One-page summary of UNA-UK Strategic Plan, July 2016 to June 2019
UNA-UK’s strategic plan for 2016-19 sets out our vision for stronger global leadership and institutions at a time when the international system is under increasing strain but collective solutions are proving elusive.
As the only UK charity devoted to building support for the UN, our starting point for realising this vision is stimulating action in this country. Our mission, therefore, is to make the case for an effective UN to British policymakers and the public. This is especially important in light of the result of the June 2016 referendum on membership of the European Union, which has led to considerable political and economic uncertainty and revealed the extent to which the country is polarised on fundamental issues.
Our new strategic plan seeks to put UNA-UK on a clear path to fulfilling its mission in the 21st century. This means concentrating on the UK-UN relationship, where we have a strong track record of policy achievement, and on promoting international cooperation and global citizenship.
Over the next three years, we will focus on three mutually-reinforcing areas in our policy, communications and outreach work:
- Global leadership: an active and progressive UK foreign policy
- Global solutions: making the UN fit for the 21st century
- Global citizens: empowering individuals to think and act globally
These programmes will see us: campaigning for leadership on global issues by the UK Government; convening diverse constituencies to discuss effective global institutions and cooperation; and calling on people to act on their global responsibilities in this increasingly inter-connected world.
In order to achieve this mission, UNA-UK will also seek to transform its funding, governance and organisational structure over the next three years. This will include:
- An intensive fundraising drive to secure core income and diversify our funding
- An outreach strategy, aimed at building a broad, vibrant campaigning movement
- Governance changes to strengthen our Board and legal and financial oversight
UNA-UK is an organisation with an impressive history, founded seven decades ago to serve as a bridge between the UN and the UK. At a time when multiple crises are converging, when the UN is stretched to breaking point, when states are shirking their global responsibilities, and when people are growing more frustrated with political leaders and institutions, UNA-UK is needed more than ever.
Our new strategic plan seeks to equip us to fulfil our mission, and to do justice to our founders and to future generations of global citizens.