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In 1947, the United Nations Federal Credit Union (UNFCU) was established by 13 UN staff members and the assistance of UN Administration in New York.  Since then, UNFCU has become an integral part of the United Nations service experience for members it serves in more than 200 countries. As a non-profit, cooperative institution, UNFCU serves the financial needs of UN and UN specialized agency staff, former international civil servants and their direct families worldwide. As of 30 June 2010 UNFCU had nearly 90,000 members.

Headquartered in New York City, UNFCU also has representative offices in Geneva, Switzerland, Vienna, Austria, Rome, Italy and Nairobi, Kenya. With a guiding mission of "Serving the People Who Serve the World", UNFCU supports humanitarian causes around the world.  In addition to raising funds and awareness about UN agency charitable activities, UNFCU actively sponsors sport-related programs.

The Kilimanjaro Initiative, founded by Tim Challen, a UNFCU employee

PLAY SOCCER Non-Profit International, active in six African countries

The Namibia-based SEKOLO Project, an NGO providing dance and soccer after school programs

Additionally, UNFCU participates in the employee-led United Running Club which competes in long-distance relay races, and collects funds for local US and international charities.

Tim Challen
Business Development Associate
E-mail: tchallen(at)UNFCU.com

News
Hunger Run 2012 and Crescita SMS Campaign 17 October 2012
Rome (FAO) – As part of celebrations for World Food Week, Hunger Run 2012 will take place on Sunday 21 October 2012 starting at 10:00 am. The event, formerly known as the Run for Food race, has been renamed to emphasize the Rome-based agencies common goal of eradicating hunger.
African Countries Send Representatives to the Summit of Mount Kilimanjaro as part of the UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign 5 March 2012
Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania (UN Women/UNFCU) – Today, 75 men, women and youth commenced their three-day trek to the top of Africa’s highest mountain – Mt. Kilimanjaro, standing at 5,895m or 19,341-ft above sea level with an extraordinary humanitarian objective. The 75 climbers representing 36 African countries, 14 United Nations agencies, businesses, women’s rights activists and civil society organisations are participating in a continent-wide campaign to end violence ...
Moving Mountains for Sport and Development 1 March 2010
Geneva/Nairobi - During a milestone year for sport events, 35 climbers from around the world are about to tackle Mount Kilimanjaro - the Roof of Africa - to highlight the key role of sport in fostering peace and development.

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