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UN Association of Finland

National Network: 
Siltasaarenkatu 4
00530 Helsinki
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
General Information: 

The UN Association of Finland has over 60 member organisations and some individual members. The office is situated in Helsinki with four permanent employees and some interns, project workers and usually a person in civil alternative service as well. The everyday activities of the association are guided by an executive committee with representatives from member organisations. UNA annual budget is 750 000 euro/year including core and project funding from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. We work in close cooperation with many NGO's including UNICEF and UN Women national organisation.

Mission and Objectives: 

The UN Association of Finland: * educates about global responsibility and possibilities of influence * provides information about the UN and its actions * influences Finnish UN policies Purpose of the association is as a national organisation to promote the principles and goals of the United Nations and support its actions, hence promoting international understanding and peaceful cooperation between nations.

Main Projects / Activities: 

The UN Association of Finland organises meetings, seminars, courses and presentations, provides information and publications and supports the founding of local UN associations and activity groups that share its ideals and purposes".