UNA-USA Advisor

The role of Advisor for the United Nations Association of the USA is to expand UNA-USA’s reach and impact, bring together multigenerational advocates who support full U.S. funding of the UN, as well as advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals.

UNA-USA is excited to appoint our Sophia Kianni as our first ever UNA-USA Advisor! See announcement here.

Sophia Kianni

Sophia Kianni is an Iranian-American social entrepreneur and activist studying at Stanford University. She is the founder and executive director of Climate Cardinals, the world’s largest youth-led climate nonprofit, with 9,000 volunteers in 40+ countries. She is the youngest United Nations advisor in US history. Sophia is a prolific storyteller who has spoken at universities and conferences across the world. She won the TED global idea competition, and her debut TED Talk has 2+ million views. She has been named VICE Media’s youngest Human of the Year, a National Geographic Young Explorer, and a Forbes 30 under 30 honoree. Sophia is part of the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) movement, serving as the organization’s Global Goals Ambassador for SDG#13 (Climate Action) and as the first UNA-USA Advisor.

SDG Spotlight Instagram Live Series with Sophia Kianni 

This series will take a dive deep into the world of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) where Sophia Kianni will be joined by influential guests from diverse backgrounds to shed light on each SDG. Through engaging conversations, insights from ground zero, and tangible action steps, “SDG Spotlight with Sophia Kianni” aims to educate, inspire, and mobilize a new wave of UNA-USA members.

More information on the series here.