Welcome to the United Nations Association Seattle website

Welcome to the United Nations Association Seattle website. This group is a nonprofit organization and is one of the local support chapters of the United Nations. UNA Seattle Chapter encourages the active civic participation in the most important political, social and economic issues facing the world today, from democratic issues ,to equitable and sustainable development, to global issues, and human rights.

The United Nations Association Seattle was established in 1948. After the second World War, concerned citizens began a meeting in a traditional-raised garage door in Arizona to discuss global issues.

UNA Seattle already had a mission when we started the organization. We are dedicated to inspire, educate and mobilize the members of the Greater Seattle community to support the principles and fundamental work of the United Nations along with our advocacy for the full engagement by the USA in the United Nations.

United Nations Association Seattle wants you to lend a hand by giving donations to our organization. Your precious donation will compensate the Seattle Chapter‘s outreach program in support of United Nations. We also invite you to join the Club UN. Here, we discuss everything about global issues. We hold regular monthly discussions every last Wednesday of the month.

Come and join the United Nations Association Seattle Chapter in this journey. All you need to do is to be a member of our organization and you can join all of our discussions on important issues of the day. Together, we help inform public servants and local communities about the value of our country’s participation in the United Nations. To become a member, please send us an email to let us know of your intent.

Here are some reasons why you need to be a member of UNA Seattle and affiliated organizations. First, it will help build support for the UN among Americans. The mission and purpose of the United Nations are carried out through local events hosted by UNA chapters and divisions across the country.

Second, we need to help build support for the United Nations among elected officials and public servants. According to a former US Ambassador, the UN is only as good as the US commitment, furthermore, the UN need the support of the US to succeed. Unfortunately, this commitment has fallen short at times in the form of late payments and the under funding of important efforts such as peacekeeping operations. Through the UNA Seattle advocacy campaigns as well as through our relationships with some of the country’s top decision makers, we keep the pressure on to make sure that United States of America will continue to support the United Nation to stay alive.

Lastly, to demonstrate that the American people long for engagement. At the kind of century that we are living right now, the world needs positive engagement from the United States government. One of the most essential weapons in ensuring that commitment is the United Nations. There is no better way to send a message persuading cooperation and dialogue than to join an internationally minded civil society organization such as United Nations Association.

When you join United Nations Association it means you’re joining a community of like-minded individuals.