UNA Branches might find local contacts belonging to the following organisations that might be interested in running joint events.
If your branch has worked with any other groups please let us know.
United Nations Staff
It is sometimes possible to find UN staff willing to speak via video conference by asking UN agencies.
A list of all agencies around the world, with links to further information, can be found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations.
For UN agencies in Geneva see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Office_at_Geneva
Retired UN staff might be willing to speak. To find them you could try visiting the Association of Former International Civil Servants (AAFI-AFICS) at https://anciens-bit-ilo.org/en/relations-with-aafi-afics/ or
AAFI-AFICS is the biggest association of former international officials, with more than 3,500 members living in 95 different countries.
The World Health Organisation, for example, has an Association of Former Staff at https://www.who.int/about/former-staff
Amnesty International UK fights for human rights, including those of refugees and migrants. Its home website https://www.amnesty.org.uk/ lists the wide range of its current interests.
It has groups including local, student and youth. It also has specialist networks and projects.
Use the local page https://www.amnesty.org.uk/groups/local to search for a group near you with whom you can work. Or use the Networks page https://www.amnesty.org.uk/groups/networks to find a network or project with which you might run an event.
University of the Third Age (U3A)
The main U3A UK website is https://www.u3a.org.uk/
In addition, there is a different site containing pages created by local groups. It is https://u3asites.org.uk/code/index.php
You can click on a letter of the alphabet to find groups in your area, and the names of people running these groups plus a contact page to send them a message if you wish to work with them.
There is also a page containing Regional and Network sites at https://u3asites.org.uk/code/alpha.php?letter=X
Please note that at the date of writing (July 2023), U3A UK is in the process of migrating these pages to a new site. If you find the new site please let us know.