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United Nations Association (UNA)
The United Nations Association (UNA-UK) 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 scroll down to the bottom of the page and tell us what you want to do.
How to stay informed
Stay informed about our plans by joining our volunteer Whatsapp group.
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 using the form below.
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.
National Lottery Climate Action Fund
We will be supporting a bid from Coventry for some of the £100 million which the National Lottery Climate Action Fund is currently offering. Bids must be community based and there will be a meeting to discuss what we should bid for at 2pm on Friday 29 November in Committee Room 2 of Coventry Council House and you would be very welcome to come and take part.
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.
Climate Street Theatre
We are planning to put on street theatre performances in urban locations to engage the people of one street to take concerted action to fight against climate change. We need actors, managers and promoters to work on this exciting and innovative project.
Be a Climate Reporter
You will research climate-related topics and write reports on our website. This will involve web-based research and perhaps interviewing staff from local businesses, research centres, the City Council, universities and members of the public 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 started in September 2019, led by Warwick University student Salome Kiknadze, to promote human rights. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for ways to get involved.
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