The United States and the United Nations have an important relationship. The UN was founded in San Francisco and its headquarters is in New York. The U.S. is the UN’s largest funder and a permanent member of the Security Council. Strong partnership between the U.S. and the UN have helped address pandemics, sanction rogue regimes, reduce hunger, enable more children to go to school, and stabilize fragile countries through peacekeeping.

In addition, many Americans work at the UN, helping improve the lives of people in the U.S. and around the world. Find out what motivates them to work at the UN, their favorite part of their jobs, and more.

Mary Catherine Maternowska

From Michigan and Making a Difference for Children

Brendon Varma

A Pennsylvanian Gets Behind the Goals of the UN

Sean Kane

From Massachusetts and on the Front Lines Working for Peace

Eric Husketh

Meet a North Carolinian Protecting Human Rights

Sona Bari

A Minnesotan Leading the Charge on Polio Eradication

Amy Auguston

A New Yorker Fights Global Hunger

Catherine Bauman

A Virginian Protecting Vulnerable Children

Tina Hinh

A Texan and Former Refugee Gives Back

Chris Boian

A Coloradan Tells the Stories of Refugees