Empowering civic activism toward a culture of peace.
THE CALIFORNIA PEACE ALLIANCE/
CAMPAIGN FOR U.S. DEPARTMENT OF PEACEBUILDING
Invites You to Join Our
Second Monday Telephone Conference on 1/11/16
No. CA Division President of UNA-USA
THE UNITED NATIONS:
News Paths & Causal Linkages to Attaining Peace & Security
January 11, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Call-in # 1-712-775-7031, Access Code 719-062-520#
If unable to get through on that number, dial 1-951-262-7373
This call is open to all who are interested.
During the 70 years since the UN was established in San Francisco in 1945, the UN has continued to evolve and adapt to fulfill the goals in its Charter, grounded on the pursuit of peace, human rights, economic and social justice. On December 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Among those rights are the right to life, liberty and personal security. The year 2015 marked another milestone for the UN and its Members. In a historic decision, the UN adopted 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice and tackle climate change by 2030. The SDGs include peace, justice and strong institutions. A second highlight was the approval by consensus of a new Climate Change Agreement.
Please join us on 1/11/16 when Herb Behrstock will talk about what the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the two key decisions of 2015 (the SDGs and Climate agreement) have to do with peace and security. He also welcomes questions and discussion.
Herb has served as President of the United Nations Association’s East Bay Chapter for 11 years. UNA-USA has worked for 70 years to inform, inspire and mobilize the American people to support the ideals and vital work of the UN. (See www.unausa.org and ) The East Bay group is one of the largest and most active UNA chapters in the country. Concurrently, he is President of the Northern California Division of the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) with its 11 chapters, and was re-elected to UNA-USA’s Steering Committee for which he serves as chair of the national Advocacy Sub-Committee.
Prior to his volunteer work with the UNA, Herb served for 31 years with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). During his UN career, he had increasing responsibilities for economic development activities, and program planning, advocacy and management, working in 7 countries (China, Kazakhstan, Haiti, Bhutan and 3 African nations), as well as an assignment in Gaza to support coordination of development in the Palestinian territories. The United Nations Development Program also works in the arena of conflict prevention and peacebuilding.
California State Coordinator, Northern CA
The Peace Alliance/
Campaign for a U.S. Department of Peacebuilding