United Nations Association of San Diego
The San Diego Chapter (UNA-USA San Diego), established in 1946, focuses on advocacy efforts and education programs through public events and collaborations. We work with the UN Foundation and the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC) to connect people, ideas and resources to promote and support the UN’s work to solve the great global challenges of the 21st century.
The UN today is asked to tackle the world’s most intractable problems—global scale challenges that transcend borders but directly or indirectly affect us all: health, the environment, human rights and justice, peace and security, population, hunger and peacekeeping. In today’s interconnected world, governments working through the United Nations can’t do it alone. A worldwide partnership between the public and private sectors is needed involving individuals, non-governmental organizations, corporations and foundations.
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. We offer many opportunities to become an active member of our community and the world beyond.