UNA Brooklyn is proud to announce the 4th Annual UN Day at Brooklyn Borough Hall. This year we are celebrating both the anniversary of the creation of the United Nations and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The event, which is free for all, will be held on Tuesday, October 23rd, 5:30-9:30, at the center of Brooklyn’s civic life – Brooklyn Borough Hall.
The event brings together non-governmental and community-based organizations, students, educators and other Brooklynites (and New Yorkers) who care about the UN, human rights and global solutions to tackling the world’s biggest problems, such as extreme poverty, gender inequality, climate change, and armed conflict. The event includes networking, expert speakers, and a food/drink reception.
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Organizing partners include the UNA Southern New York State Division and Delta Rho Omega Graduate Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc
The UN Charter, which was singed on June 24th, 1945, articulated principles and rules for global cooperation among independent countries toward the goals of preventing wars and promoting peace; and working together to solve problems of an “economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian character, and in promoting and encouraging respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion.”
Keynote Speaker - Stephen Schlesinger
Our keynote speaker this year, Stephen Schlesinger, a fellow at The Century Foundation, is one of the world’s leading experts on and proponents of the UN, as it is today, and its great potential for tomorrow. Among many accomplishments and leadership roles in his career, Mr. Schlesinger is the author of Act of Creation: The Founding of the United Nations, led the World Policy Institute at the New School, and worked for United Nations Habitat. See his biography on The Century Foundation’s website here.
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 23.
Location: Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
5 pm: Doors open at Brooklyn Borough Hall for early networking and UN-UNA mater