After hosting Interactive Dialogues with the candidates for next President of the General Assembly (PGA) in June, the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) continued to promote transparency and civil society participation at the UN with an event where civil society representatives met and spoke with the UN PGA.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2016
For our 70th anniversary we’re reflected on 70 years of being, fostering and bringing together global citizens, particularly in support of the UN. So during the month of August, we challenged people around the world to do acts of global citizenship!
NEW YORK, NY –The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) hosted interactive dialogues with the candidates for President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly on June 10, 2016 at the UN Headquarters in New York. H.E. Mr. Andreas Mavroyiannis, the candidate nominated by the Government of the Republic of Cyprus, and then H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, the candidate nominated by the Government of Fiji, presented their opening statements and answered live questions from member states and civil society.
With the aim of exploring the interlinkages between Goal 16 and the rest of the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as connections with other UN processes, the first session of the 16+ Forum was held on the morning of April 20, 2016. The event was co-hosted by the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations.