The United Nations Association of Norway aims to increase the knowledge on the UN and international issues in Norway. Our target groups are teachers, students, the press and the general population. We have 30 employees all over the country and offices in the six largest cities.
We aim to:
- Provide information on the UN and the work of the UN
- Promote interest for and spark debate on key international issues
- Increase the understanding of causes and connections in international politics
- Encourage positive attitudes toward solidarity and internationally binding cooperation
The UNA of Norway hosts seminars and debates on international issues across the country. We offer lectures to schools and organizations. We also host a dynamic and up-to-date Website that keeps the Norwegian people informed and interested on UN and international issues.
An independent organisation
Trine Lise Sundnes is the Chair of the Board, and Anne Cathrine da Silva is the Secretary-General of UNA Norway. The organisation is run independently without any political affiliations, and spans throughout the country with 65 nation-wide member organisations. Almost 700 schools and kindergartens are currently members of the UNA Regional Offices network.
UNA Norway is mostly financed by Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
UNA Norway is also a member of the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA).
In cooperation with teachers and students, we have developed interdisciplinary learning resources consisting of 15 tasks regarding sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals. Students in Upper Secondary School/High School are the main target group. The tasks may be used in the following subjects: Science, Social Science, Geography and Native Language (for instance English).
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The Sustainable Development Goals are the world’s work agenda which aims to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all within 2030. All of the 17 goals are mutually dependent on each other. They are built on the principle of sustainable development. Goal number 4 is to ensure quality education for all. The learning resources is one of our contributions to achieve target 4.7, which says that the learners must acquire “knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development”.