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Profile of registrant

World Federation of United Nations Associations

Identification number in the register: 48181498612-92
Registration date: 20/04/12 21:23:02

The information on this organisation was last modified on 16/04/14 00:09:27
The date of the last annual update was 16/04/14 00:09:27


Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: World Federation of United Nations Associations
Acronym: WFUNA
Legal status: WFUNA is a nonprofit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Service Code
Website address: http://www.wfuna.org/

Sections

Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Bonian Golmohammadi
Position: Secretary-General

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Ms  Irene Martinetti
Position: Director of Programs

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: Room E4-2A Palais des Nations 
Geneva 1211
SWITZERLAND
Telephone number: (+44 22) 917 3239
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: WFUNA
1 United Nations Plaza
Room 1177
New York, NY 10017
USA
+1 212 963 5610

FMANU
Rue Montoyer 14
Bruxelles - 1000
Belgium

WFUNA
431 Seolleung-ro, SK Hub
Building 501
Gangnam-gu, Seoul
135-919
Republic of Korea

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) is a global nonprofit organization representing and coordinating a membership of over 100 national United Nations Associations (UNAs) and their thousands of constituents.

Guided by our vision of a United Nations that is a powerful force in meeting common global challenges and opportunities, WFUNA works to strengthen and improve the United Nations. We achieve this through the engagement of people who share a global mindset and support international cooperation – global citizens.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 5
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

Activities

Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:


Main EU initiatives covered last year by WFUNA are at the core of our development policies. Our three main strategic directions are peace and security, human rights and sustainable development. These three areas work to reaffirm WFUNA’s position on promoting capacity building initiatives that target and empower civil society.

Under peace and security, WFUNA is currently promoting its Responsibility to Protect (R2P) program that mobilizes the public and political will to act in the face of mass atrocities. This program offers a strong focus on human security that is interconnected with development, peace and human rights. We launched our R2P program in connection with our UNAs in Armenia, Georgia and the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2011. In addition, the Dag Hammarskjold Symposium Series was also launched in 2011. Through this Series, remembrance of former Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold and his commitment to peace was promoted. The Series has been held in Kenya, China, and Venezuela, with a follow-up conference held in India in 2012.

WFUNA aims to relaunch its Zero World disarmament program campaign. This program works to address development and disarmament on a local, regional and global scale in collaboration with our UNAs.

Under sustainable development, WFUNA’s work pertains directly to climate change, international environmental governance, the MDGs leading up to the 2015 deadline and the post 2015 MDG process. Two of our programs, Youth Impact Africa-focus on attainment of MDG 1 in East Africa- and Go Beyond Fellowships- focus on advancing progressive climate change action and promoting awareness, have been re-adapted to address the current global issues pertaining to sustainable development.

Our final program focus area, Human Rights, includes our Civil Society in Action for Human Rights program. CSAHR, launched in 2013, mobilizes the involvement of our UNAs in interacting with UN human rights mechanisms and other members of civil society to promote human rights advocacy activities and awareness. 13 of our UNAs participated and included 20 participants. Trainings will be held twice a year in Geneva and include a two-part component: capacity building sessions and advocacy activities.

In July of 2012, WFUNA held its second UNA Human Rights Youth Training at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. This week-long training program educated youth on United Nations related initiatives and on becoming their own human rights advocate, tying in greatly with our theme, “So, you want to be the next High Commissioner?” Our third training will be held in July of 2013.

In August of 2012, WFUNA held its third UNA Youth Seminar Training in New York. Participants received professional training for leadership and project management development. Participants included UNA youth from Mexico, USA, UK, Nepal, Brazil, and other countries.

Finally, our organization hosts and organizes a bi-annual European UNA meeting which takes place in Brussels and in Geneva. Members of our organization and UNAs (United Nations Associations- on-the-ground member constituents) meet with European Commission Representatives while networking and interacting with other European UNAs. This serves as a forum for those UNAs to discuss best practices and ways to advance their work and collaboration efforts with WFUNA.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Budget
  • Climate Action
  • Development
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Youth

Structure

Total number of members that are natural persons: 850
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):
  • AUSTRIA
  • BELGIUM
  • BULGARIA
  • CROATIA
  • CYPRUS
  • CZECH REPUBLIC
  • DENMARK
  • ESTONIA
  • FINLAND
  • FRANCE
  • GERMANY
  • GREECE
  • HUNGARY
  • IRELAND
  • ITALY
  • LITUANIA
  • LUXEMBOURG
  • NETHERLANDS
  • PORTUGAL
  • ROMANIA
  • SLOVENIA
  • SPAIN
  • SWEDEN
  • UNITED KINGDOM

  • AFGHANISTAN
  • ARGENTINA
  • ARMENIA
  • AUSTRALIA
  • BANGLADESH
  • BRAZIL
  • CANADA
  • CHILE
  • CHINA
  • COLOMBIA
  • COMOROS
  • CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF
  • COTE D'IVOIRE
  • CUBA
  • DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
  • EGYPT
  • GABON
  • GEORGIA
  • GHANA
  • GUATEMALA
  • ICELAND
  • INDIA
  • INDONESIA
  • IRAN, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF
  • ISRAEL
  • JAMAICA
  • JAPAN
  • KENYA
  • KOREA, REPUBLIC OF
  • LEBANON
  • LIBERIA
  • MACEDONIA, FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF
  • MALAYSIA
  • MAURITANIA
  • MAURITIUS
  • MEXICO
  • MONTENEGRO
  • MOROCCO
  • NAMIBIA
  • NEPAL
  • NEW ZEALAND
  • NICARAGUA
  • NIGERIA
  • NORWAY
  • PAKISTAN
  • PERU
  • PHILIPPINES
  • RUSSIA, FEDERATION OF
  • SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE
  • SERBIA
  • SINGAPORE
  • SOMALIA
  • SOUTH AFRICA
  • SRI LANKA
  • SUDAN
  • SURINAM
  • SWITZERLAND
  • SYRIA, ARAB REPUBLIC
  • TANZANIA, UNITED RE UBLIC OF
  • THAILAND
  • TOGO
  • TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
  • TUNISIA
  • TURKEY
  • UGANDA
  • UNITED STATES
  • URUGUAY
  • VENEZUELA
  • ZIMBABWE
Complementary information: UNA stands for United Nations Associations (on-the-ground member constituents). Under WFUNA’s rules and regulations, only one UNA may exist and be active per country. As a global organization with over 100 member organizations, it is difficult for WFUNA to know the exact number of staff and volunteers who constitute each UNA as each of these numbers are constantly changing. An estimated number of those individuals who comprise our UNAs and serve as their individual member constituents is 850 people.

In addition to our UNA network, we also have a UNA-Youth network. Again only one UNA-Youth network may exist per country.

The total number of natural members at our headquarters in New York and at our regional office in Geneva is 20 (staff, interns, volunteers).

Networking

Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.




-Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect
-Executive Office of the Secretary-General
-Federation of Korean Industries
-Global Action to Prevent War
-Korea University
-NGO/DPI Executive Committee
-Parliamento Andino
-Research Center of United Nations and International Organizations
-City of Bogata
-United Nations Department of Public Information
- General Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Counsel
- Accredited by the UN DPI
-Ex officio member of DPI NGO Executive Committee
- Associate Status with UNESCO
- Member of the Youth Advisory Panel of the UN Population Fund
- Member of the Conference of NGOs
- Member of the Academic Council on the UN System
- Member of the NGO Coordinating Committee on Human Rights
- Civil Society Member of the UN Global Compact
- Member of the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect
- Board Member of BluWorld
- Capital Master Plan Project
- Department of Political Affairs
-United Nations NGO Liaison Service
-United Nations Population Fund
-World Federalist Movement: Institute for Global Policy
-Office of Legal Affairs
- UN Office for Partnerships
-Office for Disarmament Affairs

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2012 - 12/2012
Total budget: 912,084
of which public financing: 125,342
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources: 125,342
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 786,742
- donations: 22,469
- contributions from members: 84,568
Participation and Registration Fees : 111,827
Foundations : 245,876
Republic of Korea : 302,616
Kiosk Sales : 16,644
Other sources : 2,742
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

**Fees were received for WFUNA's educational programs by participating partners and used for the successful operation of these programs.
**WFUNA has a store where items are sold to supplement program costs.

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.