National Union of Students (Brazil)

National Union of Students
União Nacional dos Estudantes
FormationAugust 11, 1937; 86 years ago (1937-08-11)
Founded atRio de Janeiro
TypeStudent organization
  • São Paulo

The National Union of Students (União Nacional dos Estudantes or UNE) is a student organization in Brazil. Founded on 11 August 1937,[1] it represents more than 5 million students of higher education,[2] and is headquartered in São Paulo,[3] with branch offices in Rio de Janeiro and Goiás.[3] Its main objective is to achieve education better conditions in the education sector.[4] Although not officially linked to any political party,[5] since 1980 it has been directed by members coming from the Communist Party of Brazil (PCdoB).[6] In July 2019, the 57th Congress of the National Union of Students elected Iago Montalvão, an economics student at the University of São Paulo (USP), as its new president.[7]


  1. ^ "O PCB e a fundação da UNE". Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Estudantes ocupam Congresso por 100% dos royalties do petróleo". Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  3. ^ a b "União Nacional dos Estudantes". Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  4. ^ "União Nacional dos Estudantes". Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  5. ^ ""UNE não pertence a nenhum partido político", diz nova presidente". Tv.estadã Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Na UNE há mais de 20 anos, PCdoB elege novo presidente". Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  7. ^ Portal da UNE (14 July 2019). "UNE tem novo presidente: Iago Montalvão". Portal Vermelho. Retrieved 16 July 2019.

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