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UK UN Youth Summit 2021

Our flagship conference, the inaugural UK UN Youth Summit, is a national networking and collaboration event, bringing together the greatest minds in UK diplomacy and international politics with over 30 local UN youth organisations from across the whole United Kingdom invited to attend. The inaugural conference will take place in London, and subsequent conferences will be hosted in London, Edinburgh, Belfast and Cardiff on a revolving basis.




Diplomacy for the 21st Century

In an increasingly uncertain and constantly changing world, effective diplomacy and engagement as global citizens has never been more important. At the inaugural UK UN Youth Summit, delegates will have the opportunity to learn from and network with leading figures in UK diplomacy and engage with current issues faced by the international community. In addition, they will have the opportunity to form lasting connections with members of other UNAs and MUN societies.


Networking with UNAs and MUN Societies

In addition to inaugural Summit itself, several online events will be organised in the months leading up to the inaugural Summit itself. This “hybrid” format will provide delegates to constructively engage with current UN issues and aspects of global diplomacy before the in-person Summit itself, ensuring that all members of our member associations and societies will have the opportunity to get involved with its themes and connect with like-minded students at universities across the United Kingdom.

Our Campaign

The key to a successful and dynamic United Nations Association Youth Platform is dialogue and collaboration.  We at UNA-YP intend to promote this through the UK UN Youth Summit and strengthen the bonds between member associations and societies. By combining guest speaker events and MUN skills workshops with many exciting networking opportunities with other delegates and our esteemed guest speakers the Summit will offer attendees the opportunity to form lasting and meaningful connections.


Guest Speakers and Panel Event

Hear from some of the most distinguished figures involved in the UK's diplomatic and international political scene. Our inaugural Summit will include several keynote guest speakers discussing a wide range of topics of interest to aspiring diplomats, from the UN UK Youth Delegate Programme to multilateral diplomacy work.

In addition to our distinguished guest speakers, the inaugural UK UN Youth Summit will also include an interactive panel event on a topic TBC, allowing delegates to further engage with and challenge speakers with questions about the topic and their work.


Dinner Reception with Distinguished Guests

Join us in the evening for a once-in-a-lifetime dinner reception with our distinguished guest speakers from the UK's international political, NGO and UN scene. This is not a chance to be missed!