The United Nations Association of the United States of America
Marin County Chapter
The United Nations Association actually pre-dates the UN itself. Why? Because the creation of the UN required civic support. That civic support is needed today, and that’s why the Marin Chapter is one of a network of over 200 chapters across the U.S. doing this important work. We hold local events, engage members in actions, lobby elected representatives, and promote local adoption of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals of 2030.
We offer a global perspective on local issues.
Directly Support the World Health Organization
UNA USA is working to ensure members from all 200+ chapters across the United States have the opportunity to contribute to the COVID-19 Response Fund. Your donation will go to the World Health Organization (WHO) to support COVID-19’s response to the pandemic. This is an unprescidented opportunity for ordinary citizens like us to donate directly to the work of the United Nations.
Coast Miwok Acknowledgement
The land area currently known as Marin County is the historic home of the Coast Miwok tribe. Some current tribal members are affiliated with the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, which also includes Southern Pomo descendants. Others who are not officially part of Graton may be found at this website, www.coastmiwok.com or this Facebook page.
On September 13, 2007, 144 member states of the United Nations voted in favor of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. At the time the United States joined Canada, Australia, and New Zealand as the only four member nations that voted against the declaration, but later reversed their position. (Reference.)
Please click here or on the image of the document to access the complete declaration. An excellent book by Bette Goerke, teacher at College of Marin, is available as well. Serious researchers may want to track down the book Interviews with Tom Smith and Maria Copa.