Hundreds from Across the Country to Join United Nations Association of the USA for 2013 Members’ Day at the UN

Members begin celebration of UNA-USA’s 70th Year Supporting a U.S. Engagement at the UN

February 4, 2013
NEW YORK – Nearly 600 United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) members and guests are attending UNA-USA Members’ Day at the UN today in New York City. Members' Day participants are UNA-USA members, community leaders, business executives, academics and students, as well as representatives from think tanks and like-minded organizations. Today’s conference represents the largest gathering of UN advocates in the U.S. on a single day, and marks the launch of UNA-USA’s 70th Anniversary celebration.

“This day is one of the most important for UNA-USA during the year, and a great way for the organization to kick-off its 70th year. Each year, UNA-USA members from across the country gather at the UN to hear from top voices on the most pressing issues, and network with like-minded individuals, and advance support for UN causes,” said UNA-USA Executive Director Patrick Madden.

The theme for this year’s Members’ Day is “The U.S. at the UN: Opportunities for Renewal.” Two keynote addresses will be given, one from UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, and the other from United Nations Foundation President & CEO Kathy Calvin. Participants will also hear from U.S. Youth Observer at the UN Brooke Loughrin, as well as panels on climate change, the global economy, education, and youth, and security issues. 

The meeting is being held in conjunction with the UNA Southern New York Division and the 5th Annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference. More information on UNA-USA Members’ Day at the UN can be found at www.unausa.org/membersday. UNA-USA is a program of the UN Foundation, furthering its mission to connect people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems.

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Media ContactJoseph Catapano


The United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) is a membership organization dedicated to inform, inspire, and mobilize the American people to support the ideals and vital work of the United Nations. For 70 years UNA-USA has worked to accomplish its mission through its national network of Chapters, youth engagement, advocacy efforts, education programs, and public events. UNA-USA is a program of the United Nations Foundation. UNA-USA and its sister organization the Better World Campaign represent the single largest network of advocates and supporters of the United Nations in the world. Learn more about UNA-USA’s programs and initiatives at www.unausa.org


The United Nations Foundation builds public-private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and broadens support for the United Nations through advocacy and public outreach. Through innovative campaigns and initiatives, the Foundation connects people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The Foundation was created in 1998 as a U.S. public charity by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner and now is supported by global corporations, foundations, governments, and individuals. For more information, visit www.unfoundation.org.

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