United Nations Youth Association of the Philippines (UNYAP)


The United Nations Youth Association of the Philippines (UNYAP) is the official youth arm of the United Nations Association of the Philippines (UNAP) run for and by young people. Formerly called Youth for United Nations (YFUN) which was established in 2000, UNYAP was officially adopted and recognized by UNAP in 2008 as per guidelines from the World Federation of United Nations (WFUNA) Youth.

UNYAP exposes school students, young professionals, and other youth sectors to social events catering to myriad of topics on local and international affairs to allow young people to develop their skills both educationally and socially and to give opportunities for the youth to be involved in the United Nations to understand and share the ideals enshrined in the United Nations Charter. It provides the fertile ground for youth empowerment, education, and networking that combines fun and present excellent development opportunities.

In more practical terms, UNYAP aims to develop students’ skills in vital areas such as public speaking, debating, negotiating, research, social interaction and leadership. UNYAP assists young people by broadcasting their horizons not only on current global issues, but also on their own ability to solve problems and tackle challenges. The community benefits by having a larger pool of focused, motivated of activities, some of which are:

  • - International Youth Day Celebration – yearly gathering of youth leaders from UNYAP chapters, student councils/governments, NGO’s, SK federations and International Youth
  • - Model United Nations
  • - Youth Conferences/Forums
  • - Mister and Miss United Nations
  • - Information Dissemination
  • - Social events
  • - Movie Nights
  • - Fundraisers

At the heart of our mission is the belief that a strong and effective United Nations can be powerful force in meeting our common global challenges and opportunities.

Contact Information

ADVISER: Florinda M. Barquilla
FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/unyap.mucintra/