World Food Programme Awarded Nobel Peace Prize 2020
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World Food Programme Awarded Nobel Peace Prize 2020

The Vancouver Branch of the UN Association of Canada (UNAC) is proud to note that the Norwegian Nobel Committee has awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). In a small coronavirus-restricted award ceremony on Friday the chairwoman of the committee said that the award was given to WFP...

City of Vancouver Proclaims International Day of Peace
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City of Vancouver Proclaims International Day of Peace

The theme for the International Day of Peace, September 21st, 2020 is “No More Hirosima, No More Nagasaki,” recognizing this year as the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of both Japanese cities. The City of Vancouver today issued the above proclamation recognizing the importance of this day.

The UN at 75: Time to Redouble Efforts for Effective Global Governance
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The UN at 75: Time to Redouble Efforts for Effective Global Governance

Monday, September 21st marks the annual United Nations International Day of Peace, a day dedicated to the core foundation and mandate of the UN – maintaining peace and security.  The annual General Assembly begins, also marks another milestone, the seventy-fifth anniversary of the adoption of the UN Charter by the fifty governments who made up...

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The Recent Rosemary Brown Symposium

The Vancouver Branch of the UN Association in Canada was pleased to partner with SFU in hosting the successful 6th annual Rosemary Brown Symposium on the evening of Thursday, September 26th.  A large public audience in the Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue was able to listen and learn from the keynote speaker, Joy Johnson,...

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Nominations Closed for Gibbard Award

Thank you to all of those who nominated a youth or youth group in the metro #Vancouver area working to make positive changes in the world globally or locally with a global focus. Nominations are now closed. Each year on the occasion of United Nations Day, the United Nations Association of Canada, Vancouver Branch recognizes the work of a...

Thank you for your support
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Thank you for your support

The Vancouver Branch of the UN Association in Canada held their Annual General Meeting to review their achievements of 2018. The branch welcomed long-time and new members and supportive guests as well as inducting Jeff Brooks to a co-President position alongside continuing co-President Deirdre Moore, and Rhiannon Dominy-Pergentile as Secretary. Dedicated board members Jessica Steele...

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Annual General Meeting: April 1st

The Vancouver Branch of the UN Association in Canada (UNAC-V) welcomes all local members to attend the Annual General Meeting taking place Monday, April 1st from 7pm until 8pm with refreshments at 6:45pm. The meeting will convene in the office space of Lululemon’s Vancouver headquarters located at 1818 Cornwall Avenue, Vancouver. Please RSVP to unacvancouver@gmail.com.  The...

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Splane Lecture on Social Policy, 2019

Please join us for our annual Splane Lecture in Social Policy entitled, “What’s Canada’s Climate Plan? Fairness, Safety, Justice and Resiliency in a World on Fire”. This year’s lecture features noted environmental activist and author, Tzeporah Berman and takes place: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 5:30 PM- 7:00 PM, followed by a reception with refreshments *Venue:...