2017 WFUNA Youth News

WFUNA Youth News

15 December 2017

Hosted by UNA and UNYA Italy, in partnership with UNYA Belgium Flanders and WFUNA, United Nations Associations and United Nations Youth Associations are meeting in Rome to discuss how to foster cooperation among European UNAs and UNYAs!

24 November 2017

It's the final day of the WFUNA Youth Seminar: Kampala. The discussions will focus on presentations and commitments from participants on how to implemente UN Security Council Resolution 2250.

23 November 2017

The WFUNA Youth Seminar: Kampala continues today! Today the group is working on building an alliance as a way of facilitating the implementation of UNSCR 2250.

22 November 2017

...And the WFUNA Youth Seminar: Kampala begins! 

30 October 2017

Deadline extended until the 5th of November!

How can the WFUNA Youth Network support the implementation of UNSCR 2250? This will be our guiding question during the WFUNA Youth Seminar: Kampala "Localizing UNSCR 2250".

Apply here: http://www.wfuna.org/wfuna-youth-seminar-kampala

27 October 2017

Deadline in 2 days!

Apply to participate in the WFUNA Youth Network: Kampala "Localizing UNSCR2250": http://www.wfuna.org/wfuna-youth-seminar-kampala


16 October 2017


Applications open for the WFUNA Youth Seminar: Kampala hosted by the United Nations Association of Uganda from November 22-24: http://www.wfuna.org/wfuna-youth-seminar-kampala

UN Security Council Resolution 2250 was adopted on December 2015 formally recognizing the role young people play in peacebuilding. Members of our youth network (and a few external guests) will meet in Kampala to discuss how to implement this resolution. 

11 October 2017


Join us for a side event tomorrow on the "UN Youth Delegate Programme: An Opportunity for Youth Engagement at the UN"!

Youth Delegates from Australia, Germany and Italy will share their experiences on how the programme works in their countries.

25 September 2017

The Sustainable Development Goals are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. It has already been two years. 

Are we on track? Are world leaders sticking to the pledge? For the goals to be reached, everyone needs to do their part: governments, the private sector, civil society and people like you and us.

Today, join the Global Day of Action: 

5 September 2017

Join us in the vibrant city of Campinas near São Paulo for the WIMUN approach led by international Secretariat and General Assembly Officials, amazing social events, and a unique cultural experience. With a conference theme of "Sustainable Future: People, Prosperity, Planet and Peace" and committees in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, delegates will have the opportunity to experience the most authentic UN simulation ever.

Delegate registrations close October 1! Register now: http://www.wimun.org/brazil-registration

12 August 2017

To celebrate International Youth Day, WFUNA asked its Youth Network two questions:

1. Why is it important for young people to be involved in building peace?
2. What kind of peacebuilding work do you do?

Here are some of their answers and a challenge to youth around the world.

7 August 2017

We’re celebrating International Youth Day on August 11th by launching a video challenge on this year’s theme: Youth Building Peace.

1.Why should young people be involved in building peace?
2.What kind of peacebuilding work do you do at the community level?

Record your answer in a 1 minute video and share with the hashtag #YouthDay #Youth4Peace #ActOn2250.

3 August 2017

Meet Munira Khalif, 2017-2018 U.S. Youth Observer to the UN!

Munira is a Minnesota-native, first-generation Somali-American, and a rising junior at Harvard University, majoring in Economics and minoring in Government.

The U.S. Youth Observer to the UN is an initiative between the United Nations Association of the United States of America and the U.S. Department of State. Learn more: http://ow.ly/hBL730e9s2i

25 July 2017

All entrepreneurs interested in urban innovation and smart sustainable cities! The World Federation of United Nations Associations, United Nations ESCAP and Seoul Metropolitan City are launching the "Urban Innovation Challenge: Citypreneurs" program this September.

Lodging is provided in Seoul, and you can apply for airfare support. Learn more: www.citypreneurs.org

11 July 2017

Are you interested in the United Nations? Do you have a passion for humanitarian work? Do you want to know how environmental and humanitarian problems are being solved on a global scale?

UNA Slovenia is hosting its traditional Summer School from 20-24 August 2017. There is no participation fee. The organizers will provide accommodation, food and free transportation around Ljubljana.

Register here: http://ow.ly/Jw9r30dyg3K

3 July 2017

UNA-Italy lauched the UN Youth Delegate Programme in partnership with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affaris and International Cooperation!

Meet Giuseppina and Tommaso, the Italian Youth Delegates to the UN: https://www.romunsioi.org/unydp-meet-your-delegates/

20 June 2017

Jayathma Wickramanayake of Sri Lanka has been appointed UN Secretary General's Envoy on Youth: http://ow.ly/gOp630cKLLi


8 June 2017

Applications for the 7th edition of Human Rights in Action are open!

The training will be held from 21-25 August at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, and will empower young individuals to take a leading role in upholding human rights: http://www.wfuna.org/human-rights-in-action-7th-edition

26 May 2017

How does global citizenship education contribute to the values and vision of the United Nations?

Join us for a seminar on the 19th of June on "The Role of Global Citizenship Education in the 2030 Agenda and Beyond" at the United Nations.

RSVP here: http://ow.ly/e4g230c5d2w

23 May 2017

UNA Slovenia invites you to apply for their International Summer School in Ljubljana.

Date: 1-8 July, 2017
Theme: "Global Environmental Politics: Adaptation vs Mitigation"
Cost: FREE

More in their website:

9 May 2017

Junior Green Corps is a global citizenship education program prepared in partnership with the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification and Future Forest.

This year's camp is scheduled to take place August 4-9, 2017. All middle and high school students are eligible to apply to visit the desert of Inner Mongolia and learn to tackle complex climate issues hands on!

Apply here: http://www.wfuna.or.kr/junior-green-corps.html

26 April 2017

The UN House in Yerevan, Armenia hosted a closing ceremony for students and teachers who participated in Mission Possible Armenia this year. Mission Possible launched in five schools in Yerevan in September 2016. Read the whole story here!


19 April 2017

We're preparing for WIMUN India 2017!

WIMUN offers the most accurate simulation of the United Nations by using UN4MUN procedure, features training and briefings delivered by UN officials.

Check out our website and stay tuned for updates: http://www.wimun.org/india

10 April 2017

WFUNA Young Leader of the Year Bernard Bebe celebrated International Day of Sport for Development and Peace in the KwaZulu- Natal Province of South Africa with a friendly game of netball and voleyball!

More on his latest blog post: https://tmblr.co/Zptbnw2KUawFa!

4 April 2017

Sahar and Elian from The Netherlands and Mohamed from Tunisia have recently joined the WFUNA Youth Delegate Programme Multipliers, a group of former and current Youth Delegates supporting us in our efforts to meaningfully increase youth participation at the UN: http://www.wfuna.org/wfuna-youth-delegate-programme-multipliers

30 March 2017

Meet Iva and Alexandra, Bulgarian Youth Delegates to the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly!

They will join us in our efforts to meaningfully increase youth participation at the UN: http://www.wfuna.org/wfuna-youth-delegate-programme-multipliers

29 March 2017

WFUNA Young Leader of 2016 Bernard Bebe has been very active working for...well...peace!

In our latest blog post, you can read about his recent trip to South Africa to support "Peace is Possible": https://tmblr.co/Zptbnw2K3DiD_

24 March 2017

Registration for Baltic Model UN is open! And the best thing, registering is free!

The theme, "Empowering Women"! The place, Kaunas, Lithuania! The date, May 18-19! https://www.bmun2017.org/

22 March 2017

Applications for international students are open for TIMUN 2017 to take place in Tanzania from 22-26 May!

Send a message to the email address listed in the website: http://timun.or.tz/

17 March 2017

Meet Katharina and Eric, the newest WFUNA Youth Delegate Programme Multipliers!

They will help us in convincing countries around the world to include young people in their delegations to the UN General Assembly: http://www.wfuna.org/wfuna-youth-delegate-programme-multipliers

13 March 2017

Check out our latest WFUNA Youth Network blog post from Auriane Roussel & Elisabeth Anna Resch who represented the United Nations Association - Georgetown Law at the United Nations Association of the United States of America Members' Day last month: https://tmblr.co/Zptbnw2Ja3EbM 

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: http://bit.ly/2ny0nCh

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: http://unwo.men/CdM0309wjUj

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: http://www.wfuna.org/news/the-un-youth-delegate-programme

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: https://tmblr.co/Zptbnw2I0WLBr

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: https://tmblr.co/Zptbnw2Hbxfi0













































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