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Council of Organizations Forum

The UNA SF COO is participating in the UNA Voices of Humanity.

The genders and generations of humanity transcend the national and religious boundaries. If we could give a voice to youth, a voice to women, to men, to the middle-aged and seniors, each of these groupings would tell us, in a kindly way, to get our act together. And we would listen!

We don’t really want to live in fear of each other and maybe blow up our planet. We don’t want to kill off the wild animals or use our limited resources foolishly or take dangerous chances with global warming. It’s time to cooperate and be smart. That’s what the voice of humanity-as-one would tell us in collective conversation with the genders and ages.

The good news is that we can implement the Voices of Humanity, and it is not that hard to do using crowdsourcing techniques. The UNA Voices of Humanity is a prototype that works.

Please take two minutes to read the top message from the still-in-progress first round of the UNA Gender / Generation Crosstalk. To get things started, we are writing a message to the Executive Director of UN Women, Dr Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. Here is the top message so far, please click in and read it: Gender Equality - a stand alone goal.

If you liked that, then please read more and consider participating: ugc.sfcoo.intermix.org.

We had a great UN 69th Celebration on Oct 19, 2014:
Taking Action for Human and Environmental Rights.

At 13 breakout tables, action items were developed.
See the details including the action items here.

As part of our UN 69th Celebration, we are placing the text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on our website. Please take a few minutes to acquaint yourself with this fabulous document.

The national
UNA-USA Council of Organizations (COO) operates as part of the United Nations Association of the USA, a program of the UN Foundation. The Council is a coalition of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and local groups of organizations with interests in education, social justice, labor, sustainable development, human rights, health, women's issues and the like. COO members share the common goals of making the American public more knowledgeable about global issues and strengthening the US - UN relationship.

UNA-USA - San Francisco Chapter along with other SF Bay Area organizations are in the process of co-creating the UNA San Francisco Council of Organizations, and are working to establish collaborative partnerships in support of the vital work of the United Nations in cooperation with affiliated organizations' unique missions and goals. Greater coordination at the metro level is the coming thing and by being an early adopter and leader for a grand Bay Area coalition of civil society, business and government, the UNA-SF COO will exert maximum influence towards a win-win world to succeed the win-lose world of our failing nation-state system.

The goals of the Council are to:

Educate: To provide information about the UN to Council members in order to inform their respective stakeholders about the UN.

Build Community: To enable organizations to network amongst themselves and create synergies;

Mobilize: To promote UN policies, effective US policies on the UN, and US compliance with its international commitments.

Engage: And to participate in UN activities.

For more information, or to submit content & articles, contact UNA SF Bay COO Committee Chair: Roger Eaton.


UNA San Francisco Bay Area
Council of Organizations News

UN 70th event coming up – mark your calendars!

October 25, 2015
. Join us for a discussion of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - a UN 70th Anniversary Event, Sunday afternoon, October 25 at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin St in San Francisco. Lunch and speakers followed by table discussions. The UN's SDGs are 17 goals with sub-targets and indicators to be met by 2030. There is a lot to learn here - this is the big picture for the future of Planet Earth. See the flyer here.


Our Sep 28 "Achieving the Goals of the UN" event with speakers Herb Behrstock, Jackie Cabasso, Bronwyn Galloway, Elizabeth Newman and Roger Eaton went very well with 25-30 attendees and lively table discussions. See flyer here. Roger Eaton's presentation at the event is available online here: Voices of Humanity: UN Goals as a Scaffold for Local to Global Organizing.

COO General meeting notes for June 18, 2015.

COO General meeting notes for Feb 21, 2015.

Jan 9th, 2014 COO Organizing Meeting: Vision, Structure, Action.

Council of Organizations Post-2015 Goals Consultation
Fort Mason - November 20th, 2013

Short talk at the UNA-USA SF Council
of Organizations Luncheon - San Francisco
September 27, 2013
by Roger Eaton

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