UNA Milwaukee

Event Dates: 
Repeats every month on the second Saturday until Mon Dec 31 2018 except Sat Jul 14 2018, Sat Aug 11 2018.

The United Nations Association - Greater Milwaukee meets on the second Saturday of each month from January - June and September - December from 10 AM – Noon at Redeemer Lutheran Church - 631 N. 19th Street (Rear Entrance) in Milwaukee).  Each meeting features a presentation & discussion on a specific topic relevant to the work of the United Nations.


The United Nations Association of Greater Milwaukee invites you to…

“Ending Extreme Poverty:  Making Progress in the Current Political Climate"
Saturday – September 8th, 2018 from 10 AM – 12 Noon
Free & Open to the Public
        Redeemer Lutheran Church – 631 N. 19th St. (Rear Entrance) – Milwaukee, WI
Presented by Lee Valentyn & Shawn Phetteplace from the ONE Campaign
Keoni Bailey, a senior Marquette University intern with the Milwaukee Global Health Consortium, will also speak on the importance of the partnership between community work and the research being done to investigate refugee women’s health in Milwaukee.
The ONE Campaign is an international advocacy and non-partisan coalition of 11 non-profit and humanitarian organizations focused on raising public awareness about extreme poverty and preventable disease in order to pressure public officials to support government programs that address human needs including the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.
Lee Valentyn & Shawn Phetteplace will speak on the work of the ONE Campaign in raising public awareness and advocating for support of the Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development (BUILD) Act of 2018 (Senate Bill 2463 & House of Rep. Bill 5105).  Shawn Phetteplace is Great Lakes Regional Director with the ONE Campaign and Lee Valentyn is the WI Congressional District 4 Leader with the ONE Campaign.
The BUILD Act is designed to supplement the work of traditional U.S. aid programs by bringing tens of billions of dollars in new private-sector investment into the fight against extreme poverty – helping American entrepreneurs build infrastructure projects, create first-time access to electricity, start businesses, and expand their reach in growing markets.
The BUILD Act achieves this by merging multiple government programs into one Development Finance Corporation (DFC). American businesses interested in pursuing opportunities in high-risk areas will be able to get assistance from this new entity that they could not receive from a commercial bank. By mitigating the risk, entrepreneurs can take advantage of new opportunities and create jobs in developing markets which will help people climb out of poverty.
For more information contact:Debbie Metke:  dmetke@gmail.com (e-mail) 414.881.0904 (phone)
The UNA-GM is a chapter of the United Nations Association of the United States of America.  The UNA-GM is a group of men and women who stand for peace and justice in the world and believe that the United Nations is an instrumental force in creating a peaceful worldand support the work and efforts of the United Nations by educating, inspiring, and mobilizing our Milwaukee Community.