By the Youth, for the Youth!

Ljubljana Third General Assembly at the UNYANET Summit in Ljubljana 2013

From 19 to 23 August 2013 twenty-one representatives of eight United Nations Youth Associations and UNA Youth Sections met in Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana under the motto “By the youth, for the youth!”. Their aim was to decide on future projects of the United Nations Youth Associations Network, to revise its efforts of the last year and to strengthen capacities of Youth Organizations.

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UN Youth of Finland Representatives Visiting the Finnish Embassy in Ljubljana

PHOTO: The Finnish UNYANET delegation with Ambassador Pekka Metso

PHOTO: The Finnish UNYANET delegation with Ambassador Pekka Metso

Benefitting from the opportunity offered by the location of the UNYNAET Summit 2013, the representatives of the Finnish UN youth visited the Finnish embassy in Ljubljana. Ambassador Pekka Metso was kind enough to grant a visit to the youth representatives on Thursday 22 August 2013. Continue reading

Summer School Focused on the United Nations has been a Successfully Concluded

Former President of the Republic of Slovenia, Dr. Danilo Türk addressing the youth during the summer school. Photo: UNA Slovenia YS

Between the 9th and the 13th of September 2013, the United Nations Association of Slovenia Youth Section organized a summer school on the topic of the United Nations at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Ljubljana. Continue reading

Third annual UNYANET meeting completed successfully

UNYANET representatives in the European Youth Capital 2013, Maribor. Photo: UNYANET

UNYANET representatives in the European Youth Capital 2013, Maribor. Photo: UNYANET

In August 2013, representatives of United Nations Youth Associations Network (UNYANET) member organizations met in Ljubljana on third annual meeting. During the UNYANET Summit, General Assembly and capacity building workshops were held.

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UNYANET Summit 2013 met with the Slovenian president Mr. Borut Pahor

UNYANET Summit 2013 met with the Slovenian President Mr. Borut Pahor

The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Mr. Borut Pahor (right), with the President of the UNA Slovenia Youth Section, Ms. Adriana Aralica. Photo: UNA Slovenia Youth Section

President Pahor: “Youth are the most powerful driving force of social and economic development in the world”

UNYANET Summit 2013 in Ljubljana was held under honorary patronage of the President of the Republic of Slovenia Mr. Borut Pahor, and during the Summit, the participants had the honor of meeting the Slovenian President (20 August 2013). In the debate, the President openly expressed his views on current international issues, consequences of the global crisis, future of the European Union and on the role of the United Nations in the world.

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UNYANET Summit 2013 Press Release

UNYANET Summit 2013, LjubljanaUNYANET is pleased to announce a new format for its annual meeting by UNYANET Summit 2013 including a Capacity Building Seminar and the third UNYANET General Assembly in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 19-23 August 2013.

See full Press Release – UNYANET Summit 2013.

UNYANET Summit 2013 Registration is Open

UNYANET Summit 2013, LjubljanaRegistration to UNYANET Summit 2013 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, is now open!

UNYANET Summit 2013 will take place 19-23 August 2013 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and all members and observers are encouraged to attend. The program will include a national capacity building seminar in form of workshops and interactive project development and the UNYANET General Assembly on the last day, 23 August.

For more information and registration, please refer to UNYANET Summit 2013 Website.

UNA Slovenia Youth Section – Adama Dieng lectured on Hate Speech and Stimulation of Genocide

Adama Dieng (left)

Mr. Adama Dieng (left) in the company of the President of UNA Slovenia, Dr. Bojko Bučar

On Wednesday 10 April 2013, Mr. Adama Dieng, a Special Adviser to United Nations Secretary General on the Prevention of Genocide, was a guest lecturer at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ljubljana. Co-organized by the UNA Slovenia Youth Section, Mr. Dieng held a lecture on the topic of hate speech and the stimulation of genocide. He raised problems that the international community faces when determining stimulation of genocide and trying to find a balance between the freedom of speech and the prevention of hate speech.

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