July 12, 2016 | Tampa, FL
Each year our national organization, the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) hosts a leadership conference in Washington, D.C. which recognizes chapter successes, establishes and shares best practices, sets strategic goals for the organization’s future, and advocates for the mission of the United Nations.
Several members of UNA-Tampa Bay attended and represented our chapter at this year’s event. A key feature of UNA-USA’s four-day leadership conference is an advocacy day on Capitol Hill. UNA-Tampa Bay coordinated with other Florida UNA-USA chapters to promote a unified, cohesive message to our elected representatives. Collectively, our local chapters visited the offices of Senator’s Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson, and Representative’s Gus Bilirakis, Kathy Castor, Federica Wilson, Dennis Ross, and Alcee Hastings.
The third day of the conference was focused on education, a cornerstone mission of UNA-USA and UNA-Tampa Bay. Presentations, panel discussions, and lectures focused on the United Nation’s Global Goals, refugee integration, climate change, gender equality, and innovative teaching methods.