The UN Youth Association of Romania is a NGO founded by students, whose main goals are to promote and encourage UN values and activities among the Romanian youth, the Romanian society, the regional and international community. To achieve these goals, UNYARo organizes conferences, seminars, workshops, debates and simulations of decision-making committees of the UN and other international institutions, such as NATO, the European Union or international courts of justice. The Association is also responsible for organizing the largest annual Model United Nations simulation in Romania – Bucharest International Student Model United Nations (BISMUN).
UNYARo is a member of the following networks: European Model United Nations Network(EMUNNET) – since 2009; Romanian Students Union (USR) – since 2010; United Nations Youth Association Network (UNYANET) – since 2012; International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS) – since 2013.
Originally founded as BISMUN Association in 2009 by students of the Faculty of Law, University of Bucharest, the members of the Association decided to change its name in May 2012 in order to better correlate its public identity to the extent of its objectives and activities. Currently, the Association has approximately 110 members in Bucharest and about 250 members at a national level, through its regional branches:
- Bucharest Branch;
- Timișoara Branch;
- Iași Branch;
- Craiova Branch;
- Constanța Branch;
- Cluj-Napoca Branch.
Despite its relatively short history, the UN Youth Association of Romania has an impressive number of projects developed or on-going, such as:
- BISMUN Conference (10th edition in 2018);
- Summer School on Diplomacy (8th edition in 2018);
- UN Youth Academic Conference (8th edition in 2018)
- UN Youth Student Conference on International Relations, Security and Economy (2nd edition in 2012);
- UN Day (7th edition in 2015);
- Regional MUNs
- MiniMUNs: „Think Globally, Act Locally”
- Current Orientations in International Law and International Relations (3rd edition in 2013);
- Millenium Development Goals Awareness Campaign (2011-2012);
The UN Youth Association of Romania has longstanding institutional partnerships with the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the University of Bucharest, the Faculty of Law of the University of Bucharest and the UN System in Romania and in the past has developed project-based partnerships with the Romanian Senate, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Central University Library „Carol I”, Academy of Economic Studies, Ronald S. Lauder Foundation, the Romanian Diplomatic Institute, Ecological University, National School for Political and Administrative Studies, University of the West and Transilvania University.
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