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Women's Day

An Overview of the Equal Rights Amendment

MARCH 7, 2024 | 7PM | ZOOM

Now accepting nominations for the 2024 Global Education Awards!

Do you know an educator or student in the Greater Lansing Area who exemplifies international understanding and global competency? Nominate them today! The deadline is March 24, 2024.


The Work of the UN & SDGs Around the World

JAN 25, 2024

MSU Humphrey Fellows shared the work of the UN and SDG’s happening in their countries- Burundi, Ecuador, Guinea, Malaysia, Pakistan, and Thailand!


Human Rights Day & Write for Rights

DEC 3, 2023 | 2:30 PM | UUMC

GL-UNA partnered with the Peace Education Center to co-host a Write for Rights writing party within our annual Human Rights Day Program with MSU Humphrey Fellows!


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.


Democracy in Hotter Times

SEPT 14, 2023 | 7 PM | HYBRID

Dr. David Orr delved into the dynamic relationship between climate change, democracy, and morality- shedding light on how these forces influence each other, and how they collectively impact the world we live in.

Migration, Refugees, & Gender​

JUNE 20, 2023 | 7 PM | HYBRID

Stephanie J. Nawyn, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and the Co-Director of GenCen at MSU will explore the topics of migration and gender with a focus on refugee resettlement.

Toward an International Torture-Free Trade Treaty​

MAY 16, 2023 | 7 PM | HYBRID


Climate Justice

APRIL 25, 2023 | 7 PM | HYBRID

Prof. Roger S. Gottlieb discussed #climatejustice. We need to GLOBALLY reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% in just 81 months… LEARN MORE!

Water as a Human Right

MARCH 23, 2023 | 5:30 PM | HYBRID

This program looked at the status of water as a human right with those working closely to close the gap between the right to clean water and the reality. LEARN MORE!

Women & Climate Change

MARCH 9, 2023 | 7 PM | ZOOM

GL-UNA partnered with Zonta District 15 to celebrate International Women’s Day. Learn about climate change and its impact on women and girls. LEARN MORE!

‘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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This channel features videos on a wide range of global topics including current news, peace and security, social and economic development, human rights, climate action and more.

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UN NEWS: Global perspective Human stories

Sustainable Development Goals PSAs

By Makayla Piggott

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Global Education Awards

Each year Greater Lansing-UNA sponsors awards for outstanding contributions to Global Education and International Understanding.


SDG Awards

Every year we recognize community members who have helped develop any of the Sustainable Development Goals through their work and/or volunteer service.

Vandenberg Award

The endowment and award honors MI US Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg who led the approval of the US government as a founding and charter member of the United Nations.

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.
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