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.