NEW YORK - As the 68th session of the General Assembly kicks off this week, the United Nations Department of Public Information has released "It's Your General Assembly" videos as a trailer for the annual general debate, where heads of state and high national officials from all 193 member countries discuss the most pertinent international issues. We can certainly expect world leaders, such as U.S.
NEW YORK, NY – During its 207th meeting on 6-7 September, the Executive Committee of the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) issued a statement on the recent developments in the Syrian conflict:
We continue to be gravely concerned over the escalating violence in Syria, particularly the heinous use of chemical weapons against civilians. As a group elected by non-partisan civil society organizations in over 100 countries, we express deep solidarity with the people in Syria who are confronting these serious atrocities.
KOREA - WFUNA President Ambassador Park Soo Gil hosted a UNSG supporters group dinner in Seoul on August 26 to honor Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Mrs. Ban, who made a visit to Korea from August 23 to 27.
Dignitaries from political, economic, and academic circles in Korea attended the dinner. Among the 40 guests were the former Prime Minister, former Speaker of National Assembly, President of Federation of Korean Industries (FKI) and other major business leaders as well as presidents of Seoul National, Yunsei, Kyunghee, Ewha, Kangnam and Handong Universities.
NEW YORK - The 35th Session of the Committee on Information has recently recommended to the General Assembly in its draft report to recall its resolution 41/68 D on 3 December 1986 where it commends the World Federation of United Nations Associations and its more than 100 national United Nations Associations for its contributions in support of the United Nations (Draft Resolution B, Article VI.85).
MOGADISHU - The United Nations Association of Somalia has released a statement condemning the attack on the United Nations Common Compound in Mogadishu.
The text is as follows, see the original here:
Condemning the Attack on UNCC in Mogadishu
19 June 2013
UN Special Interview with the WFUNA SG
UN Special is the internal magazine of the international civil servant of the United Nations at Geneva and of the World Health Organization. Every month, 10'500 hard copies are printed and distributed in Geneva UN offices and soft copies are sent out as newsletters to all UN staff members. In addition, the interview was also included in the Geneva International Cooperation Office newsletter from 11 June.
Our Geneva office implemented the second Fortune Cookies Initiative on 6 June 2013 at the Palais des Nations.
The World Federation of United Nations Association in Geneva conducts trainings for members of the United Nations Associations on the UN human rights system, instruments and mechanisms and implements capacity building session in advocacy, awareness raising and project management related to human rights.
STATEMENT ON THE RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE SYRIAN CONFLICT
206th Meeting of the Executive Committee, New York
The Executive Committee of the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA), elected by non-partisan civil society organizations in over 100 countries, continues to be gravely concerned over the recent developments in the Syrian conflict and expresses deep solidarity with the people of Syria who are confronting serious atrocities.
NEW YORK - The 206th Meeting of the Executive Committee of WFUNA was held in New York from 10-11 May, with 16 members present. The two day meeting discussed policy, membership, and programmatic topics, with a special briefing from Mr. Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, Under Secretary-General of Communications and Public Information (UNDPI) and Mr. Maher Nasser, Director of Outreach. The meeting was hosted by UNA-USA and held in its New York offices at the UN Foundation.
STOCKHOLM - A cooperation agreement was signed between the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) and the Global Diversity Certification Foundation (GDCF) last week Friday, 1 February 2013, by their executive officers to collaborate on the engagement of corporations to work with diversity issues.