Who is JUNES?
JUNES is the abbreviation of our German name Jugend UNO Netzwerk Schweiz. In French we are called Réseau Suisse Jeunesse-ONU, in Italian Network Svizzero Gioventù-ONU and in English our name is United Nations Youth Association (UNYA) Switzerland.
What does JUNES do?
UNYA Switzerland is the umbrella organization for Swiss student and youth associations related to the United Nations. Founded in 2007 by former Federal Councelor Micheline Calmy-Rey, the network gathers twelve associations from three linguistic regions in Switzerland. The majority are Model United Nations (MUN) teams that run simulations of UN conferences and organize various activities such as panel discussions or workshops about UN related issues.
The desire to participate is a defining characteristic of the young people I encounter
- Kofi Annan, 2013