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ABOUT THE UNA-USA in PORTLAND
United Nations Association of the USA, Portland Chapter

We are a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that supports the work of the United Nations in the Oregon area and we encourage active civic participation in the most important social and economic issues facing the world today.

Visit the Activities Page for the Current Activities This Month in Portland


2014 Oregon & SW Washington
High School Essay Competition Winners

First Prize was awarded to Reid Rubsam, Parkrose High School, Portland
Second Prize was awarded to
Vicki Lee, Southridge High School, Beaverton
Third Prize was awarded to
Cole VanderMaas, Hockinson High School, Brush Prairie
Honorable Mention was awarded to Caroline Richelsen, Summit High School, Bend
Honorable Mention was awarded to Michelle Lee, St Mary's Academy, Portland

 The Topic for 2014 was:
"The United Nations: In Everyone’s Interest"


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Officers of the Board of Directors for UNA USA Portland Chapter.
From left to right: Karen Ettinger, Vice President, Gordon Green, secretary, Gwen Barnard, Vice President, Elaine Nelson, Treasurer, and David Poindexter, President.


Visit the Library Page for our Resources on the United Nations for k-12 Classrooms.
Visit the Library Page for the World Affairs Council's Resources for the K-12 Classroom.

High School Millennium Development Goals Curriculum
Lesson Plans and Resources for Teachers

High School Essay contest held yearly in the fall
Past Winners and their essays


The United Nations currently has approximately 120,000 peace-keepers in 16 operations on four continents; assists over 36 million refugees and people fleeing war, famine or persecution; it provides food to 90 million people in 73 countries; it promotes maternal health, saving the lives of 30 million women a year; protects and promotes human rights through 80 treaties/declarations. With our support the U.N. is creating a better world every day. Go online to: www.betterworldcampaign.org. The U.N. is not perfect but it is indispensable!


Join the National UNA e-mail action network to receive e-mail updates about current issues important to the UN.

Join our UNA-Portland Email list for occasional emails about local activities and information.

UNA-Portland Chapter
4336 NE 40th Ave.
Portland, OR 97211-8238
Email us at info@una-portland.org

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