In the aftermath of World War II, countries around the world agreed that an international institution was necessary to maintain global peace and security. The United States was instrumental in the design and formation of the United Nations through the vision of Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman.

The United Nations headquarters, located in New York City, has become the primary forum for leaders across the globe to discuss critical challenges facing the world. The UN remains critical to enhancing American interests – as a key member of the UN, and its largest funder, the U.S. helps to resolve challenges around globe.

Public Opinion & Polling

85% of American voters believe that it’s important for the U.S. to maintain an active role within the United Nations.

U.S. Funding For the UN

A summary of anticipated funding levels for the UN in Fiscal Year 2022.

How the UN Advances U.S. Economic Interests

Learn more about how the UN benefits U.S. businesses.

How the U.S. Funds the UN

Learn how the U.S. government funds the UN.

Importance of Funding the UN

Find out why it’s essential for the U.S. to fund the UN.

How Much Do You Know About the U.S. and the UN?

Each year, the United Nations celebrates its birthday on October 24, the day when the UN Charter came into force. How much...