ACRONYM Publication Series
WFUNA is pleased to publish the second volume of our journal, ACRONYM, which features thought-provoking articles and dialogues on current United Nations topics, written by experts from various parts of the UN community. The articles in this issue, “2015 and Beyond: Perspectives on Global Development”, represent an ideal round table on post-2015, featuring a sampling of high-level insider perspectives.
We aim to invite the reader into an imaginary UN conference room, where we have gathered leading global opinion makers from different sectors to share their views on the post-2015 process, and ask you, the readers, to think critically about the issues with them. Read ACRONYM Online [PDF]
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What will happen after the MDG deadline is met in 2015? The second issue of ACRONYM focuses on the theme of the post-2015 development agenda. This issue features contributions from key actors involved in the process, representing voices from government, civil society, the private sector, the UN and youth. In addition to a special message from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, authors Helen Clark, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Alicia Yamin, Paul Polman and Alicia Crawford give unique and varied insights into this multi-dimensional and global process.
Read another take on the Youth perspective on the Post-2015 process in an article by Sonia I. Preisser here.
Vol 1: No 1
This issue of ACRONYM focuses on UN reform, featuring the article “Can We Fix the United Nations?”, by Thomas G Weiss, author and presidential professor of political science and director of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Watch the webinar here and read WFUNA's Storify story.
The idea behind ACRONYM is to provide the “UN insider” perspective. It aims to be the publication that gives public voice to the conversations happening over coffee at Headquarters cafeterias in New York, in the winding corridors of the Palais in Geneva, and in the field, at the country offices of UN agencies. ACRONYM aspires to complement these viewpoints with those of United Nations Associations leaders and members, the wider NGO sector, academia, youth activists, corporate and philanthropic partners, the scientific community, and all others who share our invested interest in the United Nations. Written by and for the wider UN community, ACRONYM is a publication for the global citizen.
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Vol 2: No 1
“The new framework must redefine relationships between all actors, at local, national, regional and global levels. Wellbeing and prosperity for all are in the realms of possibilities. There are enough resources to end extreme poverty in our time. It can be done.”
– President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, ACRONYM, Vol 2: No 1
From L-R: President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom (UN Photo/Stuart Price)