One of the most important activities of the UNAMaine chapter, the national United Nations Association-USA and the UN Foundation is advocacy.
Members are encouraged to stay informed of issues that affect the relationship between the UN and the United States. Members are also encouraged to take action. Contact your friends and the media to raise awareness. Contact your members of Congress to ask for actions that enhance international cooperation, human rights and peaceful resolution of conflict.
The UNA-USA Advocacy Agenda seeks to strengthen US government policy on four issues, including: (1) securing UN funding; (2) upholding the UN’s role in advancing human rights; (3) promoting ratification of key international treaties; and (4) supporting the Sustainable Development Goals and Sustainable Development Goals.
Among key international binding agreements that the United States has not yet ratified are the following:
Chapter Members Sue Sturtevant, Lucinda White and Peter Cole meeting with Congresswoman Chellie Pingree to discuss USA support for the vital work of the United Nations.
UN Day panel discussion on the climate crisis at Bates College with Left to Right: Bates College Professor Raj Saha, Bates Student Michael Morgan and