Unitarian Universalist Association Office at the United Nations

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Donate now to support the Unitarian Universalist voice at the United Nations.

From involvement in drafting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, to leading the faith caucus to establish the International Criminal Court, to overcoming UN apathy about sexual orientation & gender identity issues, the Unitarian Universalist Association Office at the United Nations has a long history of providing strong leadership in all aspects of human rights at a policy level.

How We Work

The Unitarian Universalist Association Office at the United Nations is a non-governmental organization in association with the United Nations Department of Global Communications and in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. The UUA Office at the UN represents the UUA and the Canadian Unitarian Council at the United Nations, where we promote the goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all, as reflected in the United Nations Charter. Through targeted education, advocacy, and outreach, we engage Unitarian Universalists in support of international cooperation and the work of the UN.

Support this critical work. Help us build a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world community based on UU values. Donate now.

Learn about the events coming up that are sponsored by the UUA Office at the United Nations and the UUA's International Office! Most events are accessible for online participation wherever you are in the world.

Join us for events

As we work for human rights and social justice on local and global scales, the UUA Office at the UN has opportunities for people of all ages to be involved and take action. Join our global social justice movement!

Get Involved

At the United Nations, the UUA Office's advocacy encompasses several aspects of human rights, climate, and peace work, bringing the UU perspective to international justice movements. Learn about our program areas.

Deepen your knowledge

Plan and host a UN Sunday service at your congregation (suggested date: UN Day, October 24, 2021). Our planning resources will help you create a service and take action on this year’s UN Sunday theme: Food Equity and Sustainability.

Spread Your Passion

Youth and adults: serve as a representative in your congregation for the UUA Office at the UN! Lead local action and spread the word about work being done to promote human rights and social justice at the UN in the name of Unitarian Universalism.

Embody Connection

Each year the UUA Office at the UN recognizes congregations that have demonstrated their commitment to the UU Sixth Principle "goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all" through the Sixth Principle Congregation Award.

Promote World Community

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    From UUA International
    As July has come to a close, be sure to remember Disability Pride Month and challenge yourself to learn more about disability and listen to disabled people
  • "This Violence Has a Target"
    From UUA International
    “Violence is not striking us by chance; this violence has a target.” - Ana Paula Oliveira, Brazilian Human Rights Defender On June 22, 2022, the...
  • Global Responses and Implications of the Overturning of Roe
    From UUA International
    The overturning of Roe v. Wade has massive domestic and global implications that must be taken into account when advocating for human rights for all.

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