Our History

United Nations Association in Canada (UNA- Canada) is a national charitable organization and a citizen’s movement, which supports and promotes the values and goals of the UN in Canada. Although not an official office of the UN, UNA- Canada is one of the founding members of the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA), established in August 1946. UNA- Canada’s mandate is to engage the Canadian public in the work of the United Nations and the critical international issues that affect us all.  The association offers individual Canadians a window into the work of the UN, and a channel through which to become engaged in the critical international issues affecting us all.  By creating links between the work of the UN and the lives of Canadians, UNA- Canada is helping to build a better United Nations.

The Calgary branch of UNA- Canada (UNAC- Calgary) was established in 1980 and incorporated in 1999. We partner with local organizations to engage Calgarians in the work of the United Nations. As we follow the regulations in accordance to the Alberta Societies Act, our affairs are controlled and managed by our Calgary-based Board of Directors, who are volunteers and are responsible for policy decision, action, and management of general branch operations.

Our Mandate

UNA-Canada, Calgary Branch’s mandate is to engage and educate Calgarians in the work of the United Nations with a particular focus on environmental and human rights issues.

Although we have no direct influence in the United Nations, we believe in the importance of the UN system and raise awareness about the United Nations, within our community.

In doing this, we draw a link between local and global concerns and introduce the values and principles of the United Nations.

Our Bylaws

The Calgary branch of UNA- Canada was established in 1980 and incorporated in 1999. We partner with local organizations to engage Calgarians in the work of the United Nations. As we follow the regulations in accordance to the Alberta Societies Act, our affairs are controlled and managed by our Calgary-based Board of Directors, who are volunteers and are responsible for policy decision, action, and management of general branch operations.

UNAC-Calgary Bylaws (December 10, 2013)