The United Nations Youth Association in Copenhagen
UNYA Copenhagen branch was founded in 2014 to give a voice to young people interested in international development in line with the SDGs and community-based work. We are promoting and raising awareness about UN-affiliated causes, values, as well as encouraging participation amongst youth in global issues.
We define our purpose as to educate on the values and work of the UN, empower young people to get involved, represent the views of young people and provide a network for young people to act in.
UNYA DK Copenhagen consists of a series of organizational entities. For the purpose of structured task-delegation, the branch operates within several teams — namely, Communications, Social Media, Media, and Journalism — and a Branch Leadership. The leadership consists of a head, a vice-head, a head of finance, a secretary, and one manager from each team. For the purposes of responsibility and accountability, the branch also has a system of Event-Planning Committees, which form on a case-by-case basis around each external event and seize to exist once their respective event has been completed. These committees each have a Committee Manager, who is the main responsible for the event’s execution.
UNYA Copenhagen is organized in monthly meetings where we evaluate ongoing projects and discuss opportunities for collaborations with organisations and researchers, as well as future projects.