Tag archives: United Nations

Students Represent at the U.N.
By Scott Craig   |   April 16, 2024

Nearly 20 Westmont political science students joined Professor Katherine Bryant to serve on the National Model United Nations from March 24-28 in New York. The students, who represented the delegations from Solomon Islands and Thailand, discussed pressing global issues and stepped into the shoes of diplomats, using the art of negotiation to learn how to […]

A Prized Piece
By Richard Mineards   |   November 8, 2022

Santa Barbara’s United Nations Association has awarded the local nonprofit ShelterBox USA, which has helped with more than 100 disasters in over 100 countries since 2000, its sixth annual Peace Prize. Current deployments include Ukraine, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Nigeria, and Syria. Kerri Murray, president of ShelterBox, which was nominated for a Nobel Peace […]

United Nations Association of Santa Barbara Awards 2022 Peace Prize to ShelterBox USA
By Sharon Byrne   |   November 1, 2022

On Monday, October 24, International United Nations Day, a huge crowd descended on Pascucci on State Street for the awarding of the 6th Annual United Nations Association (UNA) Santa Barbara Peace Prize. Created in 2017 by the United Nations of Santa Barbara, the Prize is awarded to individuals or organizations to recognize their work in […]

Why We Support the United Nations
By Montecito Journal   |   October 25, 2022

As members of the Santa Barbara and Tri-Counties Chapter of the United Nations Association-USA, we are frequently asked if the U.N. is still relevant and capable of carrying out its mission, and what does our organization do? Since United Nations Day is being celebrated on October 24th throughout the U.S. and the world, it is […]

Time for World Government?
By Robert Bernstein   |   March 8, 2022

As I write this, Putin is brutally attacking Ukraine. Do these things really still happen in the 21st century? Is it finally time to put an end to such unilateral behavior with a world government? The idea goes back to ancient times, when it was largely promoted by powerful emperors who wanted to expand their […]

Keeping the Peace
By Richard Mineards   |   October 3, 2019

Members of the Santa Barbara chapter of the United Nations Association were spoilt for choice at the third annual Peace Prize dinner at the University Club. Normally there are three nominations to choose from, but this year seven candidates were up for the accolade. The super septet included Leslie Clark, founder of the NOMAD Foundation, […]

Un-Tied Nations
By Ashleigh Brilliant   |   September 26, 2019

The United Nations Charter of Human Rights guarantees everyone a nationality – whether they want one or not. In “HMS Pinafore” (Gilbert & Sullivan) the Chorus sings the praises of being English: “For he might have been a Rooshan A French or Turk or Prooshan, Or perhaps Eye-tal-eye-an – But, in spite of all temptations  […]