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The World Association of Former United Nations Interns and Fellows (WAFUNIF)

Update Nonprofit Bylaws

Summary:

Assist a nonprofit that supports former interns and fellows of the United Nations and works to help fulfill the UN’s working agenda by updating their bylaws.

Referred by:

Jurisdiction(s): U.S. (registered in NY)
About the Organization: The World Association of Former United Nations Interns and Fellows (WAFUNIF) exists to provide administrative and networking support to incoming, active, and former interns and fellows of the United Nations. WAFUNIF has members in 193 countries and all the regions of the world, while maintaining a small operational footprint via a single office, located at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. Through their network, WAFUNIF facilitates collaborations among UN sister organizations, public and private sector organizations, academia, and individuals that make positive progress towards fulfilling the United Nation’s working agenda.
Legal Entity Type: Nonprofit/Charity
SDG(s): Affordable and Clean Energy, Clean Water and Sanitation, Climate Action, Decent Work and Economic Growth, End Poverty, Gender Equality, Good Health and Well Being, Industry Innovation and Infrastructure, Life Below Water (conservation and sustainability), Life on Land (sustainability of ecosystems), Partnerships to achieve the Goals, Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions, Quality Education, Reduced Inequalities, Responsible Consumption and Production, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Zero Hunger
Legal Issue(s):

WAFUNIF’s bylaws were drafted in 1978 and many of the requirements are no longer feasible or necessary today. Additionally, the WAFUNIF team is looking to update their practices to address the changing needs and operating environment of the UN alumni network. They are now seeking assistance reviewing and updating their bylaws to allow for these changes. If necessary, they are open to overhauling the bylaws entirely.