World Peace Day
Join UNA Edinburgh Youth in marking World Peace Day on Monday 22nd September. We will be creating a peace map in Bristo Square where members of the public are invited to describe, in one line, their hope for world peace for the coming year and add it to our map. This physical exhibition of peace will be able to view from 10am onwards on the 22nd and we encourage anyone in the central Edinburgh area to visit and contribute thoughts.
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: email@example.com.
CPG 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.
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 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 .