United Nations Association

Chicago Chapter

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Who We Are

Mission Statement

The United Nations Association of Chicago (UNA Chicago) and its members work with foreign policy makers, political decision makers, schools, colleges, universities, non-profit and other organizations in the Greater Chicago Area to build knowledge, understanding, informed opinion, and new ideas on the United Nations and its specialized agencies. Through various task forces and projects, UNA Chicago strives to improve public awareness and participation in global issues. ​ The vision of The United Nations Association of the United States of America is “A world in which humanity is spared the scourge of war, human rights are honored, the natural environment is protected and the United States is a constructive member of the United Nations for the well-being of all humankind.” In conjunction with the UNA-USA organization, we hope to establish a strong and dynamic United Nations which will work in collaborative fashion with a strong and widely accepted United States. Our vision in the Greater Chicago Area is increasing engagement of the general public and local organizations in making the United States and the United Nations effective partners.

Board of Directors

Farah Eck


Magi Zlatkova

Vice President

Anastasia Herasimovich


Rachel Anderson




Advocacy Director

Bryce Wied

GenUN Director

Jennifer Shin

Education Director


Membership Director

Rachel Buonafede

Communications Director

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The Global Goals

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