Who is the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) & Who Are Their Sponsors?

WKOG admin: If you are still among the disillusioned who believe that the United Nation’s is key to “saving” humanity and solving our multiple global crisis, we hope the following “strategic alliance” (their words) may awaken you from your slumber. In fact, this elite NGO is located within the UN premises. Not in the secretariat building itself, rather, UNA-USA is located on the opposite side of the street, also secured by UN security. Never has it been so blatant, that the United Nations has morphed into nothing more than an instrumental tool for the Imperialist states and corporate oligarchy.

From the UNA-USA website:

“In 2010, UNA-USA formed a strategic alliance with the UN Foundation. Under the new alliance UNA-USA continued as a robust membership program of the UN Foundation. Together, UNA-USA and the UN Foundation are pooling their talents to increase public education and advocacy on the work of the UN. UNA- USA works closely with the UN Foundation’s sister organization, the Better World Campaign, whose mission is also to strengthen the U.S.-UN relationship.”

From the site:


UNA-USA is able to build stronger links between the US and the UN due to the enthusiastic support of our individual and institutional donors.


Thanks to their commitment, UNA-USA is able to educate thousands of young students around the world about global issues; press Congress to strengthen ties between the US and the UN; ensure that the US signs the Convention on Cluster Munitions and advocate for full US support for the International Criminal Court.


We invite you to learn more about some of the institutions that have recently supported UNA-USA and its programs and campaigns. For a full list of individual and institutional donors, please see our Annual Report.


Merrill Lynch Global Philanthropy

Annenberg Foundation

The Annenberg Foundation

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation

United States Agency for International Development

United Nations Foundation/
Better World Fund

Ford Foundation

Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Newman’s Own Foundation

The Oprah Winfrey Foundation, Global Classrooms Sponsor

The Oprah Winfrey Foundation

US State Department US Department of State

Deutsche Bank

Goldman Sachs Foundation

American Jewish Committee/
Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights

The Ross Institute


National Geographic Education Foundation

The New York Times Company Foundation

The Open Society Institute

The Starr Foundation

UN Foundation/UNA-USA Strategic Alliance

Donors 2007-2008 (Last Published Annual Report)

$1,000,000 +

  • The Annenberg Foundation
  • Better World Fund
  • Merrill Lynch & Company
  • Foundation, Inc.
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Estate of Arthur Ross
  • Josh S. Weston
  • $500,000 +
  • Newman’s Own Foundation
  • $100,000 +
  • Anonymous
  • The Central National-Gottesman
  • Foundation
  • Charina Foundation, Inc.
  • William P. Carey
  • Anna J. De Armond
  • Laurence D. Fink
  • The Ford Foundation
  • William J. McDonough
  • Richard L. Menschel
  • George D. O’Neill
  • Open Society Institute
  • Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Inc.
  • E. J. Rosenwald
  • The Edward John and
  • Patricia Rosenwald Foundation
  • Arthur Ross Foundation, Inc.
  • Janet C. Ross
  • Seton Hall University
  • The Starr Foundation
  • United States Agency
  • for International Development
  • Ira D. Wallach
  • Kenneth L. Wallach
  • Miriam G. and
  • Ira D. Wallach Foundation
  • The Whitehead Foundation
  • The Oprah Winfrey Foundation
  • $50,000 +
  • The Altus One Fund, Inc.
  • The Blackstone Group
  • Blum Family Foundation
  • Marcelino Botin Foundation
  • Christopher W. Brody
  • Gustavo A. Cisneros
  • Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation
  • Stanley Druckenmiller
  • The Marc Haas Foundation, Inc.
  • The William and Flora
  • Hewlett Foundation
  • Japanese Chamber of Commerce
  • & Industry of New York
  • The Monterey Fund, Inc.
  • Margaret T. Morris Foundation/
  • Richard Menschel
  • National Philanthropic Trust
  • Ploughshares Fund
  • The Philanthropic Collaborative, Inc.
    Lily Safra
  • Polly Thayer Starr Charitable Trust
  • United States Institute of Peace
  • Enzo Viscusi

$25,000 +

  • American International Group
  • Anonymous
  • Diego Arria
  • Bailye Family Charitable Foundation
  • Bloomberg L.P.
  • Christopher and Barbara Brody Fund
  • Leo Burnett
  • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Inc.
  • CMS Endowment Foundation
  • Golden Family Foundation
  • Harvey W. Greisman
  • Carl B. Hess
  • Thomas J. Hubbard
  • MasterCard Worldwide
  • McKinsey & Company, Inc.
  • Raffiq A. Nathoo
  • Nike, Inc.
  • PepsiCo Foundation
  • Peter G. Peterson
  • Jonathan Roberts
  • Daniel Rose
  • Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Fund
  • Alfred and Jane Ross Foundation, Inc.
  • Alfred F. Ross
  • Saatchi & Saatchi
  • Leo Schenker
  • Schenker Family Foundation
  • Dwight Stuart Youth Foundation
  • The Tides Foundation
  • US Trust Company of New York
  • Richard A. Voell
  • Richard and Virginia Voell Family Fund
  • Zilkha Foundation

$10,000 +

  • AARP
  • AEA Investors, Inc.
  • Amelior Foundation
  • Loreen Arbus Foundation
  • The Beir Foundation
  • BNP Paribas North America
  • Bressler, Amery & Ross
  • Larry Brilliant
  • Joan Ganz Cooney
  • Chubb Corporation
  • Estate of Jean M. Cluett
  • Catherine Curtin
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michel David-Weill
  • Virginia A. de Lima
  • Charles M. Diker
  • Valerie & Charles Diker Fund, Inc.
  • Michael Douglas
  • William H. Draper
  • Fried, Frank, Harris,
  • Shriver & Jacobson
  • General Cable
  • Grey Global Group, Inc.
  • Hearst Magazines
  • Leonard C. Hirsch
  • Geoffrey R. Hoguet
  • Holthues Trust
  • J & AR Foundation
  • Jeannette and H. Peter Kriendler
  • Charitable Fund
  • John V. Hummel
  • The Joyce Foundation
  • Tsutomu S. Karino
  • Richard L. Kauffman and
  • Ellen Jewett Foundation
  • Kennedy Smith Foundatio
  • KPMG Peat Marwick, LLP
  • The Iara Lee &
  • George Gund III Foundation
  • George S. Loening
  • MediaVest Worldwide
  • Lori P. Mirek
  • Theresa Mullarkey
  • Leo Nevas
  • Nevas, Nevas, Capasse & Gerard
  • The New York Times Company Foundation
  • The Nostalgia Network, Inc.
  • Barbara and Louis Perlmutter
  • Peter G. Peterson & Joan Ganz Cooney Fund
  • Philip Morris Companies, Inc.
  • Harriet Pillsbury Foundation
  • Robert S. Rifkind
  • Nancy Rubin
  • Sheldon H. Solow
  • Solow Management
  • Richard H. Stanley
  • Starcom
  • Tiffany & Company
  • United Nations Foundation
  • Weiss Foundation
  • Wieden and Kennedy
  • Ward W. Woods
  • The Woods Foundation
  • Yahoo! Inc.

$5,000 +

  • A&E Television Networks
  • Adolfo Camarillo High School
  • ADP Foundation
  • Georgette Bennett
  • Georgette Bennett and
  • Leonard Polonsky Family Fund
  • Margaret K. Bruce
  • Caribbean Kids Fund
  • Janet C. Cassady
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Consolidated Edison Co.
  • of New York, Inc.
  • Ronald Davenport
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • FedEx Corporation
  • Good Family Foundation
  • Greentree Foundation
  • Nedenia Hartley
  • Hess Foundation, Inc.
  • Ruth Hinerfeld
  • Gregory B. Kenny
  • Charles and Mary Liebman
  • Lifetime Entertainment Services
  • MCJ Foundation
  • Hope S. Miller
  • The Minneapolis Foundation
  • Leo Nevas Family Foundation
  • Nuveen Investements
  • The David and
  • Lucile Packard Foundation
  • Henry G. Parker
  • The Prudential Insurance
  • Company of America
  • Margaret Purvine
  • Stephen Robert
  • Rockefeller & Co., Inc.
  • Mendon F. Schutt Family Fund
  • The Select Equity Group, Inc.
  • Frank L. Smith
  • Sports Marketing & Entertainment, Inc.
  • The Susan Stein Shiva Foundation
  • Frances W. Stevenson
  • Lee B. Thomas
  • The Melinda and Wm. J.
  • vanden Heuvel Foundation
  • John L. Vogelstein Charitable Trust
  • Wachovia Corporation
  • Malcolm H. Wiener
  • The Malcolm Hewitt
  • Wiener Foundation
  • The Winston-Salem Foundation
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones
  • Mortimer B. Zuckerman


For the full list see page 24 of the report.




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