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Welcome to IUNVA

 Irish United Nations Veterans Association (IUNVA) was formed at a meeting in Dublin on February 10th 1990, when an interim committee was formed. The Constitution of the Association was ratified at the first Annual General Meeting in October of the same year. The Association has the approval of the Minister of Defence, and is non-denominational, non-political and non-sectarian.  We are a Charity Registered Association.  Membership is available to any Irish resident who has successfully completed a tour of duty with a UN Force or Organisation, whether he or she is serving or retired. The Association is organised with a National Executive HQ and a number of "Posts" throughout the country.  To bring our Constitution and Association Standing Orders up to date they were legally approved and passed at Annual General Convention in September 2017.

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


To ensure that the memory of those who gave their lives in the cause of peace on United Nations service is not forgotten

To provide advice and assistance for members and their families.
To encourage, help and assist into the problems and treatment of members who have been affected by their United Nations service.
To establish, maintain and encourage contact with associations similarly constituted in Ireland and other countries.
To organise social, cultural and sporting activities for members and their families.
To promote public understanding of the Irish role in the United Nations operations.
To promote and protect the interests of its members.
To establish a scheme or schemes to benifit members and their dependents.
To rent, take or lease, or otherwise acquire property for the purposes of the Association and to invest the funds of the Association in such property or in investment accounts.
To publish pamphlets, periodicals and other documents for the purpose of furthering the interests of the Association and its members.
For the purpose of promotion and achievement of the above objectives; to raise money by subscription of its members and/or raise funds by other lawful means that may be necessary from time to time; and to secure repayment of any money in any manner whatsoever.
To do all, or any such lawful things, incidental or conductive to the attainment of all or any of the above objectives.

How do I Join IUNVA?

Membership is offered to anyone resident in Ireland not necessarily Irish or an Irish citizen living abroad and ex members of the Defence Forces, Foreign Armies and Gardai or Civilians who have served at least 90 days service or successfully completed a tour of duty on a UN mission or a UN mandated mission in a foreign country, whether he or she is serving or retired.

To join us is very simple and on becoming a member you will be issued with an IUNVA Membership Card, Copy of the Constitution and Booklet on Dress & Ceremonial Code.

You can telephone 01 - 6791262  for Application Form and any advice you need.    Or you can come along to a post meeting.  Just bring two passport photos on the day and €24 for IUNVA membership.   This €24 is the Annual Fee and may be paid through Army Payroll, Pension Deduction or direct to your Post.  We also have a Post membership fee which is decided annually at Post Annual General Meeting.

Please click here for our information leaflet.


A problem shared can be a problem solved

 Members of IUNVA or ex-soldiers who are experiencing problems due to domestic circumstances, depression and anxiety, suicidal thoughts or actions, financial difficulties or medical conditions can contact IUNVA for advice or assistance.  This will be treated in a very professional and confidential manner and details will not be disclosed or discussed outside the role of Welfare Officer.  You may not like to approach your Post Welfare Officer for personal reasons; you can contact the National Welfare Officer HQ IUNVA or a member of National Executive Committee whom you may know.  These details will not be communicated or discussed with your Post they will be dealt with at HQ level. Your case will be treated with high standards to ensure the privacy and confidentiality of that information, strictly in accordance with the data protection acts, 1988 and 2003.  If you have a problem do NOT hesitate to make contact.




Contact IUNVA

Arbour House 
Mount Temple Road
Dublin 7 

T: +353(0)1-6791262
E: iunvahqd7@gmail.com



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