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ANNUAL BANQUET: 25th October 2015
The Nebraska Chapter of the United Nations Association invites everyone to join us at our annual banquet on October 25. We are observing UN Day (October 24) and commemorate the 70th anniversary of the signing of the UN Charter in San Francisco. A feature of the banquet will be remembrances of Eleanor Roosevelt’s visit to Lincoln, at the request of her friend Sheldon in 1957. Long-time member Vera Mae Lutz will be recognized for her service to the Chapter and the UNA. Model UN participants and other students will join us for the occasion.Featured speaker will be Professor Frans von der Dunk of UNL’s Law College, an internationally-known and respected expert in the law of space. His talk will explain and discuss the legal and policy aspects of absence of territorial sovereignty over outer space, and the related issue of military uses thereof. Frans von der Dunk was born in the Netherlands and holds two doctorates from the University of Leiden. At UNL he teaches in the program in Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Law. He has been consultant to a wide range of organizations, including the United Nations, and has published widely in his field and in public media. He is member of numerous international policy organizations.This fall has been and will be a busy time at the UN. We will take this occasion to recall that the Pope and other world leaders recently addressed the General Assembly; the Sustainable Developmental Goals, to be achieved by 2030, were adopted; UN Peacekeepers met and made greater commitment to supply personnel for UN missions; and the Conference of Parties in Paris will take place this year aiming at a legally binding and universal agreement on climate.The Banquet is open to the public and will be held at First United Methodist Church 50th and St Paul in Lincoln, with social hour at 5:30, Dinner at 6:15 and Program at 7:00. Cost is Single $25/Couple $40/ Student$15/ Sponsor $100. Checks should be made out to UNA Nebraska and send by October 15 to Robert Haller, Treasurer UNA, 7445 Kentwell Ln, Lincoln NE 68516.