74th Annual United Nations Day Celebration Hosted by UNA Austin

In keeping with tradition, the Austin chapter of the United Nations Association (UNA Austin) hosted the 74th annual United Nations Day celebration on Oct. 23  at The Sunset Room of the Oasis on Lake Travis in Austin.

United Nations Day is a celebration of both the UN and its charter. Scheduled annually on Oct. 24, worldwide celebrations mark the adoption of the UN charter, which took place on Oct. 24, 1945. The UNA Austin celebration for 2019 was based on the theme "Our Planet. Our Future." The event kicked off at 6:30 p.m. with registration, networking, and a musical performance by Classical Music of the World. Dinner was served at 7:05 p.m., during which time attendees heard a Welcome Note from UNA Austin President Aditi Joshi and a Keynote from Claire McCarthy, Consul General of Ireland in Austin.

The evening concluded with an awards ceremony and guests learning about the remarkable mission of One Good Turn from founder Dr. Ann Messer, recipient of the 2019 Inspire Award. "United Nations Day is one of the most important days on our calendar given our mission of supporting the UN in its global efforts to encourage tangible change," Joshi said. "We look forward to the events we have planned throughout United Nations Week and the opportunities they offer to present UNA Austin's mission and vision to our local partners."

About One Good Turn - Ann Messner is the founder of the One Good Turn medical charity. As a board-certified doctor since 1993, she got her first taste of volunteer work when she helped to provide medical relief in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

About UNA Austin - UNA Austin is one of the 120 volunteer-led local chapters of the United Nations Association that relies on local financial and volunteer participation. Along with those other chapters, UNA Austin supports the United Nations and its global mission through advocacy and education. The organization's primary goal is to be a local voice for the UN to mobilize the local community to get involved. 

About Consulate General of Ireland - Austin - The Consulate General of Ireland was opened in Austin in March 2015. The Consulate General of Ireland in Austin works to promote and protect Irish interests in the U.S. southwest, through engaging with the Irish community, promoting Irish economic interests and supporting strong partnerships at all levels between Ireland and the states of the southwest U.S. The Consulate General of Ireland in Austin represents the Irish government in Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas (and Kansas City, Missouri), Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Ireland's Consul General in Austin is Claire McCarthy.

Source: United Nations Association - Austin Chapter


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