International Service exemplifies our global reach in promoting peace and understanding. We support this service avenue by sponsoring or volunteering on international projects, seeking partners abroad, and more.
Chair: Bill Miller, PDG
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Global Connections Television (GCTV)
Bill Miller, who is also a columnist for Washington International, established Global Connections Television (GCTV) to help inform Americans and people worldwide about how international issues impact their lives. Miller, who also serves as Moderator for GCTV, has interviewed former Rotary International President Frank Devlyn (2000-01).
Bill encourages all Rotarians to download any of his interviews and play them at local Rotary meetings, on CATV/PBS television stations, on college intra-campus television stations, websites or with any educational, faith-based or social group. The website may also be forwarded to friends, family and colleagues that have an interest in international-local issues, such as climate change, Polioplus, human rights and social and economic development.
Rotary and the UN
Rotary and the United Nations have a long history of working together and sharing similar visions for a more peaceful world. Rotary’s relationship with the United Nations dates back to 1945 when some 49 Rotary members acted as delegates, advisors and consultants at the United Nations Charter Conference. Today, Rotary holds the highest consultative status possible with the United Nations as a non-governmental organization.
Each year at Rotary UN Day, more than 1300 Rotarians including many Rotary International Directors, Foundation Trustees, past Senior Leaders, Rotaractors, Interactors, and guests come together at UN Headquarters in New York. The program is designed to inspire and educate all participants as well as provide insight into the relationship between Rotary and the United Nations.