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Refugee Youth Navigating the American School System

WHEN: JUNE 26, at 6:30 PM
WHERE: UU Lansing, 5509 S Pennsylvania Ave

Presented by Greater Lansing United Nations Association & Refugee Development Center

GL-UNA's Mission

GL-UNA’s mission is to inspire and mobilize the community to support the work of the United Nations and its agencies through education and advocacy.



Why Climate Justice Matters

APRIL 22, 2024

Panel discussion with State Rep. Julie Brixie, Wesley Watson of Michigan League of Conservation Voters, and Meghan E. Wilson, Ph.D., Michigan State University Political Science


Water Justice

MARCH 21, 2024

A GL-UNA and Great Detroit UNA collaboration in honor of UN World Water Day! Explore waters role in peace and justice with leading experts Maureen Taylor, Emma Rice, and Tula Ngasala.


International Women's Day

MARCH 7, 2024

An Overview of the Equal Rights Amendment with Rebecca Goldman, the Justice Reform Legislative and Policy Specialist at the League of Women Voters of the United States.


‘The climate time-bomb is ticking’: The world is running out of time to avoid catastrophe…

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day. It was started by activists at the inaugural Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991 and continues to be coordinated each year by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership. It is used as an organizing strategy by individuals and organizations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.

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Vandenberg Award​

This award honors MI US Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg who led the approval of the US government as a founding and charter member of the UN.

Sustainable Development Goals

On September 25th 2015, countries of the UN adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years.
For the goals to be reached, everyone needs to do their part: governments, the private sector, civil society and people like you.