Founded by a small group of Maine citizens in the mid-1980s, UNA-Maine has initiated and co-sponsored more than 60 education programs about key social and economic issues.
Part of the 120-chapter UNA-USA network, UNA-Maine is a statewide organization that works to inform Maine people about the activities of the U.N., while fostering public discussion and debate on U.N. efforts toward international peace-building.
Each year, UNA-Maine marks global events, including U.N. Day and Human Rights Day, and hosts panels, speakers and films around key international topics. The organization also collaborates with Maine colleges and universities; libraries; and other nonprofits on special events. In 1999, UNA-Maine helped to start and continues to provide ongoing support for the Maine Model U.N. Conference (MeMUNC,) held at the University of Southern Maine (USM) each May.
We educate, inspire and mobilize Maine people around the work of the U.N., focusing on Model U.N.; human rights; and women and girls.
Photo credits: Global Classrooms Model U.N. Conference, U.N. Photo/Eskinder Debebe; U.N. observers in Syria, U.N. Photo/David Manyua; and faces of the tsunami, Sri Lanka, U.N. Photo/Evan Schneider.