UN Day Dinner
October 20, 2013
5:00-8:30 p.m.
Atherton Hotel
State College, PA

Since 1945, celebrations have been held worldwide to recognize and honor the important work of the United Nations as it strives for development, security, peace and human rights for all.   The Centre County United Nations Association and its Council of Organizations invite you to join us at our 2013 celebration.

Each year UNA Centre County focuses on one major topic.  This year we will be focusing on the issue of youth in development. Believing that youth engagement is essential to the promotion of vibrant societies, the UN initiated the World Programme of Action for Youth Program (WPAY)  to provide a framework and practical guidelines for national action.  The  Program outlines 15 key areas of concern: education, employment, hunger and poverty, health, Environment, drug abuse, juvenile delinquency, leisure-time activities, girls and young women, full and effective participation of youth in the life of society and in decision-making, globalization,Information and communications technology, HIV/AIDS, armed conflict, and inter-generational issues. 

To highlight some of the issues our keynote speaker, Dr. Mark Brennan, Penn State UNESCO Chair in Rural Community, Leadership, and Youth Development, will address the critical need for youth engagement and capacity building in Zambian communities decimated by disease and  poverty.

In addition, each year UNACC and the Council of Organizations sponsor a  “Make a Different Project" that addresses issues highlighted by our program.   This year we are sponsoring the Alan Kerins Projects of Zambia  Look for more information on how you can contribute shortly.

We look forward to seeing you.

Program

“Youth Leadership in Communities Decimated by Disease and Poverty:
Focus on Zambia”

Sunday, October 20, 2013
5:00 to 8:30 pm
Atherton Hotel
125 South Atherton Street



Dr. Mark Brennan, UNESCO Chair in Rural Community, Leadership, and Youth Development will focus on the critical and urgent need for youth engagement and capacity building in Zambian communities decimated by disease and  poverty.  Dr. Brennan, one of in only eighteen UNESCO Chairs in the nation, has 20 years experience designing, conducting, analyzing social science research related to rural community development.

5:00 p.m. 
Social Gathering
6:00 p.m. 
Classical Indian Music by Raaga
6:30 p.m. 
Dinner and Speaker


Make a Difference Project

Each year UNACC and the Council of Organizations chooses a project that coordinates with the UN Dinner's theme.  This year our Chapter is supporting the "Alan Kerins Projects of Zambia: Nourishing the soul, igniting the heart and inspiring the mind.”  You can be part of this exciting work.   More details will be posted here soon.


Register for the Dinner

To register Print out the flyer at the bottom of the page and return it by mail or complete the online form below.

$30/person

Registration for UN Day Dinner


















 

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Helen Sheehy,
Oct 1, 2013, 1:14 PM
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