Posted on Nov 06, 2019
Saturday, 9 November 2019 at 7:30 am kicks off the beginning of Rotary Day at the UN 2019.  This year the celebration is in conjunction with the preparations for 75th anniversary of the signing of the UN charter.  In a message Rotary President Mark Maloney said Rotary helped influence the formation of the UN. " Rotary educated members about plans to create the UN through numerous articles in The Rotarian and through a booklet titled From Here On! When the time came to write the UN charter, Rotary was one of 42 organizations the United States invited to serve as consultants to its delegation at the San Francisco Conference.
 
Through a series of flash talks, engaging breakouts and plenary speeches, this event offers expansive opportunities for the public to learn about and support projects in refugee settlements and beyond. Guests will first-hand experiences of resettled refugees, humanitarian actors and individuals creating community-based solutions that empower refugees, leverage their talents, and connect them to opportunities.
 
Among the speakers at the Rotary Day at the UN are President Mark Maloney, General Secretary John Hewko, Director at the UN, Maher Nasser,  Officials from UNICEF and UNHCR. District 7230 Past District Governor George Camp will also be a featured speaker.  Here is a link to the program for the Day. 
 
Due to security surrounding the event, those who have already purchased tickets are asked to arrive by 7:30 am at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, adjacent to Grand Central Terminal.