Foundation for the Support of the United Nations

Who We Are and What We Do

Foundation for the Support of the United Nations (FSUN) is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) founded in November 1988 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. FSUN has chapters in other major cities in Japan, China, Cambodia, the Philippines and the United States.

The Foundation for the Support of the United Nations (FSUN) is an NGO in General Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) since 1996. General Consultative Status, the highest status within the system, is reserved for large international NGOs whose area of work covers most of the issues on the agenda of ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies. Currently, there are only 144 NGOs who are in General Consultative Status with ECOSOC, from 3,536 NGOs with Consultative Status. FSUN is also duly associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI).  

The Foundation for the Support of the United Nations (FSUN) works with the United Nations Secretariat, programs, funds and agencies in various ways, including in consultation with Member States, information dissemination, awareness raising, development education, policy advocacy, joint operational projects, participation in intergovernmental processes and in the contribution of services and technical expertise.  

Currently, FSUN focuses on advocacy projects and campaigns in full support of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations by the year 2030. Through its flagship annual event at the United Nations, the Annual Power of Collaboration Global Summit at the United Nations, FSUN aims to bring together the world’s most diverse, inclusive and innovative ideas, inspiring global leaders to collectively pursue endeavors that embody the best of our human values. At the core of the summit goal is private and business sector engagement and partnership in driving sustainable solutions toward inclusive and equitable economies.  

The Foundation for the Support of the United Nations (FSUN) team of representatives attend official meetings, submit written statements prior to sessions, make oral statements, meet official government delegations and other NGO representatives, organize and attend parallel events that take place during the session, participate in debates, interactive dialogues, panel discussions and informal meetings held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.