United Nations Association of the USA, Portland Chapter

We are a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that supports the work of the United Nations in the Oregon area and we encourage active civic participation in the most important social and economic issues facing the world today.

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UNA-USA Portland Chapter announces

2014 Oregon & SW Washington

The Topic for this year is:
"The United Nations: In Everyone's Interest"
Entry deadline is November 6th.

Winning Essays from past years

UNA-USA Portland Chapter of the United Nations
and the World Affairs Council of Oregon
cordially invite you to a :

United Nations Day Celebration
Wednesday, October 22, 5:30 – 6:30
Madison Room, Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave., Third Floor, Portland, OR

“The United Nations: A Quiet Revolution – Women’s Empowerment, Rights and Gender Equality”

With Suvira Shaturvedi United Nations Consultant in International Development

Suvira Chaturvedi has worked extensively in international development in senior management and consultancy positions spanning over 30 years with the United Nations agencies, the World Bank, and bilateral donors in countries across Africa, Asia, the Arab States, Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Gender equality, women's empowerment and rights have been a major focus of her professional work across development sectors.

This Celebration will be followed at 7:00 in the Oregon Historical Society Pavilion by a Panel Discussion celebrating: 100 Years of Women in the Legislature

This November marks the 100th anniversary of the election of State Representative Marian Towne, the first woman to serve in the Oregon State Legislature. She would be joined in the 1915 legislative session by Kathryn Clarke, who was elected in a special election in January, 1915. To celebrate this centennial, OHS Executive Director Kerry Tymchuk will moderate a program featuring a panel of former and current women state legislators, who will share stories of their challenges, experiences, and accomplishments.


Officers of the Board of Directors for UNA USA Portland Chapter.
From left to right: Karen Ettinger, Vice President, Gordon Green, secretary, Gwen Barnard, Vice President, Elaine Nelson, Treasurer, and David Poindexter, President.

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Visit the Library Page for our Resources on the United Nations for k-12 Classrooms.
Visit the Library Page for the World Affairs Council's Resources for the K-12 Classroom.

High School Millennium Development Goals Curriculum
Lesson Plans and Resources for Teachers

The United Nations currently has approximately 120,000 peace-keepers in 16 operations on four continents; assists over 36 million refugees and people fleeing war, famine or persecution; it provides food to 90 million people in 73 countries; it promotes maternal health, saving the lives of 30 million women a year; protects and promotes human rights through 80 treaties/declarations. With our support the U.N. is creating a better world every day. Go online to: www.betterworldcampaign.org. The U.N. is not perfect but it is indispensable!

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UNA-Portland Chapter
4336 NE 40th Ave.
Portland, OR 97211-8238
Email us at info@una-portland.org

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