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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.

Monday, May 9, 2016

On May 8-9, 2016, the international Challenges Forum held their 20th Anniversary Meeting in New York, as a prelude to the High Level Thematic Debate on Peace and Security convened by the President of the 70th session of the General Assembly. WFUNA's Secretary General, Mr. Bonian Golmohammadi, and Peace and Disarmament Officer, Mr.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

From April 25-27, members of WFUNA staff and Youth Network were in Baku, Azerbaijan for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) 7th Global Forum Youth Event: "Narratives for Tomorrow in Inclusive Societies".

Friday, April 22, 2016

With the aim of exploring the interlinkages between Goal 16 and the rest of the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as connections with other UN processes, the first session of the 16+ Forum was held on the morning of April 20, 2016. The event was co-hosted by the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations. 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

April 21, 2016 - In May 2016, WFUNA will be hosting, for the first time ever, open debates for the Member States competing for a seat as a non-permanent member to the Security Council in the upcoming elections in June.

Held at the UNHQ in New York, further information on specific dates and format will be released later this week. 

Follow #UNSCElections for updates or contact UNSC@wfuna.org for more information. 

Monday, April 18, 2016

On Monday, 18 April 2016, Moscow's State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO) opened its 17th Moscow International Model United Nations (MIMUN- 2016), dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the United Nations Association of Russia. Six hundred forty-two delegates gathered in the conference hall of the University from most regions of Russia and 41 countries of the world. They represent UN Member States and discuss crucial issues' on the international agenda.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Friday, April 15, 2016  WFUNA partnered with the NYC Bar Association to co-host "An Evening with His Excellency United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon" on the evening of April 14th.

Welcome remarks were given by Ms. Debra Raskin, President of the NYC Bar Association and the Secretary-General was introduced by Mr. Michael Cooper, Chair of the United Nations Committee and Friends of WFUNA board member. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

In a much-lauded move towards transparency and accountability at the UN, the Office of the President of the General Assembly is hosting interactive dialogue sessions with prospective UN Secretary General candidates from Tuesday 12th until Thursday 14th April 2016. The eight current candidates, including current UNDP Administrator Ms. Helen Clark, the Director of UNESCO Ms. Irina Bokova, and the ex-President of Slovenia Dr. Danilo Turk, will present their vision for a United Nations under their stewardship.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

 

Overview of successful projects

implemented by Youth UNA members from all over the world

 

Projects 2015

Follow the current 2015 HR Youth project implementation here:

Results and follow up 2015

 

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

February 16, 2016, NYWFUNA, along with 169 other civil society organizations, has endorsed an open letter to the Chair of the UN Statistical Commission and Co-Chairs of the Interagency Expert Group on the Sustainable Development Goals in advance of the UN Statistical Commission Meeting to be held in New York March 8-11.

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