ROTARY DAY

AT THE

UNITED NATIONS

9 NOVEMBER 2019

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OVERVIEW

Refugees:
Challenging Assumptions,
Creating Opportunities

Today, the number of refugees worldwide is the highest since World War II. Throughout Rotary’s 75-year history with the United Nations– and beyond– Rotarians have helped people displaced by war, famine, and climate. However, Refugees are not just beneficiaries of international assistance; many have under– or un-utilized– skills to be a resource in the communities in which they settle. This November, join Rotary in recognizing People of Action who are devising community-based solutions to the global refugee crisis.

Through a series of flash talks, engaging breakouts and plenary speeches, this event offers expansive opportunities for the public to learn about and support projects in refugee settlements and beyond. Hear first-hand experiences of resettled refugees, humanitarian actors and individuals creating community-based solutions that empower refugees, leverage their talents, and connect them to opportunities.

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A PRESIDENTIAL CONFERENCE

Rotary Day at the United Nations

Rotary Day at the United Nations celebrates the organizations’ shared vision for peace and highlights the critical humanitarian activities that Rotary and the United Nations lead around the world.

Inspired by his theme, Rotary Connects the World, 2019-20 Rotary International President Mark Daniel Maloney is convening five presidential conferences at key United Nations offices around the world, including New York, Paris, Rome, Santiago de Chile and Honolulu. Join Rotary leaders, International officials, friends, and guests as we celebrate our longstanding relationship with the UN and commemorate the organization’s 75th anniversary.

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Learn More

 
 
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ROTARY AND THE united nations

Throughout Rotary’s 75-year history with the United Nations– and beyond– Rotarians have helped people displaced by war, famine, and climate.

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Photo by Gordon Welters/laif/Redux

Rotary and Refugees

Rotary’s People of Action and partners are creating community-based solutions that empower refugees, leverage their talents, and connect them to opportunities.

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Rotary Representatives to the United Nations

In its work with the United Nations and other international organizations, the Rotary Representative Network advances a century-old tradition of fostering global harmony.