The U.S. invests in the United Nations to achieve its foreign policy goals, but the return on investment goes beyond advancing global peace and security — we also see a tangible economic benefit here at home.


The positive economic impact of hosting the United Nations is like hosting seven Super Bowls a year in New York City.” 

– Peter Yeo, President of the Better World Campaign


NYC Economic Impact Report

UN on HOme TeamA New economic impact report conducted by the NYC Mayor’s Office for International Affairs found that the UN boosts the NYC economy by $3.69 billion each year.

That’s equivalent to hosting more than 7 pro football championships in one year. Factor in $1 billion in two years for contracts with companies in 30 states and it’s clear that the UN supports local business, entrepreneurs and workers right here at home.

Read the UN IMPACT Report 2016

Nationwide Economic Impact of the UN

Our research has found that U.S. businesses generated more than $1 billion in contracts with the United Nations in 2014 and 2015. The businesses provide a range of goods and services, including telecommunications, financial services, construction, food production, and production of armored vehicles.

In 2015, 212 U.S. companies conducted lucrative business with the UN, totaling nearly $450 million in value. In 2014, the value of contracts totaled $555.5 million, benefiting 215 companies

Some of the largest contracts include:

Economic Benefits

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE UN’S BENEFIT TO U.S. BUSINESS