UN Day Luncheon

For over 25 years, UNAGB has gathered local and global leaders on October 24 to elevate the role of the UN and reaffirm the values of peace, prosperity, human rights, and justice for all for our annual UN Day Luncheon.

Past UN Day keynote speakers have included:


  • Dr. Jonathan Fanton, President Emeritus, American Academy of Arts & Sciences (2022)
  • Judge Mark Wolf, Founder, Integrity Initiatives International (2022)
  • Dustin Liu, 9th U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations (2021)
  • Elizabeth Cousens, President and CEO of the United Nations Foundation (2020)
  • Natalia Urtubey, Executive Director of the City of Boston’s Imagine Boston 2030 Plan (2020)
  • Rachel Kyte, Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All (2019)
  • Timothy Edgar, former National Security and Intelligence Official and Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University (2018)
  • Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres (2016)
  • Ambassador Matthew Rycroft, Permanent Representative of the UK to the UN (2015)
  • Ambassador David Donoghue, Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations (2014)