Who We Are, and How We Work
The United Nations Association of the United States (UNA-USA) is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization. Though it is not part of the UN, here's what we do to assist this worthy global alliance. Through research educational and civic programs, we offer people up-to-date information about the UN and what it does. UNA-USA increases public awareness of the United States' constructive policies within the UN. We provide support to the UN, particularly in the areas of children's issues, world health and disaster relief. UNA-USA is financed by membership dues, publication sales, plus individual and corporate contributions.
UNA-SA: Shared Goals for the Common Good
Like our parent organization, we feel that the people of the world deserve food, shelter and health care. Freedom, justice and dignity should be a right, not a privilege. Lastly, peace and security should be within everyone's reach. Seeing the world as it is today, we believe the UN and its global partners still offer the best means to make inroads on this ambitious agenda.
How We Make a Difference
We keep you informed. UNA-SA sponsors a number of programs each year on a variety of timely topics, including breakfast, lunch and dinner presentations, discussion panels, seminars and even entertainment. Our annual celebration of the anniversary of the 1945 founding of the UN encourages community-wide involvement. UNA-SA also conducts special programming with groups such as the League of Women Voters, Tucson Great Decisions, and Tucson Committee on Foreign Relations.
We shop the world over. UNA-SA operates the store in the Monterey Village Shopping Center at Speedway and Wilmot in Tucson, Arizona. Volunteers sell a wonderful array of globally sourced folk art, crafts, jewelry, clothing and objets d'art. The proceeds support UNICEF, the UN's child-oriented humanitarian agency.
We know that today's students are tomorrow's leaders. UNA-SA partners with teachers and schools to provide educational material and publications from the Center's free lending library. It's why we sponsor scholarships for students studying international relations at the University of Arizona and a special grant program for the study of specific UN-related issues. UNA-SA supports the Arizona Model United Nations, a program which annually draws thousands of college and secondary students to the University for an annual simulated session of UN deliberative bodies. Financial assistance is also provided to the UA delegation to the Far West Model United Nations.
How You Can Make a Difference
Join the UNA-SA and, by extension, you become a member of the UNA-USA. The membership process is simple and offers several membership levels. Dues are deductible for tax purposes.
- Lifetime $1000
- Patron $500
- Sponsor $100
- Regular $40
- Introductory (1st yr only) $25
- Fixed Income $25
- Student (FREE)
Are you a student or Model UN Participant? Your membership is FREE! Go to Student Membership.
Membership can be accomplished online at the UNA-USA website: