UNA-UK SHROPSHIRE’s MISSION
To provide a forum for Shropshire’s citizens to discuss or debate international affairs, with particular reference to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
To draw the attention of UNA – UK to matters of concern to members and the wider public.
The Shropshire Branch was one of the original branches formed in 1945. It is based in Church Stretton and covers all locations. Members from the surrounding towns – Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Oswestry, Telford, Much Wenlock, Craven Arms including rural areas, are encouraged to participate in branch activities.
STRIVING FOR CHANGE- UNA SHROPSHIRE
BRANCH STRATEGIC PLAN
- A safer, fairer and more sustainable world in accordance with the UN’s 2015-2030 goals.
- Connecting people in Shropshire to the work and values of the UN.
- Influencing decision makers and opinion shapers to support UN goals.
- Stimulating debate and action on how to make the UN more effective.
- Following UNA-UK’s lead in becoming a learning organisation, an organisation that transforms vision into reality through holistic review, planning and learning.
CONTRIBUTION TO THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE UN’S GOALS?
How can UNA Shropshire support and contribute to the work and aims of the UNA-UK and the UN itself, to meet the 2015-2030 goals?.
- Concern and positive action to help the local poor.
- Work with schools to educate students about the UN’s work, aims and objectives.
- Support groups working for women’s education and development, particularly in emerging economies.
- Encourage authorities to include women with competence and experience in senior positions in business, commerce and the public services.
- Cultivate a mature attitude towards a better use of the world’s natural resources.
- Generate greater public concern for removing moral injustices in the world.
Our values lay a foundation for support at every level.
- Being responsive.
- Demonstrating integrity and grace.
- Exercising professionalism.
- Forging partnerships.
- Respecting diversity and difference.
- Communicating frequently and transparently.
UNA Shropshire has traditionally worked with partners in the community; educational, private sector and other organisations with a social conscience.
UNA-UK has supported and reinforced such partnership by encouraging other branches to follow its lead. Social and environmental responsibilities are vital in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Local partnerships are on-going with Stretton Climate Care, Fairtrade, Churches Together, U3A, and UNICEF.
An effective way of paying tribute to the work of those who have gone before, is to continue to invest in their experience, and aim to develop an even better future.
We can learn from their passion and capabilities and adapt them to meet the present and future demands of the UN, UNA-UK and the Branch.