UNA Youth Council
UNA Youth is led by a council of student volunteers elected before the beginning of each academic year. The council is responsible for coordinating national youth events and campaigns.
The current council is led by Apurv Gupta and Lomeu Campos (profiles below). They have co-opted two officers to the council: Adam McLaren from Cambridge, who will advise on all matters Model UN, and Kate Jamieson from Plymouth, who will help kick-start the new council's campaigning activities.
Apurv comes from India and studies International Relations and Law at the University of Edinburgh. He is the President of Edinburgh UNA Youth branch and the Vice President of UNICEF ‘On Campus’ Society at the university.
As a student of International Relations and Law at the University of Edinburgh, I have become increasingly interested in the art of international governance and politics. I became involved with UNA Youth as the idea of young people working together to support the goals of the UN greatly appeals to me.
As the President of the Youth Council I would like to strengthen communication between UNA Youth branches and establish new relations with other Youth networks in Europe. I would like to increase youth involvement in supporting the aims and objectives of UNA-UK and aspiring towards a “stronger, credible and effective United Nations”.
Gabriela Lomeu Campos
Gabriela comes from Brazil and is an International Relations student at Edinburgh University. She is the Treasurer of Edinburgh UNA Youth and a member of UNA Youth in Sweden where she lived for three years.
Studying International Relations at the University of Edinburgh allowed me to deepen my understanding of international affairs as well as to become more involved in the UNA Youth. As the Vice President of UNA Youth Council, I look forward to working more closely with UNA Youth branches within the UK and beyond. I believe that increasing communication, cooperation and educating the youth in today’s world is essential for us to construct a “safer, fairer and more sustainable world”.
Kate has recently graduated from Plymouth University and will support Youth Council's campaigning activities.
Adam is studying at Cambridge University and will coordinate MUN related activities.