Help the United Nations Help the World!Every day the UN works to reduce poverty, combat disease, promote respect for human rights, and protect the environment. UNA-USA is dedicated to building support for the ideals and vital work of the United Nations among the American people.
The UN established the International Day of Peace in 1981 at the opening of the General Assembly for:
"...commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples. This day will serve as a reminder to all peoples that our organization, with all its limitations, is a living instrument in the service of peace and should serve all of us here within the organization as a constantly pealing bell reminding us that our permanent commitment, above all interests or differences of any kind, is to peace."
Runners and walkers at the annual UNA-East Bay Run for Peace will raise funds for educational and advocacy programs and to help the UN's World Food Program to feed millions of people left helpless and hungry by war and natural disasters. More than ever global citizens with international understanding are critical to achieving international cooperation and peace. Through its network of 135 chapters UNA-USA reaches out to millions of concerned citizens who want their voices heard in Washington and at the UN.
"The combination of communicable diseases…and malnutrition is the most prevalent public health problem in the world today; together they are responsible for millions of preventable deaths worldwide each year. Infants and children are particularly affected. An estimated 13 million deaths occur in this group annually in developing countries"
-- World Health Organization Communicable Diseases Working Group on Emergencies
(CD-WGE)-August 25, 2005
Team deadline: September 15
Individuals: September 15
INDIVIDUALS WHO PRE-REGISTER ON-LINE RECEIVE A FREE T-SHIRT: DEADLINE SEPT 15!
|Category||Pre-registration ($10 Discount)||On-site registration|
|INDIVIDUALS NOT JOINING A TEAM|
|Student - Individual||$25.00||$35.00|
|UNA-USA Member - Individual||$25.00||$35.00|
|New UNA-USA Member (To obtain $10 discount code, join at: http://www.UNAUSAeastBay.org/join.html)||$15.00||$25.00|
|Non-Student/Non UNA-USA Member||$30.00||$40.00|
|8 year olds and under or disabled||Free||Free|
|INDIVIDUALS CREATING OR JOINING A
(Teams Must Be Formed by September 15)
|$5 Team Discount|
|Student - Team||$20.00||$30.00|
|UNA-USA Member - Team||$20.00||$30.00|
|New UNA-USA Member (To obtain $10 discount code, join at: http://www.UNAUSAeastBay.org/join.html)||$10.00||$20.00|
|Non-Student/Non UNA-USA Member||$25.00||$35.00|
|Individuals may register via hard copy but BUT WILL NOT RECEIVE A FREE T-SHIRT. A FRIEND WITH A COMPUTER CAN REGISTER YOU ON-LINE. You can download the registration form from this web site or pick one up at the UNA-East Bay Center at 1403-B Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94702. Phone: 510-849-17552.|
From Highway I-80/580
- Take University Avenue exit
- From Highway I-80/580
- Take University Avenue exit
- Northbound on the freeway: Go 3 blocks to 7th Street and do a U-turn to go the other way on University Avenue (west). Go over highway I-80
- Southbound on the freeway: As you curve through the cloverleaf exit, veer left at the end, then turn left at the stop sign when you reach University Avenue.
- Continue straight (west) at the stop sign at W. Frontage Rd.
- The right lane will turn right at the next stop sign, Marina Blvd. (past the Berkeley Doubletree Hotel)
- As Marina Blvd. curves to the left, it becomes Spinnaker Way
- Park as near as possible to this corner. Signs directing you to registration will be located here.
- Take University Avenue west toward the Bay
- Cross over highway I-80
- Follow instructions as above to the park.
For Students coming from UC Berkeley, the 51B bus will take you directly to the Berkeley Marina. The 51B can be found in front of Eshleman Hall. The bus ride will take about 30 minutes. Get off at the corner of University and Marina Blvd, where you will need to walk north on Marina Blvd. (about 11 minutes) to Cesar Chavez Park. Student volunteers should plan to catch the 6:05 am bus in order to arrive at the park by 7:00 am.