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United Nations Youth as Peacebuilder’s Forum

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On November 14th and 15th members of the United Nations Association in Canada as well as a delegation of students from Prince George (students from both the College of New Caledonia and the University of Northern British Columbia) attended the “Youth as Peacebuilder’s Forum” that took place in Vancouver. This two-day event was a portion of the larger “3rd UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial” and had student and youth representatives from across British Columbia to discuss improvements to the United Nations peacekeeping operations. As outlined in the official event:

“The Youth as Peacebuilders Forum will elevate Canadian youth perspective on peace building as well as review and validate the global progress study on the contribution of youth to peace building. The Progress Study is mandated through UN Security Council Resolution 2250 (2015) on Youth, Peace and Security, the first resolution to recognize youth as agents of change in the maintenance and promotion of peace and security. The resolution highlights five pillars for action: Participation, Protection, Prevention, Partnership and Disengagement and Reintegration. The Youth as Peacebuilders Forum will explore these pillars and will culminate in a final report to be submitted to the Prime Minister, the Minister of National Defence and UN Secretariat.”

UNAC Prince George was represented in the youth forum by Karista Olson, who led her group throughout the event and even was asked to speak on their chosen subject. British Columbia representative and UNAC Prince George member Kyle Cameron was also present at the forum as an official observer.


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Sport-in-a-Box: Dominican Republic

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This year the Prince George branch of the United Nations Association in Canada completed their second Sport-in-a-Box project. The equipment and letters collected by the children of the Prince George school district that participated in our project were sent to children of La Higuera, El Seybo in Dominican Republic. The representatives of the community that received these items reported:

“Batey La Higuera of El Seibo, cradle of good athletes. The municipal district of Santa Lucia, is a community belonging to the municipality of Santa Cruz de El Seibo, head of the province of El Seibo, in the Dominican Republic. It is composed of La Higuera section, which is the city head. The Santa Lucía Municipal District is integrated by the sections: La Higuera and El Pintado and their respective places. Its economy is based on, agriculture, particularly coffee, sugar cane, cocoa, citrus, livestock and mango. The community of La Higuera, is where most of the athletes that represent the Seibo Province come from in both national and international sporting events. Some of the professional athletes that come from La Higuera:

Wilfredo Juan (Carlitín), one of the most outstanding athletes champion in relay of 4X100X400
Freisa Iris Núñez Esther, she is a young champion athlete in javelin throw
Natanael Semei (Natan), is an athlete in long jump with pole vault”

Thank you for all the volunteers, teachers, and children that participated in this event. Special thanks to SBOX Project Coordinator Carmen for running the SBOX project at the school district as well as transporting the equipment to the Dominican Republic.


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June 2017, UNAC National AGM

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Representatives from UNAC Prince George were present for the 2017 Annual General Meeting taking place in Ottawa, ON. 2017 Vice President Don Ireland gave a stellar presentation to the other branches and the national office on the accomplishments and events that Prince George had participated in, including our flagship program the Sport-in-a-Box Program. This AGM took place at the University of Ottawa and had representatives from all across Canada, as well as a special presentation by leading members of the international community. UNAC BC Representative Kyle Cameron was also present to greet all the BC branches as well as the branches across Canada, and to welcome the newest UNAC branch in Victoria.


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2017 Annual General Meeting

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On May 29, the United Nations Association in Canada, Prince George branch is hosting their 2017 Annual General Meeting at the Prince George Public Library. This meeting will take place to commence the 2017/2018 season for the Prince George branch, and will consist of:

– Going over and sharing the completed projects and events of the 2016/2017 season.
– Introducing new members/guests to our local branch as well as the organization as a whole.
– Voting in the new directors and local board for the 2017/2018 season
– Reviewing and voting on policy, projects for this year, as well as other business that is brought up by the board.

This event will take place at 5pm on May 29 2017, at the Prince George Public Library. If you are interested in our organization, would like to volunteer, or would like more information, please feel free to attend. Snacks will be provided at the event.


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October 15, 2016 – World Food Day

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On October 15, 2016 volunteers from the Prince George branch of UNAC had a booth set up at the Prince George Farmers Market to promote UNAC in the city of Prince George as well as to educate and promote World Food Day.

“One of the biggest issues related to climate change is food security. The world’s poorest – many of whom are farmers, fishers and pastoralists – are being hit hardest by higher temperatures and an increasing frequency in weather-related disasters…This is why our global message for World Food Day 2016 is “Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too.” (FAO 2016)

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November 25, 2016 – International Day to End Violence Against Women

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On November 25, 2016 volunteers from UNAC, UNBC, and the Northern Women’s Centre were handing out white ribbons to men on campus. Additionally, tables were set up with information/statistics about violence against women. UNAC provided poster with information from an international perspective, and our table handouts about violence against women. Special thanks to all members and participants for this event.


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United Nations Day 2016

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On October 25th 2016 the United Nations Association in Canada, Prince George branch celebrated the 71st anniversary of the United Nations by having the UN flag raised on a local landmark: Mr. PG. Mr. PG is a statue, mascot and monument that welcomes travelers into the city of Prince George. The flag was raised on UN Day, October 24th, and was held all week. The landmark was also lit up blue at night, in celebration and honor of last year’s United Nations campaign of #UNBlue, where international landmarks such as the Great Wall of China, the Sydney Opera House, and the Pyramids of Giza were lit blue to honor the United Nation’s 70th anniversary.


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Red Dress Campaign 2016

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The Prince George branch of the United Nations Associations in Canada was honored to take part in a national campaign, the REDress Project. The REDress Project “focuses around the issue of missing or murdered Aboriginal women across Canada. It is an installation art project based on an aesthetic response to this critical national issue.” The Prince George event involved members of the community holding red dresses on the highway to raise awareness of missing and murdered women. More information on this program can be found at:

http://www.theredressproject.org/