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Thursday, July 21, 2016

NEW YORK, NY -- WFUNA joined 237 Civil Society Organizations in signing a letter to the President of ECOSOC at the closing of this year's High Level Political Forum. The letter contains several concrete suggestions for HLPF 2017, including national reviews, a ministerial segment, as well as thematic roundtables and dialogues.

On strengthening the national review process:

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Yesterday, the UN General Assembly voted Bolivia, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan and Sweden onto the Security Council for a two year non-permanent seat from 2017-2018. The fifth and final non-permanent seat up for re-election will eventually, after a formal vote, be split between Italy and the Netherlands, after an arrangement was made to break a voting deadlock.  

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

NEW YORK, NY –The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) hosted interactive dialogues with the candidates for President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly on June 10 at UN Headquarters in New York. H.E. Mr. Andreas Mavroyiannis, the candidate nominated by the Government of the Republic of Cyprus, and then H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, the candidate nominated by the Government of Fiji, presented their opening statements and answered live questions from member states and civil society.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

WFUNA signed an memorandum of understanding (MOU) Thursday, June 2nd, with the Asian Soccer Star Hong Myung Bo, who leads a scholarship foundation (HMB Foundation) for marginalized children. The two organizations plan to collaborate in preparing the WFUNA Campaign against Child Labor, scheduled to launch this December at the Hong Myung Bo Charity Match, a widely publicized event in Korea.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

WFUNA's President, Secretary-General and staff attended the 66th UN DPI NGO Conference in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea from May 30-June 1. The conference's theme was “Education for Global Citizenship: Achieving the SDGs Together” and drew 2500 participants from around the world. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

NEW YORK, NY - After sustained engagement over the past few years, WFUNA formalized a new partnership agreement with the Challenges Foruma global network of Partners representing 47 peace operations organizations and departments from 22 countries, which serves as a strategic and dynamic platf

Friday, May 27, 2016

SEOUL, REPUBLIC OF KOREA - WFUNA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU), under the auspices of United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on 27 May 2016 at the LTLT Room, APCEIU.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

NEW YORK, NY, May 25, 2016 – The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) convened historic Security Council Election Debates with candidates for non-permanent seats in the upcoming elections on June 28th. Debates took place at UN Headquarters on May 23rd and 24th—first with Ambassadors of Thailand and Kazakhstan from the Asia-Pacific Group, and second with Ambassadors of Italy, the Netherlands, and Sweden from the Western European & Other Group. 

Monday, May 16, 2016

NEW YORK - During its 214th meeting, on 14 May 2016, members of WFUNA's Executive Committee adopted and issued a statement on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in peacekeeping missions. 

Monday, May 16, 2016

NEW YORK - The 214th Executive Committee of the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) - elected by non-partisan civil society organizations in 100 countries worldwide - expresses its deep concern for the safety and well-being of thousands of refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere seeking asylum in Europe.

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