The Irish United Nations Veterans Association (IUNVA) POST 1

The Irish United Nations Veterans Association (IUNVA) POST 1
/ Oct

The Irish United Nations Veterans Association (IUNVA) POST 1

NCO Mess Mc Kee Barracks

The Irish United Nations Veterans Association (IUNVA) was formed in 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. The Association has the approval of 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.

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. Application Forms available from HQ or any IUNVA Post.

Any member of the public may subscribe to our Association with a payment of €24.00 per annum. Serving members of Defence Forces, Reserve Defence Forces and ex members with United Nations Service or NO United Nations Service may also subscribe.

The Association is organised with a National Executive HQ and a number of “Posts”throughout the country.

The HQ is at Arbour House, Mount Temple Road, Dublin 7. Tel: +353 (0)1 – 679 1262 – Press 1 for Administration Office

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.

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