University of Ottawa United Nations Organization, 1994-1997
The University of Ottawa United Nations Organization (U.O.U.N.O.) was formed in 1988 by students interested in world affairs and in the United Nations.
For this time period, UNO brought UN Peacekeepers in for classroom discussions, gained insight from guest speakers and “fireside chats” with CIIA (Canadian Institute for International Affairs), celebrated the UN’s 50th anniversary with the United Nations Association of Canada (UNAC), held a fundraising party on the West Block of Parliament Hill, attended the Lester B. Pearson peace medal ceremony, participated in UNAC foreign policy seminars and secured a temporary office on campus.
The conferences attended are as listed: Carleton MUN, McGill Model UN (won honourable mention), Harvard MUN conference (represented Slovenia), and the New York MUN conference. UNO held 6 general assemblies over the academic year covering a variety of topics including: Cuban politics, Third-World Urban Development and Youth Engagement in UNAC.