The UN Association of Swaziland

Bringing the people closer to the UN

The United Nations in Swaziland has established a United Nations Association as part of promoting the involvement in the work of the United Nations by the people of Swaziland and promoting UN values.

This is in line with the recommendations of the Cardoso Commission which recommended to the UN Secretary General closer working relations between the UN and non-state actors.

A founding committee made up of a core group of people drawn from various sectors of Swaziland community including the youth, women, national leadership structures and faith based organizations have completed the drafting of the constitution in line with the standard guidelines for UN Associations.

The association, to be acronymed UNASWA, is now in the process of registering its constitution  before its formal launch.

The founding members of UNASWA are:

Dr. Irma Allen – environmentalist

Dr. Mathendele Dlamini – statesman and former Swaziland Ambassador to the UN

Miss Fortunate Thwala – health practitioner and director of LUSWETI, a social marketing agency catering for youth behavior change programmes.

Mr. Mkhululi Dlamini – Member of Parliament and development practitioner in agriculture

Chief Sifiso Khumalo – Chairman of the Swaziland Youth Council and legal practitioner.
The constitution