The United Nations (UN) serves as a global forum where countries raise and discuss the most difficult issues, including problems of health, climate, education and peace. Since helping to charter the United Nations in 1945, Rotary members and the United Nations have worked together toward peace and addressing humanitarian issues worldwide.
The celebration 75 Years of Action Between Rotary and the United Nations, will be streamed live on 10 April 2021. You are cordially invited to join the livestream on Saturday, 10 April, from 10:00 to 13:00 Eastern Daylight Time. For further details and registration, visit The inspiring list of speakers includes...
  • Stéphane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN Secretary-General António Guterres, who will deliver our keynote address;

  • Melissa Fleming, UN Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications;

  • RI President Holger Knaack

  • Téa Leoni, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and National Board Member of UNICEF USA, reflecting upon her and her family’s generational commitment to children and the importance of partnerships, like the Rotary and UNICEF partnership.

  • A panel of Jennifer Jones, Rotary International President Nominee, RI Director Valarie Wafer, Past Trustee Carolyn Jones, and Sylvia Whitlock, the first female Rotary club president;

  • And a number of other inspiring speakers! 

For an interesting look behind the scenes at how the event was assembled, please see the article by Mary Eileen Shackleton, 2020-21 governor of District 7230  in Rotary Voices.