AUA Alumni Elected to Leadership Role in World Federation of United Nations Association

YEREVAN–AUA alumni Armine Podosyan has been elected as a member of the Executive Committee of the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA).

Podosyan, a 2011 graduate of the American University of Armenia’s Master of Public Health (MPH) Program, was elected at the 40th WFUNA Plenary Assembly on November 10, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

The WFUNA is a global nonprofit organization representing and coordinating a membership of over 100 national United Nations Associations and their thousands of constituents. WFUNA works to strengthen and improve the United Nations through the engagement of people who share a global mindset and support international cooperation – global citizens.

Podosyan has been the President of the Armenian United Nations Association (AUNA) since 2008. AUNA is a member of the WFUNA and works in important areas such as youth and education, prevention of human trafficking, rights of refugees and migrant workers.


The American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia.  Founded in 1991, AUA is affiliated with the University of California. Through teaching, research, and public service, AUA serves Armenia and the region by supplying high-quality, graduate and undergraduate education, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting democratic values.

The AUA is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 985 Atlantic Avenue, #100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510-748-9001.