Posts Tagged ‘UN’

The United Nations Association Celebrates UN Day 2008

Friday, October 24th, 2008

The United Nations Association of San Francisco celebrated the sixty-third anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations and the sixtieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights last night at the aptly-named Green Room of the historic War Memorial Veterans Building in the Civic Center. (Or Civic Centre if you’d prefer [Crazy U.N.-English mode: ON].)

The reception honoured Gillian Sorensen, Senior Advisor and National Advocate of the United Nations Foundation, speaking on Human Rights—the Possible Dream.

Kimberly Weichel, President of the United Nations Associations of San Francisco and Marin, looked on last night as Mark Chandler, Director of the Mayor’s Office of International Trade and Commerce (MOITC) addressed the crowd. Click to expand.

It was a lovely affair.

Learn more about the UNA-SF here  and United Nations Association of the United States of America here.

Co-Sponsors and Donors:

The United Nations Foundation

United Nations Association, Marin County Chapter

United Nations Association, Northern California Division

United Nations Association of San Francisco

Mr. and Mrs. William H. Draper III

Participant Media, producer of “The Visitor”

The Skoll Foundation

San Francisco City College

Protocol Professionals, Inc.

20/20 Productions

2048 Project

M. Christine Torrington, Photography

Institute of International Education, West Coast

Rotary Club of San Francisco

San Francisco Linens

World Affairs Council of Northern California

The United Nations at 60 – A Time for Renewal?

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

San Francisco is where the founding United Nations Charter was signed, so we get more than our fair share of attention from the UN and there are various plaques around town to remind us.

The 60th Anniversary of the United Nations has come and gone, but this sign at the Civic Center / UN Plaza BART station underneath Market Street still calls for renewal.

People called for renewal during the 50th Anniversary as well.

Who will call for renewal when the 70th Anniversary comes along?