WFUNA EUROPEAN UNAs Meeting: 19-21 May, 2019
SIOI-UNA Italy is organizing for the first time the WFUNA European UNAs Meeting from 19th to 21st May 2019 in Rome at its Headquarters. SIOI is the Italian Association for the United Nations – UNA Italy, a founding member of the WFUNA – World Federation of United Nations Associations
WFUNA’s European UNA Network is an informal network among the different United Nations Associations within Europe.The group was established in the mid 1990s in order to integrate the EU dimension into UNAs who are current members of the EU, and of prospective members in the region. The network aims to act as a contact point between the different organizations and create links and cooperation between the European UNAs through the exchange of ideas and materials and a common communication strategy.The group meets in Brussels, Belgium and Geneva, Switzerland twice a year in order to provide a medium through which various projects can be discussed and common policy and priority issues decided.
WFUNA’s European UNA Network conducts other activities including mini-seminars on UN-EU issues and relations and facilitates the exchange information for these activities. WFUNA’s European UNA Network also organizes meetings with EU officials and MEPs including UN Intergroup and EU-UN Subcommittee members.
As an important contact point between UN agencies and organizations, WFUNA’s European UNA Network also cooperates with UNRIC and various regional UN offices. The current convenor of the European UNA Network is WFUNA, the World Federation of United Nations Associations.