UNSA Andalucia is a regional youth students’ Association dedicated to the promotion of the United Nations values and work
UNSA Andalucia is a regional federation with various locations spread throughout the Andalusian community in Spain, its main location being Seville. As a federation, it counts on three local delegations in the cities of Seville, Malaga and Granada as well as the Andalusian Society of United Nations entity, whose aim is orientated to develop the goals of the organization outside Andalusian frontiers.
The Federation leadership relies on a Regional Executive Board of Directors, staffed as follows:
- Regional Training Director
- Institutional Relations Director
- Financial and Legal Director
- Organization and Quality Director
Each UNSA local delegation has a unique legal personality (as well as the federation itself), and it’s staffed as follows:
- Vice-President (Optional)
- Regional Training Responsible
- Institutional Relations Responsible
The number of regional charges may vary depending on the needs of the delegations, and their dependence on the federation of UNSA Andalusia.
The Delegations of UNSA Andalucía are tied to the federation legally.
UNSA Andalucía acts as a catalyser for major events and activities considered to be better developed at a regional level, coordinating resources of every UNSA delegation. It develops its annual planning in conjunction with every UNSA delegation in the three major cities mentioned above, being one of its priorities to help every delegation achieve their own goals in terms of activities putting resources at their disposition.
Each UNSA delegation contributes with a number of affiliates, which numbers are ever-growing, given that the federation encounters itself in a period of expansion.
UNSA Andalucia’s and Andalusian Society of United Nations’s mission is to increase the interest of the Andalusian youth in politics, international relations, communication and oratory and in the work of international and supranational organizations in general, the United Nations Organization concretely.
As concrete goals, our organization aims:
- To foster the impact of a knowledgeable youth in the development of democracy, representation and civic engagement.
- To help create responsible and ethical leaders of tomorrow. By democratizing access to quality education in the fields of international relations and effective communication.
- To foster the creation of a network of pioneer institutions to develop strategies to improve human development, democracy and the UN ODG goals through networks.
We are willing to bring international relations in general and specifically the activity and spirit of United Nations closer to the student community of Andalucia. Making United Nations accessible to the Andalusian and Spanish young population is our main tool to experience the cultural exchange with students from different parts of the world and to work on transversal key competences for the personal and professional development of new generations.
SEIMUN is a United Nations simulation, an international encounter of students from countries the world over, who decide to spend a few days representing a given State at a council of importance in International Relations, assuming the roles of diplomats, ambassadors, and heads of states.
This conference is a fantastic opportunity to see the politicised nature of international politics and bureaucratic operating of the various organisations that try to solve these global problems, including comittees simulating the United Nations Security Council, UNESCO, the World Bank and, for the first time ever, the Union for the Mediterranean (UpM).
The topics adressed throughout the simulation will vary, and tackle multiple issues from developmental aid to Afghanistan after the withdrawal of the ISAF forces to Addressing the root causes of irregular migration and forced displacements in 2015’s edition.
In this year’s edition, we counted +250 delegates, ranging between 18-30 years, coming mainly from the South of Europe and Central Asia.
The first SEIMUN was organised reaching agreements of support with the Union for the Mediterranean (UpM), Tres Culturas Foundation (Tres Culturas del Mediterráneo), ANUE (The Spanish Association for the United Nations, based in Barcelona), Real Instituto Elcano, as well as multiple regional governmental institutions and universities.
The next edition, being the city of Granada the venue, is intended to outgrow Seville’s edition in terms of budgetary resources, participants and support from entities. You can see attached a memory of the event with this application.