WFUNA’s 3rd Global Youth Forum, held in parallel with the 42nd Plenary Assembly, convened from 19 to 21 October in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Youth Delegates belonging to United Nations Association Youth Sections/Chapters from all around the globe gathered to discuss how we can engage and mobilize the WFUNA Youth Network towards achieving peaceful, just, and inclusive societies. During the Global Youth Forum, the upcoming WFUNA Youth Advisory Council for the 2018-2021 term is elected.
On Wednesday, Oct 10th 2018, WFUNA welcomed the current UN Youth Delegates for their annual meet-and-greet in the WFUNA office.
The UN Youth Delegate Programme (UNYDP) is coordinated by the UN Focal Point on Youth under the Department of Economic and Social Affairs and forms one key opportunity for the inclusion of youth in the representation and decision-making procedures of member states.
NYC youth activists participate in Meet and Greet with the President of the United Nations General Assembly in Harlem
On 8 August 2018, the President of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Miroslav Lajčák, joined New York City youth, in Harlem, for an informal discussion. The conversation explored how the United Nations can better engage with youth and how youth can get more involved with the UN. Implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals will not be possible without the involvement and leadership of young people.
From June 6 - 8, WFUNA's office in Geneva conducted the Workshop at the UN: India part of our Youth Training Program on the UN with students from three different high schools in India and in collaboration with our national UNA: IFUNA. During this three-day program, 37 students participated in different activities involving topics such as multilateralism, trade and humanitarian issues.