Annual General Meeting

August 20, 2018

Dear Members of the United Nations Association in Canada-Calgary Branch (UNAC Calgary),

On behalf of UNAC Calgary’s Board of Directors, we invite you to attend our upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday, September 20, 2018. The AGM is an opportunity to get updates on our activities, contribute to future governance decisions, and learn about events planned for 2018.

Event details
Thursday, September 20th, 2018
6:00-7:00 pm

Location
The Kahanoff Centre
#200, 105 12th Avenue SE Calgary AB
Room #203

Agenda:
6:00 – Registration Begins
6:15 – AGM Call to Order

Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Space is limited, so please email [email protected] to reserve your seat no later than September 13th.

We hope to see you there!

Regards,

Rosalinda Hernandez
President, United Nations Association of Canada, Calgary Branch

Human Rights Day 2018

December 10, 2018. Save the Date. More info to come…

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Floating Lantern Peace Ceremony August 4, 2018

This year’s Child Diplomats received a message from Nagasaki Mayor, Mr. Tomihisa Taue, which will be read by them at the Floating Lantern Peace Ceremony 2018 on August 4th (The event starts from 8 pm). Congratulations to this years Child Diplomats on their wonderful work!!

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The Child Diplomat Project enables children to send a request letter to a mayor who belongs to “Mayors for Peace” to ask their message to the Floating Lantern Peace Ceremony.

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The Floating Lantern Peace Ceremony takes place on August 4th, and begins at 8PM.

Visit Floating Lantern Peace Ceremony 2018’s Facebook Page  for email [email protected] for more information.

You can also support the event by donating on the Floating Lantern Peace Ceremony’s 2018 Eventbrite page

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70

Let’s stand up for equality, justice and human dignity

Human rights are relevant for all of us, every day. Human rights include our rights to freedom from fear and from want, freedom to speak up, rights to health and education; and to enjoy the benefits of measures to advance economic and social justice.

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Save the Date: Floating Lantern Peace Ceremony

Floating Peace Lantern Screenshot

Visit Floating Lantern Peace Ceremony 2018’s Facebook Page  for email [email protected] for more information.

You can also support the event by donating on the Floating Lantern Peace Ceremony’s 2018 Eventbrite page.

SHARING IS CARING, UNLESS IT’S INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Imagine there’s no countries. It isn’t hard to do. Nothing to kill, or die for. And no religion too[1] – John Lennon, most certainly a dreamer, proposes a romanticised reality where a brotherhood of man shares the world equally in the year 1971. Today, Lennon’s dream has still yet to blossom.

Imagining[2] is hard to do when country borders define your odds of survival based on monotheism of intellectual property (“IP”) rights. The rate at which innovation in health care has developed is undeniably impressive, yet the dispersion of its fruit is anything but. A recent social justice project from São Paulo seized my attention to the subject, as it advocated for a prejudice-free society on behalf of human immunodeficiency virus (“HIV”) positive people. (more…)



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