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Reopening of the War Memorial

With a big ceremony, the restored and earthquake-proofed Veterans Building in San Francisco Civic Center was reopened Wednesday, September 16, 2015. The lively event included a great Marine band and much applause for the veterans, who attended in numbers. Mayor … Continue reading

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Finalized Text of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the 169 related targets

Here it is! Ready to be adopted by the United Nations on September 27, 2015.  Keep our fingers crossed! https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/7891TRANSFORMING%20OUR%20WORLD.pdf

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July 26, 2015 draft of the SDG resolution for passage by the UN in September

Here’s the latest version – this is an inspiring document – we will post the final draft as soon as we have it. TRANSFORMING OUR WORLD:  THE 2030 AGENDA FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OUTCOME DOCUMENT FOR THE UN SUMMIT TO ADOPT THE … Continue reading

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Equal Pay Day in San Francisco

Notes from Nicole Rangel on the press conference at San Francisco City Hall, April 14, 2015,  for Equal Pay Day Roger Eaton and I attended this event and it was great! I wanted to share some notes with you on … Continue reading

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A Christmas Present from the White House

A Christmas Present from the White House by Pablo Castro The news that US President Barack Obama has announced a new beginning of diplomatic relations with Cuba after more than 50 years is a welcome Christmas present for many. For … Continue reading

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Sharing from San Francisco by Pablo Castro

From UNA San Francisco As the world approaches another “end of the year”, I want to reflect on some of the traditions that somehow mean more than all the bad news we get. No matter how far our love ones … Continue reading

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Nuclear Weapons and the International Security Context, Oct 28, 2014

http://intermix.org/unasf/NuclearWeaponsandtheInternationalSecurityContextwithfinallistofendorsers.docx The following statement was endorsed by UNA-USA San Francisco Chapter: Nuclear Weapons and the International Security Context Civil Society Statement to the United Nations First Committee, 28 October 2014             At the 2010 Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference, states … Continue reading

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Autumn Lights Festival at the Lake Merritt Gardens

Photo of Art Committee Chair Keiko Nelson’s bamboo and bamboo chopstick sculpture with LED light. The event was successful with over 1,500 people attending. Over 4000 bamboo chopsticks were donated for the sculpture.

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On Violence Against Women by UNA-SF President Pablo Castro

You have probably heard the latest on the major networks regarding domestic violence by several NFL players. CNN, CBS, CSPAN and others are dedicating hours of their programming to discuss the latest video taken of a football player punching his … Continue reading

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UNA-SF Women’s Committee Chair Keynotes at Church Women United

On Aug 2, 2014, Bronwyn Galloway had the keynote spot at Church Women United meeting.  She used the occasion to discuss UN Women and CEDAW, ending her speech by calling for building a bridge between the genders: “So let’s keep … Continue reading

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