As a permanent member of the UN Security Council, and the biggest funder of the UN’s core mission and activities, the United States is one of the UN’s most important partners. Yet many in the U.S. are not fully aware of all of the UN does to help bring about global change. We work to increase the general public’s understanding of the UN’s agencies and their work around the world.
U.S. FUNDING FOR THE UN
The U.S. is the largest contributor to the UN and is responsible for 22 percent of the UN’s regular budget and 26 percent of the UN’s peacekeeping budget. As of March 2008, the U.S. was $1.6 billion behind in its treaty obligations to the United Nations. The U.S.’s failure to pay its bills on time and in full could have a negative impact on key UN operations, including jeopardizing the 19 peacekeeping missions around the world. Learn more »
BUILDING PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR THE UN
Through our sister organization, the Better World Campaign, we educate the public on the role the UN plays in addressing key global challenges so that no country has to pay all the bills or take all the risks in promoting global peace and progress. Learn more »
SUPPORTING UN COMMUNICATIONS
We work closely with the UN to communicate effectively with governments about the UN’s work and challenges the organization faces. Our work supports UN crisis communications and adoption of new information strategies that help to better tell the UN story. Learn more »