Online Celebration for United Nations Day
“The United Nations: Past Successes, Future Challenges“
The United Nations Association, Sonoma County Chapter, is pleased to invite the public to a free online event in celebration of the 76th anniversary of the United Nations, on “UN Day”, Sunday, 24 October 2021 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm.
The event will highlight how the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) are locally relevant and why now more than ever we need to support the mission of the United Nations. The UN Sustainable Development Goals were established in 2015 by the 193 member-states of the UN, to be achieved by 2030.
Sunday, October 24, 2021
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Master of Ceremonies:
- Jackie Elward, Vice Mayor of Rohnert Park and UNA-Sonoma Chapter Vice-President.
- Claudia Sisomphou, UNA-Sonoma Chapter President
- Congressman Mike Thompson, California 5th Congressional District
- Micah Spangler, Director of Advocacy and Humanitarian Affairs, Better World Campaign
- Supervisor David Rabbitt, 2nd District Sonoma County, Supervisor, Chair of the SMART Board
- Andy Merrifield, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Sonoma State University
- Rue Furch, Sonoma County Activist
Registration is required for this event:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
2021 UNA National Theme
24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948.
“Creating a Blueprint for a Better Future”
For more than seven decades, UNA-USA members have advocated on behalf of the UN and its agencies. Over the last year and a half, we’ve been reminded of how just how interconnected the world is and that a threat anywhere—from the COVID-19 pandemic to intensifying impacts of climate change—is a threat everywhere.
The U.S. should not—and cannot—tackle global challenges alone. Our members know that creating a blueprint for a better future can only be achieved through working in tandem with the UN.