Turku UN Association works together with local and national partners of cooperation. There is also international cooperation mostly by the action of the UN Association of Finland and the UN Youth of Finland.
UN Youth of Finland
The UN Youth of Finland is a national and politically unaffiliated youth organization. The main aim of the organisation is to raise awareness and promote the values of the United Nations among Finnish students and youth. The UN Youth of Finland also serves as an umbrella organisation for the UN Associations of Turku, Tampere, Jyväskylä and Oulu region as well as for the Finnish Model United Nations FinMUN Society. It offers financial support and cooperates in different ways with these member organisations. The UN Youth of Finland also connects the local UN associations to the UN Association of Finland. Each member organisation has at least one representative in the board of the UN Youth of Finland. You may contact the board member in charge of this cooperation for further information about the UN Youth of Finland.
The UN Youth of Finland organises various events such as meetings for member association representatives, documentary screenings, career-related info sessions, newcomers’ nights and seminars. The organisation also participates in international cooperation. It is a member of the United Nations Youth Associations Network, UNYANET. The UN Youth of Finland also sends Finnish representatives to different kinds of UN-related Youth conferences and trainings. Furthermore, the organisation visits schools to raise awareness of the goals and values of the United Nations among young people. For instance, The UN Association of Turku cooperated with the UN Youth of Finland to visit the University of Applied Sciences of Turku in spring 2016 and is planning to visit an upper secondary school later this year. The UN Youth of Finland aims at reaching to young people with various backgrounds with as broad a scope as possible. The new agenda for sustainable development is an important theme of which the organisation aims to raise awareness among young people. The year 2017 will be the fiftieth anniversary of the UN Youth of Finland. The anniversary will be celebrated in various ways during the year.
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The Union of Multicultural Associations in South-West Finland, founded in 2008, is a union promoting multiculturalism in Finnish society and the UN Association of Turku is one member of it. The UN Association is also in the board of SONDIP. Sondip participates in decision making by engaging in authoritative meetings and workshops both nationally and municipally.
The objective of the union is also to increase visibility of the immigrant and multicultural associations in society and to increase interaction and cooperation among member associations and between authorities and multicultural associations. The UN Association of Turku participates in the educations aimed to associations and, when possible, multicultural events organised by SONDIP.
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Sateenkaari Koto ry
The Turku UN Association coordinates the volunteer activities of Halinen Homework Club together with Sateenkaari Koto ry. The goal of the Homework Club is to provide assistance especially for Finnish language learning and help children to complete their homework. The Turku UN association, headed by a homepages officer, is responsible for recruiting homework helpers by arranging information lectures.