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

88% of American voters believe that it’s important for the U.S. to maintain an active role within the United Nations.

FY 2018 UN Funding Request

A summary of anticipated funding levels for the UN in Fiscal Year 2018.

Economic Benefits to the U.S.

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.