The United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to building understanding of and support for the ideals and work of the UN among the American people.  Its education, policy and advocacy programs emphasize the importance of cooperation among nations and the need for American leadership at the UN.  UNA-USA is affiliated with the World Federation of United Nations Associations, which began in 1946 as a public movement for the UN.

The UNA-USA today is a leading center of policy research on the UN and global issues like peace and security, health, development and human rights.  Its business council is a leading catalyst for action, understanding and innovative opportunities between member companies and the UN.

Through its national network of more than 135 community chapters and divisions with around 20,000 members, UNA-USA reaches out to millions of concerned citizens who want their voices heard in Washington and at the UN.  This grass-roots outreach is  combined with high-level policy studies involving scholars and government officials from many parts of the world, identifying fresh ideas and areas of potential cooperation.

Through its programs, UNA-USA continues to pioneer efforts to involve the American public in the discussion of foreign policy priorities as well as to provide information and educational materials for Congress, the executive branch, corporations, NGOs, the general public and the media.


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Operating funds are provided by private foundations, corporations, individuals, and membership dues.  Nonoperating funds are provided by these sources and government grants.