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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.

EVERY DAY
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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Announcement

Your Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it is returning to the Lunch & Learn format for its meetings in 2014-2015. The Chapter will host four sessions tied to major events in the UN calendar at the Galloway Ridge Retirement Community. See Map for parking.

The first L&L will be in honor of United Nations Day and will take place from 12:00 noon to 2:00pm on 23 October 2014. The program will feature Felix Dodds, a writer, activist and futurist who has been active on the global water agenda for more than ten years. He is currently the co-director of the 2014 UNC Nexus Conference on climate, energy, food and water as well as being an Associate Fellow at the Tellus Institute in Boston. See the Newsletter for further details and reservation form.


2014 UN Contest Winners Announced

UNA's U.N. contest has now been offered ten times, although when it was first offered in 2005 to students in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro School District, no one entered! Over the following years, the contest was gradually opened to high school students in the Chatham, Durham, and Orange County school districts. We have been curious about what has happened to this incredibly knowledgeable and talented group of young people who won our Contests. Therefore, we embarked on a search to find out. Read about what these amazing young people are doing now: U.N. Contest Winners: What Are They Doing Now, 2014?