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  • IUNVA President
    Maj. Gen. (Retd.)
    Vincent F. Savino

    The Irish United Nations Veterans (IUNVA) was formed at a meeting in Dublin on February 10th 1990, when an interim committee was formed. The Constitution of the Organisation was ratified at the first Annual General Meeting in October of the same year. IUNVA has the approval by the Minister of Defence, and is non-denominational, non-political and non-sectarian. Our Constitution was legally authenticated and ratified at the Annual General Convention on 23rd September 2017.  -  We are a Registered Charity - Number 20025397.   We are also listed in Defence Forces White Paper.  See Our Promotion Video under Galleries Video.   IUNVA Logo is registered with Patents Office - Trade Mark Number 167979 and  cannot be used by third parties without our written permission.

    Membership is available to any Irish resident who has successfully completed a tour of duty of at least 90 days with a UN Force or Organisation, whether he or she is serving or retired.  Application Form VF 1 available from HQ or any IUNVA Post.

    Final-Badge-aIUNVA Subscriber  Any member of the public, serving or retired members of Defence Forces (with or without UN Service) and Reserve Defence Forces may subscribe to our Association with a payment of €24.00 per annium. through Donate Button on this site  or by payment to Posts or National Treasurer.Serving members of the PDF may subscribe by deduction of 2 Euro per month from payroll and retired members can have 2 euro per month deducted from their pension.All forms available from posts.  All subscribers will be acknowledged and Irish United Nations Veterans Association - Veterans Badge issued. 

    The badge may  be purchased at a cost of €3.00 plus €1.00 postage total €4.00 through donate button on the site.  Please leave name and address when ordering.

    Badges may also be ordered by post From Michael Thompson, Post 27, R.D.F. Building, Abbeyleix Road. Portlaoise, County Laois. Cost €3.00 plus €1.00 postage,Total cost €4.00 per badge ordered. No cash through post please and all cheques made out to IUNVA. Association wrist bands also available from Michael at €2.00 each plus €1.00 postage.

     The Association is organised and ran by National Executive Committee with a number of "Posts"throughout the country.  All appointments are voluntary and no members of the Association receive any salary or payment for work carried out.

    The HQ is at Arbour House, Mount Temple Road, Dublin 7. Tel: +353 (0)1 - 679 1262  - Email

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    IUNVA's primary role is providing advice and assistance to members and their families who have been affected by their overseas service. The Association, which is financed by membership fees, voluntary contributions and fundraising, also organises social, cultural and sporting events for its members.

    As veterans of U.N. operations world-wide IUNVA will continue to support our soldiers, Gardai and civilian personnel who serve in often dangerous and difficult circumstances. We hope that our country will also keep our traditions of service to peace in being.

    We have contributed to over 60 years of peacekeeping with courage and tenacity. Our casualties have been many. Our dead are commemorated at Arbour Hill, and at other locations countrywide; but we must also remember the many who have been scarred, both physically and psychologically by their service overseas. We must continue to help these veterans and their families. That is why we were formed - let us not forget them.  We hold the World Record for UN service in that Ireland has had UN Peace Keepers on duty every day since 1958.


    Yours in peace,

    Maj. Gen. (Retd.) V.F. Savino


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