An Evangelical Voice at the United Nations
Serving a constituency of some 600 million evangelical Christians, the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) is uniquely positioned to represent an evangelical voice at the United Nations (UN). Since the relocation of its Headquarters to New York in 2010, the WEA has increased its engagement at the UN promoting peace and reconciliation, advocating for the poor and needy, and also communicating evangelical beliefs and values.
The WEA holds Special Consultative Status in the Economic and Social Council of the UN (ECOSOC) which serves as the central forum for discussing international economic and social issues, and for formulating policy recommendations addressed to Member States and the United Nations system.
The WEA is also accredited to the UN Department of Public Information.
The WEA UN Team
With several of its commissions, initiatives and task forces engaged at the UN, the WEA has formed a ‘WEA UN Team’, a group of experts who oversee the WEA’s contribution within the United Nations. It offers concrete proposals and advice, while also serving as liaison between the UN and the WEA’s networks, partners, and regional and national Evangelical Alliances around the world.
The WEA UN Team helps prioritize the work of the WEA in order to provide a prophetic evangelical witness and service within the UN and effective advocacy on behalf of the world’s most vulnerable and marginalized communities.
WEA United Nations Vision Statement
The United Nations (UN) is the single, most significant, multi-lateral governmental institution in the world. Through its various commissions and departments, it is mandated to promote peace, security, freedom, justice and human dignity for all people.
The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) represents a global constituency of over 600 million people, with a common concern to live and proclaim the justice and peace of Jesus Christ, and to promote and embrace humanity’s spiritual and material well-being through its worldwide mission of mercy. All our constituent parts are active and engaged players in civil society at national, continental, and global levels, believing that a well-functioning civil society is critical to the health of all societies.
As part of its commitment to Jesus, the WEA is dedicated to seeing and working for the restoration of the goodness of God’s creation in and through every sphere of human endeavor. Therefore, our consequent mandate is to witness to and work with individuals, communities and institutions to mitigate against the impact of the brokenness, injustice and corruption of the world.
The WEA UN Team is a group of experts who oversee the WEA’s contribution within the UN by offering concrete proposals and advice, while also serving as liaison between the UN and the WEA’s Commissions and Task Forces, partners, and Regional and National Evangelical Alliances around the world. The WEA UN Team also helps prioritize the work of the WEA in order to provide a prophetic evangelical witness and service within the UN and effective advocacy on behalf of the world’s most vulnerable and marginalized communities.
9th April 2013