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Friday, April 25, 2014

Prior to the UN General Assembly's Thematic Debate on "Ensuring Peaceful and Stable Societies" on 24-25 April, 2014, the GA solicited input from stakeholders on how peace, security and conflict prevention should be addressed in the post-2015 development agenda. 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

New York, NY -- Global Action to Prevent War and Armed Conflict, the World Federation of UN Associations (WFUNA), Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) will hold a Reflection and Strategy Meeting, following the Thematic Debate of the President of the General Assembly “Ensuring Stable and Peaceful Societies,” which will take place at UN Headquarters on April 24 and 25, 2014.

Friday, March 28, 2014

GENEVA - During its 25th session, the Human Rights Council adopted 12 country specific and 24 thematic resolutions. Below is a selection of highlights from the final week of the session:

Friday, March 28, 2014

We had the pleasure of chatting with Elise Zerrath and Florian Nowack, the 2013 UN Youth Delegates from Germany, when they were in New York last fall for the General Assembly. Elise, 26, is from Lübeck, Germany and studied International Relations and Human Geography from St. Andrews University in Scotland. Florian, 24, hails from Lohne, Germany and studied International Business and Intercultural Studies at Heilbronn University.

Friday, March 21, 2014

During its third week, the Human Rights Council focused on Item 4, 5 and 6 of the Agenda, namely the Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention, the Human rights bodies and mechanisms and the Universal Periodic Review (UPR).

Under Item 4, the Council held three interactive dialogues on the situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Iran and Myanmar.

Friday, March 14, 2014

The second week of this 25th session of the Human Rights Council mainly focused on the  Item 3 of the Agenda,  namely the promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development. Thursday 13 March was dedicated to the annual full-day meeting on the rights of the child.

Friday, March 7, 2014

The 25th Human Rights Council (HRC) kicked off on Monday 3 March 2014. The Council, established in 2006, gathers 3 times a year in the Palais des Nations in Geneva, and holds its major session in March for a period of 4 weeks. The agenda of the council is divided into 10 items that will be tackled throughout the month.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

On 6 March 2014, WFUNA and Mandat International organized a parallel event to the 25th session of the Human Rights Council on behalf of the NGO Committee on Human Rights (CoNGO). This was the first of four information briefings on the UN Human Rights Council. Chaired by Irene MartinettiWFUNA’s Director of Programs, this session aimed at providing concrete advice to NGOs on how to engage effectively with the Human Rights Council.

Friday, February 14, 2014

GENEVA – For the sixth time, WFUNA had the pleasure of welcoming remarkable students from China to our Advanced Training at the UN: China program. The sixteen participants have been selected by our University partner, the Research Centre of United Nations and International Organizations (RCUNIO), to spend five days in the UN Offices at Geneva and learn more about the UN's work around the issues of the Environment, Sustainable Development and International Trade.

Friday, January 31, 2014

NEW YORK – WFUNA welcomed sixteen high school students from the Republic of Korea this past week for another Training at the UN. This is the third group from the Hope to the Future Association to visit the WFUNA New York office since the partnership with the Korean educational organization began in early 2013. The participants engaged in an eventful five-day program focusing on the UN in New York, Sustainable Development, Peace and Security, and how young people could start impacting the world today.

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