Jay Shahidi Receives Stassen Award

At its annual meeting on January 15, 2022, the  board of directors of UNA-MN presented it’s highest award – the Harold E. Stassen Award –  to Mehr “Jay” Shahidi.  Mehr “Jay” Shahidi is a business owner and has served as a board member, vice president and president of the Minnesota division of the Read more…

United Nations Day

Recording of Virtual Event held Thursday, October 28th In celebration of United Nations Day 2021, the United Nations Association of Minnesota hosted a virtual event featuring guest speaker Jane Eisenhardt of the United Nations Environment Programme. Ms. Eisenhardt led a presentation on the current state of the nation’s waterways and Read more…

UN DAY 2021 RESOLUTION

Whereas, 2021 marks the 76th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations since the Charter was signed in San Francisco on June 26, 1945, and came into force on October 24, 1945; Whereas, for 76 years, the United Nations, born from the rubble and devastation of World War II, Read more…

A Fresh Look at our Climate Change Saga – Natural Climate Solutions by James W. Nelson

July 2021 has earned the distinction of being the world’s hottest month ever recorded, according to global data released recently by NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information.  Elevated temperatures have worsened droughts and wildfires in many global locations, such as west coast states, and even our beloved northern Minnesota.  Warming Read more…

The Hague v. Shell Oil

Heralding a New Era of Corporate Responsibility for Big Oil EDITOR’S NOTE:  Each year, MCEA takes on a number of law students who are interested in environmental law. One thing (of many) that they do is research to help us better understand issues and recent developments in law that help inform Read more…

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