Hundreds from Across the Country to Join United Nations Association of the USA for the Organization’s 2012 Members’ Day at the UN

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Members to meet with UN officials, Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, and Rep. Nita Lowey

Nearly 700 of United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) members and guests will travel to New York City to attend UNA-USA Members’ Day at the UN on Fri., Feb. 10. Attendees will enjoy a full day of dynamic and informative discussion in one of the grandest of settings, General Assembly Hall. Members' Day participants are UNA-USA members, community leaders, academics and students, as well as representatives from think tanks and like-minded organizations, representing the largest gathering of United Nations advocates in America.

Members’ Day gives UNA-USA members exclusive access to the UN and its experts. A keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University on “The UN in an Era of Global Instability.” Participants will also hear from Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) who will talk about “The Importance of Strong U.S. Engagement at the UN.”

UNA-USA members will discuss issues with UN officials including:

  •     Sustainable Development
  •     UN Peacekeeping
  •     The Millennium Development Goals
  •     The UN Security Council

Media interested in covering UNA-USA Members Day should contact Joseph Catapano: jcatapano(at)unausa(dot)org.

WHAT: UNA-USA Members’ Day at the UN and the 2012 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference

WHO: The United Nations Association of the USA and the UNA-USA Mid-Atlantic Region

WHEN: Feb. 10, 2012, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

WHERE: General Assembly Hall, UN Headquarters
760 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017

The United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA), a program of the UN Foundation, is a membership organization dedicated to inform, inspire and mobilize the American people to support the principles and vital work of the United Nations. UNA-USA works to accomplish its mission through its national network of chapters, advocacy efforts, education programs, and public events. UNA-USA and the UN Foundation create the single largest network of advocates and supporters of the United Nations in the world. For more information on UNA-USA, visit

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