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Advocacy Work

When the UN Association of Finland was founded, its main purpose was defined as sharing information about the United Nations and facilitate a deeper understanding of the world around Finland.

In the early years of the Association, political parties were refused membership. This changed at the end of the 1960's. When political parties were allowed membership, advocacy work became an even more important part of the Association's activities.

The work of the Association was considered twofold. On the one hand, the Association shared information about the United Nations and its activites, and lobbied both nationally and internationally to further the agendas of the United Nations. On the other hand, UNA Finland provided Finnish associations and individuals with opportunities to participate in and influence the activities of the UN.

These goals still apply to the advocacy work of the UN Association of Finland. All of the Association's advocacy work is done to support the United Nations activities and principles and to promote civil society participation on a national and international level.

Päivitetty viimeksi: 19.3.2015