Our member associations

UNYA is the umbrella organization for Swiss student and youth associations dedicated to the United Nations. Founded in 2007, the network gathers ten students associations from three linguistic regions in Switzerland. The majority of its member associations are Model United Nations (MUN) teams of the different Swiss Universities. They organise and participate at simulations of UN conferences and engage in various activities such as panel discussions, workshops, round tables and mini simulations.

ETH MUN

ETH Model United Nations was founded in 2007 by two enthusiastic students who knew about the principle of Model United Nations and could not bear this idea of not being implemented at Europe’s leading technological university. Ever since that moment, members of ETH MUN have organized weekly meetings to simulate the work and the intense debates of the UN and to prepare for international MUN conferences.Today, ETH MUN is one of the biggest commissions of the VSETH (Students’ Union of the ETH) with an ever growing number of members and an active Alumni network.

MUN Team UZH

Four political science students founded the association MUN Team University of Zurich in 2007 to organize a delegation to the Harvard WorldMUN 2008 in Puebla. Other eight members joined the association and joined in the preparation for this important conference. The experience in Mexico was great, and the delegation a huge success! To further participate at MUN conferences, two new board members were elected and later new team members joined.

Mosaïque UNIL

Founded in 1997, Mosaïque UNIL is the main students association of the University of Lausanne. Amongst its many activities which bring the student community closer to the international sphere, the association also has an MUN team which participates in various MUN simulations and organises its own events, such as visits to international organisations, NGOs and international companies. The main objective of the MUN department of Mosaïque UNIL is to establish contacts between students and international institutions through MUN simulations.

MUN Team Uni Basel

The MUN Team Uni Basel brings the concept of Model United Nations to Basel. We are a group of students who meet weekly to simulate the organs of the United Nations, including the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council and many, many more. In these debates, you do not only learn more about the UN, the topic at hand and the country you are representing, but also how to make your position matter. In the last ten years, MUN Team Uni Basel has participated in conferences in Montréal, New York, Taipei, Singapore, Helsinki, Vienna, Berlin, and Lausanne. Moreover, we are the organizers of the renowned yearly MUN Regio Basel conference for pupils of the Basel region.

MUN EPFL

MUN EPFL is an association that simulates the United Nations, organizes debates around international politics and training for a wide range of communication skills. Its members travel around the world to represent EPFL and Switzerland, regularly winning awards. Our ambition is to fill the soft skills gap on the EPFL campus. We believe in empowering science and engineering students through diverse activities and workshops that aim to improve their confidence, public speaking skills, ability to network and connect with people and enrich their thinking and knowledge of international politics at the same time.

St. Gallen MUN

St Gallen Model United Nations is an association founded at the University of St. Gallen in May 2011. Model UN is a simulation of the United Nations, aiming at providing students with a strong introduction to the world of international politics and diplomacy. It gives them the unique opportunity to play the role of a UN ambassador for a few days and represent a given country in a committee (UNESCO, WTO, HRC, SC,...) of the United Nations on pre-worked topics.

TI-MUN

The TI-MUN project aims to offer young people in the upper middle and professional schools of the Canton Ticino the opportunity to learn about the UN and participate in the Model United Nations project, a simulation of the activities and debates currently underway at the United Nations Organization. TI-MUN organizes a yearly conference targeted at high school students, as well as weekly sessions.

GIMUN

Geneva International Model United Nations (GIMUN) is a non-governmental organisation with special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations based in Geneva. Run entirely by students, its aim is to promote the ideals and principles of the United Nations by giving students the chance to participate in educational events. GIMUN collaborates with other similar organisations in Switzerland and around the world. The association is actively developing partnerships with other student associations in Switzerland and abroad in order to increase awareness of the importance of the work done by the United Nations.

FriMUN

FriMUN - Fribourg Model United Nations - is an organisation of the University of Fribourg that simulates the General Assembly of the United Nations. Being open to all students, FriMUN is one of the most welcoming student societies at the University of Fribourg. Every semester, the members of FriMUN gather to debate global issues in our weekly debates, always embracing our spirit and values. At the beginning, the main purpose of our student organisation was to serve as a platform for a handful of members to participate in international MUNs, such as WorldMUN and discussing global issues which need to be addressed. Now, the objective of the association has developed to raising students’ interest in global issues and to give them the opportunity to participate in debates, workshops as well as national and international MUN Conferences.