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About us

What is MINU?

We are a nonprofit civil society organization, composed by young people, dedicated to the development of programs that promote the inclusion and of participation of young people in society.

Our goals:

• To develop non formal education skills which complement the educational goals in the curricula.
• To promote the participation of young people of different backgrounds in order to include them in decision making.
• To encourage debate and critical thinking, while respecting each other and each other’s opinion.
• To cooperate with organizations and agencies in the development of methodologies and participative dynamics of debate.
• To support the development of public policies that talk about the active participation of young people in society.


We want to create a space where it is possible to carry out educational projects and programs, having respect, democracy and pluralism as starting point, while also helping to generate critical visions of reality. Moreover, we seek to give advice about innovative and participative methodologies, and to contribute to the development of public policies that talk about the active participation of youth in society.


A reality in which young people participate in decision making and are allowed to have a full personal development, and in which one can create plural, democratic and solidary societies.


By the end of 1999, we formed a group with the goal of creating MiNU, so that we could contribute with the education of young people around the world, through the virtual simulation of the United Nations Organization on the internet. The 3 following years had 12 sessions in Spanish, English and Portuguese, with more than 1000 participants. In 2003, We decided to change our educational projects so that we could develop them both in person and through the internet. To this end, we funded MiNU Asociación Civil, receiving our status as legal person in October of that year. This gave way to the development of new initiatives that contribute to the active participation of youth, trying to concentrate our efforts in new methodology and pedagogic dynamics that boost their interest and involvement.


•Our founder is recognized as a ̈Global Civil Society Champion ̈ by the U.N. Connections publication, of the world federation in association with the United Nations (WFUNA).


• MINUBA 2004 receives national interest from the honorable national chamber of deputies and receives special interest from Kofffi Annan, the general secretary of the ONU at the time.


• Our organization expands; A new project, a model of the Argentinian legislative power.
• With the Huesped Foundation and the support of Microsoft Argentina and OSDE Neo we launched the United Nations model about VIH/SIDA.


• We start a new program called “linking realities in the classroom” with the support of the ministry of social development in Buenos Aires.


• We launch new programs: Suma tu voz a la Seguridad Vial (Add your voice to Road Safety) (with the support of Agencia Nacional de Seguridad Vial and el Banco Mundial) and Ponele Música a tus Derechos (with the support of del Banco Mundial Argentina)
• The Legislature of Buenos Aires declares all of MINU’s projects and programs as general interests.


• We began simulation councils, with the municipalities of Vicente Lopez and Quilino, Cordoba.


• We sign an articulation agreement with the Asociación Civil Amartya, we share headquarters and launch Education for Sustainable Citizenship together.


• We develop the Franco-Argentine Climate Week with the French Embassy in Argentina.
• • We launch IMPACT with organizations from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Hungary, and Romania.


• We carry out the first edition of Meeting for the innovation on road safety education.
• • We launch the Cuentos para Acordarnos (Tales to Remember) program to address the issue of bullying in the primaries.
• • We start working with Chequeado to incorporate a delegation of checkers of data in our models.


• We launch DOVE with organizations from Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Hungary, and Romania and are funded by the European Union program Erasmus+.
• Began VAST which was created simultaneously in Belgium, Bulgaria, The Netherlands and Romania. .
• We promote the first network of Latin American Organizations for Innovation in Road Education (ROLIEV) with organizations from Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Mexico, Chile, and Uruguay to promote innovative projects for the region.


• We develop a simulation model of G20 with INJUVE, the Technical Unit G20, and the Ministry of Education.
• We join MINCA: a network of organizations, universities, and government entities that promote social and environmental sustainability.
• We receive recognition for our work with volunteering on behalf of the Porteña Legislature and Equilibrium Global.


• We held a United Nations Model for the Sustainable Development Goals (MODS) organized with Pacto Global Argentina, sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Technology, and UN Argentina, with the support of UNEP Argentina.
• We developed the COP 25 model with UN Argentina, with the support of the Universidad del Salvador, and the sponsorship of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Technology.
• We implemented COPCUENCA, an educational project developed with the Autoridad de Cuenca Matanza Riachuelo (ACUMAR).
• In light of the national elections, we created “Juventudes Informadas, Elecciones Reales” with Sumando Argentina and Democracia en Red, financed by the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen , and with the support of UNICEF Argentina.
• We launched CARMA with organizations from Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Peru and Colombia, and it was financed by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union.
• We visited Zarate, Campana and San Pedro with #TOYOTAYVOSTEENS with the help of TOYOTA Argentina.
• We held a training day of Road Safety at Terminales Rio de la Plata, working about vulnerable users of the road, and risk factors such as fatigue, speed, usage of the helmet and of the seat belt, and distractions.

What do we do?

To achieve our goals and to keep outdoing ourselves, we organized activities in which youth have to take on a participative role, becoming the protagonists of said activities.

We propose that these activities work as complement to the formal education that each student receives on a daily basis and that they help them to have a more didactic perspective about the reality of this society.

We invite you to read each of our projects.

Participative methodology:

Ever since we started, different organizations have approached us to learn about how we managed to make young people avoid having a passive role in our activities and to commit and work in an active manner.

This is why, since 2009, we began to work with other social organizations, public agencies and ministerial dependencies on the generation of participative dynamics and methodologies to implement in congresses and in trainings, in order to take advantage of these spaces and to promote debates, negotiations and the creation of consensus.

Public policies:

Our job is to manage that youth actively participates in society. To achieve this, it is important that not only hey recognize themselves as fundamental assets of society, but also that they are recognized by it, meaning that they are included in decision making.

This is why we try to use our influence on public policies that affect youth in four different ways:

• Consultancy and technical assistance about participation and training of young people in ministries and public agencies.
• Participation in debates about the participation of society when designing, planning, implementing and monitoring public policies in a local, provincial and national level.
• Participation in organization networks of civil society that seek to take part on public policies for young people.
• Creation of congresses and debates about youth and their politic participation.

Since 2009, we are working in the Monitor Ciudadano initiative, a consortium of social organizations that take on a technical work of analysis of how citizens could participate in security policies of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, with the ministry of justice and security of the city. We were asked to participate due to our work and experience in the active participation of youth in society.

Our volunteer staff is composed of young people between the ages of 17 to 30 that deem being agents of change in our society important, trusting that this can be achieved by the development of projects and programs that encourage social participation. Thanks to their enthusiasm, responsibility and dedication, we are able to carry out the initiatives that we set and build in MINU. This great team is constantly growing, so if you want to join, do not hesitate to contact us.

As of today, the #StaffMINU is composed by:

Abbi Contreiras, Agustin Rivas, Agustina Santillan, Agustina Claveras, Alejo Solla Malamud, Almendra Serón, Belén Arriola Samudio, Camila Grittini, Carlos Pando, Caterina Niello, Damian Girardi, Davash Indhira Beron, Ezequiel Naidich, Ezequiel De Bella, Federico Delgadillo, Florencia Roldán, Florencia Suarez, Florencia Loreley Wolf, Guido Santonja, Guillermo Batakis, Iara Mossayebeh, Ignacio Mosca, Ignacio Luis Rodriguez Escobar, Irina Kreisler, Ivana Nadine Schiffer, Javier Romero, Joaquin Solla Malamud, Juan Manuel Adolfo Busilli, Lara Williams, Leandro Dorbessan, Liz Llerena, Lucas André Lovey, Lucas Facundo Felix, Lucía Bergman, Lucia Belen Tevez Segovia, Macarena Marin, Maria del Rosario Cabrera, Maria Pilar Parra, Maria Rocio Clark, Marina Schmid, Martin Amato, Martin Ezequiel Alvarez Gallardo, Martin Javier Galanternik, Mateo Marraccini, Mateo Tercero, Matias Novick, Melany Dabul, Milagros Costa, Milagros Santapaga, Nurit Keitelman, Rosario Martinez, Sacha Valitzky, Sebastián Fernández, Sofía Aguirre Moreno, Sofia Etchevarne, Sofia Sanada, Sofia Belen Ureña, Sofía Leila Peña, Sol Lorena Gey, Tobias Rincón, Tobias Leon Haimovich, Tomas L’Abbate, Tomás Listrani Blanco, Tomas Jais, Uri Ermel, Veronica Herrero, Victoria Sofía Castro, Yamila Choudhry, Sofia Vilches, Martina Ribas Insaurralde, Camila Amaral, Lucas Julian San Roman.


MINU works daily to enforce the democracy of our society, which has to have access to information and transparency in numbers. This is why, in this section, we published our articles of association, code of ethics and certificated balance sheets, for public access.

Articles of association
Code of ethics
Balance sheet 2017
Balance sheet 2018
Institutional memory 2017
Institutional memory 2018
Institutional memory 2019

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