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 22 September 2018
UNA Westminster plans to lead a study tour by coach to The Hague, Luxembourg and Strasbourg, Europe’s three cities principally linked with the...
18 July 2018
Join others round the world, walking for a freer, fairer world. In London, noon to 8pm, any time, walk from Mandela's statue, Parliament Square...
London 11 July 2018
Mary Rice, Executive Director, Environment Investigation Agency will preview the October conference in London, tasked to eradicate the illegal...
London 6 June 2018
Where does Croatia stand on key global issues and how does it see the role of the UN system in addressing these? This will be your opportunity to ask...
London 13 March 2018
Our inaugural ‘Meet the Ambassador’ monthly meeting, kindly hosted by Ashfords LLP, will introduce us to the longest serving ambassador in London, HE...
London 22 February 2018
Profesor Dapo Akande, University of Oxford, legal adviser to the UK Parliament’s All Party Parliamentary Group on Drones Inquiry. 16th annual...