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UNA-UK’s coalitions

UNA-UK finds power in community around the world and amplifies the work of grassroots changemakers. We work together with organisations in the UK and across the globe for systemic transformation at the UN, and on issues including climate, arms control, atrocity prevention, peace and security.

UNA-UK is a proud member of the following campaigns and coalitions:

1 for 8 Billion (formerly 1 for 7 Billion): A global campaign supported by organisations and individuals from all corners of the globe committed to getting the best UN Secretary-General. UNA-UK co-founded this campaign in 2013. In 2016 it was widely recognised as having been instrumental in transforming the Secretary-General selection process. UNA-UK continues to coordinate the informal steering committee. 

Campaign to Stop Killer Robots: A campaign for new international law on autonomy in weapons systems. UNA-UK has been a member of the global Campaign to Stop Killer Robots since its inception. We host the Coordinator for the UK Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, which is a coalition of UK-based NGOs, academics and tech workers working to ensure the UK government’s support for a legally binding international treaty that prohibits autonomous weapons that cannot be meaningfully controlled and those that target humans, and regulates other autonomous weapons to ensure meaningful human control over the use of force.

The Climate Coalition: A group of over 120 organisations dedicated to action on the climate and nature crises. 

Coalition for the UN We Need (C4UN): A platform to enable greater civil society impacts on the work for a strengthened United Nations system. UNA-UK serves on the steering committee. 

Control Arms: A membership organisation that works to ensure the efficacy of the Arms Trade Treaty. UNA-UK works in the UK to put human rights at the heart of the UK’s arms export processes. Alongside the global Control Arms coalition UNA-UK is also a member of the UK Working Group on Arms (also known as Control Arms UK).

Gender Action for Peace and Security (GAPS): The UK’s Women, Peace and Security civil society network, consisting of 19 multi-mandate international NGOs, peacebuilding organisations, women’s rights organisations and human rights organisations. UNA-UK sits on its management board.

Gender Champions for Nuclear Policy: A leadership network that brings together heads of organisations working in nuclear policy who are committed to break down gender barriers and make gender equity a working reality in their spheres of influence. UNA-UK's CEO Marissa Conway is a Gender Champion.

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN): The international campaign to stigmatise, prohibit & eliminate nuclear weapons. UNA-UK has campaigned against nuclear weapons since its founding in 1945 and we are a proud member of the Nobel Prize Winning ICAN coalition. UNA-UK is a co-coordinator of the UK ICAN coalition together with UN House Scotland and the Acronym Institute.

International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect: An organisation that mobilises the international community to act in situations where populations are at risk of mass atrocity crimes. 

International Network on Explosive Weapons: An international network of NGOs that calls for immediate action to prevent human suffering from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.

Rethinking Security: A network of organisations, academics and activists working together for security based on justice, cooperation and sustainability. UNA-UK serves on the steering committee. 

UK Civil Society Atrocity Prevention Working Group: A network of organisations that cooperate, collaborate, and share knowledge with the aim to improve the UK's prediction and prevention of mass atrocities.

World Federation of United Nations Associations: A membership organisation of 100+ United Nations Associations (UNAs) and their thousands of constituents around the world.