The United Nations Association – UK (UNA-UK) is the UK’s leading source of independent analysis on the UN and a grassroots membership organisation with a network of supporters and local groups across the UK. Our vision is of a safer, fairer and more sustainable world, which we pursue through the promotion of an effective United Nations. We work towards this goal by:
- explaining why the UN matters to key audiences in the UK and beyond
- influencing decision-makers and opinion-shapers in support of UN ideals
- generating a critical mass of public support for, and engagement with, the UN
- working with educators and young people to foster a new generation of UN advocates
- stimulating ideas and action on how the UN can operate more effectively and sustainably
The organisation is at an exciting stage as we embark on two campaigns – on UK foreign policy and on restoring faith in global governance – and look to streamline and focus our activities. The Communications Assistant will play a key role in moving forward these developments by providing high-quality media and online support across UNA-UK’s operations and activities.
There are currently no staff vacancies at UNA-UK.
UK Campaign to Stop Killer Robots Coalition Coordinator
Part-time consultancy opportunity commencing in September/October 2020
Deadline: 1 September 2020
The UK-based NGO members of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, and allied organisations and individuals concerned with the ethical, moral and technical challenges posed by increasing autonomy in weapons systems, are looking for a consultant to coordinate us in our work to make the case for UK support for a global prohibition on lethal autonomous weapons systems.
As the consultant coordinator you will be building on the strong institutional and strategic groundwork laid by our current coordinator and coalition members to drive forward our planned universities campaign, UK political advocacy work, and tech-sector focused work as well as other developing workstreams.
Interviews will be held over zoom during the week commencing 7 September 2020 (please state your availability on the mornings of 7, 8 and 9 September in your cover letter). The interview team will comprise a representative each from three UK members of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots steering committee: Article 36, United Nations Association – UK (UNA-UK) and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom UK.