UN Reform

The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) is a global nonprofit organization representing and coordinating a membership of over 100 national United Nations Associations.
At the core of the policy and institutional reforms endorsed in the Millennium Declaration is a commitment to ensuring that the United Nations serves the needs and hopes of people everywhere – giving new life to the opening words of the UN Charter: "We the Peoples." Through this Declaration, the United Nations has made “putting people at the center of everything we do” its guiding motto for the 21st century.
 

In the Declaration, Heads of State and Government called for:

  • More inclusive political processes, allowing for genuine participation by all citizens in all our countries (para 25); and
  • Greater opportunities to the private sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society, in general, to contribute to the realization of the Organization’s goals and programs (para 30).

Project News

ACRONYM

WFUNA proudly launched a series publication, ACRONYM, which features thought-provoking articles and dialogues on current United Nations topics written by experts from various parts of the UN community. The first issue presents the article “Can We Fix the United Nations?" by Prof. Thomas Weiss. Read ACRONYM Online [PDF] or watch the webinar.

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Global Environmental Organization

In the lead up to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, WFUNA advocated for a stronger, more effective, and more representative Global Environmental Organization by upgrading the United Nations Environment Programme to a specialized agency. As Maurice F. Strong stated on 25 October, 2011 at Special United Nations General Assembly Event on Rio+20, the environment should no longer be treated as a sector but as a systemic issue. 

Download WFUNA’s official submission to the UNCSD here.

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