GREATER LANSING UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATION USING FORCE FOR PEACE
Celebrating UN Peacekeepers and their work
FREE OF CHARGE—ALL ARE WELCOME
UN peacekeeping is deeply in the interest of the U.S. in defusing foreign conflicts and avoiding sending U.S. troops abroad. While a RAND study found seven out of eight UN peacekeeping operations were successful, only four of eight U.S. operations were judged successful. UN operations are far more cost-effective as well. Why then is the U.S. $200 million in arrears in paying our dues pledged for UN peacekeeping? Join us for an informative and interesting program to learn about UN peacekeeping and what YOU can do to help.
WORLD PEACE DAY CELEBRATION
Sunday, September 21, 2014
East Lansing Hannah Community Center
2:30p.m. to 5:30p.m.
(Note: At 1:45p.m to 2:15p.m. the brief Annual GLUNA Meeting will precede the program.)
PRE-PROGRAM ACTIVITIES FOR ALL:
1:45p.m. to 2:30p.m.: Registration, displays on Peacekeeping & Advocacy, refreshments, and opportunities to
write a thank you message to a UN Peacekeeper, sign a petition, and to join the United Nations Association
2:30P.M. Welcome—Lynn Bartley, President, Greater Lansing United Nations Association (GLUNA)
2:40p.m. “The War Against War—What is Peacekeeping? (UN video, 4 min.)
2:45p.m. “UN Peacekeeping: Who, What, and Where? An Overview,” David Wiley, GLUNA Advocacy Chair
3:15p.m. “UN Peacekeeping at First Hand: Experiences of a UN Peacekeeper” (followed by Q & A)
4:15p.m. “Women Peacekeepers in the UN Forces” (UN video, 10 min.)
4:25p.m. “Understanding the Strengths & Weaknesses of UN Peacekeeping”—Brett O’Bannon,
Howell Professor of Political Science & Director of Conflict Studies, DePauw University (followed by Q&A)
5:20p.m. Closing Remarks: Taking Action
Find more information at www.GLUNA.org under the Events tab.
Program organized by Greater Lansing United Nations Association and cosponsored by the UN Association of Michigan, MSU Peace & Justice Studies, MSU African Studies Center, East Lansing Peace Education Center, Edgewood United Church Justice & Peace Task Force, Social Action Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lansing, Church and Society Committee of Haslett Community Church, the Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force, the Niagara Foundation, Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church, the Islamic Center of East Lansing, Zonta Club of Michigan, Capitol Area, The Greater Lansing Network Against War & Injustice (GLNAWI), Fellowship for Today, and LATTICE (Linking all Types of Teachers to International Cross-Cultural Education).