About World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA)
The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) is a global nonprofit organization representing and coordinating a membership of over 100 national United Nations Associations (UNAs) and their thousands of constituents. Guided by our vision of a United Nations that is a powerful force in meeting common global challenges and opportunities, WFUNA works to strengthen and improve the United Nations. We achieve this through the engagement of people who share a global mindset and support international cooperation – global citizens.
WFUNA commits to bring together governments, local and international civil society organizations (CSOs), members of the UN system, the private sector, academia and other stakeholders to discuss and share best practices on efforts to implement SDG 16+ at the national and sub-national, through the 16+ Forum. The 16+ Forum is a partnership between WFUNA, the Permanent Missions of Australia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Georgia, Guatemala, Sierra Leone, Sweden, the Republic of Korea, Timor-Leste, Tunisia and the g7+, and aims to underscore interlinkages between SDG 16, the wider agenda 2030 Agenda, as well as other UN priorities, such as Sustaining Peace.
In September 2016, the 16+ Forum announced the Annual Showcase, a collective undertaking to demonstrate SDG 16+ in action—what implementation looks like, how to go about it and lessons learned going forward. With the participation of governments, local and international civil society organizations, members of the UN system, the private sector and academia, the Annual Showcase is a yearly opportunity to highlight steps taken at the national and local level to implement SDG 16+, in anticipation of the 2019 High-level Political Forum and beyond.
Each year, the Annual Showcase features one flagship theme, with two underlying themes to ensure that the full breadth of Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies is featured during the discussions. More specifically, the Showcase entails:
• A capacity-building workshop for local, regional and international CSOs
• Highlighting innovative implementation strategies, policies and programming, across stakeholders and including National Development and Strategic Plans
• Demonstrating interlinkages between SDG16+, the wider 2030 Agenda, and additional UN priorities, such as Sustaining Peace • Links the global conversation with national and local implementation
• Complementing follow-up and review efforts, through an outcome document that will capture best practices shared and offer implementation guidelines going forward The inaugural Annual Showcase.