Students for the United Nations Celebrate 2019 UN Day

The Students for the United Nations (SUN), a branch of the Boston University International Affairs Association, hosted an October 24, 2019 panel for the 71st United Nations Day focusing on climate action and the UN Sustainable Development goals. 

Adil Najam, Dean of the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, was a featured speaker at the event along with Massachusetts State Senator Marc Pacheco, Dean of the Massachusetts State Senate and Founding Chair of the Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change.

Other speakers included Miche McCall, Representative from the Massachusetts Climate Action Network, and Ryan Kaminski, Senior Program Manager for Human Rights at the United Nations Foundation.

Students for the UN (SUN) is Boston University’s UNA-USA Chapter, a group that focuses to advocate for the United Nations, and to accomplish the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through local volunteering and local and global fundraising. Students for the UN is branch of the Boston University International Affairs Association (BUIAA), the largest student group on campus.

SUN has worked closely with the United Nations Association of Greater Boston to volunteer at a number of Model United Nations conferences for local middle and high schools and engaged students in a text-to-tweet campaign to support the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. They have also partnered extensively with another UN-related organization on campus, He-For-She, and the business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi.

Adil Najam is the inaugural dean of the Pardee School and was a former Vice Chancellor of the Lahore University of Management Sciences in Lahore Pakistan. Learn more about him here.