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UN at 71 - 17 Goals Gala Dinner

UN at 71 - 17 Goals Gala

Celebrating the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the organization until now.

We welcome all volunteers, past volunteers and the public to join us for an evening of live entertainment, raffle prizes, a keynote speech by United Nations Association in Canada (UNAC) President and CEO Kathryn White, along with a toast from UNACTO President Syed Khusro. If you are interested in joining the organization, this is also the perfect opportunity to speak to a Committee Co-Chair to see how you can get involved.

Date & Time

Thursday 19 January 2017 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.


Versailles Convention Centre 6721 Edwards Boulevard Mississauga, ON L5T 2V9


Keynote Speaker

Kathryn White President & CEO of UNAC

Vice-Chair, the World Federation of UN Associations

President Black & White Inc., Social and foreign policy research and development and risk management

Journalist and news manager with The Globe & Mail, The New York Times, and The Canadian Review

Director/Officer UN Women’s Development Fund; UN International Decade of Natural Disaster Reduction; Friends of the Environment Foundation

Kathryn White has served as the President and CEO of the United Nations Association in Canada

(UNA-Canada), since 2004. UNA-Canada is a results-based, disciplined and historic civil society

institution that has grown significantly under her watch, meeting its important national mandate of educational outreach to Canadians in order to foster an understanding of, and support for the United Nations system in this country. She also serves as elected Vice-Chair of the Board of the World Federation of UN Associations (WFUNA).

Prior to her work at UNA-Canada, she had been the head of Black & White Inc. an Ottawa-based

international consultancy specializing in foreign and social policy research, and development. She has been recognized nationally and internationally for her leadership in issues ranging from youth-at-risk, climate change, disaster and crisis response and mitigation, the role of women in development, corporate social responsibility, international peace-building and conflict resolution. Her work successfully adapts policy questions and research into viable policy solutions and options for managers, executives, and senior public- and private-sector decision makers.

Ms. White has published on issues including the role of civil society in global health pandemics –

which instigated a change of architecture at the UN in response to avian influenza; on successfully integrating dissent into global conferences; and on the perceptions of facilitators in the negotiation towards the Good Friday Accord in Northern Ireland.

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