMAIL: jhmanton [at] gmail [dot] com AUTHOR URL: SUBJECT: [UUA International] Join the UU-UNO at General Assembly! IP: 68.192.200.78 Array ( [First Name, Last Name] => Judy Manton [Email] => jhmanton [at] gmail [dot] com [Congregation (no...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 6/9/2014
  • Alex (Alley) Wolff - 2014-06-03 18:13:58

    No allergies I can help out as opposed to simply attending the breakfast AUTHOR: Alex (Alley) Wolff AUTHOR EMAIL: peace4uu [at] gmail [dot] com AUTHOR URL: SUBJECT: [UUA International] Join the UU-UNO at General Assembly! IP: 170.24.132.130 Array ( [First Name, Last Name] =>...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 6/3/2014
  • Respect, Protection, and Sustainability: UN Indigenous Forum 2014

    Starting May 12th, the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues convened for the thirteenth time at United Nations Headquarters in New York City. The ten day forum focuses on a spectrum of indigenous issues including economic, social development, environment, culture...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 6/3/2014
  • "Veil of Silence" Film Screening and Panel Discussion on LGBTQI Rights in Nigeria

    The Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office Invites YOU to a film screening of " Veil of Silence ". Film screening at 1:15pm followed by panel discussion at 2:30pm Panelists: Habeeb Lawal —Filmmaker, Veil of Silence Bruce Knotts —Director of the Unitarian Universalist...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 5/28/2014
  • Meet Aderko: An Every Child is Our Child Student in Ghana

    Aderko Bless is a 14 years old student of Asitey presby JHS. He said his nickname is polite and it was given to him by his big brother. He comes from Ahabaso but stays at Asitey with his grandmother. He has lost both parents and thus he is a double orphan, they died when he was...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 5/27/2014
  • Join the UU-UNO at General Assembly!

    Please join the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office during our General Assembly 2014 Events! UU-UNO Director, Bruce Knotts , will be speaking at LGBTQ and Immigration - An Intersection of Human Rights , hosted by UURISE , on Thursday, June 26th, from 12:30pm-1:45pm (...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 5/20/2014
  • Meet Isaac: An Every Child is Our Child Volunteer in Ghana

    I had the privilege of meeting Nanleeb Ishmael Isaac during our annual site visit to Ghana in February. He is our newest volunteer for our Every Child is Our Child program and works closely with our program monitor. Isaac is 26 years old and comes from a family of 9. He is from...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 5/8/2014
  • UU-UNO April 2014 Director's Letter

    Religious Freedom Most of the time, we see religious freedom invoked to protect conservative religious views. However, Unitarians and Universalists have a long and pioneering history of supporting religious freedom, because our progressive views have never been shared by the...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 5/5/2014
  • UU United Nations Office Climate Action Team Update

    We are approaching the 1 since the launch of the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office Climate Action Team Initiative. We are happy to report that a total of 16 Climate Action Teams have been established across the United States and Canada. While each Climate Action Team...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 5/1/2014
  • India’s Supreme Court Asserts Rights of Transgender Community

    by Daniel Lofredo Rota The rights of India’s transgender population have been legally recognized for the first time by the country’s top court. India’s citizens now have a right to choose their gender, including a ‘third gender,’ which the government must include as a category...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 4/28/2014
  • Californians are Thirsty But the State’s Fracking Wells Aren't

    As many of you may know, the UU United Nations Office is dedicated to combating climate change and environmental degradation. Staying abreast of both domestic and international issues, we are very concerned about the water crisis in California. In the midst of one of the worst...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 4/25/2014

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