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AP Photo - Syrian Crisis
Tuesday, May 14, 2013


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.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

On 8-9 April 2013 WFUNA held its first European UNAs Meeting in Vienna, Austria, at the invitation of the United Nations Association of Austria. In collaboration with the United Nations Information Service (UNIS), UNA-Austria organized an extensive program of briefings at the Vienna International Center for representatives of the 16 participating UNAs of Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Norway, and Sweden.

Group Participant photo
Friday, March 15, 2013

UNA-Finland, UNA-Tanzania and WFUNA just implemented the "Effective Advocacy in UN Processes" workshop in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The workshop, which was held from 11-14 March 2013, was followed by a public seminar titled "Towards a Common Vision for the Post-2015 Development Agenda in Tanzania" held on 15 March 2013.

The 35 participants in the workshop included Civil Society Organizations representatives - including UNA representatives - from Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania.

WFUNA fortune cookies
Thursday, March 7, 2013

WFUNA staff and volunteers in Geneva implemented our Fortune Cookies Initiative on 7 March 2013 at the Palais des Nations. 

Friday, March 1, 2013

The side event was organized by WFUNA, within the framework of the NGO Committee on Human Rights of CoNGO, and was 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.

WFUNA Training Program at the UN: Korea NY 2013 Photo
Friday, February 22, 2013

NEW YORK - WFUNA launched "Training at the UN: Korea" and its New York training sessions for student groups with 22 high school students from Korea, during 18-22 February, for a week-long intensive session focusing on the UN system and the Millennium Development Goals.

ATP China RCUNIO February 2013 photo
Friday, February 22, 2013

GENEVA - WFUNA had the pleasure of welcoming 23 outstanding students selected by our university partner, the Research Centre of United Nations and International Organizations (RCUNIO) in Geneva from the 18 to the 22 February. The participants engaged in a busy five day-program focusing on the UN at Geneva, Human Rights, Humanitarian Affairs, Communication Technology, Intellectual Property and Career Development.

WFUNA and GDCF Sign MoU photo, February 2013
Monday, February 4, 2013

STOCKHOLM - A cooperation agreement was signed between the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) and the Global Diversity Certification Foundation (GDCF) last week Friday, 1 February 2013, by their executive officers to collaborate on the engagement of corporations to work with diversity issues.

CSAHR participants from 13 UNAs in Geneva (WFUNA Photo/2013)
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND -  The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) implemented the first session of Civil Society in Action for Human Rights (CSAHR) at Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, from 28 January – 1 February, 2013 with 20 participants from all regions of the world representing 13 UNAs.


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