NUEYS (National Union of Eritrean Youth & Students) is the outcome of the historic resistance of Eritrean students against colonialism. NUEYS was officially established at its first congress in 1978 in the city of Keren. NUEYS works to assure the comprehensive development of the youth, and to encourage their participation and contribution to Eritrea and the global youth movement. The NUEYS Central Office is located in the capital city of Eritrea, Asmara. NUEYS also has over 20 international chapters, in over 15 countries around the world.