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UN Youth of Finland

National Network: 
PL 93
00100 Helsinki
Organisation Type: 
Year of Establishment: 
General Information: 

UN Youth of Finland is a national and politically unaffiliated youth organization which was founded in 1967.  UN Youth of Finland is the only national UN youth association in Finland and represents the country in the international United Nations Youth Associations Network (UNYANET). In addition, UN Youth of Finland serves as an umbrella organization for the UN associations of Helsinki, Tampere, South-East Finland, Turku, Jyväskylä and Oulu region as well as for the Finnish Model United Nations, FinMUN Society.

Mission and Objectives: 

The main purpose of the organization is to raise awareness and promote the values of the United Nations among Finnish students and youth. In recent years the organization has mainly focused on raising awareness about UN's Agenda 2030 and the UN Security Council resolution Youth, Peace and Security.

Main Projects / Activities: 

-School visits related to sustainable development

-Advocacy around Agenda 2030 in Finland and internationally

-Arranging of events

-Raising awareness on social media and blog

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?: 

We are strongly tied to the 2250 work done in Finland and would like to share our experiences and here what is done in other countries.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?: 

To create more networks around the Mediterranean Sea especially between different youth led organizations or organizations that are working with youth.