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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Between 1-2 February, the 5th  edition of the ECOSOC Youth Forum brought together young representatives from civil society and youth led organizations, UN representatives and Ministers of Youth or government officials working on youth to discuss young people’s role, particularly in connection to Sustainable Development Goals 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, 14 and 17.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

In December last year, the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) and PVBLIC Foundation committed to work together on the One for All campaign and to inspire, activate and mobilize worldwide action for the SDGs.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

After hosting Interactive Dialogues with the candidates for next President of the General Assembly (PGA) in June, the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) continued to promote transparency and civil society participation at the UN with an event where civil society representatives met and spoke with the UN PGA. 

Friday, January 6, 2017

On Friday January 6 2017, the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) convened the first ever Civil Society Dialogue with the President of the United Nations Security Council at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, continuing the momentum from 2016, a landmark year for transparency at the United Nations.

The dialogue featured H.E. Mr. Olof Skoog, Permanent Representative of Sweden to the United Nations and President of the United Nations Security Council for the month of January, together with over 30 UN-focused civil society representatives.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

As H.E. Ban Ki Moon's term as Secretary-General of the UN drew to a close, he took a moment to send a farewell message to the members and supporters of United Nations Associations around the world thanking them for their "indispensable partnership" in upholding the ideals of the UN. Read the full message here.

Monday, December 12, 2016

To celebrate Human Rights Day this December 10, 2016, our global network of United Nations Associations (UNAs) came together on social media. Calling upon people around the world to step up and take action to protect human rights, UNAs shared a specially designed Elyx cartoon, created by YAK, Elyx's creator. With the theme "Stand up for Someone's Rights," Human Rights Day 2016 was a great opportunity to provide helpful tips and concrete solutions for how people can get involved and defend someone's human rights.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Our Global Citizenship Education Officer, Megan Wilhelm, visited Yerevan, Armenia last month where students are becoming Agents of Change as a part of our Mission Possible: Armenia program. Here is her experience:

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

In June 2016, the Human Rights Council adopted the resolution 28/14 to establish a Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law. The purpose of the Forum is "to provide a platform for promoting dialogue and cooperation on issues pertaining to the relationship between these areas" and to "identify and analyze best practices, challenges and opportunities for States in their efforts to secure respect for human rights, democracy and the rule of law".

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The 26th session of the Universal Periodic Review Working Group, which kicked off in Geneva on October 31st, has come to an end. The states under review for this session of the UPR cycle were Togo, the Syrian Arab Republic, Venezuela, Iceland, Zimbabwe, Lithuania, Uganda, Timor-Leste, the Republic of Moldova, Haiti and South Sudan.

During the two weeks of the session, WFUNA took a closer look at the following country reviews:

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