In March 2014, unmarked Russian troops entered Crimea – sparking an international diplomatic crisis. The same weekend, Alberta Intercollegiate Model United Nations was being hosted at Mount Royal University. I was representing the Russian Federation and quickly needed to research Crimea and the crisis to defend my position at this conference. After several days of vigorous debate, my co-delegate and I went went on to win best delegation at the award ceremony. This topic continued to be widely discussed worldwide for the next few years as more conflicts arose in Ukraine and the fate of Crimea and its people remained uncertain. (more…)
Malala Yousafzai became the youngest honorary Canadian citizen on April 12, 2107 for her commitment to women’s rights and education. Umair Ahad, One of UNAC Calgary’s members had the amazing opportunity of attending this ceremony. He shared some words about the experience:
“Malala Yousafzai’s family invited me to attend her Honorary Citizenship ceremony in Parliament Hill. Malala and I were from the same town in Swat, Pakistan. At that time, religious extremism was rising. Myself and Ziaddun Yousafzai—Malala’s father—raised our voices for peace and education. Malala was a large part of this mission. A few years later, those extremists shot Malala. That was a sad day in my life.
I was very happy to hear Malala’s speech in Ottawa. That day the Pakistan High Commission arranged a beautiful evening for her, where I told her I am a part of the United Nations Association of Canada. She was so happy and told me that we will win this war.
Thank you Malala, for your kind words for me.”
–Umair Ahad (UK)
Recent research has established that there are disproportionate rates of violence of crime against Indigenous women and girls. Are we a truly inclusive nation when there are communities that suffer more violence than others?
On Friday, April 21st, join UNAC Calgary for an evening with courageous leaders who have spent their lives advocating for human rights, empowering women, and educating people on the importance of inclusion for all regardless of gender, or race. (more…)
Join us in celebrating the 2017 recipient of the Calgary Peace Prize, the Honourable Douglas Roche, O.C. for his long and sustained efforts towards international peace building and for raising awareness on human security issues and nuclear disarmament.
March 15, 2017
Jack Singer Concert Hall
205 – 8 Ave SE (more…)
Join us on Monday, February 6th for a discussion on the Global Goals with Kate White, President and CEO, United Nations Association in Canada.
Tickets: Free admission. $5 donation is requested