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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:

Bonian Golmohammadi, Secretary-General of WFUNA with cosignatories from Hellenic
Monday, October 31, 2016

Main Building of the Athens and Psychico Colleges in Athens, GreeceAthens, Greece – On October 21, 2016 Bonian Golmohammadi, Secretary-General of WFUNA signeda Memorandum of Understanding betweenWFUNA and the Hellenic American Educational Foundation (HAEF) which is one of the oldest and most prominent educational institutions in Greece.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Policymakers and other stakeholders gathered earlier this week at the International Conference on Global Citizenship Education (GCED), the first of its kind held in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

In commemoration of UN Day 2016, the 70th anniversary of the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) and the peace activities of Music for One (M4one), the UN Orchestra was invited to Korea to spread the message of world peace through music. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

On 19 October 2016, UNA-Luxembourg, in collaboration with WFUNA, organized a celebration of 70 years from the foundation of WFUNA in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. WFUNA was founded on 2 August 1946 by 22 United Nations Associations (UNAs). This was one year after the UN Charter was proclaimed with the opening words “We the peoples of the United Nations”. Ever since, WFUNA has been the only global organization with the primary mission of supporting the principles and purposes of the United Nations. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – On October 14, 2016, Bonian Golmohammadi, Secretary-General of WFUNA, Nikil Seth, Executive Director of UNITAR, and Jinyoung Chung, Vice-President of Kyung Hee University signed a memorandum inaugurating a trilateral partnership between their respective institutions in the field of education.

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