THE UN IN THE NEW WORLD ORDER
With the election of Trump and the vote for Brexit added to its worldwide in-tray, we asked Sir John Holmes how will the UN and its new Secretary-General António Guterres respond to the world’s challenges?
Address by Sir John Holmes, former UN Under-Secretary-General
"Ladies and gentlemen, my main focus today will be on current trends in the world which have left multilateralism in general, and the UN in particular, facing an uphill struggle. I will also be talking about the UN as a whole, and what role the new Secretary-General might play, in this context. And I will be trying not to depress you too much in the process, or at least to leave you with a hint of optimism for the future at the end. ..." Read in full
Our Model United Nations, to be held in Spring 2018, will be aimed primarily at sixth formers.
This is a fantastic opportunity for young people to learn about countries and issues around the world and to argue a nation's case within the UN framework. If your school or college would be interested in taking part please contact Jenny Paterson, MUN Coordinator.
Presentation to schools and young people:
Aimed especially at young people, this brief presentation gives an overview of the UN and shows that it will be even more important to our country post Brexit.
We would be delighted to deliver this presentation to your school – please email Jenny Paterson to discuss.
We are also seeking parents interested in delivering this presentation in school – please email Christina Darby if you would be interested.
BRANCH PAST EVENTS
Speakers Richard Nelmes, Deputy Director, UN Association-UK, and Viv Williams, board member, outlined breakthrough progress in the 1 for 7 billion campaign to find the best UN Secretary-General for 2017. Read more
In the light of the national picture on poverty and gender inequality,local case studies show that local action in the Chichester area can help the UK to meet SDG targets. Read more
1 for 7 billion - find the best UN leader 2016
Address by Natalie Samarasinghe, Executive Director of UNA-UK, Chichester, November 2015
1 for 7 billion campaign progress
UNA-UK Chairman Sir Jeremy Greenstock's address at Festival of Chichester 2015.
'The UN works for peace through global order. In its first 70 years it has brought freedom, and, with that, freedom to express difference. This makes maintaining peace even more difficult ... ' Read summary
Chairman Viv Williams hails UN polio success
'With all the criticisms aimed at the United Nations ... Read more