Model United Nations – one-day simulation at Secondary School for Administration of the EU
Are you interested in politics, international relations and acute problems of our world? Have you ever dreamt about being a delegate, debating on issues of immense importance in attempts to find a consensus?
We are honored to invite you to our one-day simulation Model United Nations that will be held in the conference hall of Secondary School for Administration of the EU on 6th of December.
Model United Nations (MUN) is a simulation of decision-making process of the United Nations where participants act as delegates of particular states, representing its interests on the international scene and negotiating with other member-states on different topics. The agenda of the upcoming MUN is – The human rights situation in the Syrian Arab Republic.
The human right situation in the Syrian Republic continues to be a major concern for the international community. Violence in Syria has escalated during the pro-democracy protests in 2011. Since then the country have undergone an alarming state of humanitarian crisis. Forces that remained loyal to the President Bashar al-Assad have carried numerous attack on the civilian population resulting the upraise of extremist groups, such as Islamic State (also known as ISIS), and Al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, Jabhat al-Nusrathat in their turn attacked civilians, too used child soldiers, kidnapped, and tortured as an act of apposition to the current government. According to Amnesty International report in October 2015, the conflict in Syria caused a death of 250,000 people and generated the biggest wave of refugees in the neighbouring countries, up to 4.2 million refugees left the country to save their lives and search for a better future.
How to successfully participate in Model United Nations one-day simulation?
STEP 1. 14th – 24th November. First of all you should apply for MUN. The link for the application form you can find below. Please note that the deadline is 24th November 23.59 CET. Don’t hesitate and hurry up: it’s gonna be a great experience, believe us!
STEP 2. Have you already sent your application? Don’t waste your time! We do strongly advise you to start the preparation for your first simulation as early as you can. Whatever you can find in books, magazines and on Web on the topic of Human rights situation in Syria will be useful and helpful.
STEP 3. 25th November. Please check your email. We will send you the confirmation of your participation in MUN and information about what country’s interests you will represent. That is very important to know, because during the simulation you will have to stick to the position of the country assigned and to express its view and policies, not your own. Please keep that in mind!
We will also publish the Study Guide – a short summary for participants on the topic to be discussed during the simulation – on our web pages. There you will find not only a short research for your solid background on the Human rights situation in Syria, but also useful links and sources you can draw information from.
STEP 4. 2nd December is the deadline for sending the Position Paper of your country – it’s a short document that should contain a concise description of your country’s stance in the situation with Human rights in Syria. Don’t be afraid – we will send you more details and instructions on How to write a good position paper via email.
STEP 5. 6th December. The day of the MUN simulation you have been preparing for. We believe it will be an invaluable experience and you will enjoy it as we do!
Submit your application here!