Annual General Meeting

We are delighted to confirm that Natalie Samarasinghe, Executive Director of UNA-UK has accepted our invitation to speak at the Annual General Meetings of UNA Edinburgh and UNA Scotland, on United Nations Day, Friday 24 October. Both AGMs will be held in the Hall of Old St Paul’s Church, Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh EH1  1DH

The AGM of UNA Scotland will be held at 3.00 pm. (Registration and refreshments at 2.45). This is followed by the AGM of Edinburgh Branch at 4.00 pm. Natalie Samarasinghe is to speak at 5.00 pm, with time for questions and answers. Reception, with refreshments and opportunity for networking, from 6.00 pm.

All members and guests welcome.

International Peace Conference

We will host an International Peace Conference in Edinburgh from Saturday 25 to Sunday 26 October 2014.

Go to our International Peace Conference tab for full information;

See full details here – International Peace Conference Leaflet Final

See programme here – UNAE Conference Programme 2014

Register here –

Charity status

UNA Edinburgh has been recognised as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), SC045157, registered on 9 October 2014. Our constitution can be seen in our “About us” tab.

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 .