UN Youth is led by two separate bodies, the National Executive and the Board of Directors.
Board of Directors
Following a Special General Meeting (SGM) of UN Youth on 2 July 2019, the members of the organisation passed a resolution to adopt a new constitution. This new constitution reforms the governance structure of UN Youth, with a Board set to assume the governance responsibilities previously held by National Council on 1 January 2020.
Consequently, an Establishment Board of Directors (EBD) will be established. The EBD will be made up of three to five Ordinary Directors, a Volunteer’s Representative and the National President of UN Youth for the time being. From its appointment at the end of August, the Establishment Board will be responsible for preparing the necessary documents and processes for the new governance structure, so that when it comes into effect on 1 January 2020, the transition is as smooth as possible.
National Executive (NX)
The National Executive is responsible for the strategic direction of the organisation and the day-to-day management of affairs on a national level. The team provides guidance to the four Regional Councils, and oversees the planning and execution of UN Youth’s national events and international trips, as well as the day-to-day management of affairs on a national level. The National Executive plays a key role in developing UN Youth’s brand, education content and external relationships.