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2018

Former Secretary General Kofi Annan passes
UNATT commemorates UN International Youth Day 2018
WFUNA shares exciting Educational Opportunities for 2018
International Women's Day March 8th, 2018
Notice of Annual General Meeting to be held on January 13th, 2018

2017

UNATT joins the UN Family in the recognition of International Civil Aviation Day- 7th December
UNATT observes December 2nd as the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
UNATT hosts International Men's Day Symposium on November 20th at Governmment Plaze Auditorium
UNATT commemorates UN World Food Day 2017 at UTT Valsyn Campus on October 16th

2016

Dr David Dolly presents on Food Sustainability at Annual General Meeting 2016
UNATT hosts Youth Forum to commemorate International Youth Day August 20, 2016

UNATT commemorates World Environment Day 2016 with Tour of Bridges
UNATT showcases its Renewable Energy Project to commemorate World Environment Day 2016
UNATT extends greetings to members of the media on World Press Freedom Day: May 3rd, 2016.
Notice of General Meeting to be held on April 28th, 2016.
CSW60 convenes 14 to 24 March 2016: “Women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development”
Message from UNATT's President on International Woman's Day
Jan 16, 2016 - UNATT and UNIC host a Panel Discussion on "An Agenda for Action on the UN Sustainable Development Goals"

United Nations Association of Trinidad and Tobago, UNATT, on Friday 10th August, celebrated United Nations International Youth Day 2018, by hosting a Youth Forum and Interactive Session at The University of The West Indies Faculty of Law, Noor Hassanali Auditorium, St Augustine.

The United Nations Theme for 2018 is "Safe spaces for Youth".

The UNATT Forum, allowed young people the opportunity to interact and share their views on a variety of issues, with the aim to create a platform for effective dialogue, action and positive change.

This year's United Nations International Youth Day Theme, "Safe spaces For Youth" was addressed by discussions led by four Panelists, which included Attorney at Law Ms. Kimberleigh Peterson, Physiotherapist Mr. Satori Hassanali, Human Resource Practitioner Ms. Nelicia Adams, and Manager New Business National Energy, Mr. Nigel Woodsley.

At the Forum, the Panelists focused on key topics related to the United Nations 2018 International Youth Day Theme, "Safe Spaces for Youth". The selected topics included "Social Media", "Technology", "Bullying in Schools", "Domestic Violence", "Physical Spaces and Security", "The Environment", and " Overcoming Traumatic Experiences".

The varied topics discussed, were also aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, SDG's. At the event, Ms. Claudia Coenjearts, United Nations Resident Coordinator (Ag), delivered the United Nations International Youth Day 2018 Message, from the United Nations Secretary General.

The Opening Remarks at the event, was delivered by Mr. Ray M.S. Brathwaite, President, United Nations Association of Trinidad and Tobago, UNATT. Mr. Makesi Rennie Peters, Former UWI Guild President, in his Keynote Address, zoned in on creating "Safe Spaces for The Youth of Trinidad and Tobago"

The Feature Speaker for the evening, was Mrs. Joy C. Brathwaite, Executive Member of United Nations Association of Trinidad and Tobago (UNATT), and former United Nations Sector Specialist. The UNATT Forum also included live entertainment from Panist Ms. Mahalia Thomas, UTT Graduate Student, and well accomplished member of the Betaudier's Pan Academy.

Also providing entertainment and trilling the lively audience with a specially composed Calypso entitled "Safe Spaces For Youth" which is the current United Nations International Youth Day Theme, was four times former National Calypso Queen of Trinidad and Tobago, Shirlane Hendrickson, accompanied by her sister, Diane Hendrickson "Lady Wonder", who is also a former National Calypso Queen of Trinidad and Tobago. The both Artistes, are Members of the United Nations Association of Trinidad and Tobago, UNATT.

United Nations International Youth Day is celebrated around the world, on August 12th.

 

 
 
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