We members of the United Nations Association – Ghana believing and committing ourselves to the aims and purposes of the United Nations as enshrine in the Charter of the World Organization and lucidly articulated by the constitution of the World Federation of the United Nations Association as well as in the peace objectives of all PEACE loving people of the world

 

We also work hand in hand with the Government of Ghana to find solutions to problems concerning peace and giving expression to the wishes of the people again, UNA- Ghana was established to, among other things, encourage the feeling of solidarity and promote international co-operation among people of the world.

 

KEY ROLES OF UNA GHANA

- Disseminating information and educational materials about the UN

- Lobbying the government, political parties and interest groups in support of the UN

- Conducting research and academic initiatives such as Model UN conferences and seminars

- Motivating the media to provide frequent and accurate coverage of the UN and its programs

- Collaborating with other civil society organizations, local UN offices, private sector and other

 partners on projects related to the   work of the UN

- Commemorating UN Days through public events

 

 

UNA-GH: PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT

 

 

 

 

The United Nations Association of Ghana (UNA.GH) is a Civil Society group which is committed to the United Nations Charter and the sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) it is also a member of the World Federation of United Nations Associations whose members advocate for the values, ideals, aims and objectives of the United Nations.

 

At the recently held 41st Plenary Assembly in Vancouver Canada, Ghana was charged to adopt conflict prevention measures during the ensuring year, considering our position in the sub-region bringing to sharp focus the challenges in Nigeria, la cote d'ivoire, Mali, and Burkina Faso among others.

 

With a strong determination to promote peace in Ghana before, during and after the 2016 general  presidential and parliamentary elections, UNA-Ghana has decided to organize series of peace campaign in the form of Gala and Forums throughout the country.

 

The Events will be organized for the youth of Ghana within the following category: Youth \women groups, Political Parties, Religious, educational institutions people with disabilities among others.

UNA Ghana is pleased to extend a warm invitation to all peace loving people in and across the nation to join the campaign for a peaceful election in Ghana.

 

 

The London International Model United Nations

 

The LIMUN Foundation is a charitable organisation that promotes cultural empathy and knowledge of international affairs and the United Nations among young people through the medium of Model United Nations. By equipping youth with mediation, analytical and leadership skills, while stressing the interdependence of the modern world, it is hoped that the next generation of global leaders will face issues of common concern with the spirit of international cooperation.

http://limun.org.uk/Conference

 

 

WFUNA 41st PA Issues Statements on Violent Extremism, Refugee Crisis

 

The 41st WFUNA Plenary Assembly in Vancouver, Canada, 20-22 November 2015, endorsed and adopted two statements on violent extremism and the refugee crisis.

 

The adopted statement on Violent Extremism expresses deep sympathy with all victims of recent terrorist atrocities, whilst strongly condemning each attack. The Plenary Assembly calls on the international community to work to take ‘immediate and meaningful action to invest in peace and work to prevent violent extremism.’ Policy makers must ‘make conscious efforts not to replicate dynamics which provoke grievances,’ while ensuring the ‘protection of civilian populations as a priority.’

 

The adopted statement on the Refugee Crisis with respect to people fleeing areas of violent conflict again deplores the horrific recent spate of terrorist attacks, and implores the international community to strengthen efforts to support the settlement of refugee populations attempting to escape war. The statement urges decision makers to "act compassionately whilst not infringing the very immutable values that are under attack and which they seek to defend.”

 

WFUNA Vancouver Declaration

 

 Adopted at the 41st WFUNA Plenary Assembly

Marriot Pinnacle Hotel, Vancouver, Canada

22 November 2015

 

The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) and its member associations represented at the 41st WFUNA Plenary Assembly in November 2015 in Vancouver, Canada, adopt this Declaration and commend it to the Member States of the United Nations and to the peoples of the world.

 

As we approach the 70th anniversary of WFUNA, we reflect upon a world that is significantly different from the world we lived in during the birth of the United Nations in 1945. These shifts challenge the international community to develop new ways to respond appropriately to ensure that the UN is fit for purpose. 2015 will go down in history as a year filled with some remarkable multilateral accomplishments, coupled with, at times devastating, major global shortcomings.

 

We commend the United Nations on the unanimous adoption of Agenda 2030: Transforming our World and the 17 ambitious Sustainable Development Goals included, as well as the Addis Ababa Action Agenda for Financing for Development. We welcome efforts to produce inclusive and consultative reviews on; Peace Operations, Peacebuilding Architecture, and the role of Women in Peace and Security. Furthermore, we’re encouraged by the global consultations in preparation for the World Humanitarian Summit, the International Climate Change Conference, and the multilateral effort to reach the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on the nuclear program of Iran. It is our hope that these agreements and frameworks can become a bedrock for further international cooperation. For more detials click the link below

http://www.wfuna.org/news/wfuna-vancouver-declaration

 

Human Rights

UNA-GHANA new weija chapter made a donation to the weija leproserum

UNA-GHANA celebrating World day against child labour with School Children

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