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. In order to achieve these goals, UNYARo organizes conferences, seminars, workshops, debates and simulations of the 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: Romanian Students Union (USR) – since 2010; United Nations Youth Association Network (UNYANET) – since 2012.
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 60 members in Bucharest and about 150 members at a national level, through its regional branches: Timișoara, Iași, Craiova, Constanța, Cluj-Napoca.
Despite its relatively short history, the UN Youth Association of Romania has an impressive number of developed or on-going projects. The most recent are:
Summer School on Diplomacy (5th edition in 2015)
BISMUN Conference (7th edition in 2015)
UN Youth Academic Conference (4th edition in 2014)
Moot Courts – International Courts of Justice (4th edition in 2013);
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, Transilvania University.
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