UNA-Chicago is a chapter of UNA-USA based in Washington, D. C. For 80 years, UNA-USA has worked furthering the mission of the UN through its chapters, youth engagement, advocacy efforts, education programs, and public events. UNA-USA is a movement of Americans committed to Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion with over 20,000 members (60% under the age of 26) and more than 200 chapters across the country. At UNA-Chicago, we love to advocate for the UN and share their vital role in world peace, justice, and dignity embodied by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
UNA-Chicago and its members work with foreign policy makers, political decision makers, schools, colleges, universities, non-profit and other organizations in the Greater Chicago Area to build knowledge, understanding, informed opinion, and new ideas on the United Nations and its specialized agencies. Through various task forces and projects, UNA-Chicago strives to improve public awareness and participation in global issues. The vision of The United Nations Association of the United States of America is “A world in which humanity is spared the scourge of war, human rights are honored, the natural environment is protected and the United States is a constructive member of the United Nations for the well-being of all humankind." In conjunction with the UNA-USA organization, we hope to establish a strong and dynamic United Nations which will work in collaborative fashion with a strong and widely accepted United States. Our vision in the Greater Chicago Area is increasing engagement of the general public and local organizations in making the United States and the United Nations effective partners.