New York, NY -- It’s official! On December 11, the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution explicitly highlighting the valuable contributions of WFUNA and UNAs in mobilizing public support for the UN. It is a rare privilege for a civil society organization to be mentioned in a General Assembly resolution in this way. The last time WFUNA was included in a resolution was nearly three decades ago, in 1986.
New York, NY - It’s official! On December 11, the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution explicitly highlighting the valuable contributions of WFUNA and UNAs in mobilizing public support for the UN. It is a rare privilege for a civil society organization to be mentioned in a General Assembly resolution in this way. The last time WFUNA was included in a resolution was nearly three decades ago, in 1986.
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New York, NY -- For this year's United Nations Day, WFUNA is proud to partner with This Girl Bakes (TGB). Established in 2010 by Videlle, This Girl Bakes specializes in beautifully crafted cupcakes as well as novelty, carved and fondant cakes suited for all types of events. Based in New York, Videlle--familiar to the non-profit industry--was gracious enough to provide baked goods for our UN Day event!
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.