United Nations Association of the USA
The United Nations Association of the USA grew out of an organization called the American Association for the United Nations (AAUN), which was a successor to the League of Nations Non-partisan Association, established in 1923. A group of prominent citizens activated AAUN in 1944 to promote the Dumbarton Oaks proposals in the late years of World War II by spreading the word about these important proposals and gaining American support for the proposed new international organization—the United Nations. Merging with the US Committee for the United Nations in 1964, a group composed of 138 national organizations supporting the work of the United Nations, UNA-USA as we know it today was formed.
Today, UNA-USA stands as the nation’s largest grassroots foreign policy organization and the leading center of policy research on the United Nations and global issues. UNA-USA offers Americans the opportunity to connect with issues confronted by the UN on a daily basis, from issues related to global health and human rights to the spread of democracy and equitable development to international justice.
For more information, visit http://www.unausa.org/