The United Nations building in San Diego has an Eleanor Roosevelt Global Classroom.
The Education Committee offers classes to more than 5000 fifth-grade students each year, teaching them about the UN, UNICEF and human rights.
The Committee also conducts an annual UNA-USA Essay Contest for high school students and build student alliances on local college campuses.
Model UN Committee
This committee promotes the growth of Model UN programs, conferences and involvement of students with UNA-San Diego.
Through the Annette I. Baughman Scholarship Fund of UNA-San Diego, $10,000 is awarded annually to college scholarships.
Women’s Equity Council
This council promotes women’s rights, equality and opportunities through programs for International Women’s Day, Women’s Equality Day and conferences to inform the public on the status of women. They organize fundraising projects for refugee women in San Diego and women in post-conflict countries.
Educates members, elected officials and the public about pending federal legislation related to the U.N.
Community Assistance Committee
Here in the San Diego Community this committee tries to duplicate the work of the UN by helping local refugees to establish resettlement organizations.
It also raises funds and awareness about UNA-USA’s Adopt-A-Minefield Campaign.
Public Relations and Communications
Develops and broadens the image of UNA-SD within the community through effective use of print, broadcasting and electronic media.
Focuses on membership and retention.
College and University Affiliates
Builds and supports collegiate United Nations Student Alliances and similar programs at colleges and universities in San Diego County.
Student Internship Program
Recruits students from local universities for non-paid internships in at he UNA-SD office.
Provides trained speakers on a variety of national and global issues related to the goals of the United Nations including: What is the UN? Facts vs. Myths. The UN & the Status of Women. The International Criminal Court. Terrorism in the 21st century. The Scourge of Landmines. Global Education through Model UN.
UNA International Gift Shop
Provides financial support for UNA-SD through the sale of gift items from around the world and the UNICEF gifts and cards. Their flag collection features 160 flags from different countries.
The gift shop is open daily from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm.
San Diego Committee for UNICEF
Increases awareness and funds for UNICEF though educational and fundraising activities guided by the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. They coordinate the local Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF drive each October in schools, churches and businesses.
With UNICEF a little goes a long way. The sale of Tribute cards is a meaningful way to send a message for a special occasion to a friend or loved one, at the same time helping the U.S. Fund for UNICEF give children a new lease on life.
You can make a difference:
$25 buys enough antibiotics to treat infection in 83 children.
$50 provides vitamin A tablets to help protect 1,250 children against blindness for one year.
$100 buys basic school supplies for 40 students.
$250 furnishes 56 blankets to families in emergencies.
$500 vaccinates over 20 children against the six killer diseases of childhood.
$1,000 builds wells for safe drinking water for six communities.
The San Diego Chapter of UNA can be reached by calling 619-233-3970 or www.unasd.org
U.N. International Gift Shop
2171 Pan American Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101