Our Mission is to inspire and mobilize the community to support the mission of the United Nations and its agencies through education and advocacy.

Climate Action, Community Driven

Learn what steps you and your community can take to combat the climate crisis!

We focus on the following:

What are the barriers to addressing climate change? How can citizens move local governments to take action? What are the realm of possible policies, actions that are already being used in other communities?

International Women's Day


According to UNICEF, globally, 21% of girls are married before they turn 18. This webinar provided information on what is specifically being done to address this major human rights issue in the US and Michigan.

The UN and SDG’s at Work Around World

A Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program Event

Join GL-UNA for a bird’s eye view of UN and SDG work that is going on around the world, including in Gaza City, Korea, Nepal, Serbia, Slovakia, Yemen, and more.

Human Rights Day: Uyghur Genocide

What can be done to stop China’s crimes against humanity?

with Yonah Diamond, Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights Principal author of “The Uyghur Genocide”

and Elfidar Iltebir, Uyghur American Association

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day. It was started by activists at the inaugural Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991 and continues to be coordinated each year by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership. It is used as an organizing strategy by individuals and organizations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.

Sustainable Development Goals PSAs

By Makayla Piggott

Get Involved!

Looking for other ways to actively support the vitally important work of the United Nations? Join UNA-USA and receive advocacy alerts for actions you can take to make a difference in our world.

Join as an Individual Member or as an Affiliate Organization

Upcoming Events

UN commits to staying in Afghanistan, with basic services close to collapse

The flights evacuating civilians from Afghanistan may have come to an end, but a deepening humanitarian crisis remains, UN Secretary-General António Guterres declared on Tuesday, as several senior UN officials restated their commitment to stay and deliver urgently needed supplies to the millions in the country who need humanitarian aid to survive.

“Now more than ever”, said Mr. Guterres, “Afghan children, women and men need the support and solidarity of the international community”.

Become a Member

Anyone interested in the goals of the UN are invited to join UNA-USA & the Greater Lansing Chapter!
You’ll receive e-mail alerts, a one-year subscription to the InterDependent quarterly magazine, a chance to meet like-minded people, and more!

Global Education Awards

Each year Greater Lansing-UNA sponsors awards for outstanding contributions to Global Education and International Understanding.


SDG Awards

Every year we recognize community members who have helped develop any of the Sustainable Development Goals through their work and/or volunteer service.

Vandenberg Award

The endowment and award honors MI US Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg who led the approval of the US government as a founding and charter member of the United Nations.

Sustainable Development Goals

On September 25th 2015, countries of the UN adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years.
For the goals to be reached, everyone needs to do their part: governments, the private sector, civil society and people like you.
Help us reach our goals!


A Tribute to Lyndon Babcock

Our world benefits in many ways from the lives and contributions of people with the devotion to the common good like Lyndon Babcock. Family, friends and numerous former associates were saddened by news of Lyndon’s death on August 29, 2021. He spent his final months with his devoted partner Maxine (Pat) Nieder, living near a son and daughter in Oregon, and he was surrounded by his loved ones when he passed. Lyndon’s wide range of professional and volunteer activities influenced many lives and affected organizations around the world.


In Memory of Julie Bishop

A gentle and courageous soul has left this earth. Julia W. Bishop passed away peacefully with family by her side on March 2, 2021, a few days before her 95th birthday. She also was a generous donor to local, national, and international groups. Julie was an activist and inspired many with her life of service and her tireless dedication to peace, social justice, and the environment. Julie received at least four recognition awards from GL-UNA for her continuing work to support UNA causes, including one for being the “GLUNA UNICEF Coordinator” for five years in the 1970s.