UNA Council of Organizations

The Council of Organizations is an initiative of UNA-USA. It is a coalition of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and local groups with interests in education, social justice, labor, energy and climate, Sustainable Development Goals, human rights, health and women's issues that all share the common goals of making the American public more knowledgeable about global issues and strengthening the US – UN relationship.

The Goals of the Council of Organizations are to:

  • Mobilize: To promote UN policies, effective US policies on the UN, and US compliance with its international commitments

  • Educate: To provide timely information about the UN to institutions participating in the Council in order to inform their respective stakeholders throughout the US about the UN;

  • Build Community: To encourage organizations to network among themselves

  • Engage: To participate in UN activities.

UNA-OC has a local Council and we’re happy to have new members!  There are no membership fees and very little to no time commitment needs to be made to become a Council member.We choose you based on your contributions and your time commitment to the community and to the UN Sustainable Goals (SDG).

The benefits of belonging to such a coalition are many, including increased visibility, opportunities to develop cooperative organizational relationships and to build a community that creates synergies.  The Council's main mission is to provide information about the UN and its programs to the Council's respective members and thereby to help the UN help the world. 

Member Organizations

AFS Intercultural Programs USA 
International & intercultural experiences through high school student exchange programs

American Red Cross of Orange County
 International Services

Amnesty  Internationa- Local 178, Irvine,  CA
Promote Human Rights Education  and Take Action on  Current HR Issues
Angels Joy
Workshops for survivors of abuse, violence, human trafficking for
purpose of emotional and physical healing

Arab American Civic Council
To advance and empower the Arab American and immigrant community

World Mission Society Church of God University Student Volunteer Group

Baha'is of Orange County East
Building a just, peaceful and sustainable world

Brady Campaign
Prevent Gun Violence

Center for Balanced Development
Advancing Social, Economic, Ecological Balance
Center for Living Peace
Peace education to make good happen

Circle of Unity
Creating the Peace Synergy

Circulo de Amigas
Alleviating poverty in Nicaragua one woman (girl) at a time

Citizens Climate Lobby  O.C. Chapter
Creating the political will for a stable climate

First Drops
Uniting children of interfaith for better understanding &  community service

Global Hope 365
Improving the lives of women and girls, locally and worldwide, by advocating for their safety through raising awareness, education, and empowerment

Global Solutions
Advocates international cooperation to build a more safe and  secure  world

Habitat for Humanity
Creating a world where everyone has a decent place to live

Hope in Life Foundation
Empower women and children through training and education--changing one life at a time 

Humanist Association of Orange County
HAOC’s members affirm our ability and responsibility to lead meaningful, ethical lives capable of adding to the greater good of humanity

Hunger Project
Empowers people to meet their own basic needs and build a better future for their children
International Orphan Care
Provides Hope to Help Orphans be Productive & Educated  in  Afghanistan

League of Women Voters of Orange Coast 
Working for informed and active participation in government

Living Ubuntu
Mind-body focus to provide effective response to trauma and  stress. 

Local Choices for Global Respect
Promotes respectfulness, first locally, gradually globally, by individual conscious, caring choices

Model UN
Bridges the Education Gap and Creates Global Citizens

NAACP Orange County
Oldest civil rights organization

OC Interfaith Coalition for  the  Environment 
Educates & advocates for responsible stewardship of creation

OMID Multicultural Institute  for Development
Family enrichment therapies with focus on Farsi speaking 

Osotua Women
Educating girls in Kenya

Pacifica Institute
Cross-cultural awareness via civic activities / Intercultural dialogue

PARS Equality Center
Community Service

QTD International
Training and development

SARAH (Spiritual and  Religious Alliance for  Hope)
Women's Interfaith providing faith tradition education and  community service

Sierra Club - Angeles Chapter
Solutions for climate change in Orange County

Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian-Universalist Church in Anaheim
Social Justice

The Program for Torture Victims (PTV)
Assisting the courageous survivors of government-sponsored or government-instigated torture or persecution who have stood up for freedom, equalify and human dignity. PTV helps refugees and asylum seekers from over 70 countries, heal their physical and psychological wounds and start a new life here in the CA

Tiyya Foundation
Services for refugees and displaced American families

Universal Heritage and Research Center
To foster cross-cultural understanding through dialogue, arts, and culture

UN Women - OC Chapter
UN Entity for gender equality and empowerment of women

Visions of Unity and Peace
Art Paintings for Peace

Helping individuals and families escape the depths of domestic violence and exploitation

Women's Federation for World  Peace  (WFWP)
Empowering women for lasting peace

Women's Journey Foundation
Strengthen self-reliance in women so they realize their potential

Zonta Club of Newport Harbor (local club of Zonta International)
Leading organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy

Become a member of our council!

If you would like to partner with us, fill out the form below and our Council of Organizations Chair will get back to you.

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