The Safe 3rd Country and Relations in Turbulent Times

Author: David King Since the 2nd World War one of the dominant issues facing the international community has been the movement of refugees and migrants. The characteristics of the movements have changed, through many cycles, but the issue itself remains, and gets worse from year-to-year and from decade-to-decade. Since 1945 Canada has welcomed newcomers: •Continue reading “The Safe 3rd Country and Relations in Turbulent Times”

SDG #8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth

Author: David King The 17 Sustainable Development Goals were adopted by the United Nations (UN) in 2015 and, ever since, have been an integral part of the UN’s focus on what the world needs to accomplish by 2030. The public communication includes a logo for each of the 17 goals. It is worthwhile for citizens toContinue reading “SDG #8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth”

Greetings from the President

Welcome, readers, to the inaugural issue of the United Nations (UN) Association of Canada (UNAC), Victoria branch electronic newsletter. The branch is resurgent (not a reference to a movie). Having been very active for more than 30 years, the branch became inactive about a decade ago. A couple of years ago a young university student took upContinue reading “Greetings from the President”

UN 75th Anniversary: A Look Back

Author: Dr. Oscar Perez de Tagle They’ve been keeping the peace and implementing social & economic development programs worldwide since 1945. And yet, what do we really know about the United Nations (UN)? This October 24th marks the 75th Anniversary of the foundation of the UN (actually, the ratification by 50 countries of the UNContinue reading “UN 75th Anniversary: A Look Back”

Notice of 2020 Annual General Meeting

UNAC, Victoria branch Join us. Be part of the conversation.  The Victoria (lower Vancouver Island) branch of the United Nations Association in Canada (UNAC) will virtually hold its 2020 Annual General Meeting using the platform Zoom on:   Thursday, September 10th at 7:00 p.m. To receive your Zoom link, we invite you to RSVP to:  Continue reading “Notice of 2020 Annual General Meeting”

Celebrating UN Day: Conversations On Climate Change

An Evening to Inspire… You know climate change is occurring and that climate change is a threat multiplier — it places added stress on prevailing political, social and economic tension. But did you know that the countries most vulnerable to conflict and fragility tend to be the countries most at risk from climate change? The United NationsContinue reading “Celebrating UN Day: Conversations On Climate Change”