Congratulations to Chimari Allen, UNA USA Atlanta Global Youth Ambassador, for her acceptance into the Georgia Tech Engineering Career Conference! Applicants are accepted based on essay question and GPA. Chimari has also been inducted into the National Honor Society, National Math Honor Society and National Science Honor Society!
On January 26, 2015, stable/kernel announces its sponsorship of UNA-Atlanta.
Many thanks to stable/kernel for sponsoring UNA-Atlanta with a conference space.
Stable/kernel is a results-focused mobile development consultancy specializing in helping clients navigate the complexities of end-to-end mobile app development. From defining the business case for your mobile app, to creating the roadmap for design and development, we employ the latest UI/UX techniques, iOS, Android and back-end development advancements to deliver apps of the highest quality that drive brand engagement and add value to your stakeholders.
For the full announcement, please read Welcome United Nations Association of Atlanta #socialgood
Original submitted by Nalat Phanit-Black on January 4, 2015, updated on January 25, 2015
Each new year brings in a renewed sense of hope. Any unaccomplished projects and ambitions are given another chance to be realized. 2014 was a year where individuals banded together and called for change. People’s Climate March brought global attention to the urgency for climate action in politics and Millions March NYC brought global attention to racial injustices. 2015 is going to be a pivotal year for social change and progress.
The United Nations is continuing to reach out to members of the public to vote on topics they would want decision makers to act upon: MY World 2015. Voters can also suggest a topic if it is not already listed (ie. nuclear non-proliferation).
2014 ended with 20,206 known Ebola cases, including fatalities. Some communities are seeing a decline in cases while others are seeing an increase. It is uncertain how the crisis will affect economies, politics, and societies especially when the attention on the crisis is waning. “Medecins Sans Frontieres warned of growing complacency over the disease…[and that] the ebola crisis in West Africa is likely to last until the end of 2015” (Nebehay, Stephanie and Tom Miles).
With rising tensions amongst nuclear states, nuclear weapons made headlines in 2014. After Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster of 2011, ramifications on health, food safety, water safety, continued to appear as topics of public interest in 2014. Although nuclear weapons and nuclear power related issues are being considered in the development of the Post-2015 Agenda, it is not gaining popularity amongst the public.
Whatever your cause, whatever your passion, whatever it is that makes you angry at the world, let your voice be heard. While the United Nations Task Team on the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda are figuring things out, take action in your local communities to shape a world that you would want to live in by 2030.
For an update on the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, please visit http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/
If you are living in the Atlanta, Georgia area, The United Nations Association of Atlanta is launching a Young Professionals group, connecting youths to the Millennium Development Goals. We are looking for volunteers who want to take leadership roles for each of the goals. Goal leaders are encouraged to educate their group on selected global issues and current events, implement creative projects to bring awareness to selected issues, and work with other core team members in expanding United Nations Association Young Professionals of Atlanta. For more information, please contact Moorissa Meritseba Tjokro at firstname.lastname@example.org.