UNA-NCA is a not-for-profit membership-based organization that works with foreign policy and political decision makers, schools of all levels, and other organizations in the National Capital Area to build knowledge, understanding, informed opinion, and new ideas on the United Nations, its specialized agencies, and its relationship with the United States.

Our Work

Global Classrooms DC

Established in 2003, Global Classrooms® DC (GCDC) is the flagship education program of the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA). GCDC is a Model UN program that introduces students grades 5-12 to the work of the United Nations and international issues.  Through original global education curriculum, Model UN mini-simulations, and annual Model UN Conference opportunities, GCDC helps to equip globally aware citizens by strengthening key skills including public speaking, negotiation, research, analysis, and writing.
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Global Goal at Home

Global Goals at Home is reimaging how we understand, measure, and create social impact. Through the creation of a groundbreaking online dashboard, the Global Goals at Home program is cataloguing, localizing, and contextualizing progress towards achieving the SDGs across Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Companies, NGOs, and the public sector will be able to harness both the accessibility and analytical power of the United Nations’ universally-recognized 17 Sustainable Development Goals using geo-specific data.
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Graduate Fellows

The Graduate Fellows Program offers all graduate students studying at a university within the DC-Maryland-Northern Virginia (DMV) region the opportunity to participate; learning to view the world through a “UN lens” alongside like-minded peers, experienced faculty, and foreign affairs professionals.
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Young Professionals

The UNA-NCA Young Professionals Program is a group of diverse individuals between the ages of 21-40. We host education, networking, and advocacy events throughout the year to support the mission and work of the United Nations.
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