Our chapter is actively involved in supporting many projects and activities for the benefit of our community and the world. Some examples are:
The UNA-OKC Public Service Award
United Nations Public Service Day is observed around the world each year on June 23rd. Our chapter is pleased to recognize this day by honoring a local worker in our state’s public sector (municipal, county, state) who contributes to the mission of the United Nations — “to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom.”
The International Day of Peace
The International Day of Peace is always observed on the 21st of September. In the OKC Metro area, we typically have a community-wide kick-off event which often precedes the 21st of September. The International Day of Peace is rapidly becoming one of the annual time markers that we use to celebrate our emerging global culture of peace.
Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF
We are proud to be supporters of the Unicef Trick-or-Treat campaign. For more
than 60 years, the US Fund for Unicef has sponsored this nation-wide program.
Since 1950, children in the United States have shown their commitment to improving
the lives of their peers around the world by filling our famous orange box with change
for UNICEF on Halloween.
Young Professional Happy Hour
We host a monthly Young Professional Happy Hour on a rotating list of local bars and restaurants. Each month we bring a guest speaker to talk about a theme related to U.N. goals and values. Come have a drink, learn something, and meet fellow internationally conscious Oklahomans!
In Model UN, students step into the shoes of ambassadors from UN member states to debate current issues on the organization’s agenda. Students make speeches, prepare draft resolutions, negotiate with allies and adversaries, resolve conflicts, and navigate the conference rules of procedure – all in the interest of mobilizing “international cooperation” to resolve problems that affect countries all over the world. Our chapter seeks to raise awareness about and promote student participation in Model UN programs.
Members of our local chapter are available to speak to local groups, classes, and organizations. For more information, please use our contact page.
General Meetings of Our Chapter Membership
Our by-laws provide that, “There shall be a minimum of two general membership meetings each year, one of which shall be the annual meeting to be held within the first half of the calendar year, the date to be set by the Board of Directors.” Our Spring Meeting is typically held in April of each year. A second meeting occurs in October — coinciding closely with UN Day, October 24th. These general membership meetings offer the opportunity to meet like-minded people, participate in chapter decisions, and enjoy informative presentations by highly-regarded speakers.