The Eastbourne UNA serves to engage the local community with the aspirations and achievements of the United Nations through regular local meetings and events. Over the years the focus of our branch’s work has often reflected the changing priorities of the UN and for this reason today we have a strong commitment to supporting the Sustainable Development Goals in particular those relating to the consequences of climate change. Since 2003 our branch has developed strong links with Uganda and the United Nations Association of Uganda (UNAU). Such links are vital for us to understand the immense challenges facing developing countries and for us to know our responsibilities for mutual international support. An important scheme our local branch initiated in 2006 was the UNA Eastbourne Carbon Offset Scheme, which not only directly contributes to community wellbeing in eastern Uganda, but at the same time allows us to meet our UK responsibilities to offset our own CO2 emissions.
All our meetings are open and free to the public. We are happy to welcome new members to our branch who share our values and wish to support any or all of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The support of our members and sponsorship by individuals and businesses enable us to achieve success in our projects. Please take a moment to look at our website to check on our projects.
Ian Elgie (Chair)
Eastbourne 13 December 2016
War on Want senior trade campaigner <ark Dearn discusses the dangers presented by such international trade negotiations as TTIP, CETA and TISA. ...
Eastbourne 9 February 2016
Ian Elgie, FRGS addresses a joint meeting of UNA Eastbourne and Friends of the Earth on the manifestations and implications of the global scale of...
Eastbourne 14 November 2015
A full-day, free conference to address the vital issues of sea level change and coastal defences; vulnerability and risk management; and water and...
Eastbourne 10 November 2014
From the 1990s the Islamic community in Britain has been increasingly in the news. Tracey Davanna, Politics lecturer and PhD student examines the...
Eastbourne 24 September 2014
Talk by Sarah Parson, Lecturer in Law, and PhD student on human trafficking. The talk will examine the global extent of this modern day slavery. ...