“NGOs are the people who work for the people”

This September volunteers of UNA Slovenia Youth Section participated at the 12th LUPA bazaar (bazaar of Slovenian NGOs), which has taken place at Prešeren square in Ljubljana. LUPA 2013 festival was promoting the role and importance of more than 150 Slovenian NGOs.

Organizations were presenting themselves at the booths in the centre of Ljubljana. UNA Slovenia (UNAS) booth provided publications published by our association in the past few years, brochure of UNAS activities which has called LUPA visitors for active participation in our organization, while trying to “lure” them with some sweets.

The rich accompanying program of LUPA festival at the middle of Prešeren square was teeming with visitors of the booths, who were seeking for information about the work of NGOs in Slovenia. For our visitors the most interesting was the publication with fairy tales about the Millennium Development Goals. Visitors also liked to know how the UN is engaging youth. To be even more notable we presented for the first time our new mobile information point about the UN International Year of Water Cooperation.

“NGOs in Slovenia care for the social, physical and mental hardships of people, culture, sport, young and old, healthy and sick, happy and sad, promote intercultural and intergenerational dialogue, and especially NGOs are the people who work for the people,” commented the organizers of the festival, organization CNVOS. This is also the goal we, the volunteers, are pursuing.

Prepared by: Sabina Carli

Translated by: Andreja Slomšek

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About Pau Petit

Born in Barcelona. European Citizen of the World. President of UNYANET 2016-2017. Former PR Officer and former Chair of the Fundraising Experts Commission of UNYANET. Member of UN Association of Spain - Youth Section and representative to the United Nations Youth Associations Network (UNYANET) from 2010 till 2014. During this time he has been a very active MUNer going through all possible positions in the MUN world in several conferences around the globe. Also, as a proud GMUNer, Pau has met Ban Ki-Moon twice along his MUN circuit. Currently he is studying in Geneva his master’s in European Studies, specializing in economic and foreign policy of the European Union. Moreover, he has completed different internships and volunteering programs i.e. with UNESCO, UNYANET, ICTSD, among others, where he has also learnt about altruism and philanthropy. Furthermore, as an avid sportsman, Pau enjoys every possible sport on Earth and together with his former team won the basketball league of Catalonia. Finally, Pau is firmly committed with human rights of people with disabilities and believes that education and sports can play a key role in building trust and peace in post-conflict societies. His dream is world peace.

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