WFUNA Youth News

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WFUNA Youth News

12 March 2017

WFUNA, represented by its Youth Program Officer, Pablo Angulo Troconis and the UN Programme on Youth, represented the by UN Youth Delegate Coordinator, Marissa Stozorum hosted a Skills Exchange Labs during the 61st Commission of the Status of Women Youth Forum on 13 March, 2017 titled “Learn How to Establish a UN Youth Delegate Programme”:

Here's what happened:

8 March 2017

“We want to construct a different world of work for women.” Read the statement of UN Women's Executive Director on International Women's Day:

5 February 2017

From February 1 to 4, the largest WFUNA International Model UN (WIMUN) conference yet was held in New York at United Nations Headquarters with 850 faculty advisors, delegates, and secretariat members from over 70 countries. 

You can watch the review videos for Day 1 and 2, Day 3, and the finale, or view photos from the conference here!

2 February 2017

On the sidelines of the 55th Commission for Social Development, we participated in a side-event titled "The UN Youth Delegate Programme: An Opportunity for Youth Engagement in the UN" organized by the UN Programme on Youth. The event had the objective of informing member states of the Youth Delegate Programme as a youth participation mechanism at the UN and invite them to include young people in thier delegations to the UN General Assembly and other UN bodies:

1 February 2017

A delegation of WFUNA Youth Network representatives participated in the ECOSOC Youth Forum. Here's what one of the delegates, Elisabeth Anna Resch from UNA-Georgetown Law, thinks about the event:

30-31 January 2017

The 6th edition of the ECOSOC Youth Forum started today! UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres sent a welcome message to all participants, especially all youth representatives.


24 January 2017

Hlengisile reflects on how critical SDG5 is: "If you deny half of the population good opportunities, there is no way this country is going to develop. I try to make other women and girls realise their inner strengths, their inner abilities, so that they also can become leaders."

In our latest blog post, Zimbabwe's SDGs Generation, reflect what SDG is most important to them:

18 January 2017

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) invites youth-led organizations from select countries to submit project proposals to the Youth Solidarity Fund (YSF). YSF supports youth-led organizations that foster peaceful and inclusive societies by providing direct funding to outstanding projects promoting intercultural and interfaith dialogue and advancing the mission of UNAOC.

Apply HERE!







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