rOTARY dAY AT THE UNITED NATIONS

Several members of Rotary District 5890 recently traveled to New York in celebration of "Rotary Day at the United Nations".  This event, which attracted attendees from over 25 countries, celebrated the two organizations’ shared vision for peace and highlights the critical humanitarian activities that Rotary and the UN lead around the world. 

District Governor Gary Gillen, his wife Janice which is a member of the District 5890 Rotary Community Corps, District Governor Nominee Michelle Bohreer and her son Luke, Past District Governor Eric Liu, and Assistant Governor Sandra Liu represented our District 5890 at the event.

With the theme Connecting for Good, this year’s event will focus on community-based solutions to the global refugee crisis. We’ll also honor six members of the Rotary family as Rotary People of Action: Connectors Beyond Borders and see how their inspiring work has addressed the crisis.
 
Today, Rotary holds the highest consultative status offered to a nongovernmental organization by the UN’s Economic and Social Council, which oversees many specialized UN agencies. The Rotary Representative Network maintains and furthers its relationship with several UN bodies, programs, commissions, and agencies. This network consists of Rotary International representatives to the United Nations and other organizations.
 
Rotary was at the start of the United Nations, and the two organizations have a shared history of working toward peace and addressing humanitarian issues around the world.  To learn more about how Rotary played an integral part of forming the United Nations, please CLICK HERE.