THE ROLE OF THE UNYD
Before the General Assembly
Learn here about the activities of the UNYDs before their mission to the General Assembly in NYC
At the General Assembly
During the UNGA, the UNYDs participate in the most dynamic week of global diplomacy. Wondering what will happen at the General Assembly?
After the General Assembly
The 1.5 year mandate entails a lot of follow-up work after the GA. Read more about it here
Today’s generation of youth is the largest that the world has ever witnessed. The United Nations has reaffirmed the need to develop and implement strategies that give young people everywhere real opportunities to enable their full, effective and meaningful participation in society. The United Nations has also recognized the crucial role that young people have in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Therefore, UNYD Albania aims at including Albanian youth in the decision-making processes thus bringing the Albanian youth closer to the UN and the UN closer to them, while ensuring youth empowerment and youth active participation.
Almost half of the population of the world is under 25
Today, there are 1.2 billion young people aged 15 to 24 years, accounting for 16 per cent of the global population
Out of 193 member states less than 40 member states have a Youth Delegate Programme in place
The International Youth Day we left behind this year was very special, to both me and Henri, as UNYDs of Albania for this year. It was truly amazing to get together not just to celebrate the achievements of the past, both ours and the youth organizations as well, but also to have an opportunity to Read more about INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY 2020[…]
Fiona Dinollari 22 and Henri Fero 25 are the second generation of Albanian Youth Delegates to the United Nations. Sworn in amidst a global pandemic and during transformational times, they are now 77 days in the mandate of youth delegates. Both pursuing their university degrees, they decided to share their unique experience with us. [UNA]: Read more about Catching up[…]
Young, energetic, passionate about youth activism and participation, eager for enhanced youth representation and for the empowerment of their peers, we introduce the next generation of Albanian Youth Delegates, Fiona Dinollari and Henri Fero. Fiona Dinollari Fiona Dinollari, 21, is a psychology student at the University of Tirana. She has started activism at a young Read more about The new generation of UNYDs[…]
Born in Copenhagen, Denmark but educated in Sweden, 23 years old, Katja Holböll is one of Sweden’s Youth Representatives to the United Nations. Her engagement within the Swedish Civil Society has begun long before her studies on Human Rights and Social Science at Lund University and has not stopped since. Among her many extra-curricular activities, Read more about Interview with UNYDS: Katja Holböll[…]
Samedin Rovčanin shares the same love for food or playing the piano as he does for the sustainable development goals. Born in Prijepolje, Serbia, Samedin was his country’s first Youth Delegate to the United Nations. This Gemini has pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English literature and his favorite book is “100 years of solitude” by G. G. Marquez. Now, his aspirations include obtaining a pilot license, becoming an International Development Officer and being everyone’s friend. Read the full interview below.
Hello Ilda and Stiven! How is the evening of these two youth delegates going? It is a pleasure to interview you once again, after 243 days from our last talk. You have come a long way since then. I remember that at the time, you were on the first tour of consultations meeting with Albanian Read more about UNYD Post Scriptum[…]
It has been 73 days, 2 hours and 25 minutes since Ilda and Stiven have been appointed as the first Youth Delegates of Albania to the United Nations. If you have not been following them on Facebook or Instagram, let us tell you they are running on a tight agenda. They have already started the Read more about 40+ days in the shoes of a Youth Delegate[…]
Time: 1:00-2:30 PM The next stop of the Albania Youth Delegates to the UN was in Rreshen, Mirdite. The meeting was organized with the courtesy of the excellent team of Mirdita Youth Council who brought together some of the most active youngsters of this small but beautiful city. Following the objectives of the national tour Read more about Monday, 20/05/2019-Youth Meeting in Mirdita[…]
Location: LYONET (9:00-10:30) One of the main activities of AYD to provide input to the Albanian delegation on issues related to youth and to fully realize they role as representatives of their peers, are the national consultations with Albanian youth in different cities and regions of Albania. The delegates decided to kick off their consultation Read more about Monday, 20/05/2019-Youth Meeting in Lezha[…]
Good News! The deadline for application for the Albanian Youth Delegate Programme has been extended until March 16th, to give an opportunity to those who may have missed the first deadline to hurry up and finalize their application. We are aware that because of the rigorous documentation that is required for this application, many of Read more about AYD Application Deadline Extended to March 16th[…]