The United Nations Association UAE - is a non-governmental organization (NGO). UNAs exist in over 130 nations and represent the 'citizen's movement' of the U.N. with mandates to support the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) primarily through public engagement incl. advocacy and policy work and through educational initiatives such as providing overarching support to over 12,000 Model U.N. Clubs globally.
With respect and within the confines of the UAE's (federal) constitutional monarchy, the UNA UAE is focused solely on engaging and educating youth in the work of the U.N. and developing and supporting Model U.N. (MUN) Clubs in schools, aligning with UAE wide KPIs and promoting Model U.N. Congresses, developing projects, and delivering programs such as Build a Better World, Paint for Peace, Adopt a Minefield.
UNA UAE educational programs fuel greater economic, environmental, civic, and cultural savvy by providing a framework toward a 'big-picture' understanding of international issues and foreign relations while strenthening skills in research, negotiation, critical thinking, debate, public speaking, diplomacy, and consensus building.
In its inaugural year in UAE in 2010, UNA doubled the number of Model U.N. clubs in the nation's private schools and continues to hosts UAE MUN Special Congress Briefings (re: SDGs) and Diplomacy and MUN practicums in NYC, Geneva, The Hague, and Washington, DC.
UNA UAE was founded in Abu Dhabi in 2010 with the blessing
of UAE Ministers and under authority and support of the World Federation of United Nations Association.
The inaugural Task Force & Structure Meeting was held in Al Raha, Abu Dhabi and attended by leaders of Government, Academia, and the Private Sector.
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