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About the Global Engagement Summit

UNA-USA’s Global Engagement Summit, typically held at UN Headquarters in New York City, is the largest annual gathering of UN supporters in the country, bringing together community leaders, college students, young professionals, and subject matter experts from across the country to dive deep into the mission and lifesaving work of the United Nations.

This summit will be unlike any other we've hosted. We may not be able to convene in person at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, but this year, we’re bringing the UN to you.

Throughout our two days of programming, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with fellow UN advocates on the issues most important to you, hear from UN officials in the field about the lifesaving work of UN agencies around the world, learn how to become an even more effective advocate for the United Nations, and so much more.

Our theme this year—From Moments to Movements: Solidarity for Sustainability—highlights the importance of global cooperation to achieve a better world for everyone, everywhere.

Our program will focus on three tracks:

Although this year’s summit will be held virtually, we’re excited to welcome more Americans than ever before to participate in this program and to join our movement of 20,000 members united in their commitment to support the UN and its agencies.

If you have any questions, please contact Gillian Wilson (gwilson@unfoundation.org) or Sarah Hopkins (shopkins@unfoundation.org).

2019 UNA-USA Global Engagement Summit at UN Headquarters. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Featured Speakers

Confirmed speakers for our 2021 Global Engagement Summit include:

  • His Excellency Mr. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General
  • Hon. John F. Kerry, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate
  • His Excellency Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Former UN Secretary-General
  • Henrietta Fore, Executive Director, UNICEF
  • Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Chairman Gregory W. Meeks, Congressman for New York’s 5th Congressional District; Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee
  • Rep. Ilhan Omar, Congresswoman for Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District
  • Sarah Sophie Flicker, Artist/Cultural Organizer, Joy To The Polls/People, The Meteor
  • Dustin Liu, UNA-USA Youth Observer to the United Nations
  • Monique Coleman, Actress, Producer, and Emmy-nominated Host
  • Sophia Kianni, Founder, Climate Cardinals; UN Youth Climate Advisor
  • Connor Franta, Artist and Activist

To view our complete list of speakers, please review our agenda.

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REGISTRATION & GENERAL PROMOTION

BREAKING: @antonioguterres & @ClimateEnvoy John Kerry to celebrate the U.S. rejoining the #ParisAgreement during @UNAUSA’s Global Engagement Summit. Register here for a front-row seat: bit.ly/GES_2021 #USAforUN

It’s official: the U.S. is back in the #ParisAgreement, committing to working together to raise climate ambition. Don’t miss the moment it happens during @UNAUSA’s Global Engagement Summit w/ @ClimateEnvoy & @antonioguterres. bit.ly/GES_2021 #USAforUN

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.@E_cousens to moderate conversation with @antonioguterres & @ClimateEnvoy as U.S. officially rejoins the #ParisAgreement during @UNAUSA’s Global Engagement Summit. Details here: bit.ly/GES_2021 #USAforUN

Registration for @UNAUSA's 2021 Global Engagement Summit is open! Meet fellow @UN advocates & learn how the UN is tackling complex global issues. 💻 virtual 🕒 February 19-20 🔗 Register: https://bit.ly/GES_2021 #USAforUN

Meet fellow @UN advocates—virtually—from across the country and learn how you can collectively work toward a better 🌎 for everyone, everywhere. Register now to attend @UNAUSA's virtual Global Engagement Summit: https://bit.ly/GES_2021 #USAforUN

You may not be able to visit @UN Headquarters in New York City at the moment, but @UNAUSA is bringing the UN to you with their 2021 Global Engagement Summit. Learn how the United Nations is working to create a brighter future for everyone. Register: https://bit.ly/GES_2021 #USAforUN

SHARE YOUR STORY

Let others in your network know you're participating in the Global Engagement Summit—and encourage them to do the same—by customizing the prompt below!

I'll be attending @UNAUSA's virtual Global Engagement Summit February 19-20 because [add your story]. I hope you'll join me in registering for this event because, together, we can help the @UN help the world. 🔗 https://bit.ly/GES_2021 #USAforUN

SPEAKER-SPECIFIC PROMOTION

CONFIRMED: @UN Secretary-General @antonioguterres will deliver remarks during @UNAUSA’s virtual Global Engagement Summit, taking place February 19-20! Register now to save your spot: https://bit.ly/GES_2021 #USAforUN

Artist, activist and entrepreneur @ConnorFranta will join @UNAUSA for their upcoming virtual Global Engagement Summit to discuss how taking action to achieve the @UN's 17 #GlobalGoals will help shape the future we want. 🌎✨ Register now for free! https://bit.ly/GES_2021 #USAforUN

How do we shape the future we want? 🌎✨ Rep. @Ilhan Omar will join @UNAUSA's virtual Global Engagement Summit to share best practices for @UN advocates to connect with elected officials and make the case for global leadership. 🇺🇳 Register now: bit.ly/GES_2021 #USAforUN

We know that TikTok has showcased the world's dancing skills but did you know TikTok is used to build movements & advocate for a better 🌎? @TikTok_uk's @paulmarvucic will join @UNAUSA's Global Engagement Summit to discuss. 📅 Feb 19-20 🔗 Register: https://bit.ly/GES_2021 #USAforUN

Former @UN Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki-moon will join @UNAUSA's virtual Global Engagement Summit to share his thoughts on how we can work together to build a better world for everyone, everywhere. 🌎✨ 🗓️Feb. 19-20 🔗Register: https://bit.ly/GES_2021 #USAforUN

Take a virtual field visit to Sudan during @UNAUSA's Global Engagement Summit Feb. 19-20 to learn from @unicefchief Henrietta Fore how @UNICEF is working on the ground to provide essential aid to children amid the #COVID19 pandemic. https://bit.ly/GES_2021 #USAforUN

What does the future of #climateaction leadership look like? @ClimateCardinal Founder and @UN Youth Climate Advisor @SophiaKianni joins @UNAUSA's Global Engagement Summit to share her thoughts on a sustainable path forward. Register now: https://bit.ly/GES_2021 #USAforUN

ISSUE-SPECIFIC PROMOTION

What exactly does it mean to be a diplomat? Join @UNAUSA's Global Engagement Summit to hear from diplomats as they share both their experiences from around the world and advice for entering the foreign service. Register: https://bit.ly/GES_2021 #USAforUN

Register for @UNAUSA's Global Engagement Summit to get an inside look at the @UN's work in the field. From @WHO's work in Yemen to @UNHCR's work in Kenya, learn how UN agencies are responding to complex challenges around the world. Register: https://bit.ly/GES_2021 #USAforUN

For 75 years, the U.S. has championed @UN values, but recently, the U.S. has been on the sidelines. @BetterWorldOrg's @yoyoyeo2 is joining @UNAUSA's Global Engagement Summit to share how we can #GetUSBack on the world stage. Register: https://bit.ly/GES_2021 #USAforUN

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REGISTRATION & GENERAL PROMOTION

Registration for @una.usa's 2021 all-virtual Global Engagement Summit is open! Meet fellow @unitednations advocates and learn how the UN is tackling complex global issues. 📅 February 19-20 🔗 Register: https://bit.ly/GES_2021 #USAforUN

You may not be able to visit the @unitednations Headquarters in New York City at the moment, but @una.usa is bringing the UN to you with their 2021 Global Engagement Summit, taking place February 19-20. Learn how the United Nations is working to create a better world for everyone, everywhere. Register: https://bit.ly/GES_2021 #USAforUN

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REGISTRATION & GENERAL PROMOTION

Registration for @UNAUSA's 2021 Global Engagement Summit is open! Meet fellow @unitednations advocates & learn how the UN is tackling complex global issues. 💻 virtual 🕒 February 19-20 🔗 Register: https://bit.ly/GES_2021

Meet fellow advocates—virtually—from across the United States and learn how you can collaborate with fellow @unitednations advocates to work toward a better 🌎 for everyone, everywhere. Register now to attend @UNAUSA's virtual Global Engagement Summit: https://bit.ly/GES_2021