The United Nations Association of the U.S.A. Brooklyn Chapter (UNA Brooklyn) is excited to announce the 5th Annual UN Day at Brooklyn Borough Hall and ask that you SAVE THE DATE: October 24, 2019. At our signature event, we bring hundreds of Brooklyn residents and folks throughout the NYC area, to the center of Brooklyn to learn about and celebrate the birth of the UN, and the issues of paramount importance to our nation and world, as well as enjoy a reception with a buffet dinner and live music.Last year, our featured keynote speaker was Stephen Schlesinger, a world-renowned expert on and historian of the United Nations.
We are equally as excited to let you know that our keynote speaker is Rob Berschinski, who is senior vice president for policy with Human Rights First. A former deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Labor and Human Rights in the Obama administration, Mr. Berschinski also served as deputy director of the U.S. Mission to the UN, reporting to Samantha Power, former U.S. Ambassador to the UN. To learn more about the incredible public service and career of Rob Berschinski, see his biography at Human Rights First and Wikipedia.
What: UN Day 2019 at Brooklyn Borough Hall
When: October 24, 2019, 4-9.
Where: 209 Joralemon St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
4—6pm: Networking and NGO Tables
6—7:30: Main Session with UNA Brooklyn, co-sponsors, and Keynote Speaker Rob Berschinski
7:30—9:00 Reception with dinner buffet and music
At our UN Day celebration, you can network with like-minded people from all walks of life: students, professors, activists, community organizers, lawyers, health professionals, and just people who want to learn more about the UN and work of the UNA. This year we are inviting national and local non-governmental, community-based, and other organizations focused on solving our community’s and world’s most pressing problems, those defined by the UN Sustainable Development Goals to showcase their work from 4-6pm. Come learn what our and other groups are doing to address climate change, end poverty, improve public health, ensure equal rights, and, promote democracy and human rights.
In an era in which democracy and human rights are backsliding in many countries, including challenges to established norms right here at home, let UN Day 2019 remind us about the best of America. As the leading nation behind founding the UN, and soon thereafter, under the leadership of Eleanor Roosevelt, drafting and signing the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the U.S. must continue to support the world body and its missions of peace, economic justice, environmental sustainability, democracy and human rights. The UNA is the leading organization in the U.S., rallying our citizens to support the UN in this important work.
If you’re not already a member of the UNA, please considering joining UNA now.
To add your name to an early bird guest list for UN Day at Brooklyn Borough Hall 2019, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the Subject line write “Add to UN Day List”. In the body of your email, you can add your own name.