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Human Rights Day Program


Annual Membership Meeting

Sunday, December 1, 2019

3:00 pm Annual Membership Meeting

4:00 pm Human Rights Day Program

UN Day Dinner and Celebration 2019

Over 100 guests, three awardees, keynote speaker from UN Foundation, singers and dancers joined us on of October 27, 2019 to make the celebration a great success!

Thanks to all who helped us celebrate the 74th anniversary of the United Nations and the 60th anniversary of Greater Lansing UNA!


On Wednesday, December 19, 2018 we handed off more than 300 signatures collected on the petition drafted by Greater Lansing United Nations Association and the Peace Education Center to prevent nuclear war. Based upon a Union of Concerned Scientists report we asked for six specific actions:

1) Renouncing the option of using nuclear weapons first

2) Renouncing any use of nuclear missiles in conventional warfare

3) Ending the sole, unchecked authority of any U.S. president to launch a nuclear attack

4) Taking U.S. nuclear weapons off hair-trigger alert

5) Cancelling a plan to replace its entire nuclear arsenal with enhanced weapons

6) Actively pursuing verifiable agreement among nuclear armed states to eliminate their nuclear arsenals

Photo from Senator Peters Office

From Left to Right: Nicole Noll-Williams, Regional Director, Sen. Gary Peters;

Griffin Working, MidMichigan Regional Representative, Sen. Gary Peters; Dr. David Wiley; Terry Link

Photo from Senator Stabenow's Office

From left to right: Terry Link, co-chair PEC and GLUNA board member; Teresa Cuellar, State Deputy Scheduler for Sen. Debbie Stabenow;

Dr. David Wiley, GLUNA board member and Edgewood United Church Justice and Peace Team

The United Nations Association is part of the Better World Campaign - all working together to support the work of the United Nations.

You can learn more about our local Greater Lansing UNA chapter, the United Nations 'UN101', and take action to support the UN here!

Upcoming events

 A Call to Action - Click here to read more

Friday Sept. 20: Global Climate Strike by youth across the world demanding urgent action as world leaders prepare to gather at the U.N. Climate Action Summit in New York City. Click here to read what you can do and how you can help our youth.

We are Family. And we need your Voice. Click here to learn more about the funding cuts and how you can call your Senators and ask them to stop the Trump Administration from

(1) Hurting UNICEF funding for the health and welfare and immunizations of vulnerable children around the world and

(2) Cutting the World Health Organization almost 50%

(3) Cutting UN Peacekeeping Operations

 Please call and urge Senator Stabenow and Senator Peters to step up in the Senate to fully fund UN Peacekeeping, UNICEF, UNHCR UNEP, FAO, WHO, UNDP, and the general UN budget.

UN News

Goals not guns 11/14/19

Italian Education and UN SDG's 11/7/19

UN and partners call for solidarity, as Venezuelans on the move reach 4.5 million 10/24/19

Ethiopia plants more than 350 million trees in 12 hours 08/01/2019

UN: Fewer refugees willing to leave Kenya's Dadaab for Somalia 08/01/2019

Please join UNA Women on Thursday, August 1 at 4 p.m. ET to discuss this issue in-depth with our panel of expert speakers. Click here to register 7/25/2019

Mandela Day, recognized on July 18, is a time we honor the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela.


Yei workshop seeks to optimize ways of making South Sudanese army child free 5/15/2019

Adopting Sustainable Development Goals are Expanding Global and Local Business Opportunities Read more on page 9  4/13/2019

The 10 Happiest Countries in the World 4/4/2019

"What Has the UN Done for Me Lately?”   - see notes and links of our Jan 8 Java Café Global Conversation presented by Terence Blackburn, Regional Representation to the UNA-USA National Council.


Our deepest appreciation to the many donors who made this effort a success - and to those who continue to support this effort. 

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