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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

On Monday, 19 November 2012, the Friends of WFUNA hosted their 19th Board of Directors meeting. WFUNA's Secretary-General, Mr. Bonian Golmohammadi, was present along with a significant number of the members of the Board. Established in 2001 by Mr. Arthur Ross, the Friends of WFUNA is an independent 501 (c) (3) organization. The Board has donated generous contributions and has provided guided support in helping WFUNA to further its mission and goals.

WFUNA Rio Declaration Screenshot
Friday, November 16, 2012

WFUNA Rio Declaration

Adopted at the 40th WFUNA Plenary Assembly
Ibmec University, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
10 November 2012

The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) and its member associations represented at the 40th WFUNA Plenary Assembly in November 2012 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, adopt this Declaration and commend it to the Member States of the United Nations and to the peoples of the world.

PA photo
Tuesday, November 6, 2012

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) held its 40th Plenary Assembly at IBMEC University (Barra da Tijuca campus) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 6-10 November 2012, with 41 UNAs in attendance.

Attendees of the KAIS-KF International Conference line up for a group photo
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

SEOUL - WFUNA President, Ambassador Park Soo-gil, joined UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the 2012 International Conference on the Public Diplomacy and Culture, held in Seoul, Korea, on 26 October.

WFUNA signs MoU with Education for All (Education for All/2012)
Thursday, October 18, 2012

Education for All Press Release

KOLKATA - The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) and Education for All, a Kolkata-based NGO, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for strategic partnership to promote and collaborate on WFUNA's training programmes.

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon talks at Four Freedoms Park ceremony
Thursday, October 18, 2012

NEW YORK - On 18 October 2012, WFUNA attended the ceremony dedicating the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, on Roosevelt Island in New York.

The event was opened by Ambassador William J. vanden Heuvel, Chair of the Four Freedoms Park Conservancy Board of Directors. Mr. vanden Heuvel is also President of the Friends of WFUNA.

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon spoke, paying tribute to President Roosevelt and his contribution to the founding of the United Nations.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Responsibility to Protect: What Next? 

NEW DELHI - On Monday, October 8 WFUNA and the Indian Federation of United Nations Associations (IFUNA) invited civil society members, academics and UN and government officials to a day-long Conference on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) in New Delhi, India.

WFUNA launches Advanced Training at the UN: China in Geneva (WFUNA 2012)
Friday, October 5, 2012

WFUNA had the pleasure to train 11 outstanding students selected by our university partner, the Research Centre of United Nations and International Organizations (RCUNIO), from 1 to 5 October 2012.

Monday, September 24, 2012

WFUNA attended the 2012 Social Good Summit this weekend on September 22nd, 2012 hosted at the 92 Y. The three-day conference was presented by the following: Mashable, United Nations Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, 92Y, Ericsson, and UNDP. With speakers and participants covering all parts of the world, the global conversation was geared at advancing and utilizing innovative social media approaches to promoting change in the world.

Hope to the Future Memorandum of Understanding
Sunday, September 23, 2012

SEOUL - WFUNA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Hope to the Future Association, a nonprofit educational institution in Korea that works with high school students, to launch several sessions of "Training at the UN: Korea," a week-long training initiative for high school students in 2013.

For more information on this initiative, click here.

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