Next event 26 NOVEMBER 2016

Marking United Nations Day
Talk and discussion
with Gulwali Passarlay
Saturday 26 November, 7pm
Venue: The Chapel, University of Chichester, PO19 6PE
Tickets: £7, students free (book to reserve your place)
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Gulwali Passarlay

Gulwali Passarlay is an Afghan refugee who was destined by the Taliban to become a suicide bomber.

Alone aged 12, he escaped into the hands of child traffickers, surviving horrifying ordeals as he journeyed through eight countries to arrive (on his 100th  attempt) in the UK from Calais in 2007. Now aged 22, Gulwali is a politics graduate of Manchester University.  He was asked to carry the Olympic torch through Bolton in 2012.

Gulwali Passarlay is a published author and TEDx speaker.  He is a Trustee and board member of Nations of Migration Awakening the Diaspora (NOMAD) and chair of Afghan Youth Movement UK.  He is also a 2020 Education Youth Ambassador, a commissioner on the Children's Commission on Child Poverty - TCS, and an NHS Youth Forum ambassador.

What made Gulwali leave his country for an uncertain future? Hear his story and how it relates to today’s refugees, and ask your questions.

More about Gulwali Passarlay



Spring 2017
and the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Olivia Darby
Date to be confirmed


Schools and young people:
What is the UN and why does it matter?

We are developing a 5-minute presentation entitled 'What is the United Nations and why does it matter?'.  Aimed especially at young people, the aim is to give a brief overall picture of the UN and to show that it will be even more important to our country post Brexit.

We shall be offering to deliver this presentation to schools when it is ready, and would like to hear from you if you are interested – please email Viv Williams: 

We will also be seeking parents interested in delivering this presentation in school – please email

Model United Nations

We are aiming to hold a Model United Nations in Chichester in 2017, aimed primarily at young people.  If you would be interested in taking part please contact
SDGs local action

Following our Spring 2016 workshop Local Action for Global Change we are exploring potential initiatives to contribute locally to the worldwide sustainable development goals.

If this is something that interests you and that you might like to become involved in, please contact us



6 July 2016

Speakers Richard Nelmes, Deputy Director, UN Association-UK, and Viv Williams, board member, outlined breakthrough progress in the 1 for 7 billion campaign to find the best UN Secretary-General for 2017 with audience discussion of the added importance of the UN following the EU referendum. Read more

Workshop led by Olivia Darby, Director, Wonder Foundation, March 2016 / Photos

In the light of the national picture on poverty and gender inequality,local case studies show that local action in the Chichester area can help the UK to meet SDG targets. Read more

1 for 7 billion - find the best UN leader 2016
Address by Natalie Samarasinghe, Executive Director of UNA-UK, Chichester, November 2015

1 for 7 billion campaign progress

Natalie Samarasinghe's address

The UN's Role in a Changing World

UNA-UK Chairman Sir Jeremy Greenstock's address at Festival of Chichester 2015.

'The UN works for peace through global order.  In its first 70 years it has brought freedom, and, with that, freedom to express difference.  This makes maintaining peace even more difficult ... ' Read summary

Chairman Viv Williams hails UN polio success

'With all the criticisms aimed at the United Nations ...  Read more