Rotary and The United Nations2022-01-07T09:14:34+00:00

United Nations & Newport Beach Rotary

In 2018, The Rotary Club of Newport Beach was specifically chartered with the purpose of creating projects designed around the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals and Rotary’s Six Areas of Focus.  All projects were designed to be easily adopted by other Rotary Clubs and organizations around the globe.

The United Nations was founded on October24,1945 by 51 countries. Rotarians played an active role in the drafting of the United Nations Charter in 1945 in San Francisco.  Forty-nine Rotarians were involved, including five who had been appointed by the RI President at the request of the President of the United States.Immediately after the UN Charter was signed, Rotary International implemented many projects to promote this new organization to Rotarians and to the general public. Today, there are 193-member states.  AND, Rotary holds the highest consultative status offered to a nongovernmental organization by the UN’s Economic and Social Council, which oversees many specialized UN agencies.

During a historic summit in 2015, the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and agreed to 17 Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs. These goals are fully aligned with the six areas of focus of Rotary International.

The Rotary Club of Newport Beach was formed as a Global Service Club
with the purpose of “Embracing the future While Respecting the Past.”

All of our local and global service projects follow Rotary’s
legendary “4 Way Test” and fall under at least one of Rotary’s
7 Areas of Focus“.We also have created project’s that
embrace Rotary’s “8 Pillars of Positive Peace” and have
a long-term  strategy that aligns with the United
Nations’  17 Sustainable Development Goals.

All of our programs have been designed to partner with Rotary clubs locally
and globally in our strategic vision for the future.