The World Association of Former United Nations Internes and Fellows
As the sole alumni organization of the United Nations internes and fellows and an Official United Nations Peace Messenger, dedicated to the mission of promoting the Charter principles and purposes for a better world, WAFUNIF is engaged in a wide range of activities in varied disciplines.
This is done first of all by cultivating, growing, and nourishing the United Nations internes and fellows to sustain their interest in and vivify their commitment to the world body. Then, weaving these emerging internationalists into a community of future leadership, their talents are used to advance the noble causes of the United Nations to help the world. These fundamental tasks alone plunge WAFUNIF profoundly into the abyssal depths of global affairs. As the former participants become more proficient in their profession and the newer ones get more experienced in their pursuits, the pool of purposeful resources enlarges, for its rightful deployment.
Such burgeoning process has had important consequences for the entire participatory system. On the one hand, with the availability of larger corps of enthusiasts, the United Nations capacity and exposure have tended to be correspondingly swelled. On the other hand, with the influx of turgid stream of applicants, WAFUNIF’s involvement and responsibility have occasioned to be similarly stretched.
Whereas possibilities of eventual uncontrollable sludge in recruitment and of gradual declining quality of candidates have been foreseen, protective adjustments have also been duly introduced, so that the established standards may not be compromised.
WAFUNIF, on its part, has been consistent in its policy and practice. It has welcomed the incoming entrants to become parts of its fraternal order. Members, young and old as hailing from varied backgrounds and possessing different attributes, have been brought together in a familial atmosphere. Accomplished and knowledgeable as well as vibrant and energetic, they work jointly as teams in their respective fields of endeavor to contribute to the ideals of the Charter, thereby making the world richer for the human entirety.
In the past during more than three decades of its existence, WAFUNIF has developed and carried out the most comprehensive programs and projects in international affairs, side by side the United Nations. Addressing the most pressing international issues and global problems, it chalked out policies and plans for their solution, thereby opening up ways for their execution. As a result, WAFUNIF’s interventions have in general been received with ovation and respect, often having the real impact on the implemental process. They have not only infused the value of the Charter principles in the consciousness of the people, young and old alike, but have also shown the effectiveness of United Nations potentialities in real life.
I therefore encourage you to explore our website and learn more about our organization as to how its programs and activities can help you in your aspirations for your personal and professional development, in your ambition for individual and collective welfare, in your desire for a peaceful and prosperous life, and in your longing for a sustainable and perpetuating civilization. And, you should also ponder upon as to how you could improve WAFUNIF’s stature and capacity, for the realization of these goals with your participation and cooperation.