Founded in 1945, the United Nations Association – UK (UNA-UK) is the country’s foremost advocate for UK action at the UN; the UK's leading source of analysis on the UN; and a vibrant grassroots movement of 20,000 people from all walks of life.
We are the only charity in the UK devoted to building support for the UN amongst policymakers, opinion-formers and the public. We believe that a strong, credible and effective UN is essential if we are to build a safer, fairer and more sustainable world. We advocate strong government support for the UN - political and financial - and seek to demonstrate why the UN matters to people everywhere.
We pursue this mission by:
Explaining how the UN works and what it can realistically achieve
Connecting people and organisations to the UN's work and values
Providing an interface between the UN and the UK
Calling for active and progressive UK leadership at the UN
Stimulating debate and action on how to make the UN more effective, transparent, inclusive and accountable
Convening key players from all sectors, in the UK and internationally, to promote multilateral solutions to global problems
Equipping our members and supporters to further all of these aims
UNA-UK derives great strength from its members and supporters, and UK-wide network of community and university branches. Together, they form a critical mass of support for the UN in the UK and beyond.
Our recent successes include: the 1 for 7 Billion campaign to change how the UN selects its Secretary-General, our call for more UK peacekeeping troops, and our push to keep the UN on the national curriculum in England.
UNA-UK is a charitable company limited by guarantee (no.1146016). We are completely independent of the UN and receive no funding from it.