About Maciek Lekowski

Maciek Lekowski is from Poland and is a member of the UNYANET Advice working group. He is studying international relations and law at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow.

UGMUN – University of Gdansk Model United Nations 2012 – registration open

The United Nations Scientific Research Forum of the University of Gdansk would like to invite you to participate in Model United Nations conference in Gdansk, Poland that will take place from 11th till 15th July 2012.

University of Gdansk Model United Nations (UGMUN) is organized in cooperation with other Polish associations that are working towards establishing United Nations Youth Association in this country with the support of UNYANET Advice Team and is considered as one of the start-up projects of the UNYA Poland.

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Public Relations Workshop Executive Summary available

The Executive Summary of the project Public Relations Workshop is now available and can be downloaded here.

The workshop is planned to be held 5-8 July in Helsinki, Finland. It aims to offer each UNYANET member organization a basic set of public relations skills in order to create visible and strong UNYAs capable of promoting themselves, UNYANET and the UN. The program includes lectures held by PR experts, as well as interactive workshops, best-practice-sharing and individual trainings.

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World AIDS Day

Red RibonIn 1988 the World Health Organization (WHO) decided that the 1st December would be the World AIDS Day. Recognizing the scale of the problem, in the resolution 43/15 (1988) the UN General Assembly declared AIDS to be a Global Pandemic and stressed that especially on the 1st December the peoples of the United Nations should acknowledge the danger of this disease to the mankind. It also urged all appriopriate UN and non-govermnental organizations to continue their struggle against HIV/AIDS.

According to ‘AIDS epidemic update 2009′ prepared by WHO, there are around 2,7 milion HIV infections every year and 2,0 milion anual deaths due to AIDS.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

In 1999 the UN General Assembly decided that 25th of November would be the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The date originates from the events in Dominican Republic, where on 25th November 1960 three so called Mirabal sisters where brutally murdered. They were political activists who were opposing Rafael Trujillo, the Dominican dictator.

The UN General Assembly invited in its resolution 54/134 the governments, NGOs and other relevant institutions to organize this day events that would raise public awareness of the problem of violence against women.