Academic Council of the United Nations System

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Academic Council of the United Nations System
Academic Council on the United Nations System
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Abbreviation ACUNS
Formation June 1987 (at conference held at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, United States)
Legal status Active
Headquarters Wilfrid Laurier University
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Parent organization
United Nations

The Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) was founded in June 1987 at a conference held at the American Dartmouth College, located in Hanover, New Hampshire, with the purpose to create a new organization to stimulate and support research and teaching on the role of the United Nations.

UN status[edit]

The council has a Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council, and non-governmental-organization-affiliate status with the UN Department of Public Information. It is possible for council members to be registered to attend meetings organized by UN specialized agencies, the UN Secretariat and other UN bodies.


Since its creation, the council has grown significantly into an organization of nine hundred individual and institutional members based in over fifty countries from a wide variety of professional backgrounds, all with different interests but sharing a common commitment to the values expressed in the United Nations Charter.


The council holds annual meetings, summer workshops as well as special conference, workshops and seminars, and helps bring together researchers, teachers, practitioners, and all other interested individuals interested in issues of international relations, international organizations and global governance.

Board of Directors[edit]


Its secretariat is based at the Canadian Wilfrid Laurier University, located in Waterloo, Ontario.


The Council's website is

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  •, the Academic Council on the United Nations System's official website