WFUNA Youth Network
WFUNA believes that youth, as civil society activists, have the power to be significant agents of positive change. You can take part in our efforts by building support for the UN in your own community. The WFUNA Youth Network is an informal network of UN Youth Associations and UNA youth wings/sections from all around the world. Contact us
WFUNA Youth News
This year, the Bulgarian Youth Delegates to the UN are Milena Andreeva, 26, and Peter Mladenov, 22. UNA-Bulgaria, in close cooperation with the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, manages the program. Both Milena and Peter were chosen through a highly competitive four-stage national competition. Read the Q&A here.
Tiffany Taylor is the current US Youth Observer at the UN, a role that serves as the American equivalent to a UN Youth Delegate. In the yearly search conducted by the U.S. Department of State and UNA-USA, the Gulfport, Mississippi native was chosen among more than 700 applicants for her rich international experience in the fields of women’s health and economic development. Read the whole Q&A here.
The second UN Youth Delegate in our Q&A series is Dr. Richard Bido Medina from the Dominican Republic. The 23-year-old received his medical degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo at 21 and also works as a teaching assistant in physiology and pharmacology at the Universidad Catolica Tecnologica del Cibao. Along with his medical experience, Bido Medina has also participated in over 40 model UNs as a delegate and staff. Read the Q&A here.
On 25-26 November 2013, WFUNA held its bi-annual regional meeting of European United Nations Associations. European United Nations Youth Associations (UNYA's) joined the general meeting and then got together for a separate session. Forty representatives from 19 UNAs, including 15 youth representatives, participated in the meeting. Represented UNAs included Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Georgia, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Read more here.
Denis Naets, Youth Focal Point at French-Speaking UNA-Belgium and Belgian Youth Delegate to the 68th General Assembly tells us about his experience as a delegate, his involvement with his UNA and his ideas on Youth and the UN. Read the whole Q&A here.
WFUNA was invited to be part of the Expert Group Meeting on "Youth, Development and Rights" convened by the UN Deparment of Economic and Social Affairs. Our Youth Program Associate was present and gave a presentation titled "Civil society organizations as instruments to overcome barriers to engaging political institutions". Read more here.
WFUNA's Youth Seminar on MDGs have successfully ended. WFUNA invited eleven participants from nine different UNAs for a three day seminar in New York. The youth worked on building skills in project management, fundraising, and capacity building.
Do you wish you knew how to engage your youth association alumni? Richard, our Youth Advisory Group member, tells us how! (Refresh the page if the slideshow is not working)
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Establish a Youth Delegate Programme at the UN
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