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October 24, 2021

UN Day Celebration

For more than seven decades, UNA-USA members have advocated on behalf of the UN and its agencies. The U.S. should not—and cannot—tackle global challenges alone. Our members know that creating a blueprint for a better future can only be achieved through working in tandem with the UN.

We honored Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations. We also enjoyed good food, performances by King Isaac and the Dazzling Daisies, and presented Global Goals and Education awards. Use the link below to view the event!

Co-hosted with
International Studies and Programs at Michigan State University

Co-sponsored by
UNA Michigan State University Chapter
Peace Education Center
African Studies Center of Michigan State University

April 22, 2021 | ZOOM

International Mother Earth Day

International Mother Earth Day provides an opportunity to raise global public awareness of the challenges to the well-being of the planet and all the life it supports. The Day also recognizes a collective responsibility, as called for in the 1992 Rio Declaration, to promote harmony with nature and the Earth, to achieve a just balance among the economic, social and environmental needs of the present and future generations of humanity.

GL-UNA celebrated Earth Day by providing fun hands-on activity suitable for all ages!

  • Create a sunflower terrarium
  • Learn about the history and many uses of the sunflower.
  • Intergenerational activity: Can do with kids and grandkids
  • “Plant it Forward”
  • And More!


International Mother Earth Day was co-sponsored by Peace Education Center, Edgewood United Church, the Islamic Center of East Lansing, the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Ovid-Elsie Schools.

March 16, 2021 | ZOOM

The 6 Year War on Yemen

The Peace Education Center of Greater Lansing is pleased to present Dr. Shireen Al-Adeimi to give us a talk via Zoom on the topic: The 6-Year War on Yemen: Background, Humanitarian Crisis, and Possibilities.


  • Edgewood United Church Justice & Peace Team
  • Friends Committee on National Legislation – Lansing Area Advocacy Team
  • Greater Lansing Network Against War & Injustice
  • Greater Lansing United Nations Association
  • Islamic Center of East Lansing
  • Students United for Palestinian Rights



March 8, 2021 | ZOOM

International Women’s Day

Presented by Zonta & GL-UNA

DeAnna Cambridge, Zonta International District 15 Governor, the presidents of 3 local Zonta Clubs and Denise Quarles, GLUNA Board member and Zonta member, joined us to discuss the historically noteworthy partnership Zonta has with the United Nations (UN), and how Zonta’s work for women and girls support the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and the work being done at the local level.

  1. To advocate for gender equality, TEXT “WOMEN” to 30644 for link to send letter to Congress.
  2. Nominate someone for MI Women’s Hall of Fame. Deadline is April 10.
  3. Support EVE (End Violent Encounters)
    Donate $ or provide items on EVE’s “needs list”.
  4. Support the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing
    Donate $ or provide items on their “wish list”.

December 26, 2020 | ZOOM

Human Rights Day 2020

‘The Essential Intersection: The U.N. Declaration of Human Rights, SDGs and Environmental Justice’

This virtual event offered presentations about the UN Declaration of Human Rights and the ways the Declaration is connected to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In addition, we explored how the SDGs about Environmental Justice are related to our understanding of Human Rights.

October 25, 2020

UN 75TH Anniversary

Thank you for joining our celebration!

  • UN Ambassador Andrew Young
  • Senior Director Partnerships UNA-USA, Troy Wolfe
  • Recognized 17 Michigan exemplary SDG organizations


Humanitarian Relief for Refugees in Kakuma, Kenya

Under the Adopt-a-Future initiative of the United Nations Association, the Greater Lansing UNA chapter (GLUNA) undertook the sponsorship of Horseed Primary School, located in the Kakuma refugee center in Kenya.

GL-UNA raised over $40,00 for the Horseed School!