United Nations Youth Association of the Philippines


The United Nations Youth Association of the Philippines (UNYAP) is the official youth arm of the United Nations Association of the Philippines (UNAP) run for and by young people. Formerly called Youth for United Nations (YFUN) which was established in 2000, UNYAP was officially adopted and recognized by UNAP in 2008 as per guidelines from the World Federation of United Nations (WFUNA) Youth.

UNYAP exposes school students, young professionals, and other youth sectors to social events catering to a myriad of topics on local and international affairs to allow young people to develop their skills both educationally and socially and to give opportunities for the youth to be involved in the United Nations to understand and share the ideals enshrined in the United Nations Charter. It provides the fertile ground for youth empowerment, education, and networking that combines fun and present excellent development opportunities.

5-Point Agenda

  1. Increase the level of the youth awareness of the United Nations while emphasizing a global perspective;
  2. Facilitate discussion and debate on a diverse range of issues through regular communication and activities;
  3. Provide inspiration and opportunities for youth to realize their full potential as decision makers;
  4. Serve as a voice for youth within the United Nations with regards to policies, actions and structural change; and
  5. Promote and conduct activities for the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to support existing UN programs.

Core Aims

  1. Educate young people and the community about the work of the United Nations;
  2. Empower young people to get involved in international affairs and civil society;
  3. Represent the views of young people at a local, national and international level; and
  4. Act as forum for young people to network and socialize.

List of Officers and Advisers

President: Christian James A. Chu
Vice President: Martela Nicolai O. Valencia
Secretary: Patrisha Mae C. Adviento
Assistant Secretary: Renz A. Gazmin
Treasurer: Natalie Brigette D. Santos
Assistant Treasurer: Janina Mikhaela P. Peraja
Auditor: Charlzen Mae C. Guelos
Business Manager: Pauline Andrea A. Vivero
Public Relations Officer: Danielle Kyle C. Raymundo
Assistant Public Relations Officer: Maria Lourdes G. Co

Makati Adviser: Prof. Neil Edwin V. Yuzon
Makati Co-Adviser: Prof. Julio Jerison E. Macrohon
Makati Co-Adviser: Kevin D. Diaz, R.N.

Contact Information

Email Address: unyap.mapua@gmail.com
Makati Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/unyap.mapuamkt
Intramuros Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/unyap.mapuaintra
Twitter Page: http://www.twitter.com/unyap_mapua
Mobile Numbers: 09218235519 / 09177240300