While the United Nations isn’t perfect, we believe it is sacrosanct. It plays an unquestionably vital role in combating global climate change, advancing education, aiding refugees, fighting disease, promoting social justice, establishing peace, and so much more!  A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, UNA Portland is one of nearly 150 chapters of the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) that believe in strong American leadership at the United Nations. Thus, we are a collection of global citizens who believe in our individual roles toward a more just world. In many ways, our vision and mission is summed up by the Sustainable Development Goals:

UNA-USA, our parent organization, is a program of the prestigious UN Foundation.  Our national movement was founded by a generation that witnessed the atrocities of World War II and said “never again”.  Through your membership (students join free!), we can inspire new generations to help resolve the most pressing global issues of our day.