A People’s Movement for the United Nations
July 2009 Update – Vol 1, No 8
The Annual General Meeting UNAA(WA) will be held on Monday August 10 at [light refreshments will be served from 5.30].
Venue: Meeting Room,
All financial members are entitled to vote. Judith Parker President.
My sincere thanks to the events team
which arranged the excellent fundraiser Quiz Night on
I recently attended an event that was arranged by the Australian Red Cross WA Division to introduce the new National Ambassador for the Red Cross, Megan Gale.
The work of the Red Cross responding
to the disasters in WA and throughout
The time of the Annual General
Meeting draws close
I have been delighted to welcome several students from the Murdoch University Students Without Borders Group who have volunteered to work in the office during their vacation.
Judith Parker AM DSJ
2009 Diary Dates/Events
11th July – World Population Day
9th August – International Day of World’s Indigenous People.
12th August - International Youth Day
23rd August - International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition
UNAA (WA) Human Rights committee activities
The committee has invited Professor
Colleen Hayward to present the Huelin Lecture on
Colleen Hayward is internationally recognised for her work defending the rights of indigenous people especially children. This will be a stimulating and challenging lecture. Mark the date in your diary now.
The committee has agreed to partner
with the National Council of Jewish Women WA Division to arrange a tour of the
The next meeting will be held on
Friday August 28th at , venue:
Judith Parker Chairperson
UNAA(WA) Environment committee activities
Environment Day. The Environment Committee held its annual tree planting at
the Noble Falls Site, on Wooroloo Brook, on Sunday 7th June.
It was a very easy day, with over 35 planters, members, friends and neighbours and a passer-by with a dog joined in and we put two and a half thousand tube stock into the ground in under three hours, then some of us
headed for the picnic grounds and a well earned bite to eat. It’s almost sad to think that this is the last of our three plantings at this site, but we are not saying goodbye to tree planting altogether.
Thanks to the generosity of the Swan-Alcoa Landcare Project, we have had a good budget for trees and ground preparation for the duration of our three year project, which now reaches almost as far as the next planting by the Wooroloo Brook LCDC, upstream.
Our thanks also to the Swan Shire and
The plantings of the last years are now growing well, and it’s a pleasure to see the fruits of our labours making habitat for the wild animals and birds and also for the rare native plants which can be found in the A-class reserve next door.
UNAA(WA) Events committee activities
The UNAA(WA) International Year of Astronomy
Quiz Night was held on
The Events Committee is busy planning UN Day 2009 on 24th October. If you are interested in joining this Committee, please call Neesha Seth, Events Committee Convener on 0421 316 717.
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