World Bulletin

January 29, 2013



Americans Support Engagement with the UN in Latest Polling
UNA-USA members have favorable poll numbers that any politician would be jealous of—a new poll finds that approximately eight in 10 American voters think it is important for the U.S. to maintain an active role in the United Nations. This will be a terrific tool as Chapters schedule their in-district advocacy meetings this month.

Chapters across the country will be engaging with members of Congress and their staffs in their home districts February 15-28 to discuss the most pressing issues facing the UN, and how the U.S. plays a key role in meeting the challenges facing the world. Read More >


Patrick Madden

From the Executive Director

Two Different Speeches, One Common Thread
by Patrick Madden

Two important speeches were given over the past two weeks. One captured the world’s attention at home and abroad, and the other enjoyed less fanfare, but wove together a picture of the world’s future. One was marking the beginning of a second U.S. presidential term and one was delivered by the world’s top diplomat. Read More >


Updates from UNA-USA

Register Now - Members’ Day at the UN is Just Days! 

New Dates for 2013 Annual Meeting Announced

Join Activist Charlotte Bunch for UNA Women's Official CSW Side Event on Violence Against Women

Highlights from The Interdependent

Budgeting Relief: Syria’s Ever-worsening Humanitarian Crisis

Crowdsourcing the Post-2015 Developmental Agenda (Part 1)

"Alarmed Optimism": The Campaign to Eradicate Polio

A Seemingly Endless Cycle: Pakistan’s Dearth of Women's Rights


From the UNA-USA Chapters

Monterey Bay UNA Leaders Meet with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

The Long View: Dorothy Messenger on the Importance of UNA-USA

Davis Chapter Rallies Community Around Fundraising for UNICEF

UN Foundation News

The UN Launches MY World, a Global Survey to Give People a Voice in the Post-2015 Process

Global Community Shapes Conversation in Davos

Haiti, Three Years Later