2021 was a year of ups and downs for all of us; and it’s during such a global economic rollercoaster...
United Nations Association in Canada
Growing global citizens
Welcome to the Vancouver Branch of the United Nations Association in Canada
Credibility, Connection, Inclusiveness, Inspiration, Leadership.
UNAC Vancouver works to promote global awareness and further the work of the United Nations. We are one of many national UN Associations branches around the world connected through an international network called the World Federation of UN Associations (WFUNA), established in 1946. Our work is achieved, through educational and recognition programs, partnerships, sponsorships of media events and fundraising.
We aim to inform, inspire and engage people in Metro Vancouver to accomplish the vital work of the United Nations. Under the umbrella of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), our public advocacy address poverty, gender inequities, human rights, cross-cultural understanding, environmental degradation and threats to peace and security.
Sustainable Development Goals
UN’s Universal Framework for Global Development
The United Nations has, since its inception in 1945, has worked to convene member states around an overarching framework to establish peace, eradicate poverty and ensure human rights and gender equality worldwide. In 2000, the UN committed to a fifteen years ‘agenda for humanity’ which was signed by 189 world leaders at the UN General Assembly under the name of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
By 2015 world leaders realised that they had not achieved all the goals they had planned and that not all goals were applicable to all states. They also realised that the design of this second generation of global goals required a more inclusive approach. Member states then set about consulting their civil society groups on how they wanted to see the world improve in the next fifteen years. A total of 88 countries initially submitted their views on the future set of goals.
This is how the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) came into being in 2015. Leaders of all 193 member states including Canada, signed this commitment to work together to implement the SDGs by 2030. They decided to take bold steps to eradicate poverty in all its forms and to work together to shift the world onto a path to sustainable development. They pledged to leave no one behind on this collective journey. Canadian government committed to this as well.
United Nations Association in Canada – Vancouver Branch
BECOME A MEMBER
Subscribe for Regular Updates
What’s going on at UNAC-V
The Vancouver Branch of the UN Association of Canada (UNAC) is proud to note that the Norwegian Nobel Committee has...
The theme for the International Day of Peace, September 21st, 2020 is “No More Hirosima, No More Nagasaki,” recognizing this...
Monday, September 21st marks the annual United Nations International Day of Peace, a day dedicated to the core foundation and...
The Vancouver Branch of the UN Association in Canada was pleased to partner with SFU in hosting the successful 6th...
Thank you to all of those who nominated a youth or youth group in the metro #Vancouver area working to make positive...