UNA Events

UNAFF for Seniors films are screened at the Avenidas Senior Center, 450 Bryant St, Palo Alto. Admission is free.

The UNA Book Club meets on the 3rd Thursday day of the month in Palo Alto, focusing on United Nations issues and related topics. See the list of upcoming books, dates, and location.


As we become more connected on a global scale, information becomes a powerful tool for social change and justice. But what happens when our private information becomes public, through government interference or through our own indifference to our rights? In collaboration with Camera as Witness, Stanford Summer Session presents four films that consider how the values of privacy shape dialogue within social and political processes.

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Chapter Blog

  • by Jane Miller Chai How is it that people in so many countries of the Middle East have had the courage, with little expectation or facility, to stand up against their powerful dictators of many decades? What provided the hope they could succeed and be part of a better world? Individuals felt they had a […]

  • by Jeffrey Laurenti “If I had known it was going to be this popular, I would have done this a long time ago,” President John F. Kennedy is said to have joked with aides when enthusiastic audiences cheered his mentions of the partial nuclear test ban treaty in 1963. Fast forward fifty years, however, and […]

  • by Mary Granholm What do the U.S., Sudan, Somalia, Iran, Naura, Palau, and Tonga have in common?  You may be surprised at the answer.  They are the only seven countries that have not ratified CEDAW.  And what is CEDAW?  It’s the UN  Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women that was […]