On 30 November 1947 the Dutch Student Association for Federal World Government was established, the origin of all SIB associations. Quite quickly, in 1948, they realised world government was too ambitious. The name changed in Dutch Student Association for Global Rule of Law. The same year, the association joined the . International Students Movement for the United Nations (ISMUN). Our international name, Dutch United Nations Student Association (DUNSA), and the logo of the UN in our logo are still a reference to this event.
The association, that in the meanwhile took her current name, the Studentenvereniging voor Internationale Betrekkingen (lit. Student Association for International Relations, also known as Dutch United Nations Student Associations), had grown. SIB had split in different associations in different student cities, one of them being Amsterdam.
SIB-Amsterdam has 3 sister associations in other cities in The Netherlands. SIB can be found in Amsterdam, Groningen, Leiden and Utrecht. These cities are part of the umbrella organisation of SIB-Nederland. The Foundation SIB-Nederland is the umbrella organisation of the 4 cities and 1 foundation.
The SIB cities are since 1947 committed to expanding international consciousness in students in all possible disciplines. We try to achieve this by organising lectures, debates, simulations, excursions and trips abroad.
SIB is politically neutral and does not support and ideological vision. SIB however, does support the Charter of the United Nations. The presidents of the 4 cities meet once every 6 weeks to exchange ideas and discuss affairs affecting all cities. You can read more on SIB-Nederland here (in Dutch).