What is UNYA DK?
The United Nations Youth Association of Denmark is a youth-led, non-profit organisation working to promote and raise awareness amongst youth about the United Nations as well as UN affiliated’s causes, values and issues. In order to fulfil this goal, UNYA DK promotes meaningful youth participation and volunteerism. So far, we are represented in the following locations via our branches:
UNYA Denmark, Copenhagen Branch founded in 2014.
UNYA Denmark, Aalborg Branch founded in 2016.
Who are we?
Michaela Higgins Sørensen
Chairperson of the UNYA Denmark
Diana Melnichenko Kristensen
Vice-Chairperson of the UNYA Denmark
Treasurer of the UNYA Denmark
Head of the UNYA Denmark, Copenhagen Branch
Anita Magdalena Zalisz
Vice-Head of the UNYA Denmark, Copenhagen Branch
Head of Finance of the UNYA Denmark, Copenhagen Branch
Head of the UNYA Denmark, Aalborg Branch
Jacob Blasius Thomsen
Vice-Head of the UNYA Denmark, Aalborg Branch
Head of Finance of the UNYA Denmark, Aalborg Branch
A Different Model
At UNYA we have a different organisational philosophy. Though we have the traditional board – secretariat structure, we encourage ALL members to come up with projects that they are passionate about. Everyone is welcome to start their own ‘working group’, be it under a thematic area related to the Sustainable Development Goals like Equality (SDG 10), or under a specific skill set that members want to develop, for instance by creating a magazine or an event like a case competition. Our approach has received overwhelming enthusiasm from volunteers and has led to the creation of numerous successful projects, events and collaborations. Learn more about our activities here
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