Purpose and Membership
The first article of the United States Charter defines the organization's purposes and priciples as follows:
Maintain international peace and security
Develop friendly relations among nations
promote co-operation among nations for the purposes for solving international, economic, social, cultural, and humanitarian problems, and to promote respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, and; serve as center for harmonizing the nations in attaining these common ends.
UNA-USA IS A FORCE FOR CHANGE
Through the work of its community-based chapters and over 100 affiliated organizations, UNA-USA creates a powerful national constituency for a United Nations that advances American interests in a global system. Individual members participate in a variety of grassroots initiatives focusing on U.N. issues including human rights, poverty, the environment, and global health.
UNA-USA IS A CATALYST
As a converter for a wide variety of groups-business, academic, diplomatic, government, grassroots--UNA-USA provides a bipartisan forum for analysis and discussion on a wide range of global issues important to America's role in the world. These unique programs position UNA-USA as an incubator of new ideas and approaches for a more effective United Nations.
UNA-USA IS AN ADVOCATE
Coordinated by our Washington Office, UNA-USA advocacy efforts support responsible U.S. participation in the UN and other mutilateral international institutions. UNA-USA serves as a resource for the U.S. Government, monitors key international affairs developments in Congress, and disseminates timely "Action Alerts" on legislation. UNA-USA also coordinates an annual Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill.
UNA-USA IS AN EDUCATOR
Americans of all ages benefit from supporting UNA-USA. Our innovative classroom curricula for students in grades 6-12, the highly acclaimed Model United Nations learning experience, and public lectures and seminars sponsored by local chapters, are a few examples of how UNA-USA raises the public's understanding of global issues.
UNA-USA IS A DOORWAY
Members of UNA-USA receive "behind the scenes" news and information about the UN and global issues. Members are also invited to an exclusive event at United Nations Headquarters--our annual Members Day--in the spring of the current year.
MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS INCLUDE:
A subscription to UNA-USA's "members only" journal, The InterDependent, with "insider" news and views on the United Nations.
Discounts on all UNA-USA publications and materials
The exclusive opportunity to attend UNA-USA annual "Members Day at the United Nations."
Discounts on selected UN publications
Invitations to participate in local briefings and seminars offered by UNA-USA Chapters and Divisions
information on participating in major UN events