International Youth and Student Movement for the United Nations (ISMUN)

Mouvement international des jeunes et des étudiants pour les Nations Unies
Movimiento Internacional de Jóvenes y Estudiantes sobre Asuntos de Naciones Unidas

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Sep 1948, Rome (Italy), as Student Commission of World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA). Constitutional amendments in 1955, 1960 and 1975 made ISMUN independent of WFUNA. Formerly known as International Student Movement for the United Nations. Name changed in constitutional amendment, 1973. Ceased to exist 2001; activities taken over by World Federation of United Nations Youth and Student Associations (WFUNYSA).


Work with students and young people - (a) to promote: national liberation; economic, social and cultural justice; peace and disarmament; human rights; (b) to oppose: colonialism; imperialism; neocolonialism; repression in all forms. Promote an informed public and wider knowledge of the United Nations, its actual meaning and potentialities; encourage a critical attitude towards the UN to promote its universality and effectiveness.

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Seminars; workshops; study tours; publications; dissemination of information on UN and international affairs; attendance at UN conferences and meetings; coordination of national level activities. Work camps; youth exchanges; competitions; field projects; model United Nations.


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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (General); International Labour Organization (ILO) (Special List); United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 8 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 12 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 42 countries
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Type I Classification

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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Youth
  • Education
    • Students
  • International Relations
    • United Nations

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality Education



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