President’s Welcome

Welcome to the website for the Dallas Chapter of the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA). The UNA-USA is a program of the United Nations Foundation. In 1998, Ted Turner created the United Nations Foundation to steward his historic $1 billion gift to the United Nations. The entire amount of the gift was placed in a trust overseen by the Foundation. The United Nations Foundation links the UN’s work with others around the world, mobilizing the energy and expertise of business and non-governmental organizations to help the UN tackle issues including climate change, global health, peace and security, women’s empowerment, poverty eradication, energy access, and U.S.-UN relations.

Our Mission
UNA-USA is a national grassroots organization, headquartered in Washington, DC, with 125 chapters and 12,000 members nationwide devoted to strengthening the U.S.-UN relationship through public education and advocacy. For more than six decades, UNA-USA and its chapters and regions have stood at the forefront of building American support for the UN. Together, the Better World Campaign and UNA-USA membership represent the single largest network of advocates and supporters of the UN in the world.

The Better World Campaign (BWC) works to foster a strong, effective relationship between the United States and the United Nations to promote core American interests and build a more secure, prosperous, and healthy world. BWC engages policymakers, the media, and the American public alike to increase awareness of the critical role played by the UN in world affairs and the importance of constructive U.S.-UN relations.

The Dallas Chapter
Our Dallas chapter consists of a diverse group of citizens who support and encourage US involvement and leadership in the many UN related agencies and institutions that are working to tackle the issues mentioned above. We partner with other groups to sponsor speaker and film events, and we undertake a wide range of activities to raise awareness about international issues.
We invite you join the Dallas chapter and increase your involvement in international affairs. Becoming a member is easy at Please indicate that you wish to be a part of the Dallas Chapter.

Thanks for your interest and I look forward to meeting you at one of our events soon!

Shabnam Modgil
UNA-USA Dallas Chapter