ABOUT US

The United Nations Association-Ghana (UNA-GH) was established in 1952.

The Association was originally named Ghana United Nations Association (GUNA) but the name had to be changed to UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATIONS-GHANA (UNA-GH) to conform to the global naming of UNAs at an Extra-ordinary National Congress held at the National Museum ,Accra,on Saturday 30th November, 2002.

UNA-GH remains the only recognized UN Association in Ghana affiliated with the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) 

The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) is the only global organization with the primary mission of supporting the principles and purposes of the United Nations. WFUNA represents and coordinates a membership of over 100 national United Nations Associations (UNAs) and their thousands of constituents.

Every UN member state has only one United Nations Association (UNA) which must be affiliated with WFUNA, hence UNA-GH remains the only recognized and legitimate UN Association in Ghana.

UNA-GH has undertaken various programs and projects to promote the UN agenda through its established wings, namely the United Nations Youth Association (UNAYGH), the United Nations Association of Ghana Commission for Women and Children’s Affairs (UNACWCA) and the United Nations Association Artisans Project (UNAAP).

We are calling on all peace-loving, humanitarian, and development-oriented individuals to join the United Nations Association-Ghana, irrespective of their sex, race, creed, religion, and political inclination.

The National Executive body of UNA-GH hereby cautions the Ghanaian people to be weary of fake UN organizations out there deceiving the unsuspecting public.

It is important to further warn that not every organization that claims or uses the UN logo is a genuine UN organization. Therefore, one must do due diligence to be sure that the organization he or she is joining or dealing with is affiliated with the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) or has a partnership with any of the recognized UN organizations.

ABOUT THE UN

The preamble of the UNITED NATIONS CHARTER expresses the determination of the peoples of the world to create and sustain peace and stability, promote human rights, democracy and good governance, food security, poverty eradication, good health, quality education, environmental protection and physical development among others.

To fortify the UN and accelerate the achievement of these laudable goals,a number of voluntary, non-government, non-partisan and non-profit-making organizations, appropriately called UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATIONS (UNAs) sprang up in the UN member-Nations in 1946, just a year after the formation of the UN to rally international support for the world body.

A number of distinguished political figures such as Eleanor Roosevelt, the widow of the late American President and Jan Masaryk former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the then Czechoslovakia brought the UNAs together to form the WORLD FEDERATION OF UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATIONS (WFUNA) as a global peoples movement for the support of the goals and the work of the UN.

Our Vision

UNA-GH is established as non-governmental, non-partisan, non-profit-making, progressive and registered organization to become the main people's (mass) movement of the UN for the creation of a global village deviod of conflict, diseases, poverty, hunger, illiteracy and under-- development.

Our Mission

UNA---GH exit to formulate, executive and sustain strategic projects and programs in Ghana and elsewhere through collaboration with governments, WFUNA, UNAs, UN Agencies and development partners by educating and engaging people in the work of the UN for the achievement of its Goals.

We Pursue Our Mission

To consciously, efficiently disseminate information about the purpose, work, achievements and challenges of the UN.

To nurture and promote peace and also foster National and international brotherhood.

To prevent,manage and resolve conflicts.

To promote human rights, democracy and good governance.

To work towards the empowerment of vulnerable groups like illiterate women, children, youth and the physically---challenged

To prevent and combat the spread of deadly diseases.

To undertake sustainable development projects with the view to achieve sustainable development Goals.

 AFFILIATIONS

We partner with bodies or organizations that subscribe to the VISION and MISSION of the United Nations (UN).