COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 211

October 6, 2006

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

United Nations Day: October 24, 2006

 

I am pleased to bring to your attention the recognition of October 24, 2006, as United Nations Day in Virginia. Each year the United Nations selects a theme that focuses on a millennium goal. The United Nations theme for 2006 is Maternal Health and Well-Being. I encourage all educators to assume the responsibility for ensuring that Virginias young people recognize the importance of this crucial goal.

 

The increased interdependency of nations and people requires that our K-12 instructional program reinforce and augment many of the founding principles of the United Nations. Please join with me to recognize the principal mandates of the United Nations and to commemorate the founding of this organization over sixty years ago.

 

For more information, please contact the Virginia Chairperson of United Nations Day, Dawn Lawson, by e-mail at dmlawson@cox.net or by telephone at (703) 296-7466; or Beverly Thurston, coordinator, history, social sciences and international education, Office of Middle and High Instruction, by e-mail at Beverly.Thurston@doe.virginia.gov, or by telephone at (804) 225-2893.

 

BKCJr/BT/yba