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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The meeting was inaugurated on Monday morning, 2 June, with welcome remarks from Bonian Golmohammadi, Secretary-General of WFUNA, and a keynote speech by Acting Director General of the UN Office in Geneva, H.E. Mr. Michael Moller

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

WFUNA is pleased to welcome two new Friends of WFUNA Board members: Mr. Mario Bernardo Garnero, Jr. and Ms. Nancy Prager-Kamel

Mr. Garnero brings with him expertise in Brazilian and corporate affairs and real estate. Ms. Prager-Kamel offers her expertise in corporate and government relations and financial advisory. Both have a long-standing commitment to the United Nations, and thus to the work of WFUNA.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

During the 2014 World Conference on Youth in Colombo, Sri Lanka, we held a side event titled "How to Become a UN Youth Delegate?" co-hosted by UN Youth Delegates from Germany, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Austria, Belgium, Indonesia and Norway. With approximately 25 countries out of 193 UN Member States participating in the UN Youth Delegate Programme, the event focused on how to boost those numbers and build interest among the youth leaders attending the conference. 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

WFUNA is proud to join Human Rights Watch and over 100 civil society groups from around the world in signing a statement that urges the UN Security Council to refer the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court. 

Read the full release below. 



Syria: Groups Call for ICC Referral 

Monday, May 5, 2014

Day I: 2014-05-05 

After a cheerful reunion with 12 participants from 10 different UNAs in Geneva, Irene Martinetti, WFUNA's Director of Programs, officially opened the third session of our CSAHR training by recalling the program's design and objectives.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

As part of our series, we got to chat with Chapa Perera and Adhil Bakeer Markar, the UN Youth Delegates from Sri Lanka. It was especially an exciting time as the World Conference on Youth 2014 was to be held in their home country. Both delegates are studying law--Perera at the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka, Markar at Sri Lanka Law College--and both have impressive leadership experience in youth organizations in their country. They tell us about their road to the UN and what plans they have for the youth of Sri Lanka. 

Monday, April 28, 2014

NEW YORK, NY -- The Executive Committee of the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA), elected by non-partisan civil society organizations in over 110 countries, recognizes the primary responsibility of the UN Security Council (UNSC) for the maintenance of international peace and security.

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:

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