United Nations Association, Scotland

United Nations Associations are independent from the UN itself and represent non governmental organisationsthat exist in various countries to enhance the relationship between the people of a member state and the United Nations, raise public awareness of the UN and its work, promote the general goals of the UN and act as an advisory body to gobernments, decision making and the news media. UNA’s also act as public watchdogs in recognising political developments and providing checks and balances on political events and their impact upon civic society and the UN. There are currently over 100 UNAs around the world. The World Federation of United Nations Associations (or WFUNA) was created in 1946, inspired by the opening words of the United Nations Charter "We the Peoples". The secretariats for the World Federation of UNited Nations Associations (WFUNA) are located in Geneva and New York.United Nations Association Scotland undertakes independent research and development work in the following specific fields;Climate, Environment and BioscienceDemocracy, Government and HumanitiesInternational DevelopmentModel United NationsNuclear, NPT and NATOWe also work closely in Scotland alongside UNESCO (promoting Education, culture, science and communication), UNITAR (providing Training and Research), CIFAL (providing research and Training at Findhorn, Forres) and UNICEF (Working with Government and communities to make sure children get what they need). These are UN Agencies and/or Programmes which operate within the remit of The United Nations Economic and Social Council which is based at UN Headquarters in New York.

Member Type

Organisational member, A

Areas of Interest

  • Governance and anti-corruption
  • Peace and security

Operational Areas

  • United Kingdom


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