Syriac Universal Alliance - SUA
The SUA was established on June 16, 1983, in New Jersey (USA).
Since the dispersion of the Syriacs/Arameans through the four corners of the world, they have managed to institute several cultural unions as guardians of their ancient heritage in the countries they moved to. Soon these local associations were organized under the umbrella of national federations.
The next important step was the unification of these national federations in a transcending body, which has been called the Syriac Universal Alliance. Hence, Syriac/Aramaic federations under the patronage of the SUA can be found in such remote countries as the U.S.A., Australia, Lebanon, Sweden, Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium.
Furthermore, on May 2, 1998, a daughter organization was founded in Stockholm (Sweden) to be managed by and for the Syriac/Aramean youth. This organization is known as the Syriac Aramaic European Youth Committee (SAEYC).
In order to gain a wider influence, in 1997 SUA applied for a status with the Economical and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC). In 1999, SUA was formally recognized by the ECOSOC as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) and was granted a Special Consultative status. Since then, SUA has been attending various UN conferences and meetings dealing with such diverse issues as human rights, crime prevention and drugs control at the UN Offices in Geneva, New York and Vienna.
At present, the office of the SUA is seated in Södertälje (Sweden).