UNAS Youth Section

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President of Slovenia, Mr. Borut Pahor at a Summit with members of UNA-Slovenia
President of Slovenia, Mr. Borut Pahor at a Summit with members of UNA-Slovenia

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UNAS Youth Section

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UNA-Slovenia

Description

The United Nations Association of Slovenia (UNAS) was established in 1951, supporting the United Nations (UN) in its role as a keeper of global peace and stability. The main objective of UNAS – already formulated in 1951 – is to inform the public about the ideas, goals and activities of the UN. In 2011, UNAS Youth Section was established with the aim of encouraging youth interest in global issues, broadening youth knowledge of UN, its activities, goals and principles, encouraging youth participation and active citizenship, enabling the youth to take part in informal education, encouraging youth voluntarism, supporting research activities of the youth in the field of UN, and cooperating with other organizations and associations at home and abroad. In 2012, as part of the UNAS Youth Section the Model United Nations Slovenia Club was established.

Past projects

  • youth competition for short movies on the topic of human rights (2012),
  • Summer School on the United Nations (2013),
  • United Nations Youth Associations Network (UNYANET) Summit (2013),
  • training for implementation and promotion of youth activities in the field of work of the UN (2013),
  • youth competition for the graphic design of the information point about the International Year of Water Cooperation (2013),
  • publication and e-workshop on the International Year of Water Cooperation (2013).

Current projects

  • Summer School on the UN;
  • Youth Conference on Energy Security;
  • contest for best drawing, essay, and photo on the topic of human rights;
  • contest for best Bachelor, Master and PhD thesis on the topic from the field of work of the UN;
  • round tables and lectures on actual global issues;
  • workshops on the topic of human rights for primary and secondary schools;
  • mini-MUNs.

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