‘The US and the UN: New leaders and pressing challenges of today’


The United Nations is an intergovernmental organization that promotes international cooperation. The United Nations Association of the United States of America is one of 16 branches under the Better World Campaign overseen by the United Nations Foundation. It is best described as “advocates for action to educate and empower citizens about the United Nations.”

On Feb. 17, the USA branch hosted its annual Members’ Day at its headquarters in New York. The event was titled: “The U.S. and the U.N.: New leaders, pressing challenges.”

Rachel Bowen Pittman, senior director of membership and programs at the U.N., said “Members’ Day at the U.N. is one of the most important gatherings for UNA-USA during the year, and is a great opportunity for members to network with fellow U.N. supporters from around the country and hear from top U.N. voices.”

The general assembly hall…

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