Advocacy

San Franciscans take pride in knowing that the U.N. Charter was signed in our city on June 26, 1945, in the War Memorial on Van Ness.

The Advocacy Committee of UNA-SF works to further the U.N. Charter’s noble cause: • to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war • to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights • to establish justice and respect for international law • to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom.

The Advocacy Committee of UNA-SF researches important issues and conveys conclusions to our senators and representatives. Yes, we support human rights and the full funding of the U.N., the ratification of important treaties and the Millennium Development Goals. And we ask questions. Why is the U.S. not out there in front supporting the 5th World Conference on Women (5WCW)? Why are we continuing to push nuclear weapons with more and more funding? If we believe what is manifestly the case, that it is not a win/lose world anymore, if it ever was, and that either we all win or we all lose, then why do we continue to put narrow national interests ahead of global necessities?

The Advocacy Committee of UNA-SF encourages you to become an active member of UNA-SF and volunteer with the committee in this important work.

If you would like to volunteer for the UNA-SF please email the chapter president.

More about the Committee

The Advocacy Committee was revived in 2011 and works to promote the national advocacy priorities set by national steering committee every two years. The current priorities are UN Funding, Human Rights, International Treaties, and the Millennium Development Goals.

The committee engages with local, state, and national legislators bi-annually and on an issue basis. We participate in rapid response grass root efforts to support UN friendly legislation and policy.

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Here are a couple links to advocacy toolkits

Here is UNA-USA’s Advocacy Resources Page.  This is a must read.
Super great toolkit from Results.  Highly recommended.