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Cross-Party Group on Human Rights

The next meeting and AGM of the Scottish Parliament’s Cross Party-Group on Human Rights will be held in Committee Room 3 at 1pm on Wednesday 1 October. Click here for more information.

EUTMUN Conference

The inaugural session of the Edinburgh University Training Model United Nations Conference (EUTMUN) will be held at the historic Old College on Saturday, the 4th of October 2014 from 9 a.m. to 18:30 p.m.

EUTMUN is a day-long MUN Conference designed to serve as an introduction to university-level model UN for high school and beginner-level university MUNers. The day will feature an introduction to the rules of procedure as well as several hours of debate, negotiation, and (if time permits) some excellent draft resolutions.

More information about the Conference, including the registration form, can be found on our website http://www.scotmun.com/#!eutmun-conference/ct1a. For any clarification on this invitation and the conference itself, the EdMUN committee can also be contacted on: edmuncom@gmail.com.

Cross-Party Group on Nuclear Disarmament

Senator Douglas Roche, Canada’s Ambassador for Disarmament 1984-1989, and member of the Senate of Canada 1998-2004, will be the guest speaker at the Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on Nuclear Disarmament’s meeting at 12.00 noon on Saturday 11 October 2014.

UN Day

The annual service at St Giles’ Cathedral to commemorate UN Day will be held this year at 11.30 am on Sunday 19 October 2014.

Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday 24 October 2014 at Old St Paul’s Church Hall, 39 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DH. More details to follow.

International Peace Conference

We will host an International Peace Conference in Edinburgh from Saturday 25 to Sunday 26 October 2014. See the full programme here –  UNAE Conference Programme 2014

UN Reform – Bruce Kent

UNA Scotland will be hosting a meeting to be addressed by Bruce Kent, the Vice-President of CND, on “The Need for UN Reform” from 2-4pm on Saturday 22 November 2014. The meeting will be held in Edinburgh, at a venue to be confirmed.

UN Human Rights Day

UNA Scotland will hold an event at the Scottish Parliament from 6.00 – 8.00pm on 10 December 2014, to commemorate UN Human Rights Day. Our guest speaker will be Mr Chris Roles, Director of Age International.

UN Democracy Day lecture

Our annual UN Democracy Day lecture was given this year on 15 September by Prof Jim Norton of Sheffield University on the subject “Democracy in the Internet Age”.  Click here to see the presentation slides – Democracy in the Internet Age Click here for more information re Prof Jim Norton CV .