One month in the United Nations Information Service in Vienna

From nuclear energy to political crises and environmental sustainability, from Accra to Yaoundé and from strategic planning to awareness raising events, the United Nations Information Service in Vienna (UNIS) is part of a global network of United Nations Information Centres. It informs the public about the UN’s work, engaging local authorities, civil society organizations, universities, students and UN visitors in its activities. It also acts as secretariat to the United Nations Communications Group (UNCG) in Vienna and promotes the UN goals by reaching out to the media, government entities, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), academia and the private sector.

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Model UN Workshop Vienna 2013 – UNYANET Summary Video

The first regional Model United Nations Workshop in Vienna has come to an end. It was organized by the United Nations Department of Public Information (UNDPI), the United Nations Information Service Vienna (UNIS Vienna) and the United Nations Youth Associations Network (UNYANET).

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UNDPI-MUN Workshop in Vienna: Registration is Open

MUN_Logo_2012We are glad that we can announce that registration for the Model UN (MUN) Workshop in Vienna, July 8-11, 2013, has finally started!

The workshop targets at MUN-Societys, MUN-Organizers, faculties and anyone else, holding a MUN Conference within the upcoming year. It will provide expertise by senior UN-Staff, about the respective councils, committees and UN-Bodies, such as the Security Council, the Human Rights Council and as well Vienna based Organizations such as the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

The registration form can be accessed at outreach.un.org/mun where you can find useful information as well. If there are any questions regarding the Workshop or the application process, please send a mail to info@unyanet.org

Registration Deadline: June 15

UNDPI 2013 MUN Workshops Announced

Two Model UN (MUN) Workshops are being organized by the United Nations Department of Public Information (UNDPI) this summer. The first will be held from 8–11 July 2013 in partnership with the United Nations Information Service (UNIS) in Vienna and the United Nations Youth and Student Association of Austria (UNYSA-Austria). The second will be held from 26-29 August 2013 at UN Headquarters in New York. Continue reading

Engaging Youth in the United Nations

At the Vienna UN Conference 2013 of the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) a panel on youth was held on January 10. The speakes at this panel were:

• Matteo LANDI, Associate Youth Employment Expert, UNIDO
• Hanna HEIKKILA, Prevention Treatment and Rehabilitation Section, UNODC
• Billy BATWARE, President, Regional Academy on United Nations
• Michael KLAMPFL, President United Nations Youth Associations Network (UNYANET)
• Milena DUDASOVA, United Nations Youth Delegate of Slovakia 2012

Allthough there is no outcome document available at this time, we want to share with you the statement made by UNYANET Presidency Member Michael Klampfl, on behalf of UNYANET and UNYSA-Austria.

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UNDPI launches UN Calendar App for 2013

UN Calendar AppAs we approach 2013, we wanted to share with you a new App launched by UNDPI earlier this month which we hope you will find useful. This electronic version of the print “United Nations Making a Difference 2013” educational calendar is a handy tool that not only uses international days to showcase what the UN does through photos, videos and web links, but also features what the UN does in peace and security, economic development, social development, human rights, environment, international law, humanitarian affairs, health etc.

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UNYANET@UNDPI MUN Workshop 2012, New York

Michael Klampfl will be representing UNYANET at the upcoming UNDPI MUN Workshop 2012 in New York. We established a “live” coverage of the event in order to share his experiences with as many people as possible. Michael will regularly post news and pictures on our just establisedh tumblr-page. To get the news as soon as possible, you can follow the tumblr-page or follow our Twitter-client.

We are always looking for members who want to share their impressions of ongoing events like Model United Nations, workshops, seminars, penal discussions etc. If you are attending such an event, let us know be sending us an mail.

UNYANET@tumblr

A few days ago, UNYANET created a tumblr blog. We will use it to share the experience and impression of our members if the various events, seminar, workshop, MUNs etc. they are attending. While an overview can be found at the general UNYANET tumblr page (http://unyanet.tumblr.com/), a separate blog will be created for each event.

The first event we will be sharing with you is the upcoming UNDPI MUN Workshop, 27 – 29 August 2012, in New York. The blog can be found here (http://undpimunworkshop2012.tumblr.com/). If you are attending an event you want to share with the community, let us know by sending a mail to info@unyanet.org

UNDPI: MUN Workshop in New York, August 27 to 29 2012

UNDPI are organising a MUN workshop in New York City, August 27 to 29 2012. The aim is to provide students who are organising MUNs at university level with a better understanding of the working procedures of the UN. The focus of the workshop is the work of the General Assembly and how it operates:

“The workshop will focus on giving MUN organizers a basic understanding of the General Assembly’s Rules and Procedures, the discussion and action phases of General Assembly Committee meetings, what you need to know when drafting resolutions, the duties and responsibilities of the UN Secretariat and General Assembly officials, and more.”

More information and the registration form can be found here.