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Thursday, October 12, 2017

In recognition of the need to increase youth participation in the work of the United Nations, the Permanent Mission of Germany to the UN, UN DESA, and WFUNA organized a side-event during the 72nd UN General Assembly to discuss the UN Youth Delegate Programme. The main objectives of the event were to raise awareness of the programme and the tools available to establish it at the national level.  

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

On Monday, October 2, 2017, the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) convened the sixth in a series of Civil Society Dialogues with the President of the United Nations Security Council at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Friday, October 6, 2017

NEW YORK - On October 6-7, 2017, leaders from United Nations Associations (UNAs) around the world who are elected as our current Executive Committee met in New York for two days for the 217th Executive Committee meeting. Members discussed the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals and ongoing activities of the World Federation of United Nations Associations and national UNAs. 

Monday, September 25, 2017

In July 2017, 80 high school students in India took on the challenge of solving some of the most intractable global problems and working toward achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their communities.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

NEW YORK, NY - To commemorate International Peace Day on September 21, the World Federation of United Nations Associations has joined 130 peacebuilding organizations in signing as shared statement entitled "Implementing the New Commitments to Peace." The statement calls on the international community and UN Member States to fully embrace the new global framework for peace. Read the full statement below. 


Implementing the New Commitments to Peace: A shared statement by peacebuilding organizations

Thursday, September 14, 2017

On Wednesday, September 13, 2017, the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) convened the fifth in a series of Civil Society Dialogues with the President of the United Nations Security Council at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Twenty-eight student representatives from 15 universities took part in the third edition of WFUNA’s College Leaders at the UN Program. The participants are Korean nationals, selected and sent from their respective universities to represent the school at the United Nations. The student cohort started the program in April, meeting once a week to learn about the Sustainable Development Goals.

Friday, August 11, 2017

NEW YORK, USA - The role young people play in contributing to peacebuilding has been recognized by the UN Security Council through its resolution 2250. Other frameworks have followed such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and “Sustaining Peace”. Unfortunately, the narrative portraying young people as protagonists of violent acts is still pervasive, when the general evidence is that young people are not only committed but also contributing to building peace around the world.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Through our partnership with the Sookmyung Women's University, a group of nineteen university students attended the second WFUNA Advanced Training Program of the summer. The week-long training took place at UN Headquarters in New York City, where the participants heard from UN experts, studied the Sustainable Development Goals and presented their ideas on their implementation. 

Monday, July 31, 2017

Through our partnership with the Research Center of United Nations and International Organizations (RCUNIO), a group of eighteen university and high schools students attended the first WFUNA Advanced Training Program of the summer. The group travelled to Washington, DC to visit various UN organizations including the World Bank, the Women Thrive Alliance, and the International Monetary Fund.

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