Jill Christianson

Jill Christianson, with UNA-NCA, advances public understanding of the United Nations, advocates for responsible US leadership in the UN, and prepares future leaders.  This is evidenced through Jill’s work in human rights, development, strategic direction.

Jill navigated complex international relations with partners of the National Education Association (NEA) for 20+ years.  Jill led initiatives on School-Related Gender-Based Violence (Kenya), women’s union leadership (multilateral, Latin America), and democratic capacity building (Indonesia).  In Washington DC, she activated the 3-million member NEA to advance global education (SDG4) and curb child labor.

Civil society engagement is at the core of Jill’s United Nations work at the UN Commission on the Status of Women (UN-CSW), as well as UN convenings on children, youth, and migration.

Jill holds degrees in Intercultural Communication from American University and in Multicultural Education from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.  Jill and her wife, Pamela, reside in Howard County, Maryland.

Vision Statement
We are writing a new chapter within the long history of UNA-NCA.  Through the trifecta of the new US Administration, global priorities triggered by the pandemic, and greater focus on racial and social justice –opportunities arise with the United Nations and our role within UNA-NCA.   Join us!