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.
16 September 2021
Our webinar marks the 60th anniversary of the plane crash in which UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld died along with fifteen others. The UN’s...
London 21 August 2021
We invite UNA members and friends to join us in celebrating the naming of United Nations Green in the heart of London. 1946. Yes, our city's newest...
24 May 2021
Register at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/meet-the-ambassador-he-mr-omar-al-nahar-e... Westminster UNA Young Professionals announce that our fourth...
25 March 2021
The Commonwealth can offer much to the UN Climate Change Conference. How can it best prepare its message, first for CHOGM, then for COP26? Free to...
12 January 2021
Speakers Sir Peter Marshall Former British diplomat, serving with the UN in New York and Geneva, and later, Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General...
London 28 November 2019
Marking the centenary of the League of Nations Britain and the Century of the International Civil Servant: the Legacy of Sir Eric Drummond' Chair The...
15 December 2020
Westminster UNA is delighted to publish All Together Now! A UN75 reflection on our multilateral future specially written by former diplomat Sir Peter...