About UNSA

UNSA: Dedicated to promote an interdisciplinary, UN-focused field of studies


The UN Studies Association is an informal working group of UN practitioners and academics, dedicated to promote an interdisciplinary, UN-focused field of studies: UN Studies.

Founded in 2007, at the Annual Meeting of the Academic Council on the United Nations (ACUNS) in New York City, the group has been closely working with ACUNS ever since. ACUNS is a global association of educational and research institutions, individual scholars, teachers, and practitioners active in the work and study of multilateral relations, global governance, and international cooperation.

  See our mission statement to learn more about our background, problem statement, and vision.

  See our flyer

What we do

Today, the working group consists of a small group of active participants and a wider virtual network of interested parties world-wide. Members of the working group mainly communicate and collaborate via our online community UNSAnet. In addition UNSA facilitates communication through our news and information services. In general, our group operates according to grassroots principles: democratically, consensus-oriented, informally and non-hierarchically.

Among our most important acitivites are:

Learn more about our activities.

How to engage

The working group is open to all interested parties who seek to enter into an action- and result-oriented dialogue with like-minded UN researchers and practitioners across disciplines, fields, and professions. Particularly, it welcomes all those who wish to engage themselves actively in the community, contributing their ideas, expertise and knowledge.                                                                                                                             

Read more about how to engage in our activities

Our Partners

We usually plan and manage our projects with several partners such as national UN Associations and other NGOs, universities, and private partners (see therefore Actvities and Events). UNSA and our work is closely affiliated to the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS).

Learn more about ACUNS

Our By-Laws

Click here for our by-laws in German, revised version as of July 18, 2008.