A youth participant listens to an address during last year's Rotary-UN Day. Rotary Images/Alyce Henson
About 1,300 people -- including Rotarians, Rotary youth program participants, United Nations leaders, and special guests -- are expected to attend Rotary-UN Day in New York City on 7 November.
This year's event, with the theme "Rotary and the United Nations: The World Is in Your Hands," will feature panel discussions on water, literacy, health, and youth. Speakers will include senior staff from UNICEF, the UN Global Compact, the UN Department of Public Information's Nongovernmental Organizations Section, and other groups.
RI President John Kenny and Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair Glenn E. Estess Sr. will make remarks, and key Rotarians will highlight model volunteer projects.
"Rotary-UN Day is a wonderful opportunity for Rotarians and guests to come together at UN headquarters to hear speakers from the UN and from Rotary," says Brad Jenkins, primary RI representative to the UN in New York. "The day is designed to inspire and educate all participants as well as provide insight into the relationship between Rotary and the UN."
The program will also include a youth panel for Interactors, Rotaractors, and Rotary Youth Exchange students. Speakers will present a 10-minute description of a hands-on international club project.
Sophia Hameed, a New York University student and former Interactor, will talk about her experiences as a youth program participant, including her February trip to India as a National Immunization Day volunteer.
Read about last year's event.
- Register and learn more at www.riunday.org. All registration forms must be submitted by 23 October. Early registration is encouraged.
- E-mail Brad Jenkins for more information.