Today’s meetings with UNA-USA members in Hawaii, elected officials, and the public represent how important engagement with the island community is for the U.S.-UN relationship.
Honolulu, HI (PRWEB) March 06, 2013
United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) Executive Director Patrick Madden is in Hawaii’s capital today speaking to leading thinkers in foreign policy and Hawaii elected officials about the UN and its vital work around the world.
Madden is speaking at the East-West Center at Noon on human security and sustainable development. Later today, he will speak at the State Capitol on pressing issues facing the UN and how Hawaiians can engage with the UN’s work.
“Today’s meetings with UNA-USA members in Hawaii, elected officials, and the public represent how important engagement with the island community is for the U.S.-UN relationship,” said Madden. “Citizens in Hawaii help make up the more than eight in 10 Americans who believe it is important for the U.S. to stand by the UN in its efforts to lead the way in addressing the world’s urgent global conversations and crises. UNA-USA has a strong presence here, and or Chapters in Hawaii are leaders in educating Americans on the work of the UN.”
Today’s events come on the heels of the re-launch of the UNA-USA Hawaii Island Chapter, which occurred yesterday in Hilo. The speaking engagements are part of a week-long agenda connecting UNA-USA with the citizens of Hawaii, including upcoming events at Brigham Young University’s Laie Campus and the University of Hawaii.
The United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) is a membership organization dedicated to inform, inspire, and mobilize the American people to support the ideals and vital work of the United Nations. For 70 years, UNA-USA has worked to accomplish its mission through its national network of Chapters, youth engagement, advocacy efforts, education programs, and public events. UNA-USA is a program of the United Nations Foundation. UNA-USA and its sister organization the Better World Campaign represent the single largest network of advocates and supporters of the United Nations in the world. Learn more about UNA-USA’s programs and initiatives at http://www.unausa.org.
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