Lithuanian UN Youth Association

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2016 Kaunas International Model UN
2016 Kaunas International Model UN

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Lithuanian United Nations Youth Association (LUNYA)

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United Nations Association of Lithuania (UNA-Lithuania)

Current Projects

  • Kaunas International Model UN: a two-day Model UN session hosted in Kaunas, Lithuania open to students from all over the world, held once a year in the spring.
  • Youth Forum: Annual event that gathers diplomats from all over the world, working in embassies or consulates in Lithuania, to discuss important issues to youth, such as youth unemployment and youth engagement in international organizations.  
  • TEDx: LUNYA hosted TEDxVytautasMagnusUniversity in which speakers focused on various human rights and youth issues. Potential for more TEDx events.
  • LUNYA Workshop Series: The workshops are focused on bringing students, academics, and politicians together to discuss of range of issues from terrorism/counter-terrorism to women’s rights to LGBTQ acceptance in Lithuania to the current refugee crisis.
  • LUNYA Seminar Series: The seminars give Lithuanian and international students studying at various universities in Lithuania a chance to discuss and debate pressing issues with each other.

Strengths

  • A commitment to engaging young people from all over the world who are studying in Lithuania
  • A commitment to fostering an academic and political environment of tolerance and diversity
  • Dynamic events that focus on educating both university students and secondary school students in international relations, human rights, and the United Nations
  • A strong network of collaboration with NGOs and IOs in Lithuania

Would like to network on

  • Working with UNAs in Estonia and Latvia to establish a yearly Baltic Model UN session
  • Youth delegates to the United Nations
  • Sending LUNYA council members to the Hague and Geneva to see how UN bodies work in real life
  • International collaboration for potential overseas projects
  • Expanding our social media networks

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