WFUNA's R2P Training Program

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's R2P Training Program



WFUNA is building an "ARMY" of people, organisations and governments who CARE about PREVENTING MASS ATROCITIES and want to TAKE ACTION. In 2012, WFUNA hopes to deliver its R2P curriculum and distribute its R2P toolkits to more UNAs.  


AND WE HAVE ALREADY STARTED - Capacity Building Training in 2011


In May-June 2011, WFUNA was busy building the capacity of UNA members on R2P. The training in both countries, as part of collaborative efforts to raise awareness on R2P, included five modules. On the first day, through a number of activities including a debate, a mock government meeting, brainstorming and discussions, participants developed a strong understanding of R2P and the surrounding debates. They also developed knowledge of the role of the UN and support of governments on R2P, and recommended steps for implementation.

The second and third day focused on how the UNA could work with civil society, academics, media and politicians to raise awareness on R2P. Discussions included holding seminars and conferences with students, incorporating the topic of R2P in course work as well as their national and regional model UN's, developing different information materials packs and policy briefs. This was follow by a one day workshop to develop a plan on how to implement the creative and innovation ideas for raising awareness on R2P brainstormed throughout the training. The participants now feel well equipped to become a part of a team of advocates motivated to prevent mass atrocities. 

UNA-Armenia and UNA-Georgia

8 participants including the UNA-Armenia President, the Executive Director, the National Responsibility to Protect Project Coordinator and key volunteers of UNA-Armenia, participated in four days training on the R2P in Yerevan, Armenia in May.  A member from UNA-Georgia also attended to learn about R2P, and how UNA-Georgia could work with WFUNA to raise awareness on R2P within Georgia and the region. After developing an extensive action plan UNA-Armenia are now working hard to raise awareness on R2P in Armenia. See the photo gallery of the workshop. 



 UNA-Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

The following week WFUNA headed to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where the UNA-DRC Secretary-General, 6 staff members and volunteers from UNA-DRC including the two National Responsibility to Protect Project Coordinators and two members from Droits Humains Sans Frontieres, participated in four days training on R2P. In DRC, WFUNA's efforts lead to gaining press coverage from two media outlets, an article was published in Agence Congolaise de Presse and spoke on MONUSCO radio. UNA-DRC is now working on further outreach to the key target groups to prevent mass atrocities continuing within their border.




Read more here for a timeline of WFUNA and UNA R2P Activities

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