Join us for the GL-UNA Human Rights Day Program

'The Essential Intersection: The U.N. Declaration of Human Rights, SDGs and Environmental Justice'

Presented by Marie Adele Grosso, Terry Link, and Jeremy Orr

This virtual event will offer presentations about the UN Declaration of Human Rights and the ways the Declaration is connected to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In addition, we will explore how the SDGs about Environmental Justice are related to our understanding of Human Rights. 


    Congratulations 2020 Michigan SDG Awardees!

    Thank you for your exemplary work on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

    #1 – No Poverty – Cass Community Social Services Tiny House Project , Detroit 

    #2 – Zero Hunger – Chanel Taylor, Detroit Benevolent Society, Detroit 
    #3 – Good Health & Well-Being – Kiwanis Club, South Lansing 
    #4 – Quality Education – Kalamazoo Promise, Kalamazoo 
    #5 – Gender Equality – London Bell, Bell Global Justice, Detroit 
    #6 – Clean Water & Sanitation –  Flint River Watershed Coalition, Flint 
    #7 – Affordable & Clean Energy – Michigan State University’s Carport Solar ArrayEast Lansing 
    #8 – Decent Work & Economic Growth – John Beck, MSU School of Human Resources & Labor Relations, East Lansing 
    #9 – Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure –  Appropriate Technology Collaborative, Ann Arbor 
    #10 – Reduced Inequalities – Michigan League for Public Policy, Lansing 
    #11 – Sustainable Cities & Communities – City of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids
    #12 – Responsible Consumption & Production – Meridian Township, Meridian Township
    #13 – Climate Action – Citizens Climate LobbyMichigan 
    #14 – Life Below Water – FLOW (For Love of Water)Traverse City 
    #15 – Life on Land – The Nature ConservancyMichigan 
    #16 – Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions – Freedom House Detroit , Detroit 

    #17 – Partnerships for the Goals –  Detroit Means Business, Detroit

    View our UNA Lansing/Detroit 2020 MI SDG Awardee video!


    Statement from the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) on

    Police Violence, Human Rights Abuses, and Racial Oppression Against Black Americans

    Click here for full statement

     June 3, 2020

    "This is not about sharing a burden. It is about sharing a global responsibility, based not only on the broad idea of our common humanity but also the very specific obligations of international law. The root problems are war and hatred, not people who flee; refugees are the first victims of terrorism." Antonio Guterres

    This is World Refugee Day 

    UN Foundation CEO E. Cousens’ statement on the U.S. move to defund

    World Health Organization - Click Here


    Staying Silent is Not an Option the Human Family Can Afford – 

     Call Congress to Restore WHO Funding

    Senator Debbie Stabenow  517-203-1760       202-224-4822     Senator Gary Peters   517-377-1508         202-224-6221

    US Rep Elissa Slotkin  517-993-0510      202-225-4872       US Rep John Moolenaar  202-225-3561       231-942-5070   

    Advocate for full UN funding and for WHO by calling Congress

    Click Here for a Nationwide poll on Global Issues by Better World Campaign

    Click Here to tell Congress Americans trust WHO to handle pandemic response

    Click Here for COVID-19 advice from WHO

    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 

    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.


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