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

UN Association members are internationally minded people who recognize and support the essential role the United Nations plays in our world.

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”.

PeaceQuest 2021

GL-UNA is lead coordinator of PeaceQuest Greater Lansing – the month-long celebration of UN-designated International Day of Peace.

PeaceQuest Greater Lansing, the Lansing-area’s annual celebration of peace and justice, will take place this September. A wide array of events will be held during the month-long celebration, both in-person and virtually.

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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.

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Upcoming Events

March 8, 2021

International Women's Day

To advocate for gender equality, TEXT “WOMEN” to 30644 for link to send letter to Congress.

Nominate someone for MI Women’s Hall of Fame.
Deadline is April 10

Support EVE (End Violent Encounters)
Donate $ or provide items on EVE's “needs list”.

Support the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing
Donate $ or provide items on their “wish list”.

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.