UNYA Finland – UNA Finland’s initiative for a UNSC resolution on Youth, Peace and Security

UN Photo / Paolo Filguieras

UN Photo / Paolo Filguieras

UN Association of Finland together with its partners proposes a resolution on Youth, Peace and Security to be adopted by the UN Security Council. The aim of the initiative and the possible resolution would be to increase the involvement of the youth in all decision-making and social change worldwide. To have your say and sign the petition, visit the Youth, Peace and Security initiative website.

UNA Slovenia Youth Section – Case study on the role of UNESCO

UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France / UN Photo

UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France / UN Photo

UNA Slovenia celebrated the anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the World Cultural and Natural Heritage and published a publication in collaboration with the Slovenian National Commission of UNESCO.

40 years have passed since the adoption of the Convention on the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on 16 November 1972. United Nations Association of Slovenia celebrated the anniversary in collaboration with the Slovenian National Commission of UNESCO. Together they published a publication “Human rights perspective to cultural and natural heritage: Role of UNESCO” released in December 2012.

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UNYA Finland – Youth, Peace and Security

UNYA Finland

UNYA Finland

The UN Youth and Students’ Days, organized by UNA Finland and UNYA Finland, took place in Helsinki, Finland, on 9-10 November 2012. On the second day, the participants worked on different topics in small groups, and the ”Youth, Peace and Security” working group was lead by UNYA Finland. The questions discussed in this group included the role of youth as peace creators, and the problematique behind the dichotomy of youth as a target group vs. youth as actors.

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UNYA Romania – UN Youth Moot Courts 2012

MootCourts2012The UN Youth Association of Romania is proud to present “UN Youth Moot Courts 2012 – Justice on international level!”, a project of which the main focus is the simulation of juridical procedure  in front of four main courts: International Court of Justice, The European Court of Human Rights, The Court of Justice of the European Union and The International Criminal Court. This event, which will take place on December 7-9 2012 at the Bucharest Court of Appeal, represents one of the most important activities enrolled by the association and has the objective of giving the participants the chance of putting in practice their knowledge of international law, EU law and human rights law.

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UNA Russia Tyumen Youth Section – Tyumen MUN for High-School Students

Security Council, Tyumen MUN for High-School Students, 2011

Security Council, Tyumen MUN for High-School Students, 2011

It is very important to provide the youth with the opportunity to express their opinions on and suggest solutions to global issues. Model UN is one of the key global projects that allow minors to learn more about international relations and world politics, and additionally, to let their voices to be heard.

On November 1-3, the IV Tyumen International Model UN for High-School Students will be held in the center of Siberia and will gather 150 young people from different Russian cities. The main topics are the same as those currently discussed in the UN Headquarters: the situation in Syria (Russian-speaking Security Council), China-Japan Relations (English-speaking Security Council), and Language Diversity (UNESCO, Russian and English languages). The Futuristic Security Council will challenge the armed conflict between Israel and Iran in December 2012. The delegates have to work in crisis conditions, and the world community will expect the Security Council to resolve the conflict as soon as possible.

The Tyumen Model UN Department of Information will cover all events both in Russian and English on Facebook, Vkontakte, Tumblr, www.tmun.utmn.ru. Follow all the news and wish our delegates good luck!

The gallery of previous events by Tyumen Youth Section: http://vk.com/albums-5717259

 

“Do Something!” Article 29, Universal Declaration of Human Rights

“Everyone has duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible.”

(Article 29. (1), Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

 

You want to do something, to have an impact on society but you don’t know how? You want to inspire people and change something? Well, it seems harder than it actually is!

If you want to do something, join us! Join your local “United Nations Youth Association (UNYA)” and start within a strong framework, which will assist you by every means necessary.You can find our national UNYAS here.

No UNYA in your country, but you want to do something? Create your own movement! We would be happy to assist you in founding something new. Contact us! All you need is inspiration and motivation. Also find out how easy it is, to create a Movement!

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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