UNA Westminster was formed in 1945 at the same time as the United Nations Association itself. Our events are open to all who visit and work in London. Our annual flagship events include:
* International Law Lecture initiated in 2003, following the US-UK led invasion of Iraq, as a bold response to general UK media dismissal of the UN as the right place to discuss the Weapons of Mass Destruction issue. The inaugural address was given by Hans Corell, the UN’s senior legal officer.
* Conference and ceremony to mark the International Day of UN Peacekeepers initiated by us in 2004 and now jointly organised with UNA-UK and the Royal United Services Institute, this has become the UK’s most authoritative public review of UN peacekeeping activities. It provides a meeting ground between the UN, the military and academic communities, and NGOs. The wreath-laying ceremony at the Cenotaph is the largest worldwide to mark this important UN anniversary.
* We the Peoples Film Festival initiated in 2008, we have now screened more than 200 new films on development, human rights, security, peace and the environment. We use venues across London including universities. The Festival also features a Youth Day held at the BFI South Bank. For information on our previous film festivals and a guide to next year’s programme, go to www.wethepeoples.org.uk.
Our active Young Professionals group runs a separate meetings programme and social events. Join the Facebook group and follow it on Twitter. Better still, join us through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following our successful Study Tour to the UN Centre in Vienna (2015), we will be leading a Study Tour to the UN in New York in June 2017. Interested? Contact us.
Visit our website at www.unawestminster.org.uk which lists future events and event reports dating back to 2001, including the service at St Paul’s cathedral to mark the UN’s 60th anniversary, attended by Her Majesty the Queen, the entire cabinet and diplomatic corps and a capacity congregation. Also, it links directly to Better World Links with 100,000+ relevant sites, serving as an excellent international reference source.
All are welcome to our meetings and we welcome your friends also.
London 28 November 2019
Marking the centenary of the League of Nations Britain and the Century of the International Civil Servant: the Legacy of Sir Eric Drummond' Chair The...
London 26 November 2019
Four films that demand a response to the question "Why?!" “Maida” Director: Lubna Yusuf Filmed over a span of eight years in the Indian village of...
London 21 November 2019
"The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons" Director: Álvaro Orús On 7 July 2017, 122 countries voted in favour of the Treaty on the Prohibition of...
London 20 November 2019
Activists worldwide are bullied, drowned out, assaulted and even killed but time has shown that they are the conscience of humanity FILMS “I Insist...
London 19 November 2019
Refugee camps lead to unexpected challenges, some surmountable, others defeating. Here we witness these and also screen a world premiere FILMS “Lost...
London 17 November 2019
Liu Xiaobo's long awaited interview adds another dimension to China's celebrations to mark its 70th anniversary FILMS “Liu Xiaobo: the man who defied...