Turn the Tide on Plastics in the Ocean
Sunday 28th May, 9:30am
The Beach, next to Largs Bay Jetty
YOGA FOR PEACE & HARMONY
Saturday 25th March, 10:30am
Veale Gardens, South Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
Celebrate with UNAA (SA), our Patron, Lady Mayoress Genevieve Haese, with Dru Yoga and World Peace Flame in Veale Gardens, where we will celebrate the one year anniversary of World Peace Flame in Adelaide. MC Amanda Blair
UN WORLD OCEANS DAY
Christopher Woodthorpe, the UN Representative of the UN in Australia came to Adelaide and spoke to school assemblies at both Kilkenny and Fulham North Primary Schools about World Ocean Day on 8 June.
He emphasised the accumulation of rubbish in the oceans, particularly with the problem of discarded plastics which are very slow to degrade, and are a hazard to the environment.
COOKING PULSES AT KILKENNY PRIMARY SCHOOL
The UN Year of Pulses has been celebrated by the cooking classes at the Kilkenny Primary School during 2016.
While the UN representative in Australia and UNIC Director, Christopher Woodthorpe was in Adelaide during his visit on 8 June. The cooking class had been preceded by a short talk on the benefits of pulses at the school assembly by Peter Semmler from the Australian IYP Committee. Peter, as well as internationally renowned chef Cheong Liew, and Adelaide chefs Gareth Grierson of The Red Door Bakery and Fatema Ayubi of the Parwana Afghani Restaurant were joined by UNIC Director, Christopher Woodthorpe, to each cook a specific dish with a team of students.
UNAA(SA) YOGA DAY FOR HARMONY AND PEACE
Was held on Saturday 2nd April at 10.30 am at Veale Garden, South Terrace
The Event enabled us to Celebrate Harmony Day with people from our Multicultural Society in SA together with Yoga Day which was first celebrated last year.
The Lady Mayoress of Adelaide, Genevieve Haese was our Patron for the day.
We invited members of the Multifaith Community to offer a blessing.
Gill Hicks was MC.
The event will be in partnership with Dru Yoga and it's representative in SA Danyse Crotti
A DAY IN THE VEGGIE GARDEN
Tuesday 27th Febrary 2016,
Slow Food South Australia and the United Nations Association of Australia (SA Division)
Glenelg North Community Garden
Celebrating local seasonal produce and introducing the UN International Year of Pulses. Guided walks through the garden, informative talks, and pick our own produce for a delicious shared lunch.
WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY
World Humanitarian Day is a time to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. The day was designated by the UN General assembly to coincide with the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Bagdad, Iraq. World Humanitarian Day is also an opportunity to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the globe.
The UNAA(SA) hosts a charity event to celebrate World Humanitarian Day each year
On 29 July 2014, UNAA(SA) hosted a Humanitarian Day Lunch at TAFE Regency Park. Meals were prepared by students for over 85 disadvantaged members of the South Australian community, including guests from Tutti Ensemble. Guests heard from Dr Lynn Arnold, former President of the UNAA(SA) and Premier of South Australia.
As part of the celebrations, UNAA(SA) also presented a scholarship to one TAFE student in appreciation of their contribution to this event.
UN DAY DINNER, 1 November 2015
The UN Day Dinner was at the National Wine Centre, Adelaide. Senator Penny Wong was the speaker.
Discussion Evenings provide an informal setting for a samll group to hear from a range of guest speakers and learn about important international issues.
Members and visitors are most welcome.
DURING 2016 WE HAVE HEARD FROM:
19 January: we discussed the UN Charter, and how very relevant it still is today.
15 March: Joan Gibbs told us about Pulses
17 May: Update on East Timor with Dr Richie Gun AO
20 September: Helen Stanger
DURING 2015 WE HEARD FROM:
17 November - Glen Woodward "My Chinese Friends"
15 September - Pamela Rajkowski AOM, "Australia's Cameleers" Learn more
21 July - Matthew Kronborg, UNAA Executive Director. "UNAA Activites in Australia"
19 May - Ruth Russell, "The WILPF Centenary 1915-2015"
17 March - Br. Peter Faulkner "The Flinders Ranges"