Establishing a United Nations Association (UNA) should be a comprehensive and thoughtful process which often takes several months to years to complete properly. A UNA must be legally constituted with the appropriate offices of its national government and meet other eligibility requirements before it can apply for membership with WFUNA. There can only be one UNA member of WFUNA in a UN member state. Details of the process are outlined below in the Frequently Asked Questions.
UNAs should ideally be composed of a diversity of sectors, with Board members representing civil society, academia, former diplomats, the private sector, the media, youth and women’s organizations,etc. The wider the constituency of the UNA, the more opportunities it has to reach different parts of society and inform and involve them with the work of the United Nations.
The WFUNA Secretariat is available to support the establishment of new UNAs with guidance and advice. Contact us--we can help answer your questions and get you started.