UNA-USA San Diego

This timeline chronicles the important events in the history of the San Diego United Nations Association Chapter. From its founding in 1946 to its 70th Anniversary celebration in 2016, read along this timeline to learn more about this special chapter of the United Nations Association.

Revived Young Professional Committee | San Diego Under 40 Networking Event

UNA-USA-San Diego host it's first young professional networking event. The young professionals are those under the age of 40. The event provided network opportunities, learn about career choices with the United Nations and discover local organizations representing and implementing the core values of the United Nations. This event is a Happy Hour with Purpose. With San Diego UNDER 40 our Young Professionals Committee is inviting you to Networking -N- Happy Hour! Get the insight scoop about working in the United Nations and its many agencies. Steve Vigil, a former UN peacekeeper with extensive experience in conflict resolution and peace building might just be the person that you want to connect with to satisfy your curiosity about employment with one of the most sought after international organizations.

UN Assistant-Secretary General Kevin Kennedy Visits San Diego Chapter

UN Secretary-General and Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for Syrian Crisis informed the work the of United Nations within Syria and the neighboring countries with policy, operational & security challenges.

Written Chapter Report to Eleanor Roosevelt

AAUN San Diego President, Ralph Grove sends requested report to Eleanor Roosevelt on Chapter work.

Dr. Edward Luck @ Annual UN Day Celebration

Honoring the 68th anniversary of the United Nations under Theme: Responsibility to Protect (R2P) and as it relates to current events in Syria. Keynote Speaker, Dr. Edward Luck, shared his insights as Special Advisor on R2P to the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon. Rotarian Sadiq Tawfiq, was honored with the Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award, for his incredible humanitarian work in Afghanistan. The evening featured a silent auction to benefit the Chapter's various education programs.

Doni DeBolt @ Annual UN Day Celebration

Doni De Bolt, Founder and CEO of Adoption Foster Care and Family Support (AASK) keynote speech on importance of Human Rights for all Children with Disability; Mike Whipple, Former Mayor of Laguna Niguel and Chairman of Internaitional Orphan Care => Honoree for Global Citizen 2014

Ford Roosevelt & Stephen O'Dowd @UN Day

Commemorating the UN's 70th Anniversary at Ballroom of the Prado Restaurant at Balboa Park. Keynote: Steve O'Dowd, Director Office of Economic & Development Affairs, US State Department; Guest of Honor: Ford Roosevelt, Grandson, President Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt; President & CEO, Project Grad Los Angeles; Guest: Chris Wathley, ED UNA-USA National Office UN Day Co-Chair Bettina Hausmann, President and ED UNA-USA San Diego with Co-Chair Joanne Tawfilis, U.S. National Commissioner to UNESCO, the Honorary Chairs Sherri Lightner, Council President for the City of San Diego, and Lora Fisher, President of the La Jolla Rotary Club.

Young Professionals | Yalla San Diego

With San Diego UNDER 40 our Young Professionals Committee invites you to Networking -N- Happy Hour! Ever heard about the transformative power of sports? Meet Founder and Executive Director Mark Kabban who shares his vision and success of rebuilding young refugees and immigrants lives by utilizing soccer as motivation at Youth and Leaders Living Actively (Yalla). Get inspired by Mark's leadership that got recognized by DoSomething.org and TakePart.com as well as CNN Heroes in 2012. Find yourself ignited by his passion in creating a non-for profit that is based on his own experiences and his will to 'pay it forward'.

Chris Helfrich @ Annual UN Day Celebration

Annual UN Day Celebration with Guest Speaker: Chris Helfrich, Director Nothing But Nets Campaign, UN Foundation | Theme: Solutions for a Prosperous World: The Case of Malaria

Young Professionals | Esperanza International

With San Diego UNDER 40 our Young Professionals Committee invites you to Networking -N- Happy Hour! Curious about sustainable community development right here in our backyard? Meet Program Director Celina Rodriguez who will share with you her passion for community, diversity and cross-border understanding through her work at Esperanza International. Get inspired by Celina's sense of global citizenship and inclusion; learn how you can deepen your sense of purpose and connect meaningfully with our neighboring communities.

Comic Con Anti-Bullying Coalition

Our Chapter was proud to yet again partner with the Pop Culture Anti-Bullying Coalition at the 2nd Anti-Bullying Panel Discussion taking place at San Diego's Comic Con 2014.

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