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.
The International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) believes that in order to achieve long-lasting stability in a country and boost development, youth have to be included in policy and planning processes. As part of our approach to understanding how this can best be achieved, the IIEP Plan With Youth Team has collected information about various initiatives targeting youth in three specific areas: peacebuilding, civic engagement and transition from school to work. It now comprises more than 200 projects in more than 50 countries. We hope that this mapping will be translated into an online tool that will allow others to be better informed about what is being done for youth and with youth worldwide and what tools are already available. Continue reading
Graz, 20/11/2013. After giving a conference about career opportunities with the United Nations, Mr. Janos Tisovszky, the Director of the United Nations Information Service in Vienna, met with AFA Graz (UNYSA Austria) members and interested students at the University of Graz. Continue reading
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.
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
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. Continue reading
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
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.
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.
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).