The United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA), a program of the UN Foundation, is a membership organization dedicated to inform, inspire and mobilize the American People to support the principles and vital work of the United Nations. UNA-USA works to accomplish its mission through its national network of chapters. UNA-USA and the UN Foundation create the single largest network of advocates and supporters of the United Nations in the world.
The San Diego Chapter (UNA-USA San Diego), established in 1946, focuses on advocacy efforts and education programs through public events and collaborations. It thrives to serve as a resource for the residents of the San Diego area on the broad agenda of critical global issues addressed by the United Nations and its agencies: peacekeeping, human rights, humanitarian relief, economic development, and education. With the help of our members and through public events, fundraisers, and symposiums, we aim to expand our understanding of global issues and build greater international cooperation. UNA-USA San Diego is unique as it is one of two chapters in the U.S. with consultative status to the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Every year, the chapter sends a delegation to partake on the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the UN in New York City.