Our Special Guest Speaker

Mike Beard is the Advocacy Director
for the United Nations Foundation —
including grassroots advocacy, coalition
building, and legislative outreach

He will speak at our UN70 Celebration on Saturday, October 24th.
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We are pleased to announce that the special guest speaker at our United Nations Day Luncheon (UN70) on October 24th will be Mr. Mike Beard of the United Nations Foundation and the Better World Campaign.

The United Nations Foundation (UNF) was launched in 1998 with a $1 billion gift from Ted Turner to support the humanitarian causes of the United Nations. The Foundation’s main issue areas are child health, climate change & energy, sustainable development, technology, women, girls, and population, and supporting the United Nations.

The Better World Campaign (BWC) is a nonpartisan organization that works to strengthen the relationship between the United States and the United Nations through outreach, communications, and advocacy. The Campaign encourages American leadership to enhance the UN’s ability to carry out its invaluable international work on behalf of peace, progress, freedom, and justice.

In his role as Executive Director of UNF Advocacy and Global Health Director for the Better World Campaign, Mike Beard directs UNF’s overall advocacy portfolio as well as BWC’s global health initiatives, which includes grassroots advocacy, coalition building and legislative outreach.

Beard joined the Better World Campaign in 2009 after a successful career on Capitol Hill working as a legislative aide and congressional committee staffer.

“I am proud to be joining the Better World Campaign in its mission to promote a more robust relationship between the U.S. and the United Nations, particularly at a time when a growing number of the world’s greatest challenges require international cooperation to resolve,” Beard said.

Mike is a frequent speaker before audiences of the United Nations Association. In 2013, he was invited to address the UNA-USA national meeting in a discussion of the UN’s post-2015 development goals.
(See a video on YouTube, here … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQfP31E-CXA)

He also enjoys meeting with local chapters of the UN Association. His recent travels include talks in Utah, North Carolina, and at the University of Maryland.

Mr. Beard holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, San Diego. He began his career in Washington as an intern in the office of Congressman Bob Filner.

We’re honored that Mike has elected to be with us in Oklahoma City for our 70th anniversary celebration of the United Nations. Our program will focus on the UN’s new Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

Do you have your ticket yet?

Regular tickets ($35 each) are on sale now via Event Brite …

If you’re a high school or college student, you can purchase a reduced price ticket ($10) here …

Tickets are limited in number, and they are moving fast. Get yours today!

We hope you can join us on Saturday, October 24th, at the CHK | Central Boathouse on the Oklahoma River!


The United Nations Foundation sponsors the Shot@Life Campaign, a movement to protect children worldwide by providing life-saving vaccines where they are most needed.

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