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The United Nations Association of the United States of America is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that supports the work of the United Nations and encourages active civic participation in the most important social and economic issues facing the world today. 

UNA seeks to promote constructive US leadership in a strengthened United Nations system. Specifically, it is our task to educate the public about the United Nations, increasing public knowledge about international issues and US government policies relating to the UN. We are to build public support for constructive leadership in the United Nations and advocate with government officials for US participation.

The West Triangle Chapter is composed of nearly 300 members in Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties, North Carolina.

The United Nations works to solve global challenges

  • Provides food to 108 million people in 74 countries

  • Vaccinates 40 per cent of the world’s children, saving 2 million lives a year

  • Assists over 34 million refugees and others fleeing war, famine or persecution

  • Fights climate change and leads a campaign to plant 1 billion trees a year

  • Keeps the peace with 116,000 peacekeepers in 17 operations on 4 continents

  • Fights poverty and helped 300 million rural poor achieve better lives in the last 30 years

  • Monitors, promotes, protects and develops human rights worldwide

  • Mobilizes $7 billion in humanitarian aid to help people affected by emergencies

  • Leads international efforts in clearing landmines in over 30 countries

  • Promotes universal primary education, reaching 88% enrollment coverage in developing countries

(From the Outreach Division, Department of Information of the United Nations)


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Fellow Members of the UNA-West Triangle Chapter,

You will recall that in February UNA-WTC co-sponsored an important local UN-related event, the WomenNC 2014 United Nations Fellowship Dinner. At the dinner, which was held at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library on the NC State campus in Raleigh, the 2014 Fellows were introduced and discussed the projects that they would present at the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in March. Also, our Chapter displayed information about UNA-USA and distributed membership materials.

UNA-West Triangle Chapter and WomenNC now invite you to celebrate the exuberant return of the 2014 Student Fellowship Team from their successfully intensive week participating at the United Nations 58th CSW Conference in New York City. The WomenNC team united with 6000+ people from over 185 countries, with an overcapacity crowd at their panel presentation on March 11th.

On April 15th, UNA-West Triangle Chapter and WomenNC will co-host a Symposium at which the Fellows (from UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke University and NC State University) will share their inspiring experiences and new concepts that could be replicated in our community; extending the reach of the U.N. Millennium Development Goals affecting women and girls in North Carolina.

UNA-West Triangle Chapter will award five select local High School project teams as 2014 U.N. Contest winners, chosen for their best presentation of “ demonstrated knowledge of how the U.N. system addresses one of the many problems of concern to the world”. The 3rd Annual Carolyn King Scholarship Recipient will also be presented to the 2014 WomenNC Fellow who has most exemplified the determination and strength of conviction for social justice.

We encourage you & a friend or colleague to join us for a Great Evening!

Please click here for more details on the U.N. Reflections Symposium April 15th Event!

Gregory C. Flood
President, UNA-WTC