United Nations Association (UNA)
The United Nations Association is a UK pressure group which tries to ensure the UK government fully supports the UN. It also has branches (such as the Coventry Branch) which inform the public about the UN.
UNA is not part of the UN.
Find out more about them at www.una.org.uk
UNA Coventry Branch
The Coventry Branch runs various projects which inform the people and children of Coventry about the UN and engage them in the topics which the United Nations thinks are important:
- peace and security;
- justice and human rights;
- sustainable development.
How to Volunteer
See below for our current projects and role vacancies. Pick the ones you prefer, then apply via our volunteering page.
Stay informed about our plans by joining the volunteer Facebook group at bit.ly/unacovfb1
Please also like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/unacov/
Follow our Twitter Account at @UNACoventry
Follow our Instagram account at unacoventry
The Branch Secretary is available at any time to provide support as required. Relevant training can be provided to enable you to fulfil your selected roles.
Our Current Projects
Check out the projects and roles below. Pick the ones you are interested in then register at
Coventry Climate Action Network
Global warming is perhaps the greatest threat facing the planet and the UN is central to fighting to stop and then reduce it. UNA Coventry are running the Coventry Climate Action Network. Visit covcan.uk to join the network and help to engage others in the struggle to save civilization as we know it.
Participate in Public Consultation over Climate Strategy
Coventry City Council’s preparations to replace its current Climate Strategy will involve a public consultation lasting around 6 months. During the summer of 2019, the Council will draw up plans for how this consultation will be performed. They have agreed to work with partners such as Coventry Climate Action Network (see above).
CovCAN is already working on a number of project ideas for how this consultation could reach out to the widest possible range of people. CovCAN are looking for students who can help us develop and implement these ideas.
Student engagement offers them a rare insight into how local government develop their climate change strategy while giving the public a more meaningful voice in the decisions the council takes. It will offer research opportunities, survey design, implementation and analysis practice in a real-world situation and experience in communicating about climate change through a range of media to a variety of publics.
Register your interest in taking part at covcan.uk/volunteer/
Be a Climate Reporter
You will interview staff from local businesses, research centres, the City Council, universities etc to find out what they are already doing about climate change and what plans they have for the future. You will then write articles and create short videos for publication on the CovCAN website and elsewhere.
Human Rights in Action
Work on this 6 months project starting September 2019, led by Warwick University student Salome Kiknadze, to promote human rights. She will start planning the project when she returns from a training course at the United Nations in Geneva.
Young People’s Peace and Reconciliation Conference
Helping to run Coventry Young People’s Peace and Reconciliation Conference during Coventry Peace Festival on Friday 8 November 2019 in Coventry Council House. We will need UNA Ambassadors to steward and participate in discussions between children and peace activists. More information at ypc19.coventrycityofpeace.uk.
Social Media Officer
Everyone can help us make people aware of what we are doing by writing about #covcan on Instagram, Snapchat and other social media. The Social Media Officer creates ideas and material that others can use. You can also use our Twitter account @UNACoventry to generate some ideas.
Help us register, manage and support volunteers and ensure they have all the resources they need to fulfil their roles.
Liaison with other UN Societies
We work in association with the UN Societies at both Coventry and Warwick universities. We need coordinators who can ensure we work more closely together to achieve results.
Help us raise cash to support UNA-UK. Download the fundraising pack for some ideas or create your own.
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