Our Events · Spotlight On: United Nations Women
Sponsored by the UNA-USA of Greater Milwaukee
Join us to hear international lawyer, Tatti Currey, J.D., discuss how women today areforging community development through technology and field work around the world. Ms. Currey believes in and supports sustainability development goals. She recently worked in Africa and is currently on a UNICEF field assignment.Powerful women in history shaped the future through the United Nations and other peace movements. Likewise, notable women today lead the world via the UN by building on the foundation their predecessors established.
Suffragettes, 1,300 strong, laid the ground work by gathering in 1915 at The Hague and establishing the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF).
The League of Women Voters, est. 1920, facilitated the ratification of the 19th Amendment into law, granting women the right to vote. Wisconsin was one of the first states to lead the way in ratification.
Eleanor Roosevelt, as the chair of the United Nations Human Rights Commission, was the driving force in creating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. In recent history, US Ambassadors to the UN have included: Madeline Albright, Susan Rice, Samantha Powers and Nikki Haley.
Also join us for refreshments and the following attractions:
Model UN students will present an interview with Joan Robertson on her life-long passion for world peace
Flag ceremony with Whitefish Bay Boy Scout Troop #400 Honor Guard
Meet representatives of local non-profits working on related issues
Presentation of Annual UNA of Greater Milwaukee Peace Award
Annette Roberston, Event Chairman, 414-332-3303
Steve Watrous, President, UNA-GM, 414-933-3033