The United Nations Association of the USA’s national programs and campaigns offer members opportunities to raise community awareness about issues of global concern, from the UN’s Millennium Development Goals and HIV/AIDS to peace, security and international law.
Adopt-A-Minefield is a campaign of the United Nations Association of the USA in partnership with the United Nations and Ted Turner’s Better World Fund. The campaign’s goals are to clear minefields, provide assistance to landmine survivors and raise awareness about the global landmine crisis. The campaign also runs the Night of Thousand Dinners – an annual, global event that brings together thousands of individuals and organizations from around the world to help raise funds to clear landmines and assist landmine survivors.
Global Classrooms the US and a diverse array of schools around the world. The program is currently in the following American cities – Boston, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, St. Paul, Tampa and Washington, DC – and these international cities – Accra, Beijing, Beirut, Berlin, Johannesburg, London, Madrid, Mexico City and New Delhi.
Global Policy Programs
United Nations Association of the USA’s Global Policy Programs are dedicated to strengthening the UN system, promoting multilateral approaches to global issues and encouraging active US engagement in the world. Through focused analysis and dialogue, United Nations Association of the USA contributes an internationalist prospective to the policy debate on the US and the world.
HERO: A United Nations Association of the USA Campaign
In partnership with USAID, HERO is an awareness-building and fundraising initiative dedicated to providing comprehensive, school-based support to orphans and vulnerable children living in HIV/AIDS-affected communities in Africa.
Seton Hall University/United Nations Association of the USA Alliance
Seton Hall University and United Nations Association of the USA established the John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations in 1997 to advance the study of international affairs. As a next step in this unique partnership, United Nations Association of the USA and the school are working to establish a new Center on the Study of the UN.
The UN’s birthday is observed on October 24 by chapters across the United States. United Nations Association of the USA publishes an annual “Community Organizer’s Guide” for chapter programming around a specified Millennium Development Goal.
Washington Office and Advocacy Programs
Representing United Nations Association of the USA in the nation’s capital, the Washington office engages American citizens, Congress, the administration and a diverse network of policy institutions and non-governmental organizations in an effort to secure and encourage constructive US leadership in the United Nations. With regular briefings, panel discussions and reports, the office informs both policymakers and individuals interested in global issues about the importance and benefit of US membership in the UN.