World Federation of United Nations Associations
WFUNA is an independent, non-governmental organization with Category One Consultative Status at the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and consultative or liaison links with many other UN organizations and agencies.
Inspired by the opening words of the United Nations Charter "We the Peoples", the World Federation was created in 1946 - one year after the establishment of the UN.
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 it's 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.
UNANZ is a member of WFUNA, and has been since 1946, when we were established. Our Special Officer for WFUNA Liaison is Mrs Joy Dunsheath ([email protected]) Read More about WFUNA...
WFUNA's Mission and Vision
The following is taken from the WFUNA website.
Who we are
We are a global nonprofit membership organization working for a stronger and more effective United Nations. Established in 1946, we represent and coordinate a membership of over 100 national United Nations Associations and their thousands of members.
A United Nations that is a powerful force in meeting common global challenges and opportunities.
We work to build a better world by strengthening and improving the United Nations through the engagement of people who share a global mindset and support international cooperation–global citizens.
What we believe
We believe that peoples’ involvement in all levels of local, national and global decision-making is essential in order to achieve the goals of the United Nations.
What we value
WFUNA’s mission is grounded in what we value:
Impact: We value performance and results. We set and hold ourselves accountable to high standards.
Respect: We listen to and learn from our constituents, partners, funders, and one another. We value diverse perspectives and strive to incorporate them in our work.
Empowerment: We believe in the power of knowledge and its capacity to mobilize human beings to create a better world.
Collaboration: We work as a team within WFUNA and with our partners. We share ideas and try to align our efforts with those of others who are dedicated to the goals of the United Nations.
Innovation: We seek original approaches for achieving our goals, taking advantage of creative communication for our outreach.
Passion: We are committed to making a difference. We strive for what can be; we do not settle for what is.