The United Nations Association-USA Greater Chicago Chapter presents
Local & Global Innovators: Advancing the 2013-2015 Advocacy Agenda
UN Funding Human Rights
Conventions & International Treaties
Post-2015 Development Agenda
Thursday, June 26th, 5:30-8:00 PM
Jane Addams Hull House Museum
The University of Illinois at Chicago
800 S. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60607-7017
“Local & Global Innovators: Advancing the 2013-2015 Advocacy Agenda” commemorates UN Public Service Day (6/23) & International Day in Support of Victims of Torture (6/26).
In observance of the UN Public Service Forum (6/23-6/26) theme, “Innovating Governance for Sustainable Development and Well-being of the People”, our technical experts Amalia Martinez Esq., Supervising Staff Attorney at the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) and Chipo Nyambuya, Esq. former Legal/Governance Officer with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and principal of Aligned Value Strategies, LLC will share first-hand accounts & strategies on building strong institutions, uniting communities and advancing human rights – at home and abroad.
Amalia holds a B.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago and a Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law. She is currently an active member of the Hispanic Employment Plan Advisory Council.
Chipo C. Nyambuya, Esq. is an Independent Legal Consultant developing a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practice as the principal of Aligned Value Strategies, LLC. She began her career as a corporate counsel in the financial sector and then transitioned to a career as an advisor for rule of law and governance projects in international development. She focused on governance issues with an emphasis in legal and judicial systems in West Africa—specifically Liberia with intersections in Sierra Leone and Ghana. As a CSR practitioner, she promotes an integrated approach that allows corporations, SMEs and other organizations to establish and develop effective and successful Corporate Social Responsibility programs while still focusing on how to optimize their core missions and profitability.
Ms. Nyambuya currently works for the British Consulate General in Chicago. She continues to consult on short term rule of law and governance projects with international organizations and as a speaker, guest lecturer adjunct with universities. In recent years she has consulted for start-up companies on internet law and technology and for not for profit organizations. Ms. Nyambuya serves on the board the Associated Colleges of Illinois and is a volunteer for several organizations. She received her J.D. from the Ohio State University College of Law, Columbus, Ohio and her A.B. with distinction, from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
The Advocacy Committee is a center for harmonizing the actions of citizens and civil society organizations in furtherance of the UNA-USA's 2013-2015 Advocacy Agenda in four key areas: UN Funding, Human Rights, International Treaties/Conventions and the post-2015 Development Agenda. The Advocacy Committee advances the advocacy agenda for the citizens & communities of the Heartland.
UNA-GCC Advocacy Committee:
Nana B.F.A. Ofori-Atta, JD – Director & 2013-2015 Advocacy Agenda Chair
UN Funding, Human Rights, Conventions/International Treaties & Post-2015 Agenda
Advocacy Agenda Subcommittee
Stan Howard, PhD Conventions
Cranston Knight, PhD International Treaties
Ashley Lucchesi, MA UN Funding
Jennifer Sam North, MA Human Rights
Martin Perez, MA Human Rights
Jada Russell, MA Post 2015 Development Agenda
Jordan Yates, MBA Post - 2015 Development Agenda