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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Coming Events

Saturday, March 24, 7:00 p.m. - WILPF Fundraiser at The Chapel Sanctuary for the Arts, 6238 Alexander Drive, St. Louis MO 63105 (one block south of Wydown just west of Skinker Boulevard). The main stage entertainment will be Mississippi Crossing, a blues/jazz folk band which includes Dan Hellinger and Joann Eng-Hellinger. There will be a silent auction with many artistic offerings and the opportunity to have artists paint a significant design on any woven material (not knit) you want painted such as a jacket or pillow.

Saturday, May 12, 10:15 a.m. - CGS/STL Board of Officers & Directors meets at World Community Center, 438 No. Skinner Boulevard, 63130. The meeting is open to all. Note that the meeting date is back to the second Saturday of the month in accord with the usual schedule of the second Saturdays of odd-numbered months. Sunday, May 20, 3:00 p.m. - CGS/STL Annual meeting at the Ethical Society of St. Louis, 9001 Clayton Road, 63117. David Gallup, President and Chief Counsel of the World Service Authority, will be speaking on “What Are the Two Most Important Questions of the 21st Century?” The annual business meeting will include the election of officers and board members for the coming year and will be followed by the usual optional buffet turkey or vegetarian dinner.

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