Lancaster University United Nations Association (LU-UNA) is one of currently 31 branches across the UK that seeks to engage in education advocacy and activism to raise support for the principles and initiatives of the United Nations.

Along with the other UK branches, LU-UNA form part on the youth wing of the united Nation Association of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UNA-UK), that is the UK's leading independent policy authority on the UN and a UK-wide grassroots membership of organisation. (read more)


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Lancaster, 30th May 2014
LU-UNA Congratulates Adam Badrawi and Kevin Harris for Winning UNA Youth UK Elections
 

Adam Badrawi and Kevin Harries were announced to be the newly elected President and Vice President of UN Association Youth UK through a competitive election in United Kingdom. The new office bearers shall lead 45 youth branches across UK.

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Wednesday 29th March 2014
LU-UNA founding President honoured with Distinguished Services Award by UN Association-UK
 

The United Nations Association-UK presented Muhammad Hassan Bin Azad, the founding President of the Lancaster University United Nations Association with a Distinguished Services Award in this year’s Annual General Meeting, honouring his exceptional and inspiring services rendered in the form of various on-going student-led, research oriented and thought-provoking initiatives.

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Saturday 15th February 2014
Romis Ali, Sr. Director General, International Human Rights Commission commends students of Lancaster University
 

Romis Ali, Senior Director General, International Human Rights Commission, has conveyed appreciation and strong support for the launch of the Research Journal of Young Scholars, an initiative taken by the Lancaster University United Nations Association (LU-UNA).

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Sunday 26 January 2014
"LU-UNA Research Journal, a domino effect to better the world" says the Youth President, UN Association UK and Northern Ireland.
 

Apurv Gupta, Youth President of UN Association of UK and Northern Ireland, has presented strong appreciation and hopefulness associated with the launch of the Research Journal of Young Scholars, a novel initiative taken by the Lancaster University United Nations Association.

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Tuesday 14 January 2014
LU-UNA Research Journal of Young Scholars: Talented Lancastrian scholars showcase human rights and governance issues research
 

Lancaster United Nations Association, UK, a highly driven, youth-led organisation has taken a novel initiative in the form of the launch of the Research Journal of Young Scholars, featuring 14 extensive research papers written by students, advocating human rights and governance issues, closely knit with the dominant focus of the United Nations.

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Sunday, 12th January 2014
LU-UNA set to launch first ever Research Journal of Young Scholars
 

Lancaster University United Nations Association is launching the first of its kind research journal comprising of extensive research carried out by young scholars belonging to Lancashire, UK this year.

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Thursday, 8th February 2013
Delegates from Lancaster University are ready to take the limelight in the UNA Youth Annual Conference 2013 "Nuclear Realities".
 

A delegation from LU-UNA will be heading to the annual UNA Youth conference, representing our Association. Our delegation has been invited as one of four to be brought to the fore, out from the total of 41 branches across the UK.

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Thursday, 07 February 2013
Road to United Nations from Alexander Square, Lancaster University
 

On the 12th of February LU-UNA will be holding a stall in Alexandra Square in order to offer information on the UNA Youth Conference 2013, as well as to afford you the opportunity to sign up to our Association.

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Friday, 1st February 2013
LU-UNA Expands its Network Across the North-West
 

A great development in LU-UNA has become manifest in a new collaborative exercise with UNA Lancaster & South lakes. LU-UNA's President, Mr Hassan B. Azad has been approached by Mr Luckshan Suriya - who represents UNA Lancaster & South Lakes, as well as being on the board of trustees for UNA UK, having previously served as a board-member for Amnesty International (UK). Mr Suriya met with Mr Azad to discuss a number of essential matters.

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6th December - 2012
UNA Youth UK President Welcomed To'Unite for Peace' Event at Lancaster University
 

Last night inaugural event "Unite for Peace" of Lancaster University United Nation Association (LU-UNA) was held. The audience was fortunate to see so many wonderful musicians, dancers and models, each representing their nation, culture, and heritage. Collectively though, they represented Unity, Equality and the UN's other guiding principles.

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1st December - 2012
Event Announcement: Unite for Peace- A cultural show for charity
 

Lancaster University United Nation Association (LU-UNA) will be hosting its inaugural event on the Wednesday, 5th December 2012, and it is not to be missed. Experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of 24 nations in one place � �Unite For Peace� in the Hub Caf�, Management School, Lancaster University.

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Thursday, October 04 2012
INAUGURATION OF LANCASTER UNIVERSITY UNITED NATION ASSOCIATION (LU-UNA)
 

"Lancaster University United Nation Association (UNA-LU) will be one of currently 31 branches across the UK that seeks to engage in education advocacy and activism to raise support for the principles and initiatives of the United Nations. The distinctive features of LU-UNA will be a research based conference on the topics related with United Nations' operations, a research journal and an annual magazine" said, M. Hassan Bin Azad, President, LU-UNA

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25, May - UN Forum 2012: Seven weeks to go!
 

Just seven weeks to go until UN Forum 2012 - our biggest event of the year!

On 14 July, two weeks before the 2012 London Games, UN Forum 2012 will bring together UN experts, policy-makers, civil society and people from all walks of life to discuss some of the pressing challenges facing the international community, and produce innovative ideas on how to build a safer, fairer and more sustainable world.

In the lead-up to the event, we will release a UN Forum 2012 countdown update every week, with the latest on confirmed speakers, sessions and opportunities for you to engage with us.

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If you haven't already done so, click here to book your place now. Tickets are selling out quickly so book today to avoid disappointment! If you have got your ticket - great! Click here to spread the word.

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3 May - UNA-UK releases second Towards Zero Briefing Report

Entitled 'Towards a more secure and WMD-free Middle East', UNA-UK's latest Towards Zero report was written by Mark Fitzpatrick, Director of the Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London.

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About Towards Zero

Our flagship Towards Zero programme builds on our historic role as a leading campaigner for nuclear non-proliferation and multilateral disarmament. The five strands of the programme are: influencing decisions-makers and opinion-shapers in the UK; working with key individuals and organisations in other nuclear-weapon states; collaborating with experts on policy options; and re-establishing nuclear disarmament as a central issue for young people.


27 April - Joint APPG meeting on the UN Arms Trade Treaty

APPG on ATTOn Wednesday 25 April, the APPG on the United Nations together with the APPG on the Weapons and Protection of Civilians hosted a vibrant, well-attended  parliamentary meeting on the prospects for a strong Arms Trade Treaty.  The event, co-chaired by Lord Hannay and Martin Caton MP, saw participation from MPs, Peers, NGOs and members of UNA Youth.

 
During the meeting, speakers Alistair Burt, Foreign Office Minister for Counter Proliferation, and Anna MacDonald, Head of Arms Control at Oxfam and co-chair of the Control Arms Coalition, outlined their objectives and expectations for negotiations soon to take place on the Arms Trade Treaty at the UN in New York from 2-27 July.  Following the meeting, UNA Youth will now submit a set of recommendations for the UK’s negotiating stance in July.

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