For the eleventh year the United Nations Association of Dane County will honor one or more persons who have worked to improve the lives of others internationally or have worked to highlight the mission, value and goals of the United Nations. This award honors global work that improves the health, equality, environment, education, legal rights, living conditions, distribution of resources, rule of law or conflict resolution for people anywhere. It may also honor someone’s work to enhance the knowledge and understanding about the work of the United Nations.
The award will be presented on October 28, 2018 at the UNA Dane annual luncheon to recognize the founding of the United Nations. The award recipient is not required to be a member of UNA Dane County to receive this award and nominees should have permanent residence in Dane County. Current UNA-USA Dane board members cannot be considered.
Margret Hawkins: 2017 Winner
Please provide the following information for submission:
(1) Name, address, email, and phone number of the person you are nominating as a Global Citizen
(2) In 500 words or less, please explain why you believe this person exemplifies a Global Citizen and describe the work they are doing. (You may attach brief supporting information such as a CV, if desired.)
(3) Your name, address, email and phone number
(4) Upon completion of this form, please email to kbtraveler(at)gmail.com or Submit via Website Form.
Nominations MUST be submitted by June 10, 2018. The award will be presented at the annual UN Day luncheon on October 28, 2018. The UNA Board will decide on the recipient. No current Board members will be considered.
2017 Margaret Hawkins for the development of the Global Story Bridge Program she developed to connect under-resourced English language youth around the world via technology.
2016 Araceli Alonso for her Health by Motorcycle Project in Kenya
2015 Cecilia Zarate-Laun for her work helping Colombians create a peaceful participatory democracy and an economically just society.
2014 Joseph Elder for his peace keeping in Kashmir, Vietnam, Korea, and Sri Lanka and promoting the work of the United Nations.
2013 Vince Kavaloski for teaching the philosophies of peace and social justice.
2012 Sarith Ou and Roger Garms for the Cambodian School Project
2011 Lisa Fernandez for providing wheelchairs and school supplies to Nicaragua
2010 Norma Berkowitz for assisting the people affected by Chernobyl
2009 Jennifer Lowenstein for her work in Palestine
2008 Mike Boehm for his work in Vietnam