Impact of the United Nations in 2017

Each year the UN:

  • Provides food to 80 million people in 80 countries
  • Vaccinates 45 percent of the world’s children
  • Assists over 65.3 million refugees and people fleeing war, famine or persecution
  • Works with 195 countries to combat climate change and make development sustainable
  • Keeps peace with 117,000 peacekeepers in 16 operations on 4 continents
  • Fights extreme poverty, helping improve the lives of more than 1.1 billion people
  • Supports maternal health, helping over 1 million women a month overcome pregnancy risks

And through all of the good that the UN does, it is a resoundingly good bargain for the U.S.:

  • Funding for the UN amounts to 0.2 percent of the total FY17 federal budget

That’s just $1.99 per person for the whole year, less than a cup of coffee!

The United Nations needs you to take action! National advocacy topics can be found by clicking here. You can find information on how to contact your elected representatives here:


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