UNA Youth Directory
The UNA Youth Directory lists youth programs, youth associations, or youth sections of UNAs that are affiliated to WFUNA. The WFUNA Youth Network is an informal network of these youth sections and works to connect the different youth sections for information sharing and potential collaboration.
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The Armenian United Nations Association Youth is the Youth Division established in January 2007. Their objective is to get young Armenians more engaged in the work of the UN, in global governance, and to foster greater awareness and understanding between people and cultures.
UN Youth Australia boasts seasoned debators for Model UN and is the go-to youth organization in Australia. For anyone interested in the National Youth Delegate Programme to the United Nations, you must apply through UN Youth Australia.
United Nations Youth and Student Association of Austria - Academic Forum for Foreign Affairs (UNYSA-AUSTRIA-AFA) works on UN simulations and rethoric and negotiation trainings.
UNYA DK works to promote and raise awareness amongst youth about the United Nations as well as UN affiliated causes, values and issues. In order to fulfill this goal, UNYA DK promotes meaningful youth participation and volunteerism in general.
UNA-DR strives to be one of the main promoters of the work and the principles of the United Nations in the Dominican Republic and Latin America. It favors the formation of well-informed global citizens who recognize and honor the importance of intercultural dialogue, effective negotiation and the search for peaceful solutions to disputes.
UN Youth of Finland is a national youth-led association. Our goal is to promote and raise awareness of the United Nations among Finnish youth and students. We provide the young people with opportunities to learn and take part in meaningful youth activities.
VVN Youth (Youth & Student Branch of the United Nations Association Flanders Belgium) brings together young people and students who are passionately committed to a strong, credible and an effective United Nations through local chapters at five universities in Belgium.
The United Nations Youth Association Germany—UNYA Germany (“Junges UNO-Netzwerk Deutschland”, abbreviation “JUNON”) is an umbrella organisation of German UN University Clubs, Model United Nations Initiatives, school and university delegations to international Model UN conferences, UN Youth Campaign Groups, groups of young UN researchers and the like.
The UN Youth Association of Iceland is a national youth-led association. The main goal is to promote and raise awareness of the United Nations, its values and issues, among Icelandic youth and students. We have the goal to raise both knowledge and debate around the UN as a worldwide organization for peace.
The Students' Movement for International Organization is the youth brach of SIOI (UNA-Italy). MSOI is also the Italian United Nations Youth Association (UNYA Italy).
The Lithuanian United Nations Youth Association (LUNYA) is the newest member of the WFUNA Youth Network. Based at Vytautas Magnus University Campus, they host the Kaunas International Model UN every spring.
The United Nations Association of Malaysia (UNAM) Youth Circle is a division of UNAM that is coordinated and run by the local youth community.
Youth & Student Association of UNA-Mauritius is a combination of the Council of Students/Youth Movement, Youth Council of Mauritius, and the United Nations Association of Mauritius Youth Wing. It was founded in March 25th of 2012.
The UN Youth Association of Mexico is well-known for its Deport-es para Compartir (Sports for Sharing) program: A civic and educational program that teaches children how to become better citizens and introduces the 8 Millennium Development Goals.
UN Youth Nepal (UN Youth and Student Association) works closely with their local community in engaging them in international affairs, while also raising awareness of the UN on-the-ground.
UN Youth New Zealand is another group of seasoned Model UN debators with a large council in four regions that runs outreach programmes targeted to youth. UN Youth NZ is also known for their strong communications outreach and Model UN in the classrooms programme.
FN-studentene is the United Nations Student Association of Norway (UNSA Norway), with two member organizations in Oslo (FN Studentforum and NorMUN), as well as one each in Kristiansand, Stavanger, Bergen, Trondheim and Tromsø. The UN Students strive to create a greater engagement, broader knowledge, and debate around the UN as a worldwide organization for peace.
One of the main projects of UNA-Russia Youth Department is the annual Moscow Model United Nations (MIMUN) which gathers over 600 students each year. MIMUN 2015 was conducted for the first time in six languages.
UNA-Serbia Youth Section is noted for its Belgrade International Model United Nations debate (BIMUN), with over 1200 participants from forty countries, and support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Youth Council is supervised by the United Nations Association of Singapore. It is currently headed by the Editor-in-Chief of THINK!, who concurrently heads the Council.
UNAS Youth Section was established with the aim of encouraging youth interest in global issues and broadening youth knowledge of the UN, its activities, goals and principles.
UNASA is an umbrella organisation of university based chapters in the country, namely these are: Stellenbosch University, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, University of Cape Town, University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, University of Pretoria, University of the Western Cape, University of the Witwatersrand, North West University, University of Zululand and the University of Johannesburg. These chapters work in partnership with other organisations to promote sustainable development, human rights and socio-economic progress in South Africa.
UNA Sweden works with the aim of involving young people under 26. There are 110 UNA chapters in Sweden and many of them have a youth section. UNA Sweden helps their young members to form youth sections in the local chapters, provides grants to realize project ideas and organizes courses and meetings for young people to get involved in global issues.
Jungend UNO Netzwerk Schweiz (JUNES) was founded in 2007 and has ever since served to unite the Swiss youth associations dedicated to the United Nations and to sensitize youth to the work and values of the UN.
YUNA Tanzania was registered in 2005, but was first established in 1996 by a group of dynamic young people as a youth section of UNA Tanzania. YUNA Tanzania has since grown to have membership in schools and universities accross the country, with over 35000 members in secondary schools through 200 UN Clubs and 35 UN Chapters in Universities.
UNA-Turkey Youth Section has a diverse membership with many of its members fluent in several languages, and partners with several UNAs.
UNAU counts on a wide youth network with 20 chapters in educational institutions around the country and 3 slums areas. Its network of young professionals come from the different chapters and work in diverse organizations.
UNA-UK Youth Wing is facilitated by the National Youth Council and brings together young people from across the UK who are passionate about the need for a strong and effective United Nations.
UNA-USA works strongly on youth engament. They have a number of programs for their youth members like Global Classrooms Model UN, GenUN and Semester at Sea Partnership. They also take part in the US Youth Observer to the UN jointly with the US Department of State.
JANUV is the youth section of UNA-Venezuela and participates in several continental youth activities across Latin America, especially the World Youth Congress and the Institute Leadership of the Americas. They co-hosted the Third Dag Hammarskjold Symposium on R2P with WFUNA.
Zimbabwe UNA (ZUNA) is one of WFUNA's youngest UNAs with youth active in high schools teaching topical UN issues, and working closely with UN agencies on the ground in Zimbabwe.
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Most UNAs have youth programs, activities, and youth wings either within the UNA's scope of work or as a separate UN Youth Association (UNYA).