Housed at the Church Center for the United Nations, the EUNO is the World Council of Churches’ focal point for advocacy initiatives at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.
Together with ACT Alliance, through the EUNO the WCC plays a key role in convening and facilitating advocacy at different levels and building joint ecumenical strategies on priority issues.
The EUNO is a key instrument, helping to create a platform for the most marginalized among us, particularly those from the Global South, to bear witness to their experiences and truth in order to influence policy and decision making at the UN in New York, among member states, and within other intergovernmental and multilateral institutions.
By engaging in continuous dialogue and programmatic cooperation with such agencies as the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Religion and Sustainable Development, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and UN Women, we aim to strengthen and enhance UN discourse and practice on issues of peace and security, sustainable development and human rights. Through these dynamic partnerships, the EUNO serves to echo the call to action of the ecumenical fellowship, promoting peace building, reconciliation, human rights, peaceful resistance to violence, and sustainable development.