Press Release: North Texans to Discuss Global Issues at Historic UN Headquarters Event in NYC
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 19, 2019
Press Contact: Kai Stansberry
Phone: (213) 761-0159
North Texas to Join 1,500+ Americans for Discussions on Pressing
Global Issues at United Nations Headquarters in New York City
DALLAS, TX—More than 1,500 Americans from across the country—including a delegation of North Texans—will show their support for the United Nations at the United Nations Association of the United States of America’s (UNA-USA) 2019 Global Engagement Summit at UN Headquarters in New York City.
Kicking off the day’s events will be UN Secretary-General António Guterres, who will address the audience in the famed General Assembly Hall. His remarks will be followed by a day of discussions on the world’s most pressing issues, including the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, nuclear non-proliferation, and the growing threat of climate change. Other notable speakers include President of the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés.
WHO: A delegation of North Texans and 1,500+ Americans
WHAT: 2019 UNA-USA Global Engagement Summit, a historic gathering of Americans in support of the UN at UN Headquarters in New York, NY
WHEN: Friday, February 22, 2019, 9:00am–5:00pm EST
WHERE: United Nations Headquarters: 801 First Avenue New York, NY 10017*
*The program will also be livestreamed at webtv.un.org
WHY: Americans from across the U.S. view the Global Engagement Summit as an opportunity to send a strong message to Secretary-General Guterres: Despite division in Washington, Americans from every corner of the country can put partisan politics aside to come together in support of the United Nations. Find more information on the Summit, including the full agenda, here.
Please contact Kai Stansberry, Vice President of Communications, at kstansberry@dallas-UNA.org or (213) 761-0159 to interview someone from DFW attending this historic meeting. Photos from the event can be made available.
About UNA-USA: The United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) is a grassroots movement of Americans who support the vital work of the United Nations in U.S. communities, colleges, and Congress. For more than 70 years, UNA-USA and its national network of 20,000 members and 200 Chapters have promoted strong U.S. leadership at the UN through advocacy campaigns, youth engagement, outreach programs, and public events.
About the United Nations Foundation: The United Nations Foundation builds public-private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and broadens support for the United Nations through advocacy and public outreach. Through innovative campaigns and initiatives, the Foundation connects people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The Foundation was created in 1998 as a U.S. public charity by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner and now is supported by philanthropic, corporate, government, and individual donors. Learn more at: www.unfoundation.org.