Susan Myers

Vice President for UN Relations, United Nations Foundation

Susan Myers

Susan Myers is the UN Foundation’s Vice President for UN relations. Ms. Myers has served as Executive Director of the New York office of the United Nations Foundation since 2000. As a member of the Foundation's leadership team, she provides overall guidance and participates in the development of long-term strategy for the organization.

Previously, she served as Legislative Director of the Better World Campaign, a bi-partisan, non-profit national education and outreach effort dedicated to enhancing the awareness of and appreciation for the vital role the United Nations plays around the world. In this position, she led successful campaigns for the payment of over $1 billion in U.S. arrears to the UN and for the re-entry of the U.S. to UNESCO (the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) after an 18-year absence from the organization.

Susan holds a B.A. from Duke University and an M.A. from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. Previous experience includes working in the Governmental Relations and Public Affairs Office of the Legal Services Corporation and Governmental Affairs Office of the American Bar Association. She has also served on the boards of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition and Citizens for Global Solutions.

Blog Posts by Susan Myers

A Big Week in the Fight against Global Poverty
Every day, when I head into work, I’m focused on how the UN Foundation can help the United Nations build a better world. One of the top ways to do that: supporting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
September 30, 2013

Dialogue in Russia: Global Themes, Local Perspectives
This week I was able to participate in a dialogue with a unique group of Russian leaders to share perspectives related to ongoing dialogue around the post-2015 development agenda. This session was scheduled as part of the Annual Meeting of the United Nations Foundation Board, hosted this year in Russia by Board Member Igor Ivanov. The Board met with a group of distinguished leaders to discuss how the international development agenda is evolving, and identified a number of unique ways for participation and innovation to help combat global poverty.
July 19, 2013

1,000 Minutes to Rally for the Millennium Development Goals
Today the world is 1,000 days out from the target date to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight goals embraced by governments and the UN to tackle some of the world’s biggest problems, including poverty, hunger, access to education, and child and maternal deaths.
April 5, 2013

Off to Bali...
I have the privilege of being the UN Foundation's representative at the 4th meeting of the Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, taking place March 25-27 in Bali, Indonesia.
March 23, 2013

MDGs and lessons learned for post-2015
Today our Board had a rich discussion with India's United Nations team and civil society leaders on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and lessons learned for the next phase post-2015.
March 29, 2012

Collaboration in India Proves Innovation for the Future
Much of the discussion around the UN Foundation Board meeting today focused on how the UN Foundation can most effectively support the UN during Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's second term, especially as partnerships have been identified as one of the top priorities.
March 28, 2012