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Friday, July 26, 2013

GENEVA - From 22 to 25 July 2013, WFUNA held its third annual Human Rights Training for young UNA representatives in the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Seventeen participants from 12 different UNAs (Ghana, Greece, India, Italy, Nepal, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, Uganda, UK and Zimbabwe) joined our intensive 4-day course on Human Rights and the Project Management.

Friday, July 19, 2013

NEW YORK - Following two consecutive weeks working with students selected by the Research Center of United Nations and International Organizations and the Bank of China, WFUNA implemented its third Advanced Training at the UN: China for both high school and university at UN Headquarters in New York, NY, from 8-12 July and 15-19 July. 

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

NEW YORK - The 35th Session of the Committee on Information has recently recommended to the General Assembly in its draft report to recall its resolution 41/68 D on 3 December 1986 where it commends the World Federation of United Nations Associations and its more than 100 national United Nations Associations for its contributions in support of the United Nations (Draft Resolution B, Article VI.85). 

UNA-Somalia statement photo
Thursday, June 20, 2013

MOGADISHU - The United Nations Association of Somalia has released a statement condemning the attack on the United Nations Common Compound in Mogadishu.

The text is as follows:

Monday, June 10, 2013

UN Special Interview with the WFUNA SG 

UN Special is the internal magazine of the international civil servant of the United Nations at Geneva and of the World Health Organization. Every month, 10'500 hard copies are printed and distributed in Geneva UN offices and soft copies are sent out as newsletters to all UN staff members.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Our Geneva office implemented the second Fortune Cookies Initiative on 6 June 2013 at the Palais des Nations. 

Bonian Golmohammadi and Hon Franco Frattini
Tuesday, June 4, 2013

ROME - WFUNA Secretary-General Bonian Golmohammadi visited UNA-Italy, also known as SIOI (Societa' Italiana dell'Organizzazione Internazionale), in Rome, Italy on 3-4 June 2013. 

The Secretary-General was welcomed by UNA-Italy's President, Hon. Franco Frattini, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy, and his team, led by Dr. Sara Cavelli, Director General at UNA-Italy. Several meetings were held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rome based UN institutions, and the City of Rome.

Side event to 23rd session of the Human Rights Council (WFUNA Photo 2013)
Friday, May 31, 2013

GENEVA - Organized by WFUNA within the framework of the NGO Committee on Human Rights of CoNGO, the side event was the first of four information briefings on UN Human Rights Council. Chaired by Irene Martinetti, WFUNA’s Director of Programs, the objective of the session was to share concrete advice on how NGOs can engage effectively with the Human Rights Council.

AP Photo - Syrian Crisis
Tuesday, May 14, 2013

STATEMENT ON THE RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE SYRIAN CONFLICT

206th Meeting of the Executive Committee, New York

The Executive Committee of the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA), elected by non-partisan civil society organizations in over 100 countries, continues to be gravely concerned over the recent developments in the Syrian conflict and expresses deep solidarity with the people of Syria who are confronting serious atrocities.

WFUNA 206th ExCo Meeting
Monday, May 13, 2013

NEW YORK - The 206th Meeting of the Executive Committee of WFUNA was held in New York from 10-11 May, with 16 members present. The two day meeting discussed policy, membership, and programmatic topics, with a special briefing from Mr. Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, Under Secretary-General of Communications and Public Information (UNDPI) and Mr. Maher Nasser, Director of Outreach. The meeting was hosted by UNA-USA and held in its New York offices at the UN Foundation.

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