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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.
Thursday, March 6, 2014

On 6 March 2014, WFUNA and Mandat International organized a parallel event to the 25th session of the Human Rights Council on behalf of the NGO Committee on Human Rights (CoNGO). This was the first of four information briefings on the UN Human Rights Council. Chaired by Irene MartinettiWFUNA’s Director of Programs, this session aimed at providing concrete advice to NGOs on how to engage effectively with the Human Rights Council.

Friday, February 14, 2014

GENEVA – For the sixth time, WFUNA had the pleasure of welcoming remarkable students from China to our Advanced Training at the UN: China program. The sixteen participants have been selected by our University partner, the Research Centre of United Nations and International Organizations (RCUNIO), to spend five days in the UN Offices at Geneva and learn more about the UN's work around the issues of the Environment, Sustainable Development and International Trade.

Friday, January 31, 2014

NEW YORK – WFUNA welcomed sixteen high school students from the Republic of Korea this past week for another Training at the UN. This is the third group from the Hope to the Future Association to visit the WFUNA New York office since the partnership with the Korean educational organization began in early 2013. The participants engaged in an eventful five-day program focusing on the UN in New York, Sustainable Development, Peace and Security, and how young people could start impacting the world today.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Seoul, Korea -- On January 16, WFUNA Secretary-General Bonian Golmohammadi appeared as the special guest on Arirang TV's feature news show, After 10, where he discussed the roles WFUNA and civil society play in the work of the United Nations.

Monday, January 13, 2014

WFUNA Human Rights Training for UNA Youth

From 22 to 25 July 2013, 

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

This year, the Bulgarian Youth Delegates to the UN are Milena Andreeva, 26, and Peter Mladenov, 22. UNA-Bulgaria, in close cooperation with the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, manages the program. Both Milena and Peter were chosen through a highly competitive four-stage national competition.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

As we prepare to close out a busy year of programs at WFUNA and United Nations Associations around the world, the ink is still drying on a new UN General Assembly resolution that explicitly mentions our organization, commends our work and urges increased collaboration with the United Nations. This is the first such resolution on WFUNA since 1986 – a welcome accomplishment to end the year on a high note!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Tiffany Taylor is the 2013 US Youth Observer at the United Nations, a role that serves as the American equivalent to a UN Youth Delegate. In the yearly search conducted by the U.S. Department of State and UNA-USA, the Gulfport, Mississippi native was chosen among more than 700 applicants for her rich international experience in the fields of women’s health and economic development.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

This year the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) proudly celebrated its 20th anniversary. As the leading institution in the field of human rights - one of the three main pillars of the United Nations (UN) - the OHCHR can look back on a highly successful year in 2013.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

New York, NY -- It’s official! On December 11, the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution explicitly highlighting the valuable contributions of WFUNA and UNAs in mobilizing public support for the UN. It is a rare privilege for a civil society organization to be mentioned in a General Assembly resolution in this way. The last time WFUNA was included in a resolution was nearly three decades ago, in 1986.

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