The United Nations Association in Canada
A Better World Starts HERE.
It starts in our homes. In our schools and communities. In our country. It starts with you.
The United Nations Association in Canada (UNA-Canada) is a national charitable organization established in 1946. Our mandate is to engage the Canadian public in the work of the United Nations and the critical international issues which affect us all. We accomplish our goals through a dynamic staff team at the National Office and a network of volunteer-driven regional branches.
The United Nations Association in Canada strives for a better world through a variety of national projects focused on specific issues and audiences. We work closely with the educational communities in every province and territory to build their capacity to educate young people from a global perspective. We also work directly with youth, challenging them to develop the tools and skills necessary to confront some of the world’s most complex problems.
UNA-Canada’s projects also aim to define foreign policy priorities for our government. We host seminars and conferences with a variety of stakeholders and produce informative publications on topics such as peace and security, human rights and sustainable development. Everyday, UNA-Canada responds to public requests for information on the United Nations, Canada’s international priorities, and a range of global issues. Each year, UNA-Canada awards its prestigious Pearson Peace Medal to a Canadian who has made an outstanding contribution in the field of international service and understanding.