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Bonian Golmohammadi
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Bonian Golmohammadi is the Secretary-General of the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA). Previously, Mr. Golmohammadi served as Secretary-General of the United Nations Association (UNA) of Sweden. During his tenure, Mr. Golmohammadi introduced several new programmatic initiatives, such as a bilateral international project in more than 10 countries including China, Georgia, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The projects ranged on issues from the Millennium Development Goals, conflict prevention, human rights and organizational capacity building. Since 2005, Mr. Golmohammadi has served as president of the UNA Europe Network. He has served or is serving on various advisory boards for Swedish ministers for development, international development corporations, U.N. entities, and civil society organizations. Mr. Golmohammadi earned a degree in Political Science, and has studied international law, human rights and philosophy, from Stockholm and Uppsala Universities.

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Without Peace, Can There Be Development?

(0) Comments | Posted September 30, 2014 | 12:14 PM

As UN Member States follow last week's General Assembly debates with the months-long intergovernmental negotiations around the post-2015 development agenda, this is a critical time to remind all stakeholders that a strong goal on peace and security must remain on the list of proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),...

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Making Inclusive Space: Bringing the 'Peoples' into the UN

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2014 | 11:32 AM

The United Nations (UN) Charter opens with the words, "We the peoples of the United Nations..." not "We the governments of the United Nations." Civil society --represented mostly by non-government organizations (NGOs) -- has been an important player at the UN since the very beginning, when delegates from NGOs around...

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Human Rights Council 2012: Keeping Up the Credibility

(2) Comments | Posted February 23, 2012 | 4:00 PM

The year 2011 marked a substantial step forward in the work of the UN for the advancement of human rights. For the first time since its inception in 2006, the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) embraced a much more active role responding to many human rights issues of the day....

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Why We Need A Global Environmental Organization

(29) Comments | Posted January 4, 2012 | 3:59 PM

On December 15-16, governments, international agencies and civil society groups met to discuss hundreds of recommendations on sustainable development in preparation for the June 2012 U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development. Focuses ranged from creating green jobs, to improving food security, achieving universal energy access, bettering water resource management, and addressing...

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