DRIVING AMERICAN SUPPORT FOR THE UNITED NATIONS AND UN CAUSES

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Our Mission

The Better World Fund (BWF) is the premier educational and advocacy platform driving support for the United Nations and UN causes in the United States.

Through two flagship programs – the Better World Campaign (BWC) and the United Nations Association of the United States (UNA-USA) – we mobilize the United States’ largest group of trained advocates, grassroots champions, and online supporters for the UN.

We advocate for full payment of American dues to the UN, promote American leadership on important UN causes—such as vaccines, malaria, adolescent girls and family planning—and educate U.S. policymakers, media, and civil society about the myriad ways that the UN promotes American and global interests.

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ISSUE AREAS

Our U.S. educational and advocacy work is dedicated to six principal issue areas:

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U.S. - UN RELATIONS

un-peacekeeping

UN PEACEKEEPING

malaria-prevention

MALARIA PREVENTION

vaccine-access

VACCINE ACCESS

girls-empowerment

GIRLS EMPOWERMENT

family-planning

FAMILY PLANNING

U.S. ADVOCACY NETWORK

Our campaigns mobilize more than half a million Americans to support the vital work of the United Nations and UN causes, from keeping peace around the globe to advancing global health solutions.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Better World Fund is governed by a select Board of Directors who share a commitment to the objectives of the UN Charter and to promoting American leadership in support of the UN's work on behalf of economic, social, environmental and humanitarian causes.

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ted

R.E. Turner

Chairman, Turner Enterprises

kathy

Kathy Calvin

President and Chief Executive Officer

queen-rania

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah

Chair, Jordan River Foundation

kofi

Kofi Annan

Former Secretary-General of the United Nations

fabio

Fabio Colletti Barbosa

CEO, Abril Group

Gro

Gro Harlem Brundtland

Vice Chair, Former Prime Minister of Norway, Director-General Emeritus, World Health Organization

igor

Igor Ivanov

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

yuan

Yuan Ming

Director, Institute of International Relations, Peking University

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N. R. Narayana Murthy

Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Infosys Limited

hisashi

Hisashi Owada

President, International Court of Justice

emma

Emma Rothschild

Jeremy and Jane Knowles Professor of History, Harvard University

Hans

Hans Vestberg

President and Chief Executive Officer, Ericsson Group

timothy

Timothy E. Wirth

Vice Chair

Muhammad

Muhammad Yunus

Founder, Grameen Bank of Bangladesh

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Our Impact

7

YEARS

2016 marked the 7th year in a row that the BWF and its advocacy campaigns helped ensure full U.S. funding for the UN and UN Peacekeeping.

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GRASSROOTS CHAPTERS COAST TO COAST

UNA-USA’s more than 22,000 members – 60% of whom are under the age of 25 – work with their local communities and elected officials to inform, inspire, and mobilize Americans to support the UN.

89%

OF AMERICANS

Bipartisan polling conducted by one of our initiatives – the Better World Campaign – found that nine out of ten Americans believe the U.S. should play an active role in the UN.