Recently, the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA), a grassroots campaign of more than 20,000 Americans who support strong US leadership at the United Nations, held its signature Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. The 2023 UNA-USA Leadership Summit, aptly entitled “UNITED FOR IMPACT,” took place in Washington, DC at Hamilton Hotel from June 4-6.
The annual UNA-USA Leadership Summit always brings together UNA-USA members and volunteer chapter leaders, along with change makers, U.S. elected officials, UN representatives, and students, to dig deeper into ways they can support a strong U.S.-UN partnership.
Lady Tee Thompson is one of the speakers at the event, a gender equality advocate, human rights activist, a Global Goals Ambassador, a budding United Nations Consultant, a Women’s Affinity Group Co-chair, and a proud member of UNA-USA. She is a leader that always inspires, educates, and mobilizes everyone to continue supporting the mission of UNITED NATIONS.
In her words “Supporting the mission of the UNA-USA means being a voice for the voiceless, standing up for those who have been marginalized, and working tirelessly to create a world where every individual’s rights are respected and protected. It means advocating for dignity, sustainable development goals, and social justice”
“I was inspired to be a part of the UNA because of its unwavering commitment to making a positive impact on people’s lives. The organization’s dedication to promoting the principles and values of the United Nations resonates deeply with me. I believe in the power of collective action and the strength that comes from bringing diverse voices together to address global challenges”
“As the Co-Chair of the Women Affinity Group, I have witnessed the solidarity and solidity of gender equity, equality, and inclusion in STEM as a delegate of CSW67 and during our parallel event on FemTech. Equally, with other activities witnessing the intergenerational impact from the dedication and constructive collaborations of our members – youth leaders Julianne Wang, Kate Mallory, Tatiana Scantlebury or Himaja Naigreddy or seasoned champions, such as Marcia Brewster, Teena Halbig, Martha Collins, Dr. Eileen Jerome Davis, Karen Mulhauser or London Bell. I have seen firsthand how diverse perspectives and shared goals can lead to remarkable achievements” She said
“Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed once said, “We are at a pivotal moment in history. We have the opportunity to shift the trajectory and create a better future for all.” These words remind us of our collective power to make a difference. They inspire us to strive for a world where dignity, justice, equality, and human rights are not mere aspirations, but lived realities”
Lady Tee Thompson urges members to advance the mission of the UNA-USA.
“As members, we must continue to EDUCATE ourselves and others, to MOBILIZE our communities, and to RELENTLESSLY INSPIRE in our pursuit of a more just and equitable world. Together, we can create lasting change” she concluded