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A message from our founding President, Dr. Aruna Alexander.
         The United Nations Association in Canada (UNA-Canada) is a registered charity, founded in 1946, with a mandate to educate and engage Canadians in support for, and understanding of the United Nations and its issues which have a global impact. A Canadian NGO, UNA-Canada has a wide variety of programs and activities through which to build Canadian capacity to identify and address emerging international issues on a national basis. With a professional, national secretariat in Ottawa and a regional office in Vancouver, UNA-Canada derives much of its strength and community outreach from its network of seventeen volunteer-based branches and contact points. Working with the private and public sectors, academia, community leaders, likeminded NGO’s as well as multilateral organizations UNA-Canada provides a place for Canadians to offer their made in Canada solutions to challenges confronting the global commons and to develop skills in living together in peace and prosperity. We remain inspired by the words of Canada’s International Policy Statement: “Canada’s continues success depends on the joint pursuit of democracy, human rights and the rule of law.”

For more information, and for a sense of the full scope of the UN’s work, we invite you to visit our national website at
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