"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 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.
The Anglican Communion’s Representative to the United Nations in Geneva works on enabling awareness, communication and partnership between the Anglican Communion and the Geneva-based UN organisations. The organisations make up the UN work between nations and in partnership with civil society foster peace and security, develop better standards of living and protect human rights.
The representative works with both UN agencies and other partner organisations. This includes liaising with Anglican and Episcopal Provinces and Institutions, UN agencies, faith-based organisations and other international partners to build relationships, to create networks and channels of communication, and to develop effective partnerships.
Anglican Communion Office
St. Andrew’s House
16 Tavistock Crescent
London, W11 1AP, UK
Through the Anglican Communion Office at the United Nations in New York, the voices of the global Anglican Communion are heard at the only international organisation of its kind - the UN. The office pursues this ministry in two ways: by engaging in the work of the United Nations in key areas of concern and by bringing the experience, goals, and vision of the UN to the Anglican Communion.
The Anglican Communion opened its UN office in New York in 1991. The first Anglican Observer at the UN was the Most Reverend Sir Paul Reeves of New Zealand. He was succeeded by the Rt. Rev James Ottley of Panama. In 1999 the late Bishop of New York, Paul Moore, held the post as interim before the Rt. Rev. Herbert Donovan of New York took over for 2 years. From 2001, Archdeacon Taimalelagi Fagamalama Tuatagaloa-Leota of Samoa occupied the post until 2006. When Archdeacon Tai returned to Samoa, Canon Douglas Renegar of St. Simons Island, GA and New York became the Interim Observer until Helen Wangusa of Uganda was appointed in 2007. She served until 2010.
The Anglican Communion Office at the UN has been restructured, no longer holding the post of Observer. The office now reports directly to the Secretary General of the Anglican Communion on all matters related to its work with the UN.
Rachel Chardon, Anglican Communion Office at the United Nations
815 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10017, USA
Tel: +1 212 716 6262; Fax: +1 212 687 1336
La tache du représentât du Communauté Anglicane a l’Organisation des Nations Unis (ONU) en Genève existe pour faciliter la sensibilisation, la communication et le partenariat entre la Communion Anglicane et les organisations de l’ONU de Genève.
Les organisations qui constituent l’ONU travail entre les nations et dans les partenariats avec la société civile pour fournir la paix et la sécurité, pour développer les meilleures qualités des vies, et pour protéger les droits de l’homme.
Le représentât travail avec les Agences de l’ONU et les autres organisations. Cela comprend la liaison entre les institutions Anglicanes, les corps de l’ONU, et les autres organisations internationales pour établir les relations, pour créer des réseaux et des canaux de communications, et pour développer les partenariats efficaces.En savoir plus