We’ve all heard of the United Nations. But what is Model United Nations, otherwise known as MUN?
MUN is an activity that encourages students to participate in international relations and diplomacy by simulating the debates in the style of the United Nations. Usually, this is organised in schools or as an extra-curricular activity.
MUN clubs provide an excellent opportunity for young people to actively engage in solving current issues, whilst also learning how to respect and understand diverse points of view on a global scale. This diversity is what makes the MUN environment so interesting and so important for young people; it brings about awareness of the complexity of today’s world and encourages informed decision-making, the first step towards solving the world’s problems.
Some may wonder what students can achieve by participating in MUN. Most importantly, they gain a sense of awareness, a desire to find solutions to the problems that affect our everyday lives. The popularity of MUN continues to grow, with more than 400 000 middle school, high school and college/university students participating on a worldwide level every year. This reflects the willingness of youth to learn and understand the mechanisms and dynamics of our society, in order to promote the universal values of the United Nations and to achieve them through active participation and understanding.
So this project is designed for those who wish to take part in the Model United Nations, a project that deals with the biggest challenge, facing the biggest issues of our time: peace, climate action, sustainable development, and human rights. Even though we have achieved remarkable progress in Issues like increasing life expectancy or reducing levels of child mortality, as well as in other goals like reducing the number of people living in extreme poverty, we still have to face big risks. In fact, climate change is an existential threat and a real challenge of our time which we are already dealing with. When we consider the risk of climate change it is up to you, the young generation, to prevent its worst consequences by engaging into an increased effort to cut emissions and obliging leaders to take this issue into account and try to solve it.
The United Nations is the organism where those issues are debated in the hope that immediate action can be taken so that those concerns like climate change, or human inequality will be solved also with the help of further ICT implementation. So, we consider the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as our mainstream– What is the final aim of this Agenda? To reach a higher level of human dignity, to bring peace and prosperity on a healthy planet. As you know those goals have been not attended by leaders like the President of Russia, the recent events in Ukraine have sadly confirmed that we are still far from reaching these goals of peace and justice ( as well as in many other parts of the world ).
What we will try to do in our project is to study, design, simulate and debate solutions to try to solve those problems. Why are we doing that? To achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, we need to bring people together and show that international cooperation can really help everyone. But to do so we need to work together and take real action, we need to raise awareness on those issues we mentioned before and stand all together in a new idea of humanity. What you are going to study in our project will help you become citizens of a better world, because it is you that will take those necessary steps to make the future of our world a better one..
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30 hour course, November-February
Conference in London, 7 days
Maximum 50 participants (age: 14-18)
Deadline: 21st October 2022
3441309054 (Prof.ssa Giordano)