The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) is a global nonprofit organization representing and coordinating a membership of 100 national United Nations Association (UNAs) and their thousands of constituents. Guided by our vision of a United Nations that is a powerful force in meeting common global challenges and opportunities, WFUNA works to strengthen and improve the United Nations by engaging global citizens. 

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Our Vision

A United Nations that is a powerful force in meeting common global challenges and opportunities.

Our Mission

We work to build a better world by strengthening and improving the United Nations through the engagement of people who share a global mindset and support international cooperation–global citizens.

What We Believe

We believe that peoples’ involvement in all levels of local, national and global decision-making is essential in order to achieve the goals of the United Nations.

What We Value

WFUNA’s mission is grounded in what we value:

  • Impact: We value performance and results. We set and hold ourselves accountable to high standards.

  • Respect: We listen to and learn from our constituents, partners, funders, and one another. We value diverse perspectives and strive to incorporate them in our work.

  • Empowerment: We believe in the power of knowledge and its capacity to mobilize human beings to create a better world.

  • Collaboration: We work as a team within WFUNA and with our partners. We share ideas and try to align our efforts with those of others who are dedicated to the goals of the United Nations.

  • Innovation: We seek original approaches for achieving our goals, taking advantage of creative communication for our outreach.

  • Passion: We are committed to making a difference. We strive for what can be; we do not settle for what is.

 

Read “Global Citizens for a Stronger UN” WFUNA’s Strategic Plan

 

Governance

WFUNA's constitution was signed and entered into force in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg on August 2, 1946. This founding document outlines the following governance structure: the Plenary Assembly is the supreme organ of the World Federation of United Nations Associations. It is responsible for pursuing and achieving WFUNA’s objectives and electing WFUNA's President, Vice-Presidents (6), Secretary-General, Treasurer and Executive Committee (18 members).

Read ABOUT WFUNA’s Plenary Assembly, Executive Committee, and Constitution & Bylaws

 

 

The WFUNA Foundation

The WFUNA Foundation aims to further WFUNA's activities and initiatives in India, a long-time supporter and member of the United Nations. The WFUNA Foundation was established on March 3, 2015, with the assistance of WFUNA's Treasurer, Mr. Sundeep Bhutoria. Headquartered in Kolkata, India, the WFUNA Foundation is chaired by Mr. Namit Bajoria and comprised of four advisors and four trustees. 

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Secretariat 

WFUNA’s Secretariat is composed of three global offices located in New York, Geneva, and Seoul. WFUNA offers exceptional opportunities for talented individuals who share a commitment to advancing the cause of global cooperation through a strengthened United Nations system. 

 

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History

The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) was founded in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg on 2 August 1946. We're celebrating more than 75 years of engaging global citizens in strengthening and improving the work of the United Nations. 

 

Find out more about WFUNA's impact over the years

 

 

 

Transparency & Accountability

We maintain a high level of accountability and transparency as set out in our Constitution & Bylaws as well as through the Guidelines for Financial Management Policy approved by the 196th WFUNA Executive Committee. Our finances and audits are prepared according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) ensuring we consistently meet best practice standards.

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