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Encyclopedia > United Nations Association of the United States of America

The United Nations Association of the United States of America or UNA-USA was founded in 1943 by Eleanor Roosevelt as the American Association for the United Nations (AAUN) which was merged with the U.S. Committee for the United Nations in 1964. 1943 (MCMXLIII) is a common year starting on Friday. ... Eleanor Roosevelt Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962) was an American human rights activist, stateswoman, journalist, educator, author, diplomat and as the wife of President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt, the longest serving First Lady of the United States from 1933-1945. ... For the Nintendo 64 emulator, see 1964 (Emulator). ...


UNA-USA is a non-profit organization which serves to educate Americans about the United Nations (UN) and about the issues being addressed by the UN. UNA-USA also works to support and encourage the Model United Nations (MUN) programs, most of which are organized locally by interested teachers and students. Community based chapters of UNA-USA arrange for experts to present public seminars on foreign policy issues related to the UN and encourage MUN by giving financial support to MUN programs in local colleges and high schools to assist students in attending MUN out-of-state conferences. Every year, UNA-USA publishes A Global Agenda, a guide to the work of the UN General Assembly. This law-related article does not cite its references or sources. ... Model United Nations (also known as Model UN or simply MUN) allows students to do the same with social science, civics, communications, sociology and psychology, as scientific laboratories allow students to experience, practice and experiment with the theories and ideas in biology, chemistry and physics. ... United Nations General Assembly The United Nations General Assembly is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations. ...


UNA-USA bills itself as a constructive critic of the UN. It experts have opposed the idea of United Nations Parliamentary Assembly. A United Nations Parliamentary Assembly, or United Nations Peoples Assembly (UNPA), is a proposed addition to the United Nations System that eventually would allow for direct election of UN delegates by citizens of member states. ...


External links

  • UNA-USA homepage
  • The World Federation of United Nations Associations

 
 

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