Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America

July 15, 2008

Attendees: George Weinstein, NY, National UN Representative; NC Larry Schulman, NY; Ray Biondo, AR; Jesse Gersten, AZ; Larry Holman, PA; Ira Novoselsky, MA; Richard Rosenzweig, DC; Debra Stern, FL; PNC Joe Zoldan, OH

Staff: NED Herb Rosenbleeth; Larry Richardson; Mrs. Bailor; Greg Byrne

Subject: United Nations-What's it all about?

  • International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust is held annually at the UN on the last Monday of January. If you would like to attend next year's commemoration, please e-mail George Weinstein at with your name, address, and telephone number. A limited number of tickets are available.
  • You may view video of last year's event by going to http://www.un.org/webcast/2007.html and scrolling down to January 29, 2007.
  • There is an annual conference in September for all NGOs (non-governmental organizations). This year's conference is being held in Paris and over 4,000 people are expected to attend.
  • You can view live and archived video from the UN at www.un.org/webcast/
  • Climate change is the main issue being discussed at the UN right now.
  • UN is active in peacekeeping missions in Kosovo, Lebanon, Sudan, and Palestinian territories.