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Thursday, August 16, 2018

The 8th edition of Human Rights in Action will take place at the end of the month, bringing representatives from 18 countries to Geneva for a week of project management training with the goal of returning to their countries to implement their projects throughout the course of the year. In advance of this year's training, WFUNA has partnered with the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights and the International Organization for Migration.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

On 8 August 2018, the President of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Miroslav Lajčák, joined New York City youth, in Harlem, for an informal discussion. The conversation explored how the United Nations can better engage with youth and how youth can get more involved with the UN. Implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals will not be possible without the involvement and leadership of young people.

Friday, July 13, 2018

An informal meeting was organized on July 13, 2018 between WFUNA and various UNAs attending the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). UNA representatives from Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Dominican Republic and Finland were present at the meeting. The meeting served as an opportunity to inform of initiatives UNAs and WFUNA are undertaking to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Different opportunities and challenges were brought up in this meeting and UNAs also offered their potential aims for the coming years.

Monday, July 2, 2018

On July 2, 2018, the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) convened the thirteenth in a series of Civil Society Dialogues with the President of the United Nations Security Council at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

The dialogue featured H.E. Mr. Olof B. Skoog, Permanent Representative of Sweden to the UN and President of the UN Security Council for the month of July. Mr. Bonian Golmohammadi, WFUNA’s Secretary-General, moderated the discussion that brought together over 20 UN-focused civil society representatives.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The Urban Innovation Challenge: Citypreneurs is a young SDGs start-up competition in Seoul for prospective entrepreneurs from around the world interested in solving urban issues in Seoul and achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). WFUNA will co-host the challenge with UN ESCAP, UNDP, WeGO, Seoul Metropolitan Government, Seoul Digital Foundation. Learn more about last year's winners here.

Friday, June 22, 2018

NEW YORK, NY - WFUNA delivered a statement along with more than 250 Non-Government Organizations at the Consultations of the United Nations Committee on Non-Government Organizations on June 22, 2018 at UN Headquarters in New York.

Friday, June 22, 2018

On June 22, 2018, WFUNA's 16+ Forum, the Global Alliance, and NYU Center on International Cooperation partnered to host “The Path to HLPF 2019: from Ambition to Results for SDG16+" Workshop at Bohemian National Hall in New York.

The day-long workshop brought together key stakeholders who are working on achieving Sustainable Development Goal 16 with the goal of leveraging concrete ideas on how to take Goal 16 forward.

See our summary on Twitter here.
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

From June 6 - 8, WFUNA's office in Geneva conducted the Workshop at the UN: India part of our Youth Training Program on the UN with students from three different high schools in India and in collaboration with our national UNA: IFUNA. During this three-day program, 37 students participated in different activities involving topics such as multilateralism, trade and humanitarian issues.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

On 30 May 2018, the President of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Miroslav Lajčák, hosted a Youth Dialogue in the ECOSOC Chamber. This one-day event sought to bring young people closer to the UN and vice versa while also gaining a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities youth face on a day-to-day basis.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

In advance of the ECOSOC Special Meeting on 23 May, WFUNA's 16 Plus Forum, in partnership with the Permanent Missions of Czech Republic, Georgia, and Timor-Leste organized an event "Inclusion in Process & Policy: Civil Society Participation & Partnership in Advancing SDG 16+" on May 22 at UN Headquarters in New York. The event brought together over 60 member states and civil society representatives focused on the critical role of civil society in SDG 16+.

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