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14 November 2016
You Can Now Buy Historic Book on UNA's History!
On November 1st, UNA-USA and UNA-NCA launched the release of UNA-USA: A Little Known History of Advocacy and Action. The book launch marked and celebrated the legacy of UNA's history, dating back to before the United Nations was even created.
jim_and_dulcie The groundbreaking book, first of it's kind, is now available for purchase. The book details the story of of the creation of the United Nations Association— the decades-long campaign to promote the UN to the US public, the role of Eleanor Roosevelt, the decline of popular support, Track II diplomacy with Iran and the Soviet Union, and much more. The book draws on a wealth of archival material and personal interviews to tell an honest, and long overdue, story of the UNA-USA's persistence, problems, and achievements.

(Lead author Jim Wurst along with editor and contributor on Eleanor Roosevelt chapter, Dulcie Leimbach)


Robert Orr, UN Undersecretary-General and Dean of the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, said, "This volume not only serves as an authoritative history of an important organization, but also provides important insights into network-based organizing and governance as it is evolving today."

Laurence Peters, Director of UNA-NCA's Graduate Fellows Program, in his review of the book, said, it "shows the way three generations, since the organization's founding, have responded to the particular American challenge of ensuring the UN survives for another 70 years and can effectively fulfill its mission to end the scourge of war."


UNA-NCA has limited copies of the book for sale at the discounted price of $20. If interested, please e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call the office at 202.223.6092. un_book_pic

Otherwise, the book is $27.50 and can be found on the publisher's website here.