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UNA-USA 2015 SFV Chapter Co-President’s Speech—David Tuckman

David Tuckman

20,000 members strong in 135 local Chapters and Divisions in 43 U.S. States. Wow! This is the United Nations Association of the United States of America in the 21st Century. It is indeed an honor and a privilege to have served as 2009 Chapter President and through your confidence in me, to be 2015 San Fernando Valley Chapter Co-President and to work with a strong leadership team of visionary chapter officers dedicated to Peacemaking and supporting the ideals of the United Nations . .

read David Tuckman's speech

Model United Nations

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In Model UN, students step into the shoes of ambassadors from UN member states to debate current issues on the organization's agenda. Students make speeches, prepare draft resolutions, negotiate with allies and adversaries, resolve conflicts, and navigate the conference rules of procedure - all in the interest of mobilizing "international cooperation" to resolve problems that affect countries all over the world.

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The Association traces its founding to 1943 and the birth of the American Association for the United Nations (AAUN), a citizen-based organization led by Eleanor Roosevelt and dedicated to educating American about the U.N. and global issues. In 1964, the AAUN merged with the U.S. Committee for the United Nations, composed of 138 national organizations supporting the work of the world body, thereby creating the United Nations Association of today.

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In an effort to better understand refugee life, two filmmakers spent one month living alongside displaced Syrian families in the Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan. As the first filmmakers ever allowed by the United Nations to be given a tent and be registered inside a refugee camp, they were able to get a never before seen look into the world's most pressing crisis. Their experience uncovered overwhelming trauma but also the untapped potential our uprooted neighbors possess. 
Join them on their journey.


PANELISTS: ADRIN NAZARIAN, (D) Assemblyman 46th District
MARTHA NELEMS, Child Protection Specialist, Child Frontiers
MODERATED BY: PETRA HAND,  former Humanitarian Officer, UN Mission in Iraq
LOCATION: LA Valley College, ACA Building Rm. #2505, 5800 Fulton Ave., Valley Glen, CA 91401 Parking: Lot B, entry from Oxnard Street


Recent Articles by Members

Senate Should Ratify Disabilities Treaty Immediately

By David Tuckman, Writer

Red Cross Fundamental Principles are embraced& Shared with the world:
Red Cross joins United States/United Nations Consultative Session
with delegation representing America.

By David Tuckman Writer - Post-2015 Agenda Meeting and Photos

Ending Hunger: Real Solutions—YES-Really!!!

Read David Tuckman's article posted December 27, 2013


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The Saturday, November 3rd annual luncheon meeting of the Southern California Division of the UNA-USA featured tributes for outstanding service by chapter members. The meeting was held at the Women’s City Club of Pasadena, 160 North Oakland Ave, Pasadena. Marsha Hunt was an Outstanding Service award winner and our Keynote Speaker.
Click here for photos of the event.