Think global, celebrate local! UN Day 2010 is around the corner!

The UNA-GB will be hosting several events in Boston this year around United Nations Day, which commemorates the day the UN Charter came into effect – help us celebrate 65 years of service to the global community!  We’ll kick off our events with a brief flag-raising ceremony in front of City Hall at Government Center on Friday, October 22nd at 11:45 AM.  The UN Flag will be flying through Monday so if you are in the area, stop by and check it out!

The UN Day Luncheon will be held on Tuesday October 26th at the Boston Harbor Hotel, and there will be a UN Day Ceremony at the Massachusetts State House on Thursday, October 28th.  Check out more details below.

Corresponding with our events, our Student Ambassadors will be holding events on their campuses throughout the Boston Area at Harvard, Tufts, Boston College, Boston University, Northeastern, UMass Lowell, and Brandeis.  Find out more about each school’s Ambassadors and events on the UNA-GB Student Ambassadors Wiki Page!

Tuesday, October 26TH, 2010

United Nations Day Luncheon

Ambassador Anne Anderson

Join us on Tuesday, October 26th at the Boston Harbor Hotel! We are very excited to welcome Ambassador Anne Anderson, Ireland’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations.  She has a very distinguished career in the diplomatic service and was the first female ambassador to the European Union. We are looking forward to Ambassador Anderson’s remark, which focus on “Our Collective Challenge: Restoring the Authority of the United Nations.”

This event brings together internationally focused business, government, and academic professionals in the Greater Boston, and recognizes the historic connection between Boston and Ireland.  By coming to the luncheon, you are helping to sustain and expand the UNA-GB’s educational programs and forums on critical global issues. Reserve your seat here!

Thursday, October 28TH, 2010

United Nations Day Ceremony at the State House

Judge Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov

The State House Ceremony will feature a keynote address from Professor Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov, Permanent Judge of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.

Judge Tuzmukhamedov was nominated to the post by the Russian Government and appointed to the position by the UN Secretary General in August 2009.  The UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda was created in November 1994 and prosecutes the crimes of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. This is an excellent opportunity to hear from a high-ranking member of the Tribunal about his experiences and reflections on international criminal justice.  RSVP now!

The ceremony will also display the UN Day Proclamations of Massachusetts cities and towns, along with musical entertainment provided by Berklee’s Women of the World.

The ensemble consists of women from around the world, who together create rich tapestries of culture and sound as they perform both original and traditional songs.

We hope you can make it out this year to celebrate 65 years of global cooperation and advocacy with us!!

Cheers!

Alex

About UNA-GB

Founded over sixty years ago, the United Nations Association of Greater Boston (UNA-GB) is dedicated to building understanding of and support for the ideals and work of the UN among the Greater Boston community. We serve as a resource on the broad agenda of critical global issues addressed by the United Nations and its agencies: peacekeeping, human rights, humanitarian relief, economic development, and education.

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