Special thanks for having granted us its aegis in the realization of the ITALIAN CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION IN KYIV: “THE SILK ROAD” event, sharing its objectives related to the sustainability and development of the Itinerary "THE EUROPEAN SILK ROUTE", of which we are proud to be stakeholders, together with it.
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OUR TOP MANAGEMENT TEAM
Italian manager with many years of experience in social, sustainability, finance, business, and consulting. Creator of important international projects, he is often invited as a speaker at the most important forums concerning sustainability and international politics. He is also a member of UNESCO and the Council of Europe.
Professional with long-term experience and expertise in the field of business development, investment, innovation, public policy, education, sustainable development and social projects with Ukrainian and international companies and governmental institutions. During her career, she was in leading positions in business and government including Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine.
A highly qualified and experienced International Ambassador, Strategic International Relations and Cultural Coordinator. She has coordinated a number of major international projects worldwide. She ideated the Project of a Humanitarian Base (https://www.ffunsdghelpua.org/ ) since the third day of the Russian invasion. This Humanitarian Response-Base and Storage-Hub function to this day, providing aid for lots of people.
International Crisis Coordinator for the Foundation for United Nations SDG. As a Ukrainian native knows very well the country. He is highly valued for his responsibility, creativity, communication, and strong work ethic. He led the Humanitarian Response Hub and FFUNSDG-HELP.UA https://www.ffunsdghelpua.org/ Base in Ukraine, which began to operate on the third day of the Russian invasion.
Professional with international experience and expertise in Project Management and Creative Direction in the field Art and Culture, Sustainability and Innovation. Lately, she directed an humanitarian and cultural project filmed in Ukraine, supported by the Italian Embassy and FFUN. She's also part of the staff board of the International Tour Film Festival, member of CINETOUR and Waterclock Production, a carbon free footprint film production company.
News and events
CEREMONY FOR THE OFFICIAL CERTIFICATION OF UKRAINE IN THE EUROPEAN ROUTE HISTORIC GARDENSThe Dendrological Park "Sofievka" in Ukraine receives the certification Diploma as a member of the European Route of Historic Gardens On October 27, 2023 "Sofievka" got the diploma that certificates its full membership of the #ERHG. The presentation ceremony took place in #kyiv as part of the 52n...
The FFUN SDG present at AIF2023 in Astana - Kazakhstan.The President of FFUN, invited by the Kazakh authorities, participated in the Astana International Forum and intervened in the debate on the creative industry and sustainability. The forum serve as a platform for high-level delegates from foreign governments, international organizations, business...
SIRKO docu-film presentationOn the 3rd of May in the Regional Council of Lviv, our FFUN, together with the Institute of Culture of the Italian Embassy, introduced the docufilm " SIRKO' ". A video-animated documentary about the history of Lviv, before and during the war. This film will be screened in the most important film ...
PRESIDENT MAURIZIO ARONICA WAS AWARDED A DOCTOR HONORIS CAUSA DEGREE FOR HIS COMMITMENT TO SUPPORTING UKRAINEOn 3 March 2023, the Rector of the King Danylo University of Ivano Frankivsk, Myroslav Lutskyi, following the approval of the Academic Council and the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, awarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa to Maurizio Aronica, President of the Foundation for Unite...
Museum of Ukrainian Victory - Exhibition extendedOur Foundation is pleased to see the interest and engagement people are showing for the exhibition Museum of Ukrainian Victory in Lviv. The project, realised by the NGO Pixelated Realities from Odesa, showcases 3D models of Ukrainian monuments, as well as other images of the impact of war on the ...
FFUN SDG on the VII National Conference AICIFFUN SDG has been invited to give a speech at the VII National Conference AICI (Association of Italian Cultural Institutions) in Naples on the 10th of November 2022. In addition to discussing current challenges for the Foundation and all cultural institutions associated, collaboration between Ita...
Another step for the complete integration of Ukraine in EuropeThere are so many ways to protect a country. FFUN SDG strives to preserve and defend historical, artistic and cultural values. Since yesterday the Sofievka Park in Uman, one of the seven wonders of Ukraine, has become part of the European itineraries of the Council of Europe. It is another succes...
Mission to support Moldova and UkraineOn 09th of September 2022 our President met in Chisinau with the Minister of Culture, Mr. Sergiu Prodan and the Ukrainian Ambassador, Mr Marco Shevchenko. FFUN SDG is ready to support culture in Moldova, also ensuring assistance to the diaspora of Ukrainian artists.
FFUN SDG contributed to another success for Ukrainian culturePosted by the Governor of Ivano Frankivsk Oblast, Svitlana Onyshchuk, on 02th August, 2022 Ivano-Frankivsk region has joined the Cultural Route of the Council of Europe "European Path of Ceramics". The Assembly of the European Path of Ceramics officially approved the admission of National Museum...
“If not Ukrainians”Youth Ukrainian are proud of their cultural heritage. They like to inform the world that Ukraine is full of bright, talented, genius people and they want to benefit not only their own people, but the rest of the world as well. They wish to thank everyone for supporting Ukrainian art, culture and...
We don't give up! FFUN SDG is still on the ground to help refugees! Slava Ukraini!Christina Katrakis has helped thousands of Ukraine refugees. The former Tennessee resident has been singularly focused on aiding her fellow Ukrainians since the first days of Russia’s invasion when she, too, was forced from her home in Kyiv. Katrakis, 41, who is an American citizen, recalls th...
FFUN SDG MEMBER OF PHOENICIANS’ ROUTE – CULTURAL ROUTE OF THE COUNCIL OF EUROPEPhoenicians’ Route welcomes as an official member the Foundation for United Nations SDG (FFUN-SDG), Kiev (Ukraina). Phoenicians’ Route is one of the certified Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe since 2003. The theme of the Route is the intercultural dialogue based on the ancient civilizat...
UKRAINE EMERGENCY: HELP US TO HELP WAR VICTIMSPlease donate to help us to buy humanitarian aid, gasoline, and provide IDP settlement, and all the needed for Ukrainian IDP The FFUN SDG-HELP.UA Team is the official branch of the Foundation for United Nations SDg that is permanently stationed in Ukraine to deal with Humanitarian Crisis in Ukra...
FFUN SDG partner of Iter Vitis– Les Chemins de la VigneThe Foundation received the mandate to involve Ukrainian stakeholders in this Cultural Route of the Council of Europe The President of FFUN SDG Maurizio Aronica and the President of Iter Vitis - Les Chemins de la vigne Emanuela Panke signed a new partnership agreement. Iter Vitis – Les Chemins ...
Inna Meteleva is the new Director of FFUN SDGThe business professional has joined our Foundation to enhance our commitment Foundation For United Nations SDG is glad to announce that Ms Inna Meteleva has joined our team as Director.Professional with long term experience and expertise in the field of business development, investment, innovat...
FFUN SDG AND CFSR UNITED TO FIGHT AGAINST LABOR EXPLOITATIONA cooperation agreement has been signed between the two NGOs In the office of ICC Ukraine, the President Maurizio Aronica and the Director Inna Meteleva of the Foundation For United Nations SDG signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with the charity foundation CFSR, represented by the President Lyud...
FFUN SDG met the National Union of Artists of UkraineA cultural bridge between Italy and Ukraine Last week, The FFUN SDG met the representatives of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine. Mr Edoardo Crisafulli, Director of the Italian Institute of Culture in Kyiv, took part in the meeting, too. Mr Kostiantyn Cherniavskyi, President of the Nation...
FFUN SDG and ICC Ukraine start a new collaborationCharity projects and “the European Silk Route” were the topic of discussion Last Tuesday, the President of the FFUN SGD met the board and some members of the ICC Ukraine. As International Stakeholder Recruiter for Council of Europe Office in Venice, Mr Aronica presented the project “The European...
“Art Against Violence” EventHow art can draw attention to domestic violence On October 23, representatives of FFUN SDG and VITAUKR inaugurated the exhibition "Art Against Violence" at the Modern Art Research Institute of the National Academy of Arts in Kyiv.The exhibition is made of artworks by artists who were victims of ...
Donations to Logos IDP CommunityMedical equipment and food for IDP of Crimea and Donbas FFUN SDG has always shown attentive interest in the fate of IDP, bringing support and solidarity.Together with Marianna Lysenko, National Vice President for International relations JCI Olimp, photo artist Eugene Fullen and volunteers, the P...
Italian contemporary art exhibition in Kyiv: “The Silk Road”Italian modern artworks in Kyiv 38 Italian artworks, representing different artistic trends and styles, have been brought to an exhibition in Kyiv for the international project: "LA VIA DELLA SETA - Arte e artisti contemporanei dall'Italia". The exhibition has been inaugurated by H.E. Pier Fran...
FFUN SDG partner of the Council of EuropeThe Foundation is involved in the "European Silk Route" project On 21 June, Ms Luisella Pavan-Woolfe, Head of the Council of Europe Office in Venice, welcomed Maurizio Aronica, President of the Foundation For United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (FFUN SDG) and Ambassador for UNESCO Club ...
Agreement with the National Academy of Arts and Sciences of UkraineA new cooperation agreement to promote art A crucial cooperation agreement has been signed between the FFUN SDG and the National Academy of Arts and Sciences of Ukraine. The President of the Foundation and Ambassador of the UNESCO Center in Bologna Maurizio Aronica met the President of the Aca...
Memorandum of Cooperation with FeuA new coopertation for a sustainable growth The signing of a cooperation memorandum between FFUN SDG and the Ukrainian National Employers Federation was held on 2 February 2021 in Kyiv. The Federation represents 8.500 companies, account for 70% of Ukrainian GDP and employ 5 mln people. Both Pre...
"Green Light" a project supported by FFUN SDGFFUN SDG supports women victims of violence The FFUN SDG signed a memorandum to cooperate with the female association For Family Values and specifically to support the project "Green Light”. "Green light" has the aim to concretely help women victims of all kinds of violence.
More than 700 million people (10% of the world population), live in extreme poverty today, struggling to fulfil the most basic needs like health, education, and access to water and sanitation, to name a few. Important progress has been achieved in the latest years, but COVID-19 crisis risks to reverse the trend. New research published by the UNU World Institute for Development Economics Research warns that the economic fallout from the global pandemic could increase global poverty by 8% of the total human population. This would be the first time that poverty has increased globally since 1990. By 2030, eradicate extreme poverty implementing nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures, guaranteeing gender equality, equal rights and access to services.
Nobody should go to bed hungry. Instead, today, more than 820 million people regularly go to bed hungry, of whom about 135 million suffer from acute hunger largely due to man-made conflicts, climate change and economic downturns. The COVID-19 pandemic could now double that number, putting an additional 130 million people at risk of suffering acute hunger by the end of 2020, according to the World Food Programme. With millions of people potentially at the brink of starvation, swift action needs to be taken to provide food and humanitarian relief to the most at-risk regions. At the same time, a profound change of the global food and agriculture system is needed if we are to nourish everybody. Increasing agricultural productivity and sustainable food production by 2030 are crucial to help alleviate the perils of hunger.
Currently, the world is facing a global health crisis unlike any other: the COVID-19. Today, ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being at all ages is more essential than ever. Before the pandemic, major progress was made in improving the health of millions of people. Significant strides were made in increasing life expectancy and reducing some of the common killers associated with child and maternal mortality. But more efforts are needed to fully eradicate a wide range of diseases and address many different persistent and emerging health issues. By focusing on providing more efficient funding of health systems, improved sanitation and hygiene, and increased access to physicians, significant progress can be made in helping to save the lives of millions by 2030.
Education enables upward socioeconomic mobility and is a key to escaping poverty. Over the past decade, major progress was made towards increasing access to education and school enrollment rates at all levels, particularly for girls. Nevertheless, about 260 million children were still out of school in 2018. In 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the globe, a majority of countries announced the temporary closure of schools, impacting more than 91 per cent of students worldwide. Not only they were out of school, but - since they relied on school meals - about 369 million children had to look to other sources for daily nutrition. Never before have so many children been out of school at the same time, disrupting learning and upending lives, especially the most vulnerable and marginalised. The global pandemic has far-reaching consequences that may jeopardize hard won gains made in improving global education. By 2030, all girls and boys have to have access to a complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education.
Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. Despite the important progress achieved, many challenges remain: discriminatory laws and social norms remain pervasive, women continue to be underrepresented at all levels of political leadership, and 1 in 5 women and girls report experiencing physical or sexual violence. Moreover, the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak exacerbates existing inequalities for women and girls across every sphere – from health and the economy, to security and social protection. Women play a disproportionate role in responding to the virus, including as frontline healthcare workers and careers at home. Women are also harder hit by the economic impacts of COVID-19. Nearly 60% of women work in the informal economy, which puts them at greater risk of falling into poverty. Not to mention the increase in violence against women and girls, since many are trapped at home with their abusers because of the lockdown. By 2030, end all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere.
While substantial progress has been made in increasing access to clean drinking water and sanitation, billions of people—mostly in rural areas—still lack these basic services. The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the critical importance of sanitation, hygiene and adequate access to clean water for preventing and containing diseases. Worldwide, one in three people do not have access to safe drinking water, two out of five people do not have a basic hand-washing facility with soap and water, and more than 673 million people still practice open defecation. By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all.
There are several encouraging signs that energy is becoming more sustainable and widely available worldwide. Access to electricity in poorer countries has begun to accelerate, energy efficiency continues to improve, and renewable energy is making impressive gains in the electricity sector. Nevertheless, more focused attention is needed to improve access to clean and safe cooking fuels and technologies for 3 billion people, to expand the use of renewable energy beyond the electricity sector, and to increase electrification in sub-Saharan Africa. Affordable, reliable and modern energy services are needed worldwide to empower the life of millions by 2030.
Sustained and inclusive economic growth can drive progress, create decent jobs for all and improve living standards by 2030. COVID-19 has disrupted billions of lives and endangered the global economy. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects a global recession as bad as or worse than in 2009. International Labor Organization estimates that nearly half of the global workforce is at risk of losing their livelihoods. Now, the economic and financial shocks associated with COVID-19—such as disruptions to industrial production, falling commodity prices, financial market volatility, and rising insecurity—are derailing the already tepid economic growth and compounding heightened risks from other factors.
Inclusive and sustainable industrialization, together with innovation and infrastructure, can unleash dynamic and competitive economic forces that generate employment and income. They play a key role in introducing and promoting new technologies, facilitating international trade and enabling the efficient use of resources. Innovation and technological progress are key to finding lasting solutions to both economic and environmental challenges, such as increased resource and energy-efficiency.
Reducing inequalities and ensuring no one is left behind are integral to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. COVID-19 has deepened existing inequalities, hitting the poorest and most vulnerable communities the hardest. It has put a spotlight on economic inequalities and fragile social safety nets that leave vulnerable communities to bear the brunt of the crisis. At the same time, social, political and economic inequalities have amplified the impacts of the pandemic. Inequalities are also deepening for vulnerable populations in countries with weaker health systems and those facing existing humanitarian crises. Refugees and migrants, as well as indigenous peoples, older persons, people with disabilities and children are particularly at risk of being left behind. And hate speech targeting vulnerable groups is rising. By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status.
The world is becoming increasingly urbanized. Cities and metropolitan areas are powerhouses of economic growth—contributing about 60% of global GDP. However, they also account for about 70 per cent of global carbon emissions and over 60 per cent of resource use. Rapid urbanization is resulting in a growing number of slum dwellers, inadequate and overburdened infrastructure and services (such as waste collection and water and sanitation systems, roads and transport), worsening air pollution and unplanned urban sprawl. In these places, the impact of COVID-19 is devastating. By 2030, ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services.
Worldwide consumption and production — a driving force of the global economy — rest on the use of the natural environment and resources in a way that continues to have destructive impacts on the planet. Economic and social progress over the last century has been accompanied by environmental degradation that is endangering the very systems on which our future development — indeed, our very survival — depends. The COVID-19 pandemic offers countries an opportunity to build recovery plans that will reverse current trends and change our consumption and production patterns towards a more sustainable future.
2019 was the second warmest year on record and the end of the warmest decade (2010- 2019) ever recorded. Climate change is affecting every country on every continent. It is disrupting national economies and affecting lives. Weather patterns are changing, sea levels are rising, and weather events are becoming more extreme. Saving lives and livelihoods requires urgent action to address both the pandemic and the climate emergency. The Paris Agreement, adopted in 2015, aims to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change by keeping a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The agreement also aims to strengthen the ability of countries to deal with the impacts of climate change, through appropriate financial flows, a new technology framework and an enhanced capacity building framework.
The ocean drives global systems that make the Earth habitable for humankind. Our rainwater, drinking water, weather, climate, coastlines, much of our food, and even the oxygen in the air we breathe, are all ultimately provided and regulated by the sea. Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future. Saving our ocean must remain a priority. Marine biodiversity is critical to the health of people and our planet. Marine protected areas need to be effectively managed and well-resourced and regulations need to be put in place to reduce overfishing, marine pollution and ocean acidification.
Nature is critical to our survival: nature provides us with our oxygen, regulates our weather patterns, pollinates our crops, produces our food, feed and fibre. But it is under increasing stress. Human activity has altered almost 75 % of the earth’s surface, squeezing wildlife and nature into an ever-smaller corner of the planet. According to the 2019 Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service, the health of ecosystems on which we and all other species depend is deteriorating more rapidly than ever, affecting the very foundations of our economies, livelihoods, food security, health and quality of life worldwide. It is needed to take urgent and significant action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species.
Conflict, insecurity, weak institutions and limited access to justice remain a great threat to sustainable development. The number of people fleeing war, persecution and conflict exceeded 70 million in 2018, the highest level recorded by the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) in almost 70 years. In 2019, the United Nations tracked 357 killings and 30 enforced disappearances of human rights defenders, journalists and trade unionists in 47 countries. By 2030, Significantly reduce all forms of violence, as well as promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justice for all.
Only strong global partnerships and cooperation will help to realize all these goals. Inclusive partnerships — at the global, regional, national and local levels — built upon principles and values, and upon a shared vision and shared goals placing people and the planet at the center are needed.
The main aim of the Foundation is to support the 17 goals of UN AGENDA 2030 for Sustainable Development.
From fighting poverty to providing high-quality education.
From gender equality to environmental protection, and much more.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, achieving these goals is more difficult than before. This emergency period is likely to have a decisive influence on UN AGENDA 2030 for Sustainable Development, indeed.
In this context and after careful reflection, we have decided to make our contribution to support the program, so that "no one remains behind".
Partners who are interested in joining the project must respect TEN ETHICAL practices defined by the Foundation:
- All the associates are fairly paid and employed with a regular contract regardless of their religion, race, political ideas, or ethnicity.
- There is no discrimination towards women in terms of equal pay and career opportunities.
- The employer complies with all applicable national tax laws and regulations.
- The employer refrains from hiring and/or exploiting the under-age workforce.
- There are no restrictions applied to any particular communities, countries, or areas.
- To be committed to promoting greater environmental responsibility.
- To be open for visits and inspections of production sites and offices.
- Willingness and readiness as much as possible to participate in any collaboration initiatives for humanitarian and charitable causes.
- Do Not use FFUN name and logo without signed authorization.
- Commitment to participate in and support commercial and marketing initiatives carried out to promote the projects of the Foundation.
With the help of our Foundation For United Nations, you will become an ambassador of the corporation with a responsible civil position and get the opportunity to:
- Formation of the image at various events and campaigns, which is associated with a strong and prestigious brand
- International visibility.
Partnership with the Foundation For United Nations provides an opportunity to:
- Participate in creating shared value (business organization and communities).
- Promote competition and innovations.
- Promote the development of sustainable business models
- Integrate business into the community: company-sponsored volunteer work, volunteer work on behalf of a non-profit organization.
- Promote the development of Human Capital (a key factor in the developed countries).
- Incorporate CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) into your business strategy: for example, consideration of the ethical aspects in the production of products and services.
- Carry out socially significant marketing: donations to charities based on the sale of goods and services.
Areas in which they can collaborate with the Foundation:
- Marketing & Advertising
WHAT THE FOUNDATION FOR UNITED NATIONS CAN OFFER YOU:
- International visibility.
- Growth of own professional image.
- Guarantee of serious work that meets high ethical standards.
- Unique experience of working with an international organization that is engaged in highly effective social business.
- Ability to use resources of the sponsors.
- Competitive advantage compared to the conventional companies that do not have the opportunities we offer.
- Regular international meetings.
- Plenary sessions.
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