United Nations Association of Russia

The United Nations Association of Russia is an international public organization created with the aim of "assisting in every possible way the achievement of the goals and principles proclaimed by the UN Charter", as well as active participation "in building trust and friendship between states and peoples".

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In 1956, the Russian Association for the Assistance of the United Nations (RAS UN) has proclaimed the goal of its activities to be the support of the United Nations, and this, as defined in its Charter, is primarily the maintenance of peace and security, the development of friendly relations between nations based on respect for the principle of equality and self-government of peoples, the implementation of international cooperation in resolving international problems of an economic, social, cultural and humanitarian nature, the promotion and development of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms for all without distinction of race, sex, language and religion.

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Already in 1956, at the time of its creation, the Association became a member of the World Federation of United Nations Associations (UN WFAS). Today, this only international public organization, whose activities are entirely dedicated to the UN itself, includes more than a hundred national associations.

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The Association actively operates commissions on international law, on the implementation of the Millennium Declaration goals, on health care, on human rights, on ecology and sustainable development, on legal issues, on the preservation of cultural values and on national issues, and a youth commission. And each important area of activity, each employs high-level experts.

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It was the Association that brought to Russia the idea of holding the UN Youth Models. During these events, Russian and foreign students are given the opportunity to take part in the work of the simulated main UN bodies - the Security Council, the General Assembly, etc. The main Russian model is the Moscow International Model UN, which is held annually in April within the walls of MGIMO (U) . During the simulations, more than tens of thousands of Russian students and schoolchildren took part in them.

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The UN Association of Russia is organizing on July 10, 2024, 10:00-11:00 (New York time) side-event «Russian regions and businesses for international and multisectoral exchange of practices in reinforcing the 2030 Agenda and eradicating poverty in times of multiple crises: the effective delivery of sustainable, resilient and innovative solutions» on the margins of the 2024 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), The event is organized with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations and the UN Information Centre in Moscow.

Programs of the UNA-Russia

Letter to the president Competition of the UN RAS-MGIMO "Letter to the President of Russia" - hot topics and great opportunities! Model UN The Association attaches great value of conducting models UN as they contribute youth skills development communication, discussion of complex and topical international problems, search and development compromises Regions of Russia and the UN sustainable development goals Program "Regions of Russia and UN Sustainable Development Goals" it is a promotional tool national projects in organizations of the UN system, and also help to improve image and investment Attractiveness of the regions of Russia InterEcoForum InterEcoForum is an annual event dedicated to sustainable development and has its practical purpose creation of a business platform for direct negotiations and signing agreements on cooperation International school of youth diplomacy International School youth diplomacy MGIMO of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia works with 2008 and offers students 8, 9, 10 and 11 grades program career guidance for university admission Club "Young diplomat" The complex of programs of the Club «Young diplomat" - it is multifaceted system that includes Career guidance, education, education, special course on English, study specialization of individual directions within thematic programs Fairy tales of Professor Strygin Fairy tales intended for home family reading in order to properly organize their behavior and the behavior of their children in the recommended conditions of self-isolation How to participate in our programs?


Anatoly Torkunov Chairman of the United Nations Association of Russia, Rector of MGIMO University
Alexey Borisov Secretary-General of the United Nations Association of Russia, Vice-president of the World Federation of United Nations Associations
Akop Torosyan Coordinator of the Churkin Moscow International Model UN

Regional offices

Branch at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia:

119454, Moscow, Vernadsky Avenue, 76

UNESCO Chair - Room 227

tel.: +7 (495) 434-94-13

fax: +7 (495) 434-94-52

email: una@en.una.ru

Ural regional branch

620083, Yekaterinburg, Lenin Ave. 51

Chairman: Mikhailenko Valery Ivanovich

tel.: +7 (343) 350-75-43

fax: +7 (343) 350-59-07

Irkutsk regional branch

664000, Irkutsk, Karl Marx str., 3

tel.: +7 (3952) 333-445

St. Petersburg Regional Branch

190011, St. Petersburg, Fontanka river embankment, 21

Chairman: Khudoley Konstantin Konstantinovich

tel.: +7 (812) 576-79-47

fax: +7 (812) 576-44-37

Regional office in Kirovo-Chepetsk

613050, Kirov region, Kirovo-Chepetsk, Kooperativnaya st., 53a, kV.8

Chairman: Tatyana Grigorievna Putintseva

tel.: +7 (811) 482-12-71

Email: letspeplego@yandex.ru

Regional office in Samara

443100, Samara, Mayakovsky st., 19-5

Chairman: Kashuba Evgenia Valentinovna

tel.: +7 (846) 339-93-52

fax: +7 (846) 232-89-54 /факс

Email: unarus@mail.ru

Regional office in the Komi Republic

167016, Republic of Komi, Syktyvkar, Starovsky st., 51

Chairman: Poltavskaya Galina Panteleevna

tel.: +7 (8212) 432-565

fax: +7 (8212) 432-779

Email: sfmupk@parma.ru

Regional office in the Republic of Tatarstan

420012, Kazan, Kremlin street, 18

Chairman: Mingazov Lenaris Kharisovich

tel.: +7 (8432) 387-911

Regional office in the Republic of Buryatia

670013, Ulan-Ude, Klyuchevskaya st., 40-a

Chairman: Mantatov Vyacheslav Vladimirovich

tel.: +7 (3012) 433-605

fax: +7 (3012) 431-415

Regional office in Voronezh

394693, Voronezh, Universitetskaya sq., 1

Chairman: Zornikov Igor Nikolaevich

Tel/fax: +7 (4732) 208-755

Regional office in Volgograd

400009, Volgograd, Gurtyeva str., 4, sq. 40

Chairman: Zoya Alievna Vavilina

tel.: +7 (8442) 363-660

Regional office in Chita

672021, Chita, Tchaikovsky st., 8

Chairman: Kovaleva Antonina Ivanovna

tel.: +7 (3022) 267-317

fax: +7 (904) 598-51-80

Regional office in Rostov-on-Don

344103, Rostov-on-Don, street 339 Rifle division, 6, room 29

tel.: +7 (8632) 559-685

fax: +7 (8632) 405-388

Email: leshkevicht@mail.ru


  • Moscow State Institute of International Relations
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
  • International School of Youth Diplomacy