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Monday, August 8, 2016

NEW YORK, NY - WFUNA is delighted to announce that Ambassador Sofia Borges has been appointed by the President-elect of the UN General Assembly, Ambassador Peter Thomson of Fiji, to the Office of the President of the General Assembly(PGA)  for the 71st session. Ambassador Borges, who currently serves as WFUNAs Special Adviser on the 2030 Agenda, will join the Office of the PGA as the Special Adviser on Strategic Engagement and Transparency. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

NEW YORK, NY -- WFUNA celebrated its 70th anniversary on August 2, 2016 at United Nations Headquarters in New York. WFUNA Secretary-General Bonian Golmohammadi brought a cake to meet with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon and Ambassador Sylvie Lucas of the Permanent Mission of Luxembourg to the UN. 

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

From 25 - 29 July 2016, WFUNA held its sixth Human Rights Youth program dedicated to building the capacity of young people from its network to implement human rights projects in their communities and engage effectively with UN human rights mechanisms. 

Thursday, July 28, 2016

From July 11-20, 2016, the first High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) took place at United Nations Headquarters focussing on the progress being made around the world on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals adopted in 2015. Members of WFUNA's staff were pleased to participate in many of the sessions and side events, eager to support the process of holding countries accountable for their commitments to the Global Goals and witness the inclusion and participation of civil society.

Monday, July 25, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

NEW YORK, NY -- WFUNA joined 237 Civil Society Organizations in signing a letter to the President of ECOSOC at the closing of this year's High Level Political Forum. The letter contains several concrete suggestions for HLPF 2017, including national reviews, a ministerial segment, as well as thematic roundtables and dialogues.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Yesterday, the UN General Assembly voted Bolivia, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan and Sweden onto the Security Council for a two year non-permanent seat from 2017-2018. The fifth and final non-permanent seat up for re-election will eventually, after a formal vote, be split between Italy and the Netherlands, after an arrangement was made to break a voting deadlock.  

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

NEW YORK, NY –The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) hosted interactive dialogues with the candidates for President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly on June 10 at UN Headquarters in New York. H.E. Mr. Andreas Mavroyiannis, the candidate nominated by the Government of the Republic of Cyprus, and then H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, the candidate nominated by the Government of Fiji, presented their opening statements and answered live questions from member states and civil society.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

WFUNA signed an memorandum of understanding (MOU) Thursday, June 2nd, with the Asian Soccer Star Hong Myung Bo, who leads a scholarship foundation (HMB Foundation) for marginalized children. The two organizations plan to collaborate in preparing the WFUNA Campaign against Child Labor, scheduled to launch this December at the Hong Myung Bo Charity Match, a widely publicized event in Korea.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

WFUNA's President, Secretary-General and staff attended the 66th UN DPI NGO Conference in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea from May 30-June 1. The conference's theme was “Education for Global Citizenship: Achieving the SDGs Together” and drew 2500 participants from around the world. 

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