• Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Student Union
  • Black Student Union
  • Japanese Cultural Club
  • Jewish Student Union (JSU)
  • Junior United Nations of Calligraphy (JUNOC)
  • Latinx Student Union

Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Student Union

Advisor:  Vera Tatel ( and Joey Braccino (

Mission Statement:  The AAPI Student Union is a student-led organization that strives to create a safe and open space for students who identify with the AAPI community and educate students about AAPI history, culture, and discrimination through collaborating with the UNIS community to increase AAPI representation and awareness.

Black Student Union

Advisor:  Valerie Powell (

Mission Statement: As the United Nations International School’s Black Student Union, we are dedicated to providing a safe, open, and educational space for Black students. We strive to nurture and uplift UNIS’ Black students, and inform all UNIS students of the most productive methods of practicing allyship for Black people.

Japanese Cultural Club

Advisor: Masahiro Tanaka (

Mission Statement: To spread Japanese culture for everyone to enjoy.

Jewish Student Union (JSU)

Advisor:  Barry Kirschenbaum (

Mission Statement:  The Jewish Student Union looks to provide a comfortable and safe place for Jewish and non Jewish students to discuss traditions, religion, and everything in between. We hope to achieve meaningful and interesting conversations that encompass all aspects of Judaism and beyond. We plan to discuss gender, holidays, history, relations with other religions, class, current events, persecution, hierarchies, traditions, stereotypes, and anything else members wish to discuss. The JSU will foster a strong community for Jews and anyone else who is interested in religion, specifically Judaism.

Junior United Nations of Calligraphy (JUNOC)

Advisor:  Qing Sun (

Mission Statement:  Junior United Nations of Calligraphy (JUNOC), a student committee at UNIS, aims to build a bridge of mutual appreciation and cross-cultural understanding. The committee meets weekly to plan activities and events that will allow us to spread the art and cultural significance of calligraphy. JUNOC is dedicated to contributing to cultural diversity, artistic exchange, and cross-cultural friendship for the UNIS community.

Latinx Student Union

Advisor:  TBD

Mission Statement:  TBD