About Us

A Better World Starts HERE.

It starts in our homes. In our schools and communities. In our country. It starts with you.

The United Nations Association in Canada (UNA-Canada) is a national charitable organization established in 1946. Our mandate is to engage the Canadian public in the work of the United Nations and the critical international issues which affect us all. We accomplish our goals through a dynamic staff team at the National Office and a network of volunteer-driven regional branches.

This is the web site of the Vancouver Branch of the United Nations Association in Canada.  UNA-Canada is one of many national UNA’s around the world connected through an international network, the World Federation of United Nations Associations.

The United Nations Association in Canada strives for a better world through a variety of national projects focused on specific issues and audiences. We work closely with the educational communities in every province and territory to build their capacity to educate young people from a global perspective. We also work directly with youth, challenging them to develop the tools and skills necessary to confront some of the world’s most complex problems.

UNA-Vancouver focuses on public engagement in Metro Vancouver, raising awareness on topics such as peace and security, human rights and sustainable development. Each year, UNA-Vancouver recognizes outstanding local people who are making a contribution in the field of international service and understanding through a variety of local awards.