United Nations Association Of The Usa Capital Area Division

aka UNA-NCA   |   Washington, DC   |  http://www.unanca.org

Mission

To use our unique position in the National Capital area to reach out to national and local citizens, opinion leaders, and our government, to educate, mobilize, and inspire Americans to support the principles and vital work of the United Nations, to strengthen the United Nations system, to promote constructive United States leadership in that system, and to achieve the goals of the UN Charter.

Ruling year info

1954

Principal Officer

Mrs. Paula Boland

Main address

2000 P St NW Suite 630

Washington, DC 20036

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EIN

53-0257462

NTEE code info

United Nations Association (Q42)

Boys and Girls Clubs (Combined) (O23)

Secondary/High School (B25)

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Global Classrooms Washington DC (GCDC)

Global Classrooms, DC (GCDC) is UNA-NCA's flagship education program and is part of a worldwide Global Classrooms® initiative of the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) to bring Model United Nations (UN) content to urban classrooms throughout the school year.
 The GCDC program enriches the global education and learning skills of urban public high school and middle school students and underserved youth. It develops critical thinking, research, writing, public speaking, debate and negotiation skills while fostering international understanding of issues that are also relevant in their local communities. Through innovative curricular materials, professional development workshops for teachers, in class sessions co-facilitated by college students, field trips to embassies and government agencies, international videoconferences, and a volunteer program that brings professionals from a variety of partnering organizations, GCDC supports area youth in becoming active and responsible global citizens.
During the 2010-2011 school year, the program was implemented in 64 schools reaching more than 1,900 students (91% coming from the Washington Metropolitan Area schools, 87% from the DC Public Schools and Public Charter Schools, and 31% from D.C. Wards 7 and 8). Over 600 teachers and students participated at the annual Model UN Conference on May 4, 2011 at the U.S. Department of State, interacting with high-level policymakers and using their newly acquired knowledge of global issues and communication skills to develop resolutions. We continued to align our GCDC program with key partner institutions, including the State Department, District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), and the Academy for Educational Development among others.
GCDC's Curriculum Advisory Group (CAG) of dedicated teachers, partners and staff selected the 2010-2011 program topics, chosen to connect global issues with those that students see in their home city, and that also complement social studies programs so that teachers can utilize GCDC resources while also meeting their curricular requirements. The CAG team helps GCDC navigate school systems, increase relevance for DC youth, and provide oversight on program and resources suitable for classroom and after-school club needs. Teachers are able to access curricula online, as well as receive hard copies and additional resources from GCDC partners and collaborators such as UNA-USA, the UN Information Center, US Fund for UNICEF, the Academy for Educational Development, the Washington Peace Center, USIP, and Campus Progress among others. Students share position papers and ideas online through topic-based Google groups.
Over the past several years, GCDC has built strong partnerships with the State Department and DCPS. Memoranda of Agreement have been signed for each school year, confirming responsibilities and expectations among these partners and UNA-NCA.
In 2010-2011, more than one hundred GCDC volunteers and trainers supported youth learning, from speaking engagements to curriculum consultation, policy advising, and conference logistics. GCDC provides two significant pathways to volunteering: The Volunteer Program, for area professionals and graduate students who work in relevant topical areas and international affairs, and The Model UN Trainer Program, for college students. Volunteers receive one-on-one support from GCDC staff besides attending a Volunteer Orientation and Committee Staff conference preparation meetings. Both volunteer groups provide curriculum support as well as fill important panelist and committee staff roles at the three yearly GCDC conferences, where they serve as policy advisors, committee chairs, and rapporteurs to guide student discussion and support students as they move from research to resolutions.

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For the first time in the history of the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area, UN Week has been extended to UN Month 2011. 2011 marks the 66th anniversary of the United Nations. Over 20 events were featured during UN Month 2011. Events included career dinners and discussions on women, international voting, Libya and the right to protect. UNA-NCA partnered with many DC organizations to offer a more diverse range of events; partners included the World Federation Movement, the United States Institute of Peace, the Atlantic Council, and George Washington University.

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* Human Rights Luncheon: Every year, UNA-NCA commemorates the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with a luncheon on Capitol Hill. On December 10, 2010, the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA) in partnership with the District of Columbia Office of Human Rights and the D.C. Commission on Human Rights hosted the 2010 Human Rights Luncheon in the Caucus Room of the Cannon House Office Building. UNA-NCA presented the 2010 Louis Sohn Award for Human Rights, presented annually by the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA), was given to Daniel B. Magraw Jr., President Emeritus and Distinguished Scholar at the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), for his contribution to the relationship between environmental protections, environmental justice and human rights. The Cornelius R. "Neil" Alexander, Jr. Humanitarian award was presented to Dr. Frank Kameny, one of the founders of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender affairs (GLBT) civil rights movement, both nationally and locally.
In addition, the UNA-NCA and the CEDAW Task Force of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights recognized Senator Richard Durbin for his leadership in advancing human rights globally.

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United Nations Association Of The Usa Capital Area Division

Board of directors
as of 05/04/2012
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Karen Mulhauser

Mulhauser & Associates

Term: 2009 - 2011

Karen Mulhauser

Mulhauser & Associates

David Scotton

Albanian-American Foundation

Dawn Calabia

Consultant Refugee International

Kenneth Giunta

Independent Consultant. Retired fm InterAction

Abigail Pereira

Retired George Washington University

Scott Stiens

State Department

Andrea Morris Gruhl

Retired Federal Librarian

Colleen Teixeira Moffat

US Bureau of Labor Statistics

Susan Rao

WC & AN Miller Realtors

Wesley Webb

US Citizenship & Immigration Services

Tony Fleming

Independent Consultant

Charles Thomas Bradley

The Air Force Historical Fund

Bella Desai

International Foundation for Election Systems

William Breer

Retired from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Lawrence Cooley

Management Systems International

Carole Conors

League of Women Voters

William Ferroggiaro

Fund for Peace

Natasha Ghent-Rodriguez

Physicians for Social Responsibility

Richard Griffis

Retired Methodist Minister

Jeffrey Hoffmann

U.S. Air Force

Anu Joshi

Citizen for Global Solutions

Mary Futrell

Former Dean of The George Washington University

Wafa Abou-Zaki

The George Washington University

Ann McDonell

Retired Professor of political science

Tobia Mercuro

Businessman, Retired entrepreneur

Stephen Moseley

Academy for Educational Development (AED)

Mindy Reiser

Sociologist, Evaluation Consultant

Timothy Barner

Friends Committee on National Legistation (FCNL)

Ina Gjikondi

GWU Center for Excellence in Public Leadership

Elizabeth Latham

U.S. Department of State

Dilshika Jayamaha

USAID Afghanistan

Donald Bliss

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Jonathan Dean

Lawyer and arms control expert, Retired Ambassador, Dept of State

Edison Dick

Retired Director ABA international exchange program

A. Edward Elmendorf

UNA-USA President/CEO, World Bank Retiree

Florence Schott

Citizen Activist, Retired

Michael Briggs

Ogilvy Public Relations

C. Daryl Edwards

Kyle House Group

Rose Colby

Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation

Jessica Vogel

International Stability Operations Association

Andrew Maguire

Clean Air-Cool Planet

Swanzeta Nciweni

Comprehensive Transplant Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Taylor Robinson

Bankers without Borders

Sarah Williamson

Global Emergency Group

Melissa Wolfe

United Way

Robert McCan

UNA-NCA President