The United Nations (U.N.) is a vitally important organization in today's global society. It can only achieve its objectives if citizens worldwide are aware of and support its activities.
What does the U.N. do?
- Keep the peace
- Promote human rights
- Protect the environment
- Fight poverty
- Discourage nuclear proliferation
- Strengthen international law
- Provide humanitarian aid
- Promote democracy
- Promote women's rights
- Provide safe drinking water
- Eradicate disease
- Promote literacy and tolerance
- Reduce child mortality rates
- Improve global communications
How Friends of the U.N. helps...
Friends of the U.N. assists the U.N.'s public information office in a variety of ways. In the last few years, we:
Officers and Board of Directors
- Developed educational outreach programs for high schools and universities.
- Distributed U.N. publications and videos to educational institutions, legislators, the media, key opinion makers and NGOs.
- Sponsored briefings in New York, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles for opinion-leaders, including editorial boards of news organizations, political leaders, and trade union officials.
- Helped establish a relationship between the U.N. and the media and entertainment industries to get the U.N.'s message out to a wider audience.
- Initiated awareness programs celebrating the 40th, 45th and 50th anniversaries of the U.N.
- Helped other NGOs, including U.N.A.-U.S.A. (United Nations Association of the United States); the YWCA; SGI (Soka Gakkai, a lay Buddhist organization); and the League of Women Voters, develop U.N. support programs.
Chairman & CEO: Carole Sumner Krechman
President: Dr. Noel Brown
Executive Vice President: Irving Sarnoff
Secretary: Joy D'Argent
Phyllis Beauvais, Ph.D.
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Building Support for Worldwide
Unity Through Communication
Founded in 1985, Friends of the United Nations is an independent, non-partisan organization dedicated to increasing awareness of the United Nations' activities. We work with educational institutions, corporations, the media, the international governments and other organizations to inform and educate people about the U.N.'s efforts on behalf of peace, human rights, the environment, children and responsible economic development. We are committed to facilitating communication between economically and socially diverse world populations, and creating solutions to global problems.
Friends of the United Nations acts as a consultant to the United Nations Department of Public Information. Through our expansive network of resources, we help the U.N. distribute its messages, by:
Our mission is to encourage individuals to learn about the U.N.'s efforts and be inspired to help the U.N.'s goals.
- Holding briefings about U.N. missions for opinion-makers helping U.N. agencies develop outreach programs.
- Informing and educating the general public about U.N. programs and initiatives.
- Connecting individuals, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs).
|Friends of the U.N. is a non-governmental organization associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information. It is a nonprofit, tax-exempt (501 C-3) organization. Contributions are taxdeductible. Friends of the U.N. is an affiliate of the UNA-USA Council of Organizations.
Here's what people say about Friends of the U. N.
"It is only with the support of an informed world public that the U.N. can achieve international peace and security, social and economic justice and international cooperation. Your organization has contributed to these ends and gives important assistance to us in these endeavours."
--Therese P. Sevigny,
former Under-Secretary-General for Public Information.
"My first encounter with Friends of the U.N. dates back to the mid-80s, when the United Nations' standing with the U.S. government and the public at large was at an historic low.. Friends of the U.N.'s dynamic initiatives aimed at renewing American commitment to the world organization could not have been more timely or more helpful."
former Director, U.N. Information Center
"U.N.E.S.C.0. greatly appreciates the contribution of Friends of the U.N. in support of our Tolerance programs. Friends of the U.N. not only supports our work, but has been instrumental in raising considerable funds to promote Tolerance projects worldwide."
--Dr. Thomas R. Forstenzer,
Executive Officer, U.N.E.S.C.O.