UNA-USA Supports JAPAN's Quake Victims

Many of your chapters are looking for good ways to help the victims in Japan. Here is a good link through our sister organization, UN Foundation http://www.unfoundation.org/global-issues/united-nations/japan.html to benefit the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).

Please join me in donating to help to the victims.  

Mel Boynton, President

News & Events 2011


Thursday, May 1, 2011

5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Monday, May 23

5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Shakey's Pizza Fundraiser for YPIC

WHAT: YPIC: Young Professionals For International Cooperation of UNA-USA (United Nations Association-USA) San Fernando Valley Chapter fundraiser to help our YPIC Co-Chair to attend the UNA-USA Annual Meeting, conference registrations and hotel accommodations to go to WASHINGTON, DC for UNA-USA NATIONAL Meeting WHO WILL REPRESENT San Fernando Valley section of LOS ANGELES and will get to meet with their Congressman and Senators.

HOW: IT’S SIMPLE. JUST GO TO SHAKEYS PIZZA & BUY ANYTHING. PLACE YOUR RECEIPT IN THE BUCKET” at the counter and YPIC WILL GET 25% of receipts after taxes. From 530pm-9pm

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Friday, May 13, 2011



1000 Universal Studios Blvd., Universal City, CA 91608


You’re cordially invited to a VIP Party at Howl at the Moon

VIP Party includes Free admission (before 10pm) & Free Dinner Buffet (6-8 pm) catered by Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant, and 2 $1 drink tickets. Must be 21 to enter. Bring flyer with you and mention you are a guest of YPIC-Young Professionals (one of David Tuckman’s guests) for FREE admission.

FUNDRAISER: for YPIC: Young Professionals for International Cooperation to raise funds for travel grants for airfaire, hotel accomodations conference registration for students & young professionals selected delegates from Los Angeles to attend United Nations Association of the United States of America National Convention in Washington, D.C. to be held June 2011, including mtgs. with the U.S. Congress.
Please write your generous DONATION check (of any amount) to UNA-USA SFV Chapter. On memo line write: for YPIC Travel Grants. Mail you check to UNA-USA SFV Chapter, C/O David Tuckman, YPIC Co-Chair, 7040 Mary Ellen Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91605, or hand your check to David at the Fundraiser. (As an invited guest you are not required to give a DONATION to UNA-USA to help the students/young professionals but, your generous gift will be of great benefit for our future leaders to attend.)

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Thursday, Sep 15
Noon - 3:00pm

California Endowment
Los Angeles

UNAUSA Southern California Division 4th Annual West Coast Global Forum "California Women - Making a Difference" Honoring several local women for the difference they make locally and globally in the areas of health, education and human rights for women and children. Tamara Kreinin, MHSA, Executive Director, The United Nations Foundation will be our speaker. Information, RSVP, and tickets.

Saturday, Oct 1

11:30 to 2:00 PM

Executive Committee SoCal UNA Meeting, ExCommittee members expected, chapter leaders welcome, location TBA

Sunday, Oct 9

12:30pm - 6pm

Folino Theater

283 N. Cypress St.
Orange, CA 92866

Orange County UNA – UN Association Film Festival - WOMEN'S ISSUES Around the World

$15 for first adult / $25 to two adults / $10 for each additional adult. Students and Seniors: $10/ea

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Friday, October 14, 2011 6:30PM

Village Mediterranean Grill - phone#818-506-0003

11651 Riverside Drive, Valley Village, CA 91602

NE corner of Colfax and Riverside; limited street parking - car pooling advised.

Parking may be available behind the Pharmacy next door after 7PM.



International Human Rights Standards
And The Right To Health Care

Presentation by Dr. Alireza Azizi. Dr. Azizi has been active in the field of human rights for the past thirty years and has served on the boards of many international organizations including Amnesty International. Most recently he has been working with the Society for Human Rights in Iran Southern California. In addition to being a human rights lecturer, Dr. Azizi holds a PhD in Physics from UCLA and works at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena. His insights should provide an enlightening and engaging opportunity to exchange ideas. Download FLYER

Please RSVP to Ginny Hatfield at 818-985-1579 or ginnyvmh@aol.com by Thursday, Oct. 13, the last date that cancellations will be honored.

We require a 24-hour notice of cancellation or you will be billed.

A family-style Mediterranean dinner will be served - $20.00 per person

Sunday, Oct 23
2:00 - 4:00pm

Hosted by SGI-USA at the Los Angeles Friendship Center, 5899 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles 90019.

SCRCO of UNA-USA celebrates United Nations Day,

The theme is focused on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 18, 1979, CEDAW is an international human rights treaty that focuses on women's rights and women's issues worldwide and the United States is the only industrialized nation that has not ratified the treaty. We will have speakers, musical entertainment, an exhibit on women and a short film and light refreshments. More information will follow at a later date.

Questions: Mwende May (310) 490-5216 or email: mwendemay@sbcglobal.net

Saturday, Nov 5

11:30 to 3:00 PM

SoCal UNA Annual Meeting, all chapter members and guests welcome as we honor our leaders, Location TBA

Saturday,Dec 10

11:30 to 2:00 PM

Executive Committee SoCal UNA Meeting, ExCommittee members expected, chapter leaders welcome, location TBA

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March 3, 2010

Women, Gender Equality and the United Nations
Millennium Development Goals

Mauritanian girl
Jane Roberts

A girl performs domestic labour in a rural Mauritanian encampment. The International Labour Organization estimates there are at least 10 million working children in Africa alone.
Photo from United Nations website, "Human Rights" section

Jane Roberts, author of
"34 Million Friends of the Women of the World"

Jane Roberts, co founder of 34 Million Friends of the UN Population Fund spoke to the UNA -USA San Fernando Valley Chapter on March 3, 2010 on the campus of Cal State Northridge. Her topic was Women, Gender Equality and the Millennium Development Goals. She summarized exactly what the United Nations Family Planning Assn. (UNFPA) does in over 150 countries of the world emphasizing its work to save women’s lives in childbirth and to offer the family planning that we all take for granted. She opined that unless MDG 5 to Improve Maternal Health is fully implemented, the other 7 goals will not be achieved. With the world headed toward 9 billion people, there will be great stress on people, the planet, and peace.

Hillary Clinton laments that globally women and girls are the "majority of the world's unhealthy, unschooled, unfed and unpaid." Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations states that "In women, the world has the most significant but UNTAPPED potential for development and peace." Jane Roberts tied this all together and showed that empowering women and girls with education, health, equality, and human rights is the basis of any hope for people, the planet, and peace.

Attending were several members of UNA and about 40 students from two different Women’s Studies classes. Jane gave out her book to several students. David Tuckman, UNA Chapter President then gave Jane a beautiful Certificate of Appreciation which was signed by David and by Ginny Hatfield, Co-Chapter President.


Marsha Hunt
Courageous Patriot, Actress

and Great Friend of the United Nations Assn.(UNA)

Discussion of the Feb 18, 2010 Event for Marsha Hunt

By David Tuckman and Roger Memos

Dr. Rolfe's Afghan Dream

As a means to call awareness of the humanitarian efforts of activist and actress Marsha Hunt, a special screening of  “Call from the Stars” was held at the historic Hollywood Studio Museum, Feb 18, 2010.  Producer and Director Roger Memos, along with Richard Adkins are producing a Documentary, called “Marsha Hunt, Sweet Adversity”, on Marsha’s life of service through the United Nations Assn.-USA and U.S. committee for Refugees.  She received the "Eleanor Roosevelt" Award for her contribution to the organization. The showing of “Call From the Stars” was put on as a fundraiser for their documentary “Marsha Hunt: Sweet Adversity” project.   Selected clips from this film were shown.  . . . . more