Your branch did a lot of work in September bringing International Day of Peace of the citizens of Coventry. The Branch would like to thank Coventry publisher Penny Press for generously sponsoring the UNA Dinner, a report of which is given below.

We are now working on planning and marketing some more exciting UNA Coventry events (some of which are listed below). We look forward to meeting you at some or all of them.

We are also working with Coventry University to add all the events of the Coventry Peace Festival to the Coventry City of Peace website which your branch created and maintains.

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Lord Mayor Welcomes United Nations Association to Coventry

Lord Mayor Welcomes United Nations Association to Coventry

For Immediate Release Issued by United Nations Association Coventry Branch 23 September 2016 Lord Mayor Welcomes United Nations Association to Coventry On International Day of Peace, 21 September 2016, the Lord Mayor of Coventry Councillor Lindlsey Harvard welcomed the formation of the United Nations Association Coventry Branch and thanked them for organising the first Coventry Peace Day. He was speaking during …

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Forthcoming Events

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Inaugural Lecture: Peace, Prosperity and Good Government

Matt Qvortrup's Inaugural Lecture as Professor of Applied Political Science and International Relations at Coventry University will cover the subject which first brought him to public attention and for which he was awarded the PSA Prize in 2013: Terrorism and Political Science. He will address questions such as: Does democracy reduce terrorism? Does inequality lead to violence? Can we create …

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International Law - Does it Exist?

International Law - Does it Exist?

What do we mean by "International Law?" Who makes it? What areas does it cover? Who enforces it? Who is subject to it? And does it really exist at all? The speaker will be Alice Panepinto. This will be a wonderful opportunity to explore this key issue with someone who has wide experience in many aspects of the application of international law and …

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Does Democracy Have A Future?

Does Democracy Have A Future?

The word "democracy" means different things to different people and in different places – can it really mean such different things? Is it always a good thing? Democracy in many places seems to be under threat from apathy, disillusion and populism: can it survive, and if so how? This discussion will involve two distinguished experts with profound knowledge of the …

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Model United Nations Presentation and Simulation

Model United Nations Presentation and Simulation

What is a Model United Nations? A Model United Nations (MUN) helps participants become involved with global issues by debating solutions to a current global problem. MUN simulates a real United Nations conference. It lets participants explore the art of diplomacy and master the skills of compromise solution-seeking. The Model United Nations Group of the University of Warwick will give a presentation and …

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Other Website Activity

The following articles were added to the website this month.

Sustainable Development in Coventry

Sustainable Development in Coventry

The following resources and groups are engaged with sustainable development in Coventry. Please contact us if you know a resource we can add to this list. Sustainability West Midlands Coventry City Council's Page  

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Engaging the World in the SDGs

Engaging the World in the SDGs

A video recorded on 23 Sep 2016 in the SDG Media Zone, United Nations, New York and published on http://webtv.un.org/ His Excellency Peter Thomson, President of the UN General Assembly, talks about how to make people more aware of the Sustainable Development Goals. https://youtu.be/ks3tlZ0Eyig

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