Friday 15th February 2019 at 1.00 pm
The Friends Meeting House, Upper Goat lane, Norwich, NR2 1EW

Dr Jan Vermeiren

will talk about

Britain and Europe - the Continental Perspective

Admission is free. Coffee available from 12.30.

Friday 15th March 2019 at 1.00 pm
The Friends Meeting House, Upper Goat lane, Norwich, NR2 1EW

Ronald Quejas-Risdon &
Philippa Blake-Roberts

will talk about

UN Peacekeeping - the Reality

Admission is free. Coffee available from 12.30.

Human Rights

70 years ago, the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights - a ground-breaking document which set out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected.

The document is as relevant now as it was back in 1948. As António Guterres, the UN’s top chief, said today: “human rights are under siege around the world.”

What does UNA-UK do on human rights?: Find out more about UNA-UK's recent work on human rights

Find out how the UN works on human rights: Read the chapter on human rights norms and machinery in the recently published Oxford Handbook on the United Nations, written by our Executive Director

“Together First”

UNA-UK has joined with over 100 experts, activists and business leaders from across the world to launch “Together First”: a new campaign to revive our global governance.

From climate change to cybercrime, we know that the challenges we face cannot be answered by one government, or by a few governments, alone. We know that we need global solutions. And we know that if we – as humanity – are to survive we need a revived global system that works for everyone, everywhere.

Together First will address this head-on, with the first-ever attempt to involve the public and civil society in global governance reform via a public, interactive, multi-stakeholder web portal.
UNA-UK was at the Paris Peace Form to launch the campaign with its "People's veto" action - calling on everyone to cast their veto against bad governance and short-term thinking, and demand better from our world leaders.

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Forthcoming Lunchbox Speaker

Our speaker for Friday 15 February 2019 will be Dr  Jan Vermeiren whose talk on "Britain and Europe - the Continental Perspective" will probably be mostly about Germany, but will also draw on French and other sources as well, and will include views from Brussels.

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