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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.
WFUNA fortune cookies
Thursday, March 7, 2013

WFUNA staff and volunteers in Geneva implemented our Fortune Cookies Initiative on 7 March 2013 at the Palais des Nations. 

Friday, March 1, 2013

The side event was organized by WFUNA, within the framework of the NGO Committee on Human Rights of CoNGO, and was chaired by Irene Martinetti, WFUNA's Director of Programs. The objective of the session was to share concrete advice on how NGOs can engage effectively with the Human Rights Council.

WFUNA Training Program at the UN: Korea NY 2013 Photo
Friday, February 22, 2013

NEW YORK - WFUNA launched "Training at the UN: Korea" and its New York training sessions for student groups with 22 high school students from Korea, during 18-22 February, for a week-long intensive session focusing on the UN system and the Millennium Development Goals.

ATP China RCUNIO February 2013 photo
Friday, February 22, 2013

GENEVA - WFUNA had the pleasure of welcoming 23 outstanding students selected by our university partner, the Research Centre of United Nations and International Organizations (RCUNIO) in Geneva from the 18 to the 22 February. The participants engaged in a busy five day-program focusing on the UN at Geneva, Human Rights, Humanitarian Affairs, Communication Technology, Intellectual Property and Career Development.

WFUNA and GDCF Sign MoU photo, February 2013
Monday, February 4, 2013

STOCKHOLM - A cooperation agreement was signed between the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) and the Global Diversity Certification Foundation (GDCF) last week Friday, 1 February 2013, by their executive officers to collaborate on the engagement of corporations to work with diversity issues.

CSAHR participants from 13 UNAs in Geneva (WFUNA Photo/2013)
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND -  The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) implemented the first session of Civil Society in Action for Human Rights (CSAHR) at Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, from 28 January – 1 February, 2013 with 20 participants from all regions of the world representing 13 UNAs.


Ms. Gillian Sorensen and  IFUNA (2013)
Monday, January 28, 2013

INDIA - Ms. Gillian Sorensen, Senior Advisor to the UN Foundation and member of the Friends of WFUNA, gave an interactive lecture to the membership of the Indian Federation of United Nations Associations (IFUNA) on the "UN and the 21st Century: Where Do We Go From Here?" on 19 January 2013. The audience included research scholars, students, journalists, and IFUNA general membership. 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

SOUTH KOREA - WFUNA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Kyunghee University, to launch a two-week camp program in Summer 2013. The camp will invite experienced Model UN and Parliamentary Debate trainers from around the world to teach participants in building a better understanding of the UN system. Students are expected to gain practical skill sets in diplomacy, public speaking, and debate through the completion of this program.

Monday, December 17, 2012


On Monday, WFUNA had the privilege to attend and speak at one of the first conferences on R2P and the prevention of mass atrocities in the MENA region organized by the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect in collaboration with their partner in Lebanon, Permanent Peace Movement.

Catchafire group photo
Monday, December 3, 2012

NEW YORK - A group of ten Catchafire pro bono professionals stopped by the WFUNA office today to get a glimpse of what it's like to work as a nonprofit in the UN system.

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