UNA Norway

About Us

The organisation aims to increase the level of awareness about these related topics among our target groups, which range from the educational system to the media and public in general.

We aim to:

  • Promote a general interest and launch debate on key international issues
  • Promote a keener understanding of the motivations and dynamics behind international politics
  • Encourage positive attitudes towards solidarity and commitment to international cooperation
  • Forge a societal consensus on the fact that solutions do exist

UNA Norway offers information materials, courses and lectures, counselling, and press services.

The educational system, academia, media, libraries and NGO's are amongst our most important target groups.

An independent organisation

Trine Lise Sundnes is the Chair of the Board, and Anne Cathrine da Silva is the Secretary-General of UNA Norway. The organisation is run independently without any political affiliations, and spans throughout the country with 65 nation-wide member organisations. Almost 700 schools and kindergartens are currently members of the UNA Regional Offices network.

UNA Norway is mostly financed by Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

UNA Norway is also a member of the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA).

Human Rights and Sustainable Development

Learning Resources

In cooperation with teachers and students, we have developed interdisciplinary learning resources consisting of 15 tasks regarding sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals. Students in Upper Secondary School/High School are the main target group. The tasks may be used in the following subjects: Science, Social Science, Geography and Native Language (for instance English).

Click here to download the learning resources:


The Sustainable Development Goals are the world’s work agenda which aims to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all within 2030. All of the 17 goals are mutually dependent on each other. They are built on the principle of sustainable development. Goal number 4 is to ensure quality education for all. The learning resources is one of our contributions to achieve target 4.7, which says that the learners must acquire “knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development”.

Why is clothing so cheap? - A film about sustainable consumption