THE UNA IN NORWICH - COMING UP. . .

Friday 21st. April 2017
The Friends Meeting House, Upper Goat lane, Norwich

Alison Atkins will talk about
‘Work in Iraq and the Middle East’

The talk is at 1pm and will last about 30 minutes followed by questions.
Admission free. Coffee available from 12.30pm.
  A donation is invited to cover expenses.


Lunchbox Meetings

Please note that there will be no meetings in August or December. Details of other meetings for the rest of 2016 can be found on the...
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KEEPING BRITAIN GLOBAL

UNA-UK will publish a full policy document with detailed recommendations. More... 


UNA-UK Trustee Elections

Viv Williams and Carl Wrightreceived the most first-preference votes in a poll conducted by post and online. In accordance with the voting instructions, they will be appointed Trustees by the United Nations Association - UK Board at its next meeting.  


UNA-UK Conference

This will be the most interactive event of the year for UNA-UK members and supporters. It will give you the opportunity to network with like-minded people, discuss global issues and get equipped to campaign in your own community.
It will take place on Saturday 20 May at NCVO’s headquarters close to King’s Cross station in London.
This year some changes have been made to the format of conference, introducing some fresh new features:

  • A member-wide vote on the area of UNA-UK’s work that Conference should focus on.
  • Workshops on taking ideas back to your own community.
  • UNA-UK team presentations and Q&A - including our new Chairman, Lord Wood of Anfield.
  • A time to present your own priorities to other participants.

What’s next?
In the next few weeks every UNA-UK member, will be asked to vote on the area of UNA-UK’s work you think Conference ‘17 should focus on. Everyone who books a ticket will also have the opportunity to tell us what global issue they think we should be working on. 

Schools Project

We have been given Regional funding for a Schools Project. The Project will provide opportunities for students aged 15 to 18 in Norfolk schools to engage in either or both of two competitions related to the role of the UN in specific international issues:

1. Essay or newspaper column: on one of two topics current at the time of circulation

2. Short video for the Norwich UNA website to promote interest of young people in the work of UNA supporting the role of the UN

These two competitions would be launched in September 2017 through circulation to all Norfolk Secondary Schools


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