“Americans should seek to learn more about the broader mandate and work of the UN and its agencies beyond the very limited portrayal of the UN in the mainstream media. Americans should follow the important work of the UN through mechanisms such as the UN Wire, and should express their support and ideas for the UN by communicating these to their elected representatives and the President.” – Andrew Hudson, Principal Technical Advisor, International Waters, at United Nations Development Program’s Global Environment Facility
There are thousands of Americans who work for the UN – over 1,800 in New York City alone. “Americans at the UN” is a project dedicated to telling their stories and celebrating the extraordinary work they do quietly every single day in countries all over the world.
The Americans profiled on these pages come from very different backgrounds and work in extremely diverse settings. But whether they are from Los Angeles, St. Louis, or Boston, and whether they work from an office in New York City, a tent in a tiny village in Sri Lanka, or a battleground in the Congo, they are all committed to creating a better world.