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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 18/04/14 22:28:51
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: Dept 12 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:


Peace and Security and Post-2015
In 2013, WFUNA launched its project “Freedom from Violence: Peace, Security and Conflict Prevention in the post-2015 agenda” with 6 UNAs – Armenia, India, Venezuela, Rwanda, Uganda and South Africa. The project aims to build the capacity of civil society organizations, academic community, media and politicians to advocate for the inclusion of peace, security and conflict prevention in the post-2015 development agenda.

Human Rights Programs
Through "So, you want to be the next High Commissioner" and "Civil Society in Action for Human Rights", WFUNA has trained over 80 UNA representatives to take an active role in upholding human rights in their local communities and internationally. Among the participants, WFUNA counted more than 30 representatives from developing countries, including Ghana, India, Lebanon, Malaysia, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Tanzania, Uganda, Venezuela and Zimbabwe. After being trained on the international human rights system, on how to engage with human rights mechanisms and on project cycle management, participants implement human rights and development projects in their respective countries. Over three years, projects implemented on the field as part of "So, you want to be the next High Commissioner" and "Civil Society in Action for Human Rights" reached out to more than 10,000 beneficiaries. Projects addressed challenges specific of the country of implementation, including child rights and protection of child from abuse (Nepal and South Africa), awareness raising on human rights issues (Tanzania), involvement of youth as active citizens (Uganda), awareness raising on national constitutions (Zimbabwe) and many more.

WFUNA, in cooperation with UNA-Finland and UNA-Tanzania, is implementing its "Effective Advocacy in the UN Processes" co-learning workshops aiming at empowering civil society to bring the voices of marginalized people in the UN processes. The project is implemented in Tanzania and involves UNAs and civil society organizations of the East African Community (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda), including journalists and representatives of local governments. During the workshops, participants discuss some of the pressing matters rural communities in the region are facing today while adapting to the effects of climate change- land grabbing and other challenges indigenous people find themselves to grapple. Special sessions on LGBTI rights were also conducted.

Educational Programs
WFUNA and the Korea Economic Daily (KED), economic newspaper agency based in Korea, created the WFUNA Doctors Club, a network of doctors and individuals in the medical field interested in engaging in international development and community work. In January 2014, WFUNA Doctors Club made two visits to the Philippines where they provided free medical care and donations to victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Included in the donations were handmade candles and soap made by volunteers recruited through the efforts of WFUNA Doctors Club.

UNA European Network
WFUNA hosts two informal UNA European Network meetings a year in Europe to allow for an exchange of information among the various European UNAs. We facilitate networking opportunities among the various UNAs and with various EU officials and members of parliament. The Network also focuses on EU related issues and concerns that WFUNA works to address during the meeting. Both member and youth UNAs are invited to attend.

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
  • BENIN
  • BHUTAN
  • BOLIVIA
  • BRAZIL
  • BURKINA FASO
  • CANADA
  • CHILE
  • CHINA
  • COLOMBIA
  • COMOROS
  • CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF
  • COTE D'IVOIRE
  • CUBA
  • DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
  • ECUADOR
  • EGYPT
  • GABON
  • GEORGIA
  • GHANA
  • GUATEMALA
  • GUINEA
  • HAITI
  • 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
  • RUANDA
  • RUSSIA, FEDERATION OF
  • SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE
  • SERBIA
  • SIERRA LEONE
  • 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
  • VENEZUELA
  • ZAMBIA
  • 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
-Best Delegate
-Environmental Science and Policy – Columbia University SIPA
-Friendship Ambassadors Fund
-Global Diversity Certification
-Hope to the Future Association
-Jagran LakeCity University
-Kyunghee University
-Korean Economic Daily

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Total budget: 922,522
of which public financing: 321,542
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources: 316,119
- from local/regional sources:
Other : 5,423
from other sources: 600,980
- donations: 10,476
- contributions from members: 67,183
Participation and Registration Fees : 364,661
Foundations : 55,562
Republic of Korea : 87,156
Kiosk Sales : 15,942
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 WFUNAs education 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.