United Nations Day 2021

This year, UNA-USA is celebrating the UN’s 76th anniversary with a special virtual program, bringing together UN officials, young change-makers, and the most essential piece to our movement—you, our members.

2021 Theme

Creating a Blueprint for a Better Future

For more than seven decades, UNA-USA members have advocated on behalf of the UN and its agencies. Over the last year and a half, we’ve been reminded of just how interconnected the world is and that a threat anywhere—from the COVID-19 pandemic to intensifying impacts of climate change—is a threat everywhere.

The U.S. should not—and cannot—tackle global challenges alone. Our members know that creating a blueprint for a better future can only be achieved through working in tandem with the UN.

+1 Campaign Leaderboard

The +1 Campaign launches September 24. Check back here every week to view the leaderboard.

Leaderboard as of 10/22:

  • Individual – Angela Zhong
  • Member-at-Large – Kaiden Berchin
  • Community Chapter – UNA National Capital Area
  • Campus Chapter – Harvard University


Watch our 2020 UN Day celebration!

We hosted a virtual celebration to commemorate the UN’s 75th anniversary with special guests:

  • Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, PhD, World Health Organization’s Head of Emerging Diseases Unit and COVID-19 Technical Lead
  • Jayathma Wickramanayake, UN Youth Envoy
  • Dustin Liu, UNA-USA’s 2020-2021 Youth Observer to the UN

Watch the Program