Welcome to the UNA-USA!

The United Nations Association - USA was founded in 1947 to promote stronger U.S. involvement in the United Nations. Our local chapter of the UNA-USA holds educational programs with speakers to address local issues and to support the United Nations programs.


For more information, please read about us or contact the chapter by e-mailing info@unasb.org. You can join us directly, too, through our membership page.

Upcoming Events

Santa Barbara UNA Peace Prize Dinner
Join us for the awarding of the second annual Santa Barbara UNA Peace Prize!
Sep 21, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Board Meetings

Where: University Club (1332 Santa Barbara St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101)


When: 4th Tuesday of every month at 5:30 PM



June 26, 2018

July 24, 2018

August 28, 2018

September 25, 2018

October 23, 2018

November 27, 2018

*No UNA Board Meeting in December


Latest News

May 10, 2019

Barbara Gaughen-Muller is a peacemaker, author, speaker, radio host, visionary and consultant to world leaders.

Barbara is president, UNA-USA, Santa Barbara and created the Santa Barbara UNA Peace Prize to honor peacemakers working locally on global problems. She is t...

Santa Barbara, Calif.-- The United Nations Association of Santa Barbara and Tri Counties awarded local humanitarian Deepa Willingham its 2018 Santa Barbara Peace Prize on World Peace Day, September 21.

Willingham, a Solvang resident, was honored for her life’s work to h...

July 22, 2018

The following is an excerpt from an Edhat article which can be found here (https://www.edhat.com/news/nationwide-families-belong-together-rally-in-santa-barbara)

"Families Belong Together" was the rally and theme Saturday at De La Guerra Plaza. Followed by a march up St...

Vacations and travel are a time to make memories, to have fun, enjoy the moments and to be in gratitude. Smile and keep your happiness buttons turned on. However, between busy airports, unexpected delays/cancellations, differently-opinioned travelers, and lost luggage,...

February 22, 2018

How We Found Peace Among the Flames and Mudslides of Santa Barbara

On December 4, 2017, the Thomas fire began devouring 273,400 acres in a destructive march across the very dry hills of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. For weeks the fire raged. We could hardly breath...

February 11, 2018

RINALDO BRUTOCO: I thank you all for coming tonight and supporting UNA. I really appreciate it. I've been involved with this actually at the national level for more than two decades. It's really great to connect with the local level of it, and to have friends like Emel...

February 11, 2018

Show Gratitude, Practice Mindfulness, and Listen

2018: Another new year filled with promise and resolutions. If you are like most of us, your plate is filled to overflowing. Do you ever say to yourself, “I wish I could just find a little peace?” What if 2018 is the year...

October 30, 2017

The United Nations Association (UNA) of Santa Barbara & Tri Counties has awarded its inaugural 2017 Santa Barbara Peace Prize to environmental leader Rinaldo S. Brutoco, founding president of the World Business Academy.

Started in 1947, the United Nations Association of...

In 2013, when I was elected president of the Tri-Counties Chapter of the United Nations Association (UNA), we started our adventure to re-landscape the Chapter. We understood that being part of a very powerful organization such as the United Nations, in a world that wa...

September 9, 2017

We had the opportunity to have Rachel Bowen Pittman at our Southern California Division Meeting at Moby Dick's. Mrs. Pittman is the Senior Director of Membership and Programs at UNA-USA in Washington, DC. Under her leadership, the annual meeting of the UN Foundation tu...

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UNA Santa Barbara & Tri-Counties Chapter

P.O. Box 91844

Santa Barbara, CA