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The way we address issues – from poverty and climate change to equality and education in the United States – often has a profound effect on the very same issues that are addressed in other countries across the globe. Solving these issues comes with great, global responsibility.

Countries, corporations, communities, and individuals all play a role in working towards achieving the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), designed to improve life on our entire planet. 

In this interview, we explore how the grassroots movement of the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) works through education, volunteerism, and advocacy to address the UN’s SDGs.

Corporations can make a direct impact in the communities in which they operate by sharing knowledge and resources, and working with local governments to help address issues that impact their employees, customers, and partners.

Learn more in this interview about the work of the UNA-USA and how you or your company can get more involved. Work locally, impact globally.

Guest: Rachel Bowen Pittman, Executive Director of the United Nations Association of the United States of America, at the U.N. Foundation.

Resume highlights:

  • 7+ years with the United Nations Association of the United States
  • Manages grassroots movement of 20,000+ Americans in over 200 chapters dedicated to the work of the UN
  • Guides strategic vision for the UNA-USA, oversees membership expansion, and manages partnerships
  • Earned MBA from The Johns Hopkins University, BS/BA from American University

Here’s more on achieving the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the responsibility for achieving them, and how your company can consider being part of the solution:

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