The United Nations Building in San Diego, CA was opened in 1960, 16 years after the founding of the United Nations San Diego Chapter. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt was instrumental in obtaining the building for permanent use of the building in Balboa Park. The United Nations Building in San Diego has several educational programs and committees including the Education Committee, Model UN Committee, Women's Equity Council, Legislative Committee, Community Assistance Committee, Public Relations and Communications, College and University Affiliates, Student Internship Program, Speaker's Bureau, UNA International Gift Shop, and the San Diego Committee for UNICEF.
The Education Committee offers classes to 5000 fifth-grade students each year to teach them about the United Nations and UNICEF and how human rights plays a part in the political process. The Model UN committee teaches students to promote the growth of the United Nations model and offers a $10,000 scholarship. The Women's Equity Council advocates for women's rights through outreach, programs and events such as International Women's Day, Women's Equality Day, and various fundraisers. The other committees also contribute to the education, outreach, and advocacy of the United Nations, UNICEF, and their constituents through various mediums including the solicitation of funding to help further their mission.