INDIA - Ms. Gillian Sorensen, Senior Advisor to the UN Foundation and member of the Friends of WFUNA, gave an interactive lecture to the membership of the Indian Federation of United Nations Associations (IFUNA) on the "UN and the 21st Century: Where Do We Go From Here?" on 19 January 2013. The audience included research scholars, students, journalists, and IFUNA general membership.
NEW YORK - A group of ten Catchafire pro bono professionals stopped by the WFUNA office today to get a glimpse of what it's like to work as a nonprofit in the UN system. Following Catchafire's tagline, "Volunteer your skills," the social mission business connects professionals to nonprofits such as WFUNA, with projects ranging from infographics to brand messaging for WFUNA programs.
On Monday, 19 November 2012, the Friends of WFUNA hosted their 19th Board of Directors meeting. WFUNA's Secretary-General, Mr. Bonian Golmohammadi, was present along with a significant number of the members of the Board. Established in 2001 by Mr. Arthur Ross, the Friends of WFUNA is an independent 501 (c) (3) organization. The Board has donated generous contributions and has provided guided support in helping WFUNA to further its mission and goals.
KOLKATA - The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) and Education for All, a Kolkata-based NGO, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for strategic partnership to promote and collaborate on WFUNA's training programmes. The memorandum was signed by Mr Bonian Golmohammadi, Secretary General of WFUNA, and Mr H M Bangur, Trustee, Education for All, in the presence of Ms Kiran Mehra Kerpelman, Director, United Nations Information Centre (India & Bhutan) and Mr Sundeep Bhutoria, Member Trustee, Education for All.
NEW YORK - On 18 October 2012, WFUNA attended the ceremony dedicating the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, on Roosevelt Island in New York.
The event was opened by Ambassador William J. vanden Heuvel, Chair of the Four Freedoms Park Conservancy Board of Directors. Mr. vanden Heuvel is also President of the Friends of WFUNA.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke, paying tribute to President Roosevelt and his contribution to the founding of the United Nations.
NEW YORK - STATEMENT ON THE GRAVE SITUATION IN SYRIA
The Executive Committee of the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA), elected by non-partisan civil society organizations in over 110 countries, is deeply concerned over the grave loss of life in Syria and expresses solidarity with the citizens of Syria who are confronting daily atrocities.
As a global citizen’s movement, WFUNA would like to ensure that the creation of the next set of Millennium Development Goals is made open and inclusive to the global community beyond government bodies. It is for this reason that WFUNA is proud to announce its collaboration with the Beyond 2015 global campaign.