NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

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INTER-GENERATIONAL MODEL UN (IGMUN)

Saturday September 27
San Francisco State University

9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

This simulation of the UN has become a flagship program of the 11 UNA chapters in Northern California.  300 people, ages 11-94, participated last year, with rave reviews about the experience.  We're proud of the East Bay's participation among members, Directors and Advisors for the first 3 IGMUNs.  Peace-related challenges are again among 12 topics selected for this September, including the Israeli-Palestinian situation and  human trafficking. (Syria was a topic of last year's "Security Council"). This is an excellent opportunity for both novices and experienced delegates to practice their debate and negotiation skills.

More information and registration

 


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UNA EAST BAY CHAPTER HIGH SCHOOL ESSAY CONTEST

Who is Eligible: Current 10th and 11th graders in High Schools of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties

Deadline for Submission of Contest Entries: October 1, 2014
Finalists Selected & Winners Announced: October 15, 2014

Presentation of Awards:  October 26, at the UN Association’s UN Day Celebrations Award Dinner, Berkeley
Prizes for Award Winners:         
1st Prize:           $1000
2nd Prize:          $500
Two 3rd Prizes: $250 each

Essay Theme:  Contestants are invited to write an essay of no more than 2500 words (~5 pages) addressing this year’s theme:  “Peace and Human Security in the World”   

more information and submission procedure

UNA EAST BAY CENTER

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UNA East Bay Center, 2539 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley (at Blake). Hours: Tu, Th, Fri, Sat 12-5pm. Phone: 510-849-1752. UNICEF cards, flags, international fair trade gifts, books, jewelry, T-shirts are available for sale. New policy: Visa and Mastercard are now accpted for purchases $30 and up. Purchase by phone is also available.

Summer Clearance Sale! Selected items 50-70% off
20% off selected jewelry, games & puzzles, Karuna art banners, Guatemalan art embroidery, all books $5 and up; 10% off all items except boxed UNICEF cards

New Items: Embroidered coin/cosmetic purses from Nepal, Mexican folk art.

The Center appreciates donations of items to sell.