The United Nations Association in Canada (UNA-Canada) is proud to host the 41st Plenary Assembly of the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA)
November 18 – 22, 2015
The Plenary Assembly is the supreme organ of WFUNA, responsible for setting and pursuing core objectives in support of the United Nations. At the Plenary Assembly, participating UNAs will elaborate and adopt WFUNA’s policy positions, conduct elections for the Officers and for members of the Executive Committee, revise the Constitution and consider the audits and the budget.
In conjunction with Plenary Assembly sessions, UNA-Canada is organizing complementary events to explore how UNAs can move forward the Sustainability Development Goals following the UN Summit to adopt the Post-2015 Development Agenda in September 2015. These events include the Vancouver International Model United Nations for young scholars and a high-level forum on climate change to facilitate the domestic and international dialogue on climate change, food security, human health and sustainable energy. The new initiatives and resolutions will be taken forward to the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in France in 2015 and the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development in Ecuador in 2016.
The United Nations Association in Canada:
A Leader in Youth Engagement
Proceeds from this event will support the youth, education and policy development programmes of the United Nations Association in Canada (UNA-Canada). We are an historic, national charitable organization with a mandate to educate and engage Canadians in the work of the UN and the critical international issues that affect us all. We grow global citizens by investing in children and youth, bringing empathy-based educational resources on health, citizen education, diversity, peace and the environment to both the best and the brightest and to most marginalized youth within our country.
UNA-Canada has developed Canada Up-close & Personal that motivates and prepares Canadian youth to investigate Canada’s history through research, experiential learning, and empathy-based activities.; the Canadian International Model United Nations (CANIMUN) – the world’s foremost bilingual Model UN bringing together hundreds of Canadian youth with their international peers to debate, discuss and seek solutions to global issues; The New Diplomacy of Natural Resources, Canada’s most innovative forum on responsible resource development; and the prestigious and highly competitive International Diplomacy & Development Internship (IDDI), matching talented Canadian graduates with UN agencies around the world in internships with a 92% success rate in follow up employment. We host high level debates and dialogues on emergent global issues through a Canadian lens and bring the UN Season to schools and communities around the country towards building a better world through a stronger, more effective United Nations.
UNA-Canada has a vibrant volunteer-based branch in Toronto. Become more engaged as a volunteer or donate now at www.unac.org.
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