Join UNA-USA!

As a loyal supporter, we are asking for your help!

While more than 2.5 billion people live on less than $2 per day and war, disease and global climate change continue to ravage the world, it is often the work of the United Nations that addresses these needs. Through our distinctive programs, UNA-USA helps educate, inspire and mobilize the American public to support and connect with the vital work of the United Nations as the global leader in the fight against crises of these proportions. UNA-USA is launching a special Membership Drive which will take place February 2010 through July 2010. UNA-USA Chapters and Divisions across the country, as well as all individual members, can create personal Membership Drive pages to track their membership recruitment efforts.

The UNA-USA and the Southern California Division actively encourage new membership. You can join by contacting your local chapter representative, or by clicking this link.

HOW CHAPTERS BENEFIT FROM UNA-USA SOCAL

Fostering communication among members and leaders across eleven chapters locally and nationally

Sharing opportunities in our region with SoCal GenUN (student members) and UNA-USA Young Professionals (age 20 to 40)

Working closely with our elected Regional Representatives to support and represent your chapter on the national steering committee.

Promoting your chapter events across SoCal via the division website, social media, and regional gatherings

Promoting UNA-USA advocacy goals across chapters, coordinating visits where chapters share representation, and alerting your advocacy leads.

Holding regular division board meetings and regional events to meet UN and UNA-USA leaders from other chapters and beyond our region.

OTHER BENEFITS

  • Fostering communication among members and leaders across eleven chapters.
  • Promoting your chapter events across SoCal via the division web calendar, social media, member email updates, and regional gatherings.
  • Sharing opportunities in our region with SoCal GenUN (student members) and SoCal UNA-USA Young Professionals (members age 20 to 40).
  • Holding regular division board meetings and regional events to meet UN and UNA-USA leaders from other chapters and beyond. All division governance (officers, bylaws, programs, and budgets) is decided by your chapter members on the division board. The relationships between your chapter presidents has proven most valuable to our effective UNA-USA presence.
  • Working closely with our elected Regional Representatives (to the Council of Chapters and Regions Steering Committee) to support and represent your chapter on the national steering committee.
  • Regional Representatives and SoCal division officers give your chapter a regional voice with the national UNA-USA staff on issues such as chapter governance, membership records, email contacts, keeping your chapter in good standing, tax filings, input to planning the national meeting, and getting the most from the multiple programs of the UN Foundation such as Nothing But Nets).
  • Providing a “safe place” for chapter leaders to come together and share best practices and what chapters need from our division and national office.
  • Sharing local and regional resources to strengthen your chapter, including board training, event planning, bylaws, chapter governance, fundraising, membership, letters to the editor, op-eds, program ideas, speakers, as well as web and social media techniques.
  • Promoting UNA-USA advocacy goals across our chapters, coordinating visits where chapters share representation, and alerting your advocacy leads.
  • Working effectively with student interns and sharing successful techniques.
  • Model UN and Global Classroom contacts and information to strengthen ties with our local chapters. Experienced Model UN leaders in our region can help your chapter efforts.
  • Fostering communication among members and leaders across eleven chapters.
  • Growing new chapters to strengthen our UNA-USA presence in the region.