Our local UNA of UN has quite a high profile, one way and another, in UNA-UK, particularly through our membership of the London and South East Region UNA (of which the current chair of the local UNA is Hon. Sec. and editor of the Laser newsletter), having been the previous chair.
We normally meet at the Old Bakehouse, Bennett Park Blackheath Village, SE3 9LA on a weekday evening at 7.00 pm; meetings involve visiting speakers, filmshows, and brainstorming sessions.
Our local UNA has three main foci:
Campaigning on important issues - this involves lobbying both UNA-UK, and the British government, on issues, including climate change, violence against women, Trident and the arms trade, the Chagos Islanders, the Middle East, etc.
Fund-raising: The group has a track record of fund-raising - initially for the Lewisham Refugee Network – which was founded by the group; in the past we have held two International Art Auctions which raised funds for UNHCR and UNICEF. We plan another of these later in 2013.
We recently started the Greenwich Social Network, an informal friendship group designed to bring refugees into friendly contact with the host community. It is designed to alleviate the isolation of refugees living locally here in Greenwich.
- Mr Neville Grant
- 020 8858 8489
London 27 March 2018
A showing of extracts from Al Gore's film An Inconvenient Truth about climate change followed by discussion, leading to action; in conjunction with...
London 12 December 2017
Meet new members - and get feedback on the branch's policy resolutions passed at the AGM of London and SE Region UNA: * arms to Saudi Arabia/Yemen...
London 7 November 2017
Our opportunity to submit policy proposals to UNA-UK; and to set up the new "Hands of Friendship" programme welcoming Syrian refugees to...
London 21 March 2017
This BBC film by John Pinger includes a series of interviews with senior US officials and nationals of various countries and islands surrounding...
Greenwich 29 November 2016
Brief AGM followed by presentation by Penny Ledger, followed by discussion. Members & Non-members welcome.
Blackheath, London 14 November 2015
UNA Blackheath & Greenwich host our fourth art auction to raise money for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Over 50 items from Africa, Asia...
4 September 2014
Blackheath and Greenwich United Nations Association is greatly concerned about three new trade agreements currently being negotiated between the US...
19 March 2014
The branch had a very good meeting on Tues 11th to celebrate International Women's Day when Dr Nooralhaq Nasimi and one of his daughters, Rabia...