2013 Global Citizen Nomination
Hello Members and Friends of the UNA-USA Dane County Chapter,
For the sixth year UNA Dane County will honor one or more persons who have worked to improve the lives of others or to advance the mission values and goals of the United Nations. The Global Citizen Award will be presented at the UN Day reception at the University Club sponsored by the UNA Dane County on October 24, 2013. This award honors global work that improves the health, equality, environment, education, legal rights, living conditions, distribution of resources, rule of law and 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.
You do not need to be a member of UNA Dane County to receive this award or to make a nomination. Nominees need not live in Dane County but they must work in Dane County. Please submit nominations by June 24, 2013.
Past honorees have been:
2012 Sarith Ou and Roger Garns for the Cambodian School Project
2011 Lisa Fernandez for the Wisconsin/Nicaragua Wheelchair Project
2010 Norma Berkowitz for assisting the people affected by Chernobyl
2009 Jennifer Lowenstein for her work on behalf of Palestinians
2008 Mike Boehm for his work in Vietnam
You are invited to submit nominations on the attached form to:
1830 Rowley Avenue
Madison WI 53726
or by email at
Please limit your nominations to 500 words or less and submit them using the nomination form available here (http://goo.gl/GKU8b) no later than June 24, 2013.
DOUBLE YOUR WINS! Simultaneously Participate in the UNA of Dane County League
WHEN: Season runs March,28-June, 30, 2013; Championship Game for a $500 cash prize in July
WHERE: ANY site on ANY night in Madison, Middleton, Fitchburg, Lake Mills, Wisconsin Dells
HOW: To participate email gregory at:
He will append the "UNA" to your official league name.
You do not have to join the UNA League to compete in its league.
Learn More about Team Trivia Wisconsin here: http://www.teamtriviawi.com
The United Nations Association of the United State of America, Dane County Chapter, is proud to announce its upcoming Spring 2013 Lecture Series
All events are held at Predolin Hall on the Edgewood College Campus. Topics are as follows:
May 14, 2013 The Sewing Machine Project – Providing sewing machines to foster economic activity around the world
June 11 The Role of the UN in the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission and reflections on Post-Apartheid South Africa
Barbara Nichols, President Dane County Chapter, UNA and Todd Kummer, Past President
Thank you for making our McGovern tribute a success!
Though best known for his service in the U.S. Senate and as a candidate for President of the United States, George McGovern also dedicated much of his life to the vital issues the UN confronts every day. This included both his tireless advocacy for peace, and his lifelong leadership in advancing programs addressing world hunger. In fact, throughout his career, McGovern was involved in issues related to agriculture, food, nutrition, and hunger, both worldwide and close to home.
As the first director of the Food for Peace program in 1961, McGovern oversaw the distribution of U.S. surpluses to the needy abroad and was instrumental in the creation of the World Food Program. After leaving the Senate, he worked closely with former Senator Bob Dole to reform the Food Stamp Program and to create the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children. These efforts eventually led to the creation of the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program. McGovern was appointed the first UN Global Ambassador on World Hunger by the World Food Program in 2001.
McGovern's daughter, Susan McGovern, has been a leader at all levels of the United Nations Association-USA, including service as a former president of the Wisconsin Division, and as a longtime leader of the Milwaukee Chapter.
The Honorable David Obey--friend and colleague of Sen. McGovern, and Wisconsin's longest-serving Congressman--gave the keynote address.
Become a Member
Please enter your information and submit payment on the membership page of the national UNA-USA website. Under "Chapter Selection," please choose "167- WI - Dane County"