UNYA consists of a range of working groups, in which members work to promote different issues and plan events:
UNYA Case Competition:
Real life UN problem solved by students from different universities and disciplines. Approx. 40 participants gets 2 days to come up with creative and innovative solutions in mixed groups to solve the problem posed by the UN agency.
The making of the event requires a lot of committed volunteers, as the working group organises everything from communicating with UN City and the partner organisation, writing the case, arranging catering and social events, social media, fundraising, application process and more.
Youth Delegate Program:
Working with DUF (Danish Youth Council) training and preparing the Youth Delegate that goes with the Danish delegation to the General Assembly in the UN.
UNYA Global Health:
Our activities are related to global health topics that we try to link to broader societal developments and influences. We try to raise awareness by screening documentaries, holding discussions, providing information through (funny and interesting) facts and quizzes etc.
The purpose of the working group is to bring awareness about and against any forms of discrimination, based on gender, religion, nationality and race. We deeply believe that none should make judgment based on stereotypes and prejudices, but based on someone’s character, personality and talents.
In order to change a problem, we have to be open about it – be aware of what are the consequences and what can we do together in the society to change that.
The group will therefore plan and organize projects, presentations, workshops, discussions, campaigns, and events about equality and why people should be openminded (and openhearted) & what we can all do to prevent biased judgment.
Communications and Partnerships
For Communications, the goal is to maintain and develop our communication channels. Externaly, we carry the message of UNYA out to the broader public, and present the association to potential members, partners, and sponsors. Internally we have a informative mission toward UNYA’s members. We also coordinate the working groups’ activities with standardize communication procedures, and create content available to all in order to garanty the coherence of our message over time. This includes creating posts for Facebook, writing articles for UNYA’s website, intro letters to new members, designing posters and more.
For Partnerships, the group aims to map and build on existing partnerships, identify new possible partners to new project opportunities. This includes the coordination and facilitation of events such as Kulturnat, World’s Best News Day, UN Career Day, DIGNITY DAY etc.
”UNYA Talks” is an expert talk series focusing on the work of the United Nations within specific areas of expertise. The aim is to educate young students on the United Nations connection to their areas of studies and inspire them to use their education to help those in need. The nature of the United Nations allows for and encourages young professionals from all backgrounds to engage in the global community and support international development.
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