With the future of the United States’ international engagement consistently in the spotlight and a tight fiscal environment in 2017, Americans have demonstrated their support for the United Nations like never before.
Our most recent nationwide bipartisan public opinion poll found that 79 percent of voters – more voters than at any point since 2009 – say the United Nations is an organization that is still needed today. Moreover, majorities of Republicans and Democrats agree that the U.S. should pay its dues to the UN and UN Peacekeeping on time and in full.
“Americans not only agree on the value of the UN, but they’re collectively speaking up and taking action.”
– Peter Yeo, President of the Better World Campaign
This year, the Better World Campaign and our sister organization, UNA-USA worked together to engage Americans across the country to support a strong partnership between the U.S. and the UN.
During pivotal budget decisions on Capitol Hill, we mobilized Americans to send more than 200,000 letters to their Members of Congress in support of strong U.S. engagement and full funding for the UN.
As part of this year’s UNA-USA annual Leadership Summit, a historic number of Americans — more than 300 advocates from 39 states — held 271 meetings with Members of Congress and their staff to collectively call for full U.S. funding for the UN. This includes a number of young people: UNA-USA has 81 chapters on college campuses across the U.S., and more than half of its membership is under the age of 25.
Thank you for helping the UN help the world in 2017!