UNIVERSITY UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATION
Promoting a greater understanding of the role, functions and potential of the United Nations, with speaker events, socials, and the home of Model UN debate in Cambridge
We regularly host speaker events during term time relating to the United Nations and wider international politics.
Debates are held regularly throughout term to prepare members for conferences and inform them about international issues.
Friendly gatherings ranging from relaxed evening discussions to formal halls in different colleges around Cambridge.
Sending delegates to Model UN conferences all over the world as well as hosting our own CUIMUN.
Collaborating UNAs across the UK and the world to promote the Youth Delegate Program and spread awareness about international issues.
Organised by some of our most experienced debates to give you an opportunity to experience advanced Model UN debate.
Regularly hosting speaker events during term time involving experts, international representatives and academics on various UN-related topics and wider global issues, from UN career advice to international warfare.
Regularly holding Model UN-style debates throughout term time to prepare members for upcoming conferences and inform them about international issues.
Friendly gatherings ranging from relaxed evening discussions about international politics and anything else, to punting, and formal halls in different colleges around Cambridge.
Collaborating nationally with UNAs across the UK to promote the Youth Delegate Program, as well as promoting and representing Youth Engagement in UN affairs globally and spreading awareness about international issues.
Organising several MUN-style Crisis Simulations on historical and current political affairs as training for MUN delegates wanting to partake in Crisis Simulations at international MUN conferences.
OUR UN MISSION
At CUUNA it is our mission to spread awareness about the United Nations, the Sustainable Development Goals and to facilitate debate and discussion about the international issues facing our world today.
As part of this, our aim is to establish the UN Youth Delegate Program in the United Kingdom in order to enable youth participation through inclusion of youth delegates in the UK's official delegation to the United Nations General Assembly and various functional Commissions of the Economic and Social Council.
Although coordinated globally, it is the responsibility of each Member State of the UN to establish a Youth Delegate Program at the national level, and to decide who will represent the country as a Youth Delegate. Responsibilities of Youth Delegates vary in different Member States, though most consist of providing input to their country's delegation on issues related to youth, as well as participating in the delegation's general meetings and informal negotiations.
Our efforts are aimed at not only establishing this in the United Kingdom with the help of UNAs across the country, but also in supporting existing Youth Delegate Programs in UN Member States, as well as helping other countries establish their own programs to enable more youth participation in international politics.