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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.

This 70th Anniversary collection celebrates seven decades of WFUNA and its UNAs, and their dedication to global citizenship and the ideals of the UN. Click on any image to pop up the slideshow and captions.

UN Day is always special for WFUNA's offices in New York, Geneva and Seoul. It's become an annual tradition to distribute sweet treats and goods to our partners and friends at the UN, locally based NGOs, and agencies. Thank you to our incredible local partners for their in-kind donations. Take a look at our celebrations across all three cities.

On 24 April 2015, members of WFUNA's leadership, including our Secretary-General Bonian Golmohammadi, President Park Soo-Gil, Vice President Chang Beom-Cho and Executive Committee Chair Kathryn White, met with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at UN headquarters in New York. The annual meeting serves as an opportunity to discuss global issues, civil society's participation in the UN's work and more specifically, WFUNA's work around UN issues. This year, Mr.

The WFUNA Foundation held a launch party on 3 March 2015 in New Delhi, India. Notable guests included Indian External Affairs Minister Hon. Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Director of United Nations Information Center for India and Bhutan Mrs. Kiran Mehra-Kerpelman, IFUNA Secretary-General Mr. Suresh Srivastava, WFUNA Treasurer Mr. Sundeep Bhutoria, Advisory Board Members Mr. Bharat Babbar, Mr. S.P. Kaira, Mr. Ayush Periwal, filmmakers and WFUNA Foundation trustees Mr. Aniruddha Roy Chowdury and Ms. Anandi Ghose.  

As 2014 comes to a close, WFUNA's staff looks back on their favorite moments from the year. 

Six UNAs in our Freedom from Violence project gathered in New York to share experiences and steps forward in the advocacy around the inclusion of a peace goal in the post-2015 development agenda. Photos by JP Agustin. 

Every year on October 24, WFUNA commemorates the birth of the United Nations with celebrations at our offices in New York, Geneva and Seoul. Thank you to all our wonderful local partners for their in-kind donations and support! Take a look into how we thanked our UN and NGO friends and partners on UN Day around the world.

In September, WFUNA Secretary-General Bonian Golmohammadi visited Korea where he met with representatives from WFP Korea, Korea Youth Work Agency, Future Forest and UNESCO's Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding as well as attended a host of cultural events. During the visit, WFUNA also signed Memorandums of Understanding with Busan University of Foreign Studies, Geumjeong District of Busan and Ecomom. Take a look at his eventful trip.

We hosted two successful workshops at the 65th Annual UN DPI/NGO Conference on 28 August 2014 at UN Headquarters in New York City. The first morning workshop gathered four UNAs from the Dominican Republic, Finland, Suriname and Zimbabwe to share their best practices on how to engage civil society around the post-2015 development agenda. The second afternoon workshop reflected upon the question addressed by our Freedom from Violence project: Should there be a goal on peaceful societies in the post-2015 development agenda?

During the 2014 World Conference on Youth in Sri Lanka, we hosted a side event titled "How to Become a UN Youth Delegate." The distinguished panel included the UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi, WCY Global Advisor Ravi Karkara, Sri Lanka's 2013 UN Youth Delegate Chapa Perera and Ties Mouwen, Dutch Youth Representative on Climate and Sustainable Development to the United Nations.

2013 was a memorable year for the World Federation of United Nations Associations. We met with old friends, were introduced to new ones, launched new programs and initiatives, and were recognized in a resolution by the UN General Assembly for our contributions to the UN. As we welcome a new year of future milestones and achievements, our staff in New York and Geneva also looks back at the memorable moments of 2013. Click through the gallery for our favorites.

Take a look at just a few of the photos documenting WFUNA's relationship with the UN over the last 60+ years. Click on each photo to read the caption. 

WFUNA launched with Hope to the Future Association, "Training at the UN: Korea", in New York for one week from 18-22 February. Read more.

The 40th WFUNA Plenary Assembly was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at Ibmec University, from 6-10 November 2012. 

The 40th WFUNA Plenary Assembly was held in Rio de Janeiro, at Ibmec University and hosted by UNA-Brazil from 6-10 November. 

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