Upcoming UNA Events
November 13 (Tuesday) 7:00 PM, 3rd floor, Downtown Public Library, UNA Public Lecture, Speaker Coleen Higgens, International Maritime Law Consultant, will report on problems facing those on the high sees.
“Spotlight on Diplomacy: What the World Needs Now!”
Celebrating the 73rd Anniversary of the United Nations
Sunday – October 21st, 2018 from 1 – 3 PM
With a Presentation by a Panel of Student Speakers Who Are
Members of the Whitefish Bay High School Model UN Leadership Team
Free & Open to the Public
Whitefish Bay Library (2nd Floor)5420 N. Marlborough Dr. Whitefish Bay, WI
The United Nations Association of Greater Milwaukee will host its annual United Nations “Birthday” Celebration and program commemorating its 73rd year on Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
The Whitefish Bay Library, Nyama Reed, Director, will again host the program on the 2nd floor at 5420 N. Marlborough Drive, Whitefish Bay.
The program, “Spotlight on Diplomacy: What the World Needs Now!” will be heralded by the Honor Guard of Boy Scout Troop 400 presenting the United States and the United Nations Flags, followed by a welcome from Tara Serabin, who is representing Julie Siegel, President of the Whitefish Bay Village Board in absentia.
Annette Robertson, of Whitefish Bay, Co-chair of the event will introduce the Whitefish Bay High School Model United Nations leadership team and speaker panel: Freddy Vorlap, Bea Windorski, Luke Loebel, Declan Coleman and Matthew Wilkinson. Freddy and Bea will speak about their Model UN diplomat experiences during the school year, participation in the State MUN Simulation and their career goals. Luke Loebel and Declan Coleman will speak on their summer diplomat summer internships. Recent graduate Matthew Wilkinson, now at Minnesota, will return to present on his YES experience through the State Department his senior year. Other members of MUN WFB will be in the audience and are invited to say a few words.
Following the program attendees will be able to visit tables and exhibits of organizations allied with interests of the United Nations Association. Refreshments and program are open to the public and free of charge.
This event, “Spotlight on Diplomacy: What the World Needs Now” will be one of Milwaukee’s biggest celebrations of the 73rd year of tremendous work in the world. Model UN clubs and programs are growing diplomats as students study comprehensive diplomatic relations and issues across the globe.
The Whitefish Bay High School Model UN team will speak for 40 minutes on the value of diplomacy as it relates to their current and past MUN experiences, their university educational goals and their future diplomatic service careers. The World needs highly qualified diplomats to develop treaties into law, to assist the UN in negotiations including the Sustainability Development Goals leading to fruition. There will be a fifteen minutes Q&A to follow.
The United Nations flags will be flown and displayed at many area schools and public venues during the UN week of October 18-25, 2018.