NEW YORK – WFUNA welcomed sixteen high school students from the Republic of Korea this past week for another Training at the UN. This is the third group from the Hope to the Future Association to visit the WFUNA New York office since the partnership with the Korean educational organization began in early 2013. The participants engaged in an eventful five-day program focusing on the UN in New York, Sustainable Development, Peace and Security, and how young people could start impacting the world today.
From February 8 to 11, 2018, the largest WFUNA International Model United Nations (WIMUN) conference yet was held in New York at UN Headquarters bringing together over 1000 faculty advisors, delegates, and secretariat members from 67 countries. Those in attendance took part in WIMUN's unique simulation of United Nations procedure mirroring topics from the UN's current agenda within the conference's theme: "Sustaining Peace."
From January 29 to February 2, WFUNA's office in New York hosted an Advanced Training at the UN, organized in partnership with Think Bank, with 15 university and high school students. The group travelled to Washington, DC to visit various international organizations and NGOs, including the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, Organization of American states, International Labor Organization, European Union and Centre for Strategic and International Studies.
From February 5 - 9, 2018, WFUNA's ASDG Entrepreneurship Program took place with 19 university students in New York. Organized in partnership with Yonsei University, the SEP program is designed to provide training in skills such as communications, leadership, creativity, problem-solving as well as academic knowledge. These students worked on implementing campaigns on the topic of "Creating businesses with a Social and Environmental purpose" and ultimately accelerating the achievement of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).