International Youth and Student Movement for the United Nations (ISMUN) / Mouvement International de la Jeunesse et des Etudiants pour les Nations Unies
ISMUN has developed into one of the main international non-governmental organizations working for the achievement of peace, justice and mutual understanding among peoples. The Movement maintains close links with the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) and enjoys consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, Unesco and other Specialized Agencies. It has full and corresponding members in 42 countries and territories. Its aims are to work with students and young people for human rights, social equality, national independence, continuous development, for political, economic and cultural equality, and to work with students young people to promote an informed public and a larger knowledge about the United Nations. ISMUN will thus encourage a continued critical attitude towards the world organization in order to promote its universality and effectiveness. The General Conference, held every two years, lays down the general lines of policy, educational programmes, and external relations.