We are delighted to confirm that Natalie Samarasinghe, Executive Director of UNA-UK has accepted our invitation to speak at the Annual General Meetings of UNA Scotland and UNA Edinburgh Branch, on United Nations Day, Friday 24 October. The AGM of UNA Scotland will be held in the Hall of Old St Paul’s Church, Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DH at 3.00 pm. (Registration and refreshments at 2.45) This is followed by the AGM of Edinburgh Branch at 4.00 pm.
Natalie Samarasinghe is to speak at 5.00 pm, with time for questions and answers.Reception, with refreshments and opportunity for networking, from 6.00 pm. All members and guests welcome.
International Peace Conference
UNA Edinburgh will host an International Peace Conference from Saturday 25 to Sunday 26 October 2014. Go to the UNAE website for full information, see the full programme here – UNAE Conference Programme 2014, the conference leaflet here – International Peace Conference Leaflet Final and register here – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/unae-peace-conference-tickets-13355423431
UN Reform – Bruce Kent
We are delighted that Bruce Kent, the Vice-President of CND, will speak to a meeting on “The Need for UN Reform” from 2-4pm on Saturday 22 November 2014. The meeting will be held at UN House, 4 Hunter Square, Edinburgh.
Scottish WILPF invites you to ‘Engage the Mililtary and Young People’ November 3rd 7 .00 pm
The UK military spends millions of pounds each year on its youth engagement programme, from 11,000 armed forces visits to state secondary schools and colleges, to huge cadet organisations. This concerns many people, particularly given that one of the main aims of these initiatives is recruitment into the armed forces, which carries much higher risks for the youngest, most disadvantaged recruits.
The workshop is organised by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) Scotland, and is supported by Edinburgh CND, Edinburgh Stop the War Coalition, and Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre.
UN Human Rights Day
UNA Scotland will hold an event at the Scottish Parliament from 6.00 – 8.00pm on 10 December 2014, to commemorate UN Human Rights Day. Our guest speaker will be Mr Chris Roles, Director of Age International.
Desks available at UN House
Desks are available at UN House, 4 Hunter Square, Edinburgh EH1 1QW. Very reasonable rental cost which includes heating, lighting and services. Available immediately. For more information, please contact Gari Donn on email@example.com or phone 07803 176299