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.

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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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Announcement from UNAC Vancouver

It is with great regret that UNAC Vancouver acknowledges that four members of the UNA Canada family died earlier this morning in the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 en route from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Nairobi, Kenya. There were no survivors among the passengers or crew. Our condolences, thoughts, and prayers are with the...

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From Denmark to Rwanda: Celebrating International Women’s Day 2019

The views expressed by the authors on this page reflect their personal opinions and do not necessarily reflect the views of UNA Canada. The United Nations Association in Canada joins the world today in celebrating International Women’s Day, a holiday established to draw attention to the economic, political, social and cultural inequalities between women and...

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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:...

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Green Spaces Call for Applications

Applications are now open for the Green Spaces Programme! DEADLINE APRIL 4th, 2019 Green Spaces is a wage-matching programme that works together with organizations in the sustainable development sector across the country to place talented students in positions that will elevate their knowledge, passion, and experience of working in Canada’s Green Economy. Participants will undertake...

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