The 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 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.

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.

The HQ is at Arbour House, Mount Temple Road, Dublin 7.

Tel: +353 (0)1 - 679 1262 +353 (0)1 - 679 1262


  • To provide an advice and counselling service for members and their families.

  • To encourage and assist research 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 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 and Gardai 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.

You can come along to the next post meeting. Just bring two passport photos on the day and €24 for IUNVA membership. We also have a post membership fee of which is decided annually at our AGM.