The United Nations Association of the United States of America is a non profit membership organization that aims to gather support for UN and build understanding of ideals and work of UN among the American people. The advocacy, policy and education programs emphasize the importance of cooperation among countries and the requirement of American leadership at the United Nations. UNA-USA is associated with the World Federation of United Nations Associations.
The UNA-USA is actively engaged in educating, and mobilizing Americans for supporting the philosophy and works of the United Nations. It aims to strengthen the United Nations system and encourages the constructive United States leadership in UN system. It takes initiatives towards the fulfilment of goals of the United Nations Charter. UNA-USA is a leading centre of policy research on global issues including peace and security, human rights, health, and development. The business council acts as a chief catalyst for understanding, action and pioneering opportunities between various member companies and the UN. The operating funding of UNA-USA is provided by corporations, individuals, private foundations, and membership dues. Non operating funding is done by grants.
UNA-USA has a massive member base with nearly 20,000 members nationwide that ranges from numerous grass-roots individuals to scholars and government officials from various regions of the world. It looks to high level studies and identifies innovative ideas of potential cooperation. UNA-USA is involved in organising a series of programs for involving the American public in discussions related to foreign policies. It also offers information and educational materials for Congress, the general public, the media, corporations, and NGOs. It has a wide national network that includes more than 135 community divisions and Council of Organizations. It also comprises of latest reinvigorated National Council that reaches out to millions of concerned citizens.