South Sudan's Refugee Crisis: A Closer Look

UNA-USA Conference Call

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Get a first-hand account of how the UN is helping with the  refugee crisis in South Sudan. Join UNA-USA Thursday, February 20 at 3 p.m. ET for our Nationwide Conference Call on "South Sudan's Refugee Crisis:  A Closer Look at the Root Cause," with Kathy Calvin, President & CEO of the United Nations Foundation.

Thursday, February 20, 3 p.m. ET

U.S./Canada Dial-in: 888-427-9411
Passcode: 7995628

Please RSVP via email to membership@unausa.org


More than 825,000 South Sudanese people have been displaced by the brutal violence in the world’s youngest nation, and far too many have been killed. The UN has been front-and-center in helping to protect civilians — including an unprecedented move to shelter 85,000 people on its peacekeeping bases during a particularly virulent outbreak of fighting. Join us for a Q&A with UN Foundation President & CEO Kathy Calvin, who recently returned from the United Nations’ Kakuma refugee camp that sits near the South Sudan border in neighboring Kenya. Calvin will talk about her experience at the refugee camp, what the UN is doing on the ground, and how you can help.

About our speaker:

Kathy Calvin is President and Chief Executive Officer of the United Nations Foundation. Her career has spanned work in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. She is a passionate advocate for multi-sector problem-solving, U.S. leadership on global issues, and the inclusion of women at all levels and in all sectors.

Kathy was named CEO by the UN Foundation Board in 2009 and President in 2013. In those roles, she leads one of the most innovative organizations advocating for the UN and the creation of public-private partnerships. Her leadership brings together the largest network of supporters of UN issues in the United States and a global network of corporate, civil society and media partners. The UN Foundation was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner's historic $1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities. The UN Foundation advocates for the UN and connects people, ideas, and resources to help the United Nations solve global problems. As a public charity with many partners, the UN Foundation's work is focused on decreasing child mortality, empowering women and girls, creating a clean energy future, using mobile technology for development, and improving U.S.-UN relations.
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