"One of the main lessons I have learned during my five years as Secretary-General is that broad partnerships are the key to solving broad challenges. When governments, the United Nations, businesses, philanthropies and civil society work hand-in-hand, we can achieve great things." - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon
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 specialisations 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.