Harold E. Stassen Division in Minnesota

Three Times Too Many

For the third year in a row, President Trump has proposed dramatically slashing funding for the United Nations and its agencies – this time by more than 30 percent. Despite saying the UN has “unlimited potential,” if enacted, the President’s budget would leave the UN without proper funding to help people in grave need in places […]

On Human Rights’ Day, Your Voice Is Critical

There is no is denying that human rights around the world are under threat everywhere we look, both at home and abroad.   Human rights are relevant for all of us, every day, such as freedom from fear, freedom to speak up, rights to health and education, and access to economic and social justice. That’s why UNA-USA has […]

UNA MN Model UN at Macalester College Becomes A Smashing Success!

Our Special Thanks Go to the staff of Macalester College & Participating High Schools!  More than 400 high school students from Twin Cities area packed Kagin Commons of Macalester College to participate in a model UN conference on 11-19-18 organized by United Nations Association (UNA) in Minnesota. James Farnsworth, UN Association’s Model UN Coordinator, welcomed […]

Perspectives on Refugee Crisis and Stateless People

A public symposium organized by the UN Association in Minnesota and sponsored by Hamline University Global Engagement department was held on the evening of October 24, on UN Day. Between 50 to 60 people attended most of the two hour event. Attorney Jim Nelson  (first on the right in front) moderated the symposium. Attorney Micaela […]

Celebrating the International Day of Older Persons

Eleanor Roosevelt was 64 years old when she guided the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to passage, but she was just getting started. She may have had a life of service behind her, but there was a new challenge right before her eyes. She saw the John Birch Society undermining public perceptions of the UN […]

International Day of Peace Rocked in Albuquerque

The United Nations Association Albuquerque Chapter was one of the key sponsors of a community celebration of the International Day of Peace this past Friday, September 21. Nearly 300 people gathered together on Johnson Field at the University of New Mexico to form Albuquerque’s first Human Peace Sign.  After the Peace Sign was made and […]

Fascism in the United States

Fascism in the United States Advocates for Peace: I strongly recommend reading this concise but well-written and insightful article: Fascism in the United States Dr. Ellen Kennedy is the Founder and Executive Director of World Without Genocide at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. She is a former board member of UN Association in MN and […]

The Paradox of Peace: The Noble Peace Prize Forum

The Paradox of Peace: The Nobel Peace Prize Forum Organized by Augsburg University Endorsed by UN Association, MN September 13—15, 2018 2018 will mark the 30th anniversary of the Nobel Peace Prize Forum hosted and presented by Augsburg University. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with the work of two laureates: President Juan Manuel […]