Rotary International

UN Day

You are cordially invited to attend Rotary Day at the United Nations on Saturday,

6 November 2010, 8:00am Registration, 9:30am program begins, till 4:00pm.

Rotary's relationship with the United Nations dates back to 1945 when some 49 Rotary

members acted as delegates, advisors and consultants at the United Nations Charter

Conference. Today, Rotary holds the highest consultative status possible with the United

Nations as a non-governmental organization.

Rotary and the United Nations

Rotary and the United Nations have a long history of working together and sharing similar

visions for a more peaceful world.

In 1942, Rotary clubs from 21 nations organized a conference in London to develop a vision

for advancing education, science, and culture after World War II. That event was a precursor

to UNESCO. In 1945, 49 Rotarians went to San Francisco to help draft the UN Charter.

Rotary and the UN have been close partners ever since, a relationship that’s apparent

through PolioPlus and work with UN agencies.

“The invitation to Rotary International to participate in the United Nations Conference as

consultant to the United States delegation was not merely a gesture of good will and respect

toward a great organization. It was a simple recognition of the practical part Rotary’s

members have played and will continue to play in the development of understanding among

nations. The representatives of Rotary were needed at San Francisco and, as you well know,

they made a considerable contribution to the Charter itself, and particularly to the framing of

provisions for the Economic and Social Council.”

Rotary currently holds the highest consultative status offered to a nongovernmental

organization by the UN’s Economic and Social Council, which oversees many specialized UN

agencies. Rotary maintains and furthers its relationship with a number of UN bodies,

programs, commissions, and agencies through its representative network . This network

consists of RI representatives to the United Nations and other organizations.

Learn more about Rotary’s local and international work through Rotary: Navigating the Global

Network .

Rotary-United Nations Day

Register Online

Download Registration Form

Download Student Registration Form

Each year at Rotary UN Day, more than 1300 Rotarians including many Rotary International

Directors, Foundation Trustees, past Senior Leaders, and guests come together at UN

Headquarters in New York. The program is designed to inspire and educate all participants

as well as provide insight into the relationship between Rotary and the United Nations. In the

past, the day has been very successful and has sold out.

The day will begin at 9:30am and conclude by 4:00pm. Lunch will be in the UN Cafeteria,

over looking the East River at 1:00pm.

Rotary Day at the United Nations also includes a special program for youth interested in

humanitarian service. Youth will have the opportunity to hear about a model UN program, the

Shelter Box project, some projects that Interact Clubs are working on, and an overview of the

UN and much more. The program begins at 9:30am and concludes at 12:30 followed by

lunch. Participants are welcome to join the adult program after lunch

One Rotary Center

1560 Sherman Ave.

Evanston, IL 60201

ph: 847-866-3000

fax: 973-898-6534