The Graduate Institute in Geneva is the principal partner of the GIMUN Association. From its very beginning, the Graduate Institute and the GIMUN Association have shared a close level of cooperation. The GIMUN Association has, during its 10 year existence, actively promoted the Graduate Institute as a hub for students in international relations. The Graduate Institute, in turn, has offered important financial contributions to the GIMUN Association. Furthermore, it has assured logistical support such as the use of classrooms, essentiel ifrastructure and its network. The headquarters of the Graduate Institute also include the office of the GIMUN Association.Visit website
Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA)
The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland has been supporting the cause of GIMUN by sponsoring its activities for many years. Furthermore, the FDFA grants access to its networking and the GIMUN benefits from a patronage of the Federal Counselor heading the FDFA.Visit website
Since the beginning of GIMUN, the United Nations has cooperated intimately with the association on different levels. The UN has provided GIMUN with logistical support such as access to its infrastructure, in particular the use of rooms at the Palace of Nations in Geneva. Since 2007, GIMUN, as an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations ECOSOC, has gained access to the network of other UN-accredited NGOs. Recently, the United Nations Department of Public Information (UNDPI) has shown interest in the work of GIMUN and offers an avenue of close collaboration to GIMUN in matters that pertain to the mobilisation of youth for official UN activities.Visit website
University of Geneva
The University of Geneva has long been another important base for staff recruitment. Through its increasing support, both financially and logistically, it is already a crucial partner for GIMUN and its development. In 2010, GIMUN was officially accredited by the University of Geneva, strengthening the partnership and providing the association with a number of benefits with regard to reaching out to university students.Visit website
Jugend-UNO Netzwerk Schweiz (JUNES)
The UN Youth Network Switzerland (JUNES) association brings together students who organize activities related to the UN.Their goal is to educate youth to the United Nations and to promote the exchange of ideas between various regional organizations.Visit website
European Model United Nations Network (EMMUNET) Association Suisse - ONU
United Nations Association – Switzerland is an association with the goal to inform the interest public about developments and accomplishments within the scope of the United Nations. GIMUN, as a Swiss based NGO with links to the United Nations, is an active member of this association.Visit website
CSAJ - Conseil Suisse des Activités de Jeunesse
The Swiss National Youth Council is the umbrella organization of about 65 youth organizations in Switzerland and represents their interests in the public arena. The SNYC offers services to its members and ensures a transfer of knowledge. The organization works for the interests of the young generation both on national and international levels.Visit website
SUN - Student's United Nations
The Students’ United Nations (SUN) is an organization that brings together several schools in a single simulation project of the General Assembly of the United Nations. Founded in 1953, SUN has brought together thousands of students for over 60 years. Originally coming from Geneva high-schools, but also from all over Switzerland and abroad, these students have been able to experience the great world events of the past six decades through this immersion in the field of international relations.
The SUN has an educational purpose whose success is recognized among the actors of the Secondary Education II Geneva: it is a question of raising the participants’ awareness of the international problems and to teach them to debate within the framework of a rigorous protocol . Thanks to their participation, these students acquire a unique formative experience that can not only fulfill their professional aspirations in the world of international relations, but also train them, through the drafting of a resolution, The presentation and the defense of projects, whatever they may be.
At the moment, the SUN offers four main activities. The General Assembly is the largest and most important of these, and is held over three days of debate during which sixteen resolutions are presented by delegations selected in advance. The other two activities are the Internal Commissions and the Drafting Commissions. The latter are in reality preparatory events for the General Assembly for the pupils. All our activities are organized with the aim of making students discover the world of international relations mainly through the illustration of the functioning of the United Nations. In addition, we offer students the opportunity to practice the art of procedural contradictory debate, rhetoric and freedom from the fear of public expression. The fourth activity is the SUNsession, a dance evening organized on the evening of the second day of the General Assembly. It is intended to allow students to meet and exchange in a setting other than that of the General Assembly.