Guests at the 2018 National Conference, enjoying conversations during a break. Photo @Stanislas Gros.

Guests at the 2018 National Conference, enjoying conversations during a break. Photo @Stanislas Gros.

About Us

Bringing people together

The United Nations Association of New Zealand (UNA NZ) is a national community organisation, and a registered charity. It is made up of a number of regional branches, an independent youth association (UN Youth New Zealand) and affiliates across New Zealand.

UNA NZ was founded shortly after the United Nations itself in 1945, and is formally associated with the UN Department of Public Information. We are a member of The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA), which provides links with United Nations Associations in other countries throughout the world.

UNA NZ members come from all areas and walks of life. What brings them together is a shared interest in the work of the United Nations and in trying to make the world a better place.

UNA NZ is also affiliated with a number of organisations who are looking for synergies and collaboration. It is supported by the We the People’s Foundation to grow a capital base for the organisation.


About We the People’s Foundation

The Foundation was established in June 2002 to assist in funding the operations and activities of UNA NZ.

The trustees of this foundation currently are:

  • Paul Oliver
  • Bhenjamin Goodsir
  • Hayden Montgomerie
  • George Troup
  • Peter Nichols (UNA NZ President - non-voting) 
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UNA NZ is bound by a nationally recognised constitution. This constitution may only be amended or added to at our Annual General Meeting, or during a Special General Meeting.

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Further information

If you would like more information about UNA NZ, please contact the National Office on (04) 496 9638, or [email protected]

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Charities Commission Registration: CC 38918

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