Join the Global Conversation

Enjoy Warm Company,
a Friendly Environment,
and a Good Breakfast
on Saturday at UCO (Edmond)

Our Community Consultation on the UN’s new Development Goals will begin at 9am on Saturday, November 15th.

You’re invited to join us as we gather in the Nigh University Center — 3rd Floor, Ballrooms A and B — at the University of Central Oklahoma. The Nigh Center is located at 100 N. University Drive, Edmond, OK 73034.

Our hosts at UCO will provide some good breakfast food to get us started. Hot coffee? You bet!

We’re expecting members of the UN Association to be in attendance as well as students from UCO and other area colleges. In fact, the general public is invited to attend this facilitated conversation about “The World We Want.” If you have a mind to speak, you’re invited to join us.

Every participant will receive a folder full of information about the UN’s development goals. Best of all, it is FREE.

Even the parking will be free on Saturday — so, don’t worry about digging up any loose change for the parking lot in front of the Nigh Center. It will be open and free for our participants.

In fact, the only “change” you need to worry about is the kind of change we all want to achieve in the next 15 years — improvements in education, food security, gender equality, sustainable development, etc.

Those will be the topics of discussion, and you’re invited to share your thoughts, concerns, and
questions.

We’re interested to learn what people in our community are thinking about the UN’s global priorities for 2016 – 2030. The final iteration of the UN’s goals will be announced within the next 12 months. How will the wisdom of our Oklahoma neighbors compare to the input that is being given by people in Europe, Asian, Africa, etc.? We’re curious to find out.

The session will begin with a general overview of the UN’s development goals. Then, participants will be invited to engage in a discussion of 5 key topics:

  • Ending hunger, achieving food security and improved nutrition, and promoting sustainable agriculture.
  • Ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting life-long learning opportunities.
  • Achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls.
  • Ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all.
  • Making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

Each of these goals will be discussed in a separate break-out group. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in as many groups as time will allow.

The comments we receive will be collected and put into a report to our Washington, DC, office of the United Nations Association of the USA.

To pre-register for the Consultation, please use this online form …

 https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WPLSJCR

… and please feel free to forward this message to others who might be interested.

We look forward to working with you in support of the American values that are reflected in the United Nations Charter.

“I want this to be the most inclusive global development process the world has ever known.”

–Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary-General

Under the direction of the Office of the Secretary General, the UN has designed an open and inclusive strategy for setting the Post-2015 Development Agenda. The process encourages the participation of stakeholders at all levels. The United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) is one of the contributors to this global process.

With less than a year to go until the Post-2015 Development Agenda is set, UNA-USA is helping to shape the policy debates at the UN. With 125 local chapters across the United States, we aim to energize our communities to take action and promote the importance of the SDGs at the local and national level.

This fall, we are sponsoring Community Consultations across the country. Together, we will lead a campaign to inform our neighbors of this important moment at the UN. We want to build a coalition of grassroots supporters for collaborative and universal global development.

See more at:
http://unausa.org/advocacy/post-2015-development-agenda#sthash.G8gSXEyM.dpuf

Our Oklahoma City chapter of the United Nations Association is proud to be a part of this nation-wide effort to provide input into the UN’s development goals for 2016 – 2030.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s