"Our mission is to generate local support for the United Nations and its commitment to permanent global peace, justice, freedom and well being. ​Won't you join us?"
Daria Makuch
President, Pasadena Chapter UNA

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Int'l Womens' Day 2019

What We Did in 2018...

Future Events...

December 10, 2019—
“Pasadena Human Rights Day”

UNA-USA Pasadena Chapter and Day One present: “Pasadena Human Rights Day” Come together as one, united, community to learn, engage and take action to lift up the Declaration of Human Rights and what we stand for as a humanity. Tuesday, December 10, 2019From 5:00 – 7:00 PMDay One175 N. Euclid

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Past Events...

  • International Women’s Day – March 9, 2019
  • Adopt-A-Future Benefit Concert - June 2019
  • UN Day – October 20th, 2018
  • Human Rights Day – December 8th
  • Annual Meeting – January 26th 9am -12pm

Join Us for a Coffee Talk...

Or Model UN...

"How have I not been doing this all these years?"
Yiming Ye
Senior at Arcadia High School who represented Lebanon on the UN High Commission for Refugees Committee on the Syrian Refugee Crisis at our 2016 conference.

Half a Million Americans have participated in Model UN.

MUN has seen rapid growth over the past several decades and several of today’s leaders in law, government, business, and the arts participated in MUN – from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, to Chelsea Clinton, to actor Samuel L. Jackson.

The Pasadena Chapter offers in‐class training for high school classes. This equips participants with an understanding of UN processes and grounding in simulations so they are ready for full engagement in a fantastic conference.

Meet Our Executive Board

Daria Makuch


Daria Makuch earned a B.A. in Communication with a minor in French from California State University San Marcos. She continued with a Global M.A. in

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Current President of the Southern California Division of UNA-USA and Representative on the CCR-Steering Committee at the national level. Judith joined the Pasadena Chapter in

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Jon Hainer was a lender at three very large banks for two dozen years. He co-founded and co-ran a flavored organic peanut butter business for

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Meet Our Board of Directors

Chief Executive Officer and Senior Consultant for Integral Prudence Solutions which specializes in education, health and business consulting. Wenli is a motivational speaker, former TEDx

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Volunteer / Intern / Mentee Positions Available!

Volunteer Position:

  • Assist setting up and taking down on the day of an event.
  • If desired assist in setting up the event prior to day of with board members or event chair.
  • Engage with participants at the event, if training is needed it will be provided. Example, if we make origami at an event, a board member will teach you how to make the origami and then you can help others make the origami.
  • Share flyers of our event and let friends know about the activities we put on.

Volunteer Photographer:

  • Attend events and photograph the program, the attendees, and the activities.
  • Free to use artistic creativity.
  • Make sure all photos are sent to the executive board or president within two weeks of the event.

Intern / Mentee Positions:

  • Social Media Intern
    Assist with UNA USA Pasadena social media, web presence, Facebook, and Instagram.
  • Secretary Mentee
    Be an active member who learns secretary duties under the UNA Pasadena Secretary. Should volunteer at two or more events during the year. Meets at least once every two months with the Secretary.
  • Treasurer Mentee
    Be an active member who learns the treasurer duties from the UNA Pasadena Treasurer. Should volunteer at two or more events during the year. Meets at least once every two months with the Treasurer.
  • Presidential Mentee
    Be an active member who learns about presidential duties from the UNA Pasadena President. Should volunteer at two or more events during the year. Meets at least once every two months with the President.