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Monday, September 24, 2012

WFUNA attended the 2012 Social Good Summit this weekend on September 22nd, 2012 hosted at the 92 Y. The three-day conference was presented by the following: Mashable, United Nations Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, 92Y, Ericsson, and UNDP. With speakers and participants covering all parts of the world, the global conversation was geared at advancing and utilizing innovative social media approaches to promoting change in the world.

Hope to the Future Memorandum of Understanding
Sunday, September 23, 2012

SEOUL - WFUNA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Hope to the Future Association, a nonprofit educational institution in Korea that works with high school students, to launch several sessions of "Training at the UN: Korea," a week-long training initiative for high school students in 2013.

For more information on this initiative, click here.

Trilatera Youth Forum
Friday, September 21, 2012

SEOUL - WFUNA's President, Amb. Park Soo Gil, and Secretary-General Bonian Golmohammadi participated in the 2012 Trilateral Presidents Meeting of UNA-ROK, UNA-China, and UNA-Japan, held in Seoul, Korea, on 18-21 September. Hosted by UNA-ROK, this is the third annual Trilateral Presidents meeting, whereby UNA leadership discussed the theme of "International Peace and the Role of the United Nations: Possible Influence of the Common Culture and Tradition on the Activities of the Three Countries at the United Nations."

Monday, September 17, 2012



The Executive Committee of the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA), elected by non-partisan civil society organizations in over 110 countries, is deeply concerned over the grave loss of life in Syria and expresses solidarity with the citizens of Syria who are confronting daily atrocities.

Photo of the 203rd Executive Committee, New York
Saturday, September 8, 2012

NEW YORK - WFUNA held its 203rd Executive Committee Meeting in New York on 7-8 September, 2012, with the following twelve United Nations Associations represented, including President of WFUNA, Amb. Park Soo Gil; Chair of the Executive Committee, Ms. Kathryn White of UNA-Canada; Treasurer of WFUNA, Mr. Sundeep Bhutoria of UNA-India; and Vice-Chair, Mr. Alexei Borisov of UNA-Russia: Norway, Finland, the United Kingdom, the United States, South Africa, Sweden, China, South Korea, and Venezuela.

Youth reps of UNAs with Gillian Sorensen, Senior Adviser, UN Foundation
Monday, August 27, 2012

NEW YORK - From 9 – 11 August, WFUNA’s Youth Seminar on the MDGs for youth representatives of United Nations Associations (UNAs) took place in New York. In this seminar, WFUNA hosted 11 members from nine United Nations Associations. The participants in the seminar were members from the following UNAs: Brazil, Malaysia, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Suriname, Tanzania, United Kingdom, United States, and Nepal.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

President of WFUNA Ambassador Park Soo Gil hosted a dinner on August 13 in honor of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Mrs. Ban during their visit to Seoul to participate in the closing event of Yeosu World Expo 2012.

Students in New York learn about nuclear disarmament during the UN Tour
Friday, August 10, 2012

WFUNA welcomed forty students from Sookmyung Women’s University to Geneva and New York from 4-13 August 2012 for the Advanced Training Program at the UN: Korea

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Today WFUNA staff met with students from UNA Russia, who are currently in Geneva for a week-long study trip at the UN. During the study trip the students have listened to presentations of staff from various UN bodies, including OHCHR, WHO and UNICEF, and observed a session of the UN Conference on Disarmament.

UNA-China and UNA-Australia during the WFUNA UNA Meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Braz
Monday, June 25, 2012

WFUNA Participates in Rio+20: WFUNA Secretary General and staff traveled to Rio de Janeiro this week to attend the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development. Check out what the WFUNA team was up to!

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