Subject: UN Matters newsletter December 2010
Update on the United Nations and UNA-UK: news, action points and events
Take action on aid for children – support a financial transaction tax
UNA-UK is calling on its ‘Lobby for the UN’ activists to urge the UK government to do more on aid for children.
We were delighted that the UK ‘ring-fenced’ its international development budget from spending cuts, and that it has promised to meet the UN-backed target of 0.7% of national income for international development by 2013.
But the UK government could do even more by bringing in a financial transactions levy.
4 Decemeber 2010
UNA Cheltenham will host a talk entitled ‘The Midcounties Co-operative – defending the environment’ by Michael Pickering, (Social Responsibility Manager for the Midcounties Co-operative), which will be followed by coffee and mince pies. This event will take place from 10am to 12pm at Parmoor House, Lypiatt Terrace, Lypiatt Road, Cheltenham GL50 2SX.
Contact: Sue Thompson on 01242 235 072 or at [email protected]
UNA MID CORNWALL
Bulgarian Tea Party, with Lozena, a Bulgarian artist
2.30 – 5.30 pm
Quaker Meeting House, Truro
Contact: Toni Olsson 01726 812505 (no email) or Joy McMullen: [email protected]
4th December 2010
Holding a public meeting entitled “The Millennium Development Goals – Mission Impossible?” The meeting will be addressed by Caroline Hurford, spokesperson for the World Food Programme in London. The meeting will start at 11am in the Quaker Meeting House, 12 Southdown Rd, Harpenden, AL5 1PD.
Contact Trevor Evans on 01582 713895 or [email protected] for more information.
UNA SAFFRON WALDEN
UNA Saffron Walden will be holding a discussion on Islam at the Friends Meeting House at 12.45pm The Speaker will be John Martin. As usual there will be lunch before from 12 noon if booked with Judith Effer on 01799 523010
Contact Hannah on 01799 527279 for further information
22 December 2010
UNA GLOUCESTERSHIRE RURAL
UNA Gloucestershire Rural Branch will hold its annual Christmas Party at the home of our Chair, Malcolm Evans at 7.30pm.
21 January 2011
UNA PUTNEY AND ROEHAMPTON
The Branch will hold a meeting entitled Peace One Day when filmmaker Jeremy Gilley will talk about this international movement which he launched in 1999 with the aim of achieving the cessation of all conflicts across the world for one day each year. Start time: 7.30 pm. Venue: The Community Church Hall, Werter Road (opposite Sainsburys), Putney, London SW15 2LL
Contact: Rob Storey 020 3072 0087 or 07776 356 334 – [email protected] and Jo Stocks 020 8870 5536 – [email protected]
22 January 2011
Will hold a Lecture in Memory of Ruth Wenban-Smith on “Making A Difference in Tanzania” by Jill Wells (Engineers Against Poverty) and will be followed by a question-and-answer session. This event will take place 12:30-14:30 at The Lymington Community Centre, New Street, Lymington, SO41 9BQ. Contact Patricia: 01590679030 [email protected]
31 January 2011
UNA MID CORNWALL
Annual General Meeting
7.30 – 9.30 pm
7 Tolcarne Close, St Austell PL25 4SJ
Barbara’s House. 01726 67117
Contact: Barbara or Joy McMullen: [email protected]
Coffee morning in Newbury Town Hall in aid of our project for this year, Water Aid. 10-12am Saturday 12th February 2011. Affordable and delicious coffee and cakes and market outside in Market Square
26 February 2011
Will hold a Lecture on “Changing The Lives of Poor People Thanks To Rural Radios: Special Cases in Latin America” by Max Graef, and will be followed by a question-and-answer session. This event will take place 12:30-14:30, at The Lymington Community Centre, New Street, Lymington, SO41 9BQ. Contact Patricia:1590679030 [email protected]
19 March 2011
Will hold a Lecture on “The Important Role of Women in Developing Countries Worldwide” by Lesley Abdela and will be followed by a question-and-answer session. This event will take place 12:30-14:30, at The Lymington Community Centre, New Street, Lymington, SO41 9BQ.
Contact Patricia 01590679030 [email protected]
04 December 2010
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL UK
The Rights Time: Amnesty London Conference
London regional conference flyer 70 px. Keynote speaker: Zoya Phan speaks of her personal experience and work to improve human rights in Burma.
Venue: Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA
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