United Nations Association of the USA

United Nations Association of the United States of America Tampa Bay Chapter

In this issue — Meeting Location……….....1 Program…………….…..…..1 From the President’s Desk..2 New & Renewal Members..2 www.unatampabay.org RSVP-Reservation.………...3 7833 Second Avenue South, St Petersburg FL 33707 Tel: 727-345-4280 E-mail:Together for Peace, Freedom and Justice” About the UNDP…......…...3 “Working pyingsts@verizon.net Notice of Annual Meeting…......4 Web Site: http://unatampabay.org

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Tampa Bay Chapter

Volume XXXI, No.5

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“Working Together for Peace, Freedom and Justice” Tel: 727-345-4280

Vol. XXXI No.7 Oct 2007

Jun 2007

UNITED NATIONS DAY CELEBRATION
Date: Wednesday Evening, Oct 24, 2007 Location: The University of Tampa Time: 7-9:30 pm

Grand Salon Room, Plant Hall
401 W. Kennedy Boulevard , Tampa, FL 33606 (Parking is available on the first floor of the Thompson Parking Garage at the North Boulevard entrance to the University just off Kennedy.) Reservations Required: RSVP and Make Payment, see coupon on page 3.

ETHNIC FOOD and MUSIC
PROGRAM In celebration of UN Day, Mr. Frank Hartvelt will present:

“Health and Development: the Global Twins”
Mr. Hartvelt was born and raised in The Netherlands. Following his studies in law and economics at the University of Amsterdam he joined the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). During his career with UNDP, Mr. Hartvelt carried out long term assignments in Haiti, Laos PDR, Myanmar (Burma), Afghanistan, Chad, Central African Republic and Egypt. His assignments in New York included responsibilities for technical cooperation programs in West and Central Africa involving extensive field missions; and, subsequently, responsibilities for global water, public health and urban management programmes focusing on operational research activities in Asia, Africa and Latin America. His career culminated with a twelve year assignment at UNDP Headquarters involving global research in public health including tropical and diarrheal diseases and vaccine development, research in large scale water supply, waste management and sanitation, and irrigation and drainage. Mr. Hartvelt resides in St. Petersburg, Florida, with his wife, Jacqueline.
Hartvelt Cont’d on pg 2

Future Meetings: Board of Directors, Wed, Oct 10-7 pm; Wed, Nov 14-7 pm.
UN DAY, Wed, Oct 24, 7 pm; Regular Chapter Annual Meeting, Sat, Nov 10, 11:45 am; Holiday Party, Mon, Dec 3, 7 pm

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From the PRESIDENT'S Desk…..
Last month our program was about financing development in the 21st century, and about the economic objectives and the UN agenda. We learned that half the world’s population lives on less than $2 per day. We learned that 20 per cent of the people of the world consume 86 per cent of world’s output. In other words, although progress is being made, distribution of income and materials have a lot of room for improvement. How will it be by 2015 which is the target date set for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)? One organization that many of us know little about that is diligently directing its efforts toward the MDGs is the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). In fact, the UNDP is the leading UN advocate for the MDGs and a provider of support to countries in accomplishing them, including through its knowledge networks. UNDP coordinates global and national efforts to reach these Goals. UNDP not only works in close concert with its own partners, but also actively brokers partnerships. (See www.un.org UNDP Annual Report.) --- Paul Yingst ___________________

Hartvelt –Continued from pg 1
During those last 12 years, Hartvelt was responsible for a wide variety of far reaching programs in the following three program areas: ▪Administration of global research programs in public health including tropical and diarrheal diseases, and vaccine development. These programs involved close collaboration among UNDP, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the Rockefeller Foundation, the World Bank, USAID and several other bilateral organizations. Noteworthy achievements were the creation of the Children’s Vaccine Initiative and the founding of the International Vaccine Institute in Seoul, South Korea. ▪Administration of operational research programs in water supply, waste management and sanitation, irrigation and drainage, and capacity building. Mr. Hartvelt gained extensive experience with river basin planning and management (Senegal River, Lake Chad, the Nile, the Mekong). In the nineties he participated in the establishment of global policy making and coordination mechanisms such as the Water and Sanitation Collaborative Council, the Global Water Partnership and the World Water Council. ▪Capacity building for integrated water and environmental management (IWM) with emphasis on the policy/legal environment, institutional and human resources development, particularly higher education and training. Extensive experience with developing and applying IWEM concepts in higher education and water sector assessments. This program led to the establishment of the International Network for Capacity Building for Integrated Water Resources Management (Cap-Net). These programs involved international partnerships in which external support agencies (multilateral, bilateral, private and non-governmental agencies) shared a common strategy and pooled resources. ************** .TAMPA BAY CHAPTER MEMBERSHIPS
We wish to welcome the following since our last report: New members (5):Frank Hartvelt, Jacqueline Hartvelt, Annelise Kambanda, Nancy Rydberg, and Ricardo Contreras. Renewals (3): Roslyn Linnen, George Sherman, and Vallerie Gallina.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Sept 25th
“This year marks the midpoint for our Millennium Development Goals. We have had successes. Around the world, unprecedented numbers of people are lifting themselves out of poverty. Yet the rising tide of globalization has not lifted all boats. “For our part, we must try to make our multilateral development programs more effective and coherent, to better integrate our efforts in health, education, agriculture and infrastructure so as to deliver better results. “For their part, donor nations must do more to deliver on their promises of aid, debt relief and market access.” ——————————.New Member Drive Extension The recruitment period for the New Member Drive has been extended from 10/31/07 to 11/15/07. Sponsors of NEW members during this drive will receive gifts with the United Nations logo from the UN Gift Shop. Presentations will be made at the Holiday Party on December 3, 2007. All members are invited. Please help your organization to continue to grow and to make a difference locally and around the world.

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From the North: - New: If you have (Downtown EastI-75 South to I-275 South. Exit 45A email, please RSVP on-line at www.unatampabay.org, You can still fill out West). Follow signs for this coupon and mail then your check. Payment in advance highly preferred. Downtown West and with take the Ashley Dr./Tampa St. Exit. Stay to the right for Ashley Dr. UNA-USA Tampa Bay and follow to Kennedy Blvd. Turn right on Kennedy Blvd., Chapter Dinner Meeting Reservation Wednesday, OctTurn right7-9:30 pm light 24, 2007 at the first Location: Univ. of Tampa, Plant Hall, Grand Salon crossing the Hillsborough River. To reserve your seat for dinner send this coupon with your check made payable to: at the main entrance of the University. Tampa Bay Chapter UNA-USA and mail by Saturday Oct 20 to: Ms Sujatha Chetty, Treasurer From the East: 5222 Beach Breeze will I-4 West to I-275 Exit 45A (Downtown East-West). ExitCourt Tampa FL 33609 be just west of the I-4 and I-275 split. Follow signs for ] $ 10.00 Students Name______________________________________ Downtown West and[then take the Ashley Dr./Tampa St. [for $ 13.00 Dr. and follow to Kennedy ] Ashley Members Phone ______________________________________ Exit. Stay to the right [ ] $ 15.00 Non-Members e-mail Address _______________________________ Blvd. Turn right on Kennedy Blvd., crossing the Hillsbor[ at$_____ Donation the main entrance ] the first light at (Tax Deductible) ough River. Turn right Please Note: Reservation no-shows may be billed. Payment at door must be before meeting starts. of the University. From the South: I-75 North to Exit 256 (Cross-town Expressway). CrossAbout the UNITED NATIONS Development Programme town Expressway to Exit 5 “Hyde Park Ave./Davis Islands” exit (right after crossing the Hillsborough River). Turn right UNDP is thego to the dead end at Kennedy network, an work and inclusive approach carry over into regional, on Plant Ave., UN's global development Blvd. Turn left on Kennedy Blvd. Turn for change light at the main organization advocatingright at the firstand connecting national and local Human Development Reports, also entrance of the University. countries to knowledge, experience and resources to supported by UNDP.

help the West: From people build a better life. UNDP is on the ground in 166 countries, working with them on their I-275 North to Exit 44 (Downtown West). Ashley Dr. south to Kennedy Blvd. Turn right and national development own solutions to global on Kennedy Blvd., crossing the Hillsborough River. Turn right at the first light at the challenges. As theyUniversity. local capacity they draw main entrance of the develop on the people of UNDP and their wide range of partRESERVATIONS & Payment in Advance Reners. quested: Use coupon on pg 3. Note amount and deadline. World leaders have pledged to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, including the overarching goal of cutting poverty in half by 2015. UNDP's network links and coordinates global and national efforts to reach these Goals. Their focus is helping countries build and share solutions to the challenges of: Democratic Governance Poverty Reduction Crisis Prevention and Recovery Energy and Environment HIV/AIDS UNDP helps developing countries attract and use aid effectively. In all UNDP’s activities, they encourage the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women. The annual Human Development Report, commissioned by UNDP, focuses the global debate on key development issues, providing new measurement tools, innovative analysis and often controversial policy proposals. The global Report's analytical frame-

In each country office, the UNDP Resident Representative normally also serves as the Resident Coordinator of development activities for the United Nations system as a whole. Through such coordination, UNDP seeks to ensure the most effective use of UN and international aid resources. (www.un.org) ______________ "The fact is that globalization, the global market economy delivers to the upper half; it doesn't really deliver to the poor people. In some cities in the developing world, you have 50 percent of the young people unemployed. So the challenge is huge and we have to focus on it. "At the United Nations Development Programme, that's what we try to do. We try to find the right solutions, try to compare what worked in some places to what didn't work in other places, and build and bring capacity development to these countries...It is through democratic institutions, through participation, through people getting organized in democratic ways [that is] at the heart of the challenge. You have to have these institutions to accompany market development, to accompany what's happening in the technological and financial sphere, so that we indeed have a much more equitable and balanced human society."
Kemal Derviş, UNDP Administrator

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Paul Yingst , President Jill Isaac, VP- Programs Roslyn Linnen,VP-Membership Kelly Miliziano,VP-Education Dr. Jeffrey Maddux,VP-Advocacy Rajeev Ratra, VP-Technology Sujatha Chetty, Treasurer Alana Cefaratti, Secretary Rush Dozier Sr, Director Heather Kathrens, Director NGO Chr Shrimatee Ojah-Maharaj, Director Dr. Steven Roach, Director Stacey Roussel, Director Ryan Nevel,YPIC Chair Dr. Robert Strickler, Director Cordell Chavis, CoRep USF Elizabeth Dunn Natasha Ghent-Rodriguez Jennifer Kon Aylin Saner, CoRep UT Genevieve Whitaker The Hon. Maurice Williams, Advisor

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***NOTICE***

The Annual Membership Meeting will be held Saturday, Nov 10 starting at 11:45 am to elect the 2008 Officers & Directors.
Bring a pen to mark your ballot