The UNYA board is the executive branch of the association. It is in charge of the finances of the association, its relations with its partners and member societies as well as the organisation of various events throughout the year.
Amin Tlili studies Political Science and Law at the University of Zürich. He has joined the board in Autumn 2020 and has since then been assisting in projects whenever more manpower or expertise were of need. He began his MUN career at the St. Gallen MUN, and then, after continuing his studies in Zurich, joined the MUN Team UZH where he is currently serving my second term on the board. Throughout his MUN path I’ve been to many conferences and met many other Swiss MUNers, and those connections inspired him to join UNYA to enable connections like that for future MUNers still to come. Overall, his goal with UNYA is to strengthen Swiss MUN societies through cooperation.
Nicolas is a 22-year-old student from Ticino, studying International Relations at the University of Geneva. From a young age, Nicolas was always interested in what was happening outside his region, abroad. For this reason, Nicolas pursed his post-secondary studies in Geneva, the epicenter of international relations. He then proceeded to join Geneva International Model United Nations (GIMUN) as a delegate and was later elected as the Secretary-General in 2021. Being very passionate on Model UN, he has already attended conferences in Russia, Spain, and Albania. On these occasions, he had the opportunity to forge links and gain experiences meeting a variety of people from different backgrounds. He looks forward to contributing to UNYA by bringing together young Swiss people, passionate about the world of Model UN.
Jennifer Angst has joined the UNYA board in Autumn 2022. She studies Law at the University of Zurich and has been a member of MUN Team UZH since 2019. In the academic year 2021/2022 she served as the Head of Communications for the MUN Team UZH executive board. Having experienced how Model United Nations not only brings students together and teaches them valuable skills, but also raises awareness about the United Nations among young people, she sees great potential in advancing MUN in Switzerland. She is committed to helping foster the relationship between MUN associations and creating a closer Swiss MUN community through UNYA.
Darius Niederer studies political science and history at the University of Zurich. As a veteran of debate and MUN in high school at the International School of Zug and Lucerne and the UZH MUN, he joined the board of UNYA in 2023. As a dual citizen of New Zealand and Switzerland the international nature of MUN is a natural field of interest and he is dedicated to extending the collaboration between organisations within Switzerland and beyond.
Ali Sourhane is a second-year Mathematics Bachelor’s student at EPFL. He is passionate about politics, history, sports, finance, and debating. With prior MUN conference experience, Ali believes that MUN provides an excellent platform for exchanging ideas and experiences, refining one’s negotiation and debating skills, and ultimately enhancing one’s intellect. He is absolutely delighted with the relationships he created during the many MUNs he is been to . Given his interest in finance and politics he has joined the UNYA board as its treasurer and with his role he is determined to strengthen the ties between all the MUN community in Switzerland and bring out the best in each and every one .