Sunday, October 28, 2012
The World Federation of United Nations Associations
This attractive First Day Cover and the four stamps on it, was issued to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of WFUNA.
The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) was founded in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg on 2 August 1946 by 22 United Nations Associations (UNAs). This was one year after the UN Charter was proclaimed with the opening words “We the peoples of the United Nations”. Ever since, WFUNA has been the only global organization with the primary mission of supporting the principles and purposes of the United Nations. WFUNA’s founders had extensive experience in international cooperation and were aware of the fundamental importance of public understanding of the role of the United Nations in shaping international relations. Over the years, United Nations Associations have been established all over the world, as new nation states were formed and joined the UN.
The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) is a global non-profit 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.
WFUNA is an independent, non-governmental organization with Category One Consultative Status at the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Associate Status with the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI) and consultative or liaison links with many other UN organizations and agencies. Thank you Merja for this nice cover with the four lovely stamps.