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    JUNESMUN17 in Bern from the 17th – 19th of February!

    Excited and honoured to announce next years JUNEMUN 2017.
    Come and join us in Bern from the 17th – 19th of February.

    For the application click here and for more infos go here.

    Follow Us on Facebook where we’ll keep you updated and informed!

     

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    Participate at ISYFUN, 1st December 2015

    Intra – Swiss Youth Forum UN (ISYFUN) on Tuesday, 1st December 2015

    Program :

    Time Subject
    09h45 Arrival Palais des Nations
    10h30 Guided tour of the Palais des Nations
    12h00 *** Lunch offered by JUNES ***
    13h00 Workshop
    14h00- 16h00 Intervention C.Molinier on UNDP’s role in HIV, Health and Development

    This day aims to bring people and raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and insights on UNDP’s role in HIV, Health and Development. UNDP offers expertise in development thinking and practice, and our decades of experience at country level, to support countries to meet their development aspirations and to bring the voices of the world’s peoples into deliberations. Our guest speaker, Cécile Molinier joined the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 1992 from the UN Secretariat where she had held several positions in Conference Services, the Staff Union, the Department of Management, and as Special Assistant to the Director General for Development and International Economic Cooperation.

    If you wish to participate at ISYFUN 2015 on 1 December please send us a mail to info@junes.org before 6pm, the 24th of November , stating the following:

    • Your name, surname
    • Your gender
    • Your date of birth
    • Your nationality
    • Your passport number
    • Phone number

    This information is necessary in order to accredit you to the UN.

    Inscription is free, lunch and guided tour are offered by JUNES.

     

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    ISP’14 Final Session: Internationaler Interventionismus in der Krise – und nun ?

    JUNES and GSUN have the distinct pleasure to invite you to the Final Session of the Intercultural Study Project (ISP) 2014.

    Besides the Panel discussion on international interventionism, featuring distinguished participants, the ISP’14 Participants will present our project to you!

    Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about our study trip to Serbia and Kosovo and meet your fellow JUNES members from all over Switzerland at the first event of the JUNES term 2014/15 !

    5. November 2014 | 5 novembre 2014

    18h45 | Zentrum Paul Klee – Monument im Fruchtland 3, 3000 Bern

    Internationaler Interventionismus in der Krise – und nun ? Der Kosovokrieg, das Konzept der Schutzverantwortung (R2P), die Rolle der Vereinten Nationen und die Position der Schweiz

    Crise de l’interventionnisme international : et maintenant ? Guerre du Kosovo, concept de la Responsabilité de Protéger (R2P), rôle des Nations Unies et place de la Suisse

    Zweisprachige Podiumsdiskussion (D/F) u.a. mit / Débat bilingue (F/D) avec la participation de :

    > Ambassadeur Jean-Daniel Ruch, Botschafter der Schweiz in Serbien und Montenegro / Ambassadeur de Suisse en Serbie et au Monténégro

    > Ambassadeur Naim Malaj, Botschafter der Republik Kosovo in der Schweiz / Ambassadeur de la République du Kosovo en Suisse

    > Dr. Mauro Mantovani, Dozent für Strategische Studien an der Militärakademie der ETH Zürich / Department Head of Strategic Studies à l’Académie militaire de l’EPF de Zurich

    > Dr. Peter Praxmarer, Spezialist für interkulturelle Kommunikation in Post-Konflikt Situationen, Università della Svizzera italiana / Spécialiste de la communication interculturelle en situations de post-conflit, Università della Svizzera italiana

    Öffentliche Veranstaltung mit anschliessendem Apéro – Freier Eintritt – Anmeldung per Email

    Evénement public suivi d’un apéritif – Entrée libre – Inscription par Email

    Kontakt und Anmeldung / Contact et inscription : Raphaël Bez – raphaelbez@bluewin.ch

     

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  • JUNES General Assembly 2014 in Lausanne!

    Dear Members, Sponsors & Partners, 

    A year has past, JUNES turns seven years old and the election term 2013/2014 of the presidency is coming to an end. Therefore the current JUNES Board & Presidency unanimously decided that this year’s General Assembly of JUNES will take place on 13.09.2013 in Lausanne. Save the date ! 

    The General Assembly of JUNES 2014 is the highest level decision-making body of JUNES. It will convene JUNES delegates and Presidencies of all 13 Member Associations. Each Member Association holds two-votes, which may be cast in favor, against or abstaining on a matter under discussion. It is the noble task of the JUNES General Assembly to convene annualy to decide on high-substantious matter of JUNES: Composition of Presidency, Long-term strategy, Entrusted projects, Annual budget ect.

    The current Presidency of JUNES consisting of Co-President Gabriel Füglistaler, Co-President Isabel Heller Sørensen & Treasurer Raphael Jakob, will not run for re-election! Position decribtions for President/Vice-President or Co-Presidents, Treasurer & Webmaster are published mid-July. 

    The preliminary Programme issued by the Co-Presidents and approved by the Board is the following:

    11:00 – 13:00 General Assembly (1st Session)

    13:00 – 13:30 Break

    13:30 – 15:00 General Assembly (2nd Session)

    15:00 – 15:15 Break

    15:15 – 16:30 Workshops ( 1.WordPress web design & Social media 2. Fundraising )

    16:30 – 17:00 Transfer to BBQ Venue

    17:00 – 19:00 Leisure activity inspired by the Olympic Capital

    19:00 –  23:00 BBQ by the Lakeside

    For the General Assembly 2014, the Presidency has strong ambitions to convene all current and future stakeholders of JUNES for a day in Lausanne. This include but are not limited to all former & current; JUNES delegates, JUNES presidencies, JUNES project managers & participants, Presidencies of  Member Associations, Sponsors, Collaboration organisations & other relevant partners. 

    Do not hesitate to save the date & bring your MUN friends.

    Contact, registration & inquieries : isabel@junes.org

  • “Let’s shape our future ourselves” Training Course in Armenia

    From Thursday 24th until Wednesday 30th of April, the Armenian development NGO Syunik organised a Training Course in Hermon village in the Vayots Dzor province in Armenia’s south-east. The training course gathered a little over 20 participants from Armenia, Georgia, Germany, Spain, Switzerland and the Ukraine for a week of intercultural exchange, project management workshops and practical application of different youth activism tools. The course was led by two experienced and enthusiastic Youth in Action trainers from Spain and Armenia.
    Gabriel Füglistaler, current co-president of JUNES, invited to participate by the Swiss National Youth Council (CSAJ/SAJV) was part of a four member Swiss delegation.

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    The first day mainly consisted of team-building activities that allowed participants to get to know each other and to make first steps towards successful intercultural collaboration. The following days provided a platform for the exchange of best practises, comparison of youth activism in the different countries as well as discussions about the role and characteristics of youth leaders. The participants have also been equipped with basic tools of project management, self-evaluation and needs analysis.
    One of the highlights was the visit to the village Hermon where participants applied some of these tools and directly interacted with the locals.

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    On the cultural side of things, the intercultural evening where participants presented their country and brought typical food, drinks and music was clearly another climax of this eventful week. The excursion to the Novarank monastery on the last day offered the opportunity to see more of beautiful Armenia and its rich history.

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    All of the participants left Armenia enriched by the training course, the encounters with people and different cultures and the touching Armenian hospitality. JUNES strongly encourages its members to strengthen their intercultural skills by attending such training courses and our own projects like the ISP’14, or why not … by initiating your own projects!
    You can find more intercultural training courses you can attend yourself for instance on the Youth Salto webpage.

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  • The ISP 14 is taking shape !

    At 11am on Sunday morning the 13th April, a group of young people trolled small-talking through the sunny  but deserted old town of Bern to get to the headquarters of the Swiss National Youth Council (CSAJ/SAJV).

    United in the old house by the boarders of the Bernese River, participants to the Intercultural Study Project 2014 (ISP14) worked to prepare the extensive JUNES project this year, dedicated to Global Security Policy. Two preperatory workshops focusing on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) and State’s Sovereignty will prepare 20 participants for a two weeks long study trip to Kosovo & Serbia. At the meeting in Bern they presented their findings to discuss their future ventures!

    In JUNES we are truly excited and proud to have such dedicated members working to enlighten youth on this controversial topic. A topic which has extensive Swiss participantion and important implications for Europe and European youth.

    Stay tuned for information on the preperatory workshops, which will be open for all JUNES Members. Unfortunately registrations for the study trip has closed.

    The Intercultural Study Project 2014 is organized by JUNES in collaboration with GSUN, the United Nations Association of Switzerland.

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    The Intercultural Study Project 2014 is launched !

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    This year’s ISP will focus on Global Security Policy more specifically the Responsibility to Protect doctine vs. State Sovereignty rooted in the case of Serbia and Kosovo. On Saturday 15th of February the Intercultural Study Project 2014 was launched at the Welcome Meeting for all interested participants in Bern. We are happy to say that it was a great success!

    Throughout the 1990ies, the international community repeatedly faced grave difficulties handling humanitarian crises such as the ones in Somalia (1993), Rwanda (1994) or Bosnia (1995). In 1999, the NATO intervened in Kosovo to „avoid a second Rwanda“. This raised the question of how the international community should respond to interventions by a state, or a group of states, using military force to alleviate human suffering without explicit authorization by the UN-Security Council. The UN-Security Council at that time was unprepared to unilaterally legitimize the NATO’s use of force – but it didn’t sanction it either. In response to the situation, the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty (ICISS) developed a doctrine called Responsibility to Protect (R2P) stating the following: “Sovreign states have the responsibility to protect their own citizens from avoidable catastrophe – from mass murder and rape, from starvation – but when they are unwilling or unable to do so, that responsibility must be borne by the broader community of states”.

    It is the aim of the ISP to help get a nuanced insight and understanding of Global Security Policy in a short mid- and long-term perspective, through two preperatory workshops in Switzerland preparing delegates for a Study Trip to Serbia and Kosovo in the Summer 2014.

    This year, the ISP is co-organized with the Association UNA-Switzerland.

    For more information, please see the ISP’14 Web page

  • Sign up for the MUNtain Retreat 2014!

    Are you an active an innovative leader of MUN in Switzerland, wishing to meet like-minded in Switzerland and develop your skills?

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