Events and Programs

The UNA-SF Chapter has organized several outstanding events at San Francisco venues featuring acclaimed speakers on important topics. This page features information about currently planned events and brief information about past events. Videos of recent events can be found on the chapter Youtube channel.

Canada Joins Under 2 MOU Subnational Agreement.
Can California and Canada Protect Nature?  

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The Consulate General of Canada in collaboration with UNA-SF and United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) present a panel discussion of environmental leaders on Monday June 5, 2017 (5:30-7:30PM) at The Mechanics Institute at 57 Post St in San Francisco. The event  will include a wine reception compliments of Consulate General of Canada from 5:30 to 6 pm, followed by a Program to celebrate Canada’s signing on April 20, 2017 (along with Mexico) of the Under  2 Memorandum of Understanding (Under 2 MOU). Tickets on sale now

Understanding Refugees, Policing and Human Rights
Feb. 1, 2017, San Francisco State University


Professor  Kurt Nudding, San Fancisco State University, Kara Tofte, Resettlement Manager at the International Rescue Committee, and Council on Islamic American Relations Civil Rights Coordinator Saba Maher, explore the relocation and policing of refugees, including the right to assemble and associate in the United States.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Human Rights Day, Dec. 10, 2016. Mechanics Institute

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Speakers Daniel Kammen, Claire Greensfelder, Marco Tarvanti, and Osprey Orielle Lake Present Insights on the Unitd Nations Climate Change Conference,
MARRAKECH COP 22 and the implications for Climate Change and Human Rights.



United Nations 71st Anniversary Celebration, Fort Mason, SF
October 23, 2016

UN 71 FLYER-page-001The UNA SF UN 71st Anniversary Celebration featured Musicians, Singers, Dancers, Film Makers, Poets, Faith Leaders, and Expert Speakers. Two Hundred SFSU JROTC students marched in a Parade of Flags. Guests included members of the SF Consular Corps, State Legislature, State Franchise Tax Board, SF City and County Officials, and Bay Area City Councils.  Performing Artists from Afghanistan, Ireland, Algeria, South Korea, & the USA danced, sang, read poetry, and played instruments. Academics spoke how local, national, and international organizations such as UNHCR, UNICEF, UNESCO are coping with the refugee crises.