The Global Connection 

April 2024

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Join us at UNA Westchester's 2024

Annual Meeting!


Our Annual Report is Here!

Download and read the full report at!

Board of Director Elections Are Coming!

An election ballot will be sent to all current UNA Westchester members on Monday, April 8th. In the meantime, learn about our candidates by clicking on the link below.

Submit to our Media Contest for Students!

Missed our International Women's Day Celebration? Watch It Now!

2024 Calendar of Upcoming Public Events for UNA Westchester

April 28, 2024 | Annual Meeting - Register here

From the UNA-USA-Westchester Chapter Membership Committee
Join Us!

Are you a humanitarian?     
As our President, Marcia Brewster, tells us, that is the only criterion for joining the Westchester chapter of UNA-USA. If you care about the world and its people, if you believe in reaching across national borders, if you cherish the notion of a nation and a world based on justice, equity, and peace, this is an opportunity for you. If you are looking for the chance to work with other socially conscious people, to contribute your expertise, experience, and interest in areas such as social media and advocacy, to be a voice for change, and to support and protect the increasingly vital work of the United Nations, this is the organization for you. 

Every year, the Westchester UNA-USA chapter hosts events on Human Rights Day, the anniversary of the United Nations, and International Women’s Day. Each year there is an Annual Meeting and Community Consultation on the Future of the United Nations at which your voice can and will be heard.

And - See below for information about becoming a member.
Ronnie Lichtman
Membership Chair
Board of Directors, UNA W

AND: Please also send an email to our Membership Committee Chair ( so we know you have joined and can invite you to our welcome for new members.
See below, to join us ...
Now …
would be the perfect time for ALL our friends to join as Members.  
Remember, Students Join Free!  Thank you!

You can become a member easily by going to Make sure to click on Westchester in the drop-down box. 
If you are 12-25, it’s free. For all others, first year membership is only $25.00
If you prefer to send a check, include your full name, address, phone number, email, and chapter location (Westchester, of course!) and mail to:
PO Box 96397 
Washington, DC 20090-6397
Raina Kadavil

Line Editor
Marcia Brewster
Online Placement
Nicole Butterfield
Social Media Editor
Raina Kadavil

Marcia Brewster, President
Demetrios Mihailidis and Lilli Schindler, Vice Presidents
Karen Rockwell El-Badry, Secretary
Professor Victor Petenkemani, Treasurer
Brenda L. G. Smith, Nominating Chair


Yuhanna Edwards

Tricia Baldes

Daniel Bena

Ambassador Francis Okelo

Nicole Butterfield, Program Co-Chair

Colleen Gardephe, Program Co-Chair

Raina Kadavil, Young Professionals Co-Chair & Communications Chair

Ronnie Lichtman, Membership Chair

Paul Presendieu, Young Professionals Co-Chair

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