UNITED NATIONS DAY (OCTOBER 24) EVENTS

June 24, 2009 by cgsstlouischapter

   “How to Make the U.N. More Effective” is the theme to be discussed at the our 2009 United Nations Day celebration by speakers from the various local co-sponsoring organizations.  For example, Ron Glossop will be talking about the Responsibility to Protect Principle and how to implement it (which will also get us into the International Criminal Court and weighted voting).  The speaker from the League of Women Voters will be speaking about the Millennium Development Goals, what has happened so far to advance them, and what should be done to advance them further.

   Other co-sponsoring organizations are expected to be the United Nations Association of St. Louis, the Ethical Action Committee of the Ethical Society, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, and the Institute for Peace and Justice.

   The meeting will be held 2:00-4:00 p.m. Saturday, October 24 at the Ethical Society of St. Louis, 9001 Clayton Road, Richmond Heights, MO 63117.  There is no charge.  Come and join us for this informative event.

   Another U.N. Day-event (sponsored by the UNA of St. Louis) will be held two days earlier on Thursday, October 22 at 12:30 at the Millennium Center of the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL).  The speaker will be popular author, TV personality, and photographer Helena Mulkerns from Ireland.  She spent a year and a half living in Central America working for MINUGUA, the United Nations Human Rights Verification Mission in Guatemala and then moved to Africa in 2000, working for UNMEE, the UN Peacekeeping Mission for Ethiopia and Eritrea.  She has written a film script on land mines and their impact on children.

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