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


Christen Ng

Vice President

Anastasia Herasimovich


Rachel Anderson


Maria Cosenza

Advocacy Director

Bryce Wied

GenUN Director

Jennifer Shin

Education Director

Magi Zlatkova

Membership Director

The Global Goals

In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 goals for a better world by 2030. These goals have the power to end poverty, fight inequality and stop climate change.

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Latest News

Human Rights Day: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70!

Happy Birthday to The Universal Declaration of Human Rights! Learn about this significant document, your rights, and how to empower others.

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Universal Children’s Day 2017

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World Science Day 2017

Today, the complexity of the world’s issues goes beyond the framework of a single discipline. Sciences, technology and innovation provide key answers to build peace and bolster sustainable development. We need[…]

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