Eastbourne celebrates and recognises the benefits of diversity


In the true spirit of United Nations, between 80 and 90 people representing different races and religions joined as one to celebrate the diverse nature of our community in the Town Hall this week.   This event, organised by the United Nations Association Eastbourne, came about in response to the murder of 51 innocent civillians in Christchurch, New Zealand.  It was also organised in support of the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations and in remembrance of the 25th Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide. Continue reading “Eastbourne celebrates and recognises the benefits of diversity”

First-Aid training in Ugandan schools: Supporting an urgent need

Access to First Aid in any educational institution is vital for the health and safety of students and staff. In Uganda this is officially recognised (click for references) but in practice for a variety of reasons, access is often totally absent. The UNA Eastbourne’s project work in schools in eastern Uganda made us aware of this problem and prompted us into action. Continue reading “First-Aid training in Ugandan schools: Supporting an urgent need”

The Uganda Mvule tree planting programme

Young Ungandan child holds a Mvule seedling
A pupil from Tubeyi primary school, Mbale district, secures the future of Mvule in his hands

Plant Mvule – small costs – big benefits

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The Moringa project – Combating malnutrition in Uganda


Nutrional benefits of the Moringa tree








UNA Eastbourne began a new project February 2017, in eastern Uganda, to support the UN Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger.  This goal is to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture.

In addition the Moringa Project meets Sustainable Development Commitment 3 for ‘Good Health and Well-being’; Sustainable Development Commitment 13 for ‘Climate Action’ (the Moringa Project forms part of our tree planting programme) and Sustainable Development Commitment 17 ‘Partnerships for the Goals’. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said: “To successfully implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development we must swiftly move from commitments to action.  To do that we need strong, inclusive and integrated partnerships at all levels.”

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