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Thursday, April 21, 2016

April 21, 2016 - In May 2016, WFUNA will be hosting, for the first time ever, open debates for the Member States competing for a seat as a non-permanent member to the Security Council in the upcoming elections in June.

Held at the UNHQ in New York, further information on specific dates and format will be released later this week. 

Follow #UNSCElections for updates or contact UNSC@wfuna.org for more information. 

Monday, April 18, 2016

On Monday, 18 April 2016, Moscow's State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO) opened its 17th Moscow International Model United Nations (MIMUN- 2016), dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the United Nations Association of Russia. Six hundred forty-two delegates gathered in the conference hall of the University from most regions of Russia and 41 countries of the world. They represent UN Member States and discuss crucial issues' on the international agenda.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Friday, April 15, 2016  WFUNA partnered with the NYC Bar Association to co-host "An Evening with His Excellency United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon" on the evening of April 14th.

Welcome remarks were given by Ms. Debra Raskin, President of the NYC Bar Association and the Secretary-General was introduced by Mr. Michael Cooper, Chair of the United Nations Committee and Friends of WFUNA board member. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

In a much-lauded move towards transparency and accountability at the UN, the Office of the President of the General Assembly is hosting interactive dialogue sessions with prospective UN Secretary General candidates from Tuesday 12th until Thursday 14th April 2016. The eight current candidates, including current UNDP Administrator Ms. Helen Clark, the Director of UNESCO Ms. Irina Bokova, and the ex-President of Slovenia Dr. Danilo Turk, will present their vision for a United Nations under their stewardship.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

 

Overview of successful projects

implemented by Youth UNA members from all over the world

 

Projects 2015

Follow the current 2015 HR Youth project implementation here:

Results and follow up 2015

 

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

February 16, 2016, NYWFUNA, along with 169 other civil society organizations, has endorsed an open letter to the Chair of the UN Statistical Commission and Co-Chairs of the Interagency Expert Group on the Sustainable Development Goals in advance of the UN Statistical Commission Meeting to be held in New York March 8-11.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Febrary 16th, 2016, NYWFUNA is deeply saddened by the passing of former United Nations Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, who served from January 1992 to December 1996. He was a supporter of WFUNA and the work of United Nations Associations worldwide. His influence will not be forgotten. 

Friday, January 29, 2016

Monday - The UN and Multilateralism

On our first day of Advanced Training Program at the UN, Naïs Mouret, our Training and Education Fellow, introduced WFUNA and its work to our group of 16 Chinese students. This introductory session was followed by a briefing on the UN system presented by Jana Bauerova, Perception Change Project Officer, from the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG).

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

A message of hope and inspiration comes from WFUNA's President Ambassador Park Soo Gil as we begin a new year. In the message, he congratulates WFUNA's vast network for the sucesses of the past year, and commends the work of the United Nations in launching the 2030 Agenda.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

On the occasion of the launching of the Save the Earth Green Corps Exhibition, WFUNA, in partnership with Future Forest and the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) organized a panel discussion on the Outcomes of COP21. The long awaited Conference of the Parties (COP), held in Paris between 30 November and 11 December, ended on a common agreement adopted by 195 member States. The event was sponsored by Korea Foundation, the representative organization for Korean public diplomacy.

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