NEW YORK, June 17 (PTI) — A veteran Indian advocate has been unanimously elected vice-president of the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA), the global United Nations advocacy body.
WFUNA is a global non-profit organization that represents and coordinates members of the United Nations Association (UNA) in more than 100 countries and its thousands of members.
Suresh Srivastava, senior advocate and secretary-general of the Indian Federation of United Nations Associations (IFUNA), was unanimously elected vice-chairman of the world body at Thursday’s executive committee meeting. UNA press release.
As the new vice-president of the World Federation, which is based at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, Srivastava will play a key role in shaping the organization’s policies and priorities and helping advance its mission around the world, the release said.
Srivastava said in the statement that this is a tremendous opportunity for him to contribute to the important work of advancing the United Nations peace and development goals and to work alongside some of the most dedicated and passionate people in the world.
The press release added that Srivastava’s election as WSA Vice-President highlights the important role of WSA and India in advancing the work of the United Nations and promoting global peace and development.
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