UNYA Finland – Campaign on the situation of the youth in South Sudan

UNYA Finland at the World Village Festival, Helsinki 25-26 May 2013. Photo: Anniina Huttunen.

UNYA Finland at the World Village Festival, Helsinki 25-26 May 2013. Photo: Anniina Huttunen.

UNYA Finland was present at the World Village Festival in Helsinki on 25-26 May 2013 with the theme of the situation of the youth in South Sudan. Promoting a UN Security Council resolution on Youth, Peace and Security is one of the main goals of UNYA Finland, and the theme was thus presented also at the festival that brought together hundreds of civil society organizations, different performances and 85,000 visitors.

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UNA Spain – C’MUN 2013

CMUNUNA Spain announces the 8th edition of C’MUN, the MUN of Barcelona. After the great success of former editions, C’MUN 2013 is now a reality. The simulation will take place in Barcelona from the 7th to the 10th of May 2013. The participation is open to university students and other interested people from 18 to 30 years old as individuals, pairs or group delegations.  The application deadline is 1 March 2013.

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UNYSA Austria – Vienna+20

Vienna+20 is a simulation of the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development and will be held at the United Nations Office at Vienna from 10 to 11 May 2012.

The Vienna+20 simulation is organized by the United Nations Youth and Student Association of Austria – Academic Forum for Foreign Affairs (UNYSA-AUSTRIA-AFA) as part of a global initiative called MyCity+20. The aim of this initiative is to bring the issues of the forthcoming Rio+20 conference of the UN to young people in different cities around the world.

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Call for Ideas on Development Aid

The  first-ever Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) call for proposals in communications, launched by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will be funding up to 10 “game-changing” ideas to help solve one of the greatest challenges  faced in the development community: changing the conversation around development aid.

The goal of this challenge is to solicit new approaches to communications that motivate the public in the wealthy countries of the world to change their minds about aid, and take actions to demonstrate their support. The development community has traditionally focused on the “why” of aid. But most people already believe it is the right thing to do.  We must do a better job of explaining the “how” and the “what” (How exactly does aid work? Where does the money go? How is it used? What impact does it have on communities?).
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UNYA Germany – Study trip to Bonn

UN Campus LogoThe Working Group “Education” (AG Bildung) of UNYA Germany warmly invites you to participate in our study tour to Bonn! From 3rd to 6th May, you will enjoy a weekend on the subject of: Food Security: Distribution, Speculation and Conflicts

During the weekend you will have discussions and guest speakers on the subject of food security. Furthermore you will get to know Bonn, its history and the German UN-headquarters! And you will also be able to get to know other students interested in the UN-system and international politics.

The study trip will take place in Bonn, starting on Thursday 3rd May at 6 pm and finishing on 6th May at 3 pm. Applications will be accepted until 11th March following this link.

A maximum of 40 people will be invited and a fee (10€) will be due the day you receive the confirmation of your participation. If you have questions about the study trip, feel free to ask our contact representatives Jasmin and Björn ([email protected]).