THE UNA IN NORWICH - COMING UP. . .
Friday 18th November 2016
The Friends Meeting House, Upper Goat lane, Norwich
Sheila Triggs will talk about
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.
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...
AGM – 16th September
The Branch’s Annual General Meeting took place at 12.30 on Friday September 16th at the Friends Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane, Norwich. The links to the Annual Report and the Annual Accounts are shown below.
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UNA Regional Activity
Latest News from UNHCR
Appointment of UN Secretary-General
António Guterres is to become the next UN Secretary-General, signalling a major victory for the more open, inclusive and merit-based process which UNA-UK and our supporters have worked hard to achieve.
A resolution to recommend Mr Guterres, who served as Prime Minister of Portugal and as head of the UN Refugee Agency, was agreed on by the Security Council on Thursday 6 October.
Read UNA-UK's statement
The nomination of Mr Guterres shows that UN Security Council could not ignore the widespread call for merit to prevail over regional considerations and the political interests of Council members.
The Council has agreed on a well-qualified candidate who not only engaged in dialogue with the General Assembly and civil society, but who also participated in the largest public debate with Secretary-General candidates, organised by UNA-UK and our partners in June.
Universal Periodic Review
The UN Human Rights Council is scrutinising the UK's human rights record during the upcoming Universal Periodic Review (UPR). UNA-UK has been submitting evidence to the Human Rights Council during this process, using responses from local UNAs to say how the UK is performing on key human rights issues. For more details visit British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR)
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Have your say on the post-2015 development agenda
UNA-UK is asking its members and supporters to participate in the UN’s My World survey – a global initiative allowing members of the public to feed their ideas into the process to devise the successor framework to the UNMillennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Take action for Burma
UNA-UK is urging members and supporters to take action to help ptotect Burma’s Tohingya minority. For more details please click here.
Take action for refugees
UNA-UK is calling on its members and supporters to take action for refugees by participating in Refugee Week's Simple Acts campaign. We believe that if all our supporters commit to just one of these simple acts, it will go a long way towards challenging the stereotypes of refugees that persist in the UK.