ACC Ministries - Anglican Communion Office at the United Nations (ACOUN)

The Anglican Communion Office at the United Nations (ACOUN) offices in New York and Geneva interface between the United Nations and the Anglican Communion. Staff at the offices convey Anglican concerns to the UN and Governments while also keeping Anglicans informed about international initiatives. In this way, they enable the Communion to develop effective partnerships with the UN and its various organisations.

There are two offices through which this work is carried out: one in New York and one in Geneva.  Over time, each office has developed specializations in specific issue areas. A mix of full-time and volunteer staff, all with experience of international issues, carry out the work at both locations.

Current News Items

Dr David Nabarro: “The faith groups are absolutely key to the Ebola response because they have access to the communities.”

Women from 18 Provinces of the Anglican Communion have converged on New York, USA, to collectively take part the UN’s annual Commission on the Status of Women. 

A leaflet for Blackburn Diocese's members received a surprising amount of media coverage this week.

A statement from the Anglican Observer at the UN, Ms Helen Grace Wangusa, at the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence.

Canon Jeff Golliher, Anglican UN Office Program Consultant for the Environment and Sustainable Development, has provided the following summary report. The official in-depth report from the Anglican Observer’s delegation is in preparation.

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