SIB-Amsterdam (or our official English name: The Dutch United Nations Student Association) is thé student association of Amsterdam for international relations. DUNSA Amsterdam, a chapter of the nationwide DUNSA, is committed to increase international awareness among students. We are interested in international relations in the broadest sense. SIB-Amsterdam consists of members with different study backgrounds who all share an interest in international relations and related themes.
SIB-Amsterdam offers not only in depth activities, but also social activities and thereby facilitates the intellectual and personal development of its members. Lectures are organised on a regular basis, where politicians, policymakers and experts elaborate on current affairs. We also organise visits to organisations with an international character, such as embassies, ministries, multinational companies and NGO’s. Every year we also plan multiple trips abroad.
There are no obligations for our members to participate in every activity or to be active in any other way. You could organise activities by joining one of our committee’s. For example the committee responsible for organising lectures and masterclasses (CIA); the committee responsible for the trips we make (reiscommissie); the committee for social activities (CSA); the committee for external activities (CEA) etc. Within a committee it is possible to develop yourself and gain some organisational experience. In addition to our committees, it is also possible to meet people with a similar interest within one of our Genootschappen (societies). You are able to join Bibendum Est (Beer Society), Filius Terribilis, the Strategic Society and AMOG (Asia and Middle-East Society). You are also more than welcome to join our weekly drinks that we have every Wednesday from 21.30h onwards at Café Havelaar (Voetboogstraat 22).
Besides our social and intellectual activities, we also offer discount on books, events and other activities. We have several partners that offer us special deals. Moreover, by being a member of SIB-Amsterdam you get regularly updates on vacancies for internships and summer schools with regard to the field of International Relations.