Rotaract Global Model United Nations is proud to invite all youth to take part in the global decision-making process by actively participating in discussing the most important topics on the UN agenda! Your words and actions will reach the desks of the UN. That is our mission!
Note: Application form is at the bottom of this page.
When, Where, Why, How?
- When: 26 - 30 August 2015
- Where: Belgrade, Serbia
- Why: Shape the UN agenda, become part of a youth led decision-making body!
- How: Followwww.RotaractMUN.organd join a TEAM of professionals
What is Model United Nations?
Model United Nations conferences or short MUNs are academic conferences where participants (who during the event are called county representatives and/or delegates) – students, youth workers and/or leaders and young professionals from across the world, assume the role of representing a country and debate in formal sessions current political, social and economic issues. MUNs represent an opportunity to learn how to influence decisionmaking at international level.
What is Rotaract Global Model United Nations?
Following the historical structure of the United Nations mechanism and its procedures, Rotaract Global Model United Nations aims to bring young people’s solutions to global problems on the UN desk. To achieve this dream, Rotaract Global Model United Nations promotes excellence in education, professionalism in organization and integrity in performance. The event took place in 2013 in Baia Mare, Romania and had it's second edition in 2014 in London, UK.
Rotaract Global Model United Nations 2013 simulated four councils:
The Security Council, Human Rights Council, Economic and Social Council and the Peacebuilding Comission. Depending on the body in which each participant decides to work, different topics of international importance will be discussed and debated based on strict rules of procedures which will be implemented by the Secretariat. Each participant has the possibility to express the views and interests of the country he/she represents. Therefore, besides accumulating strong knowledge of global issues, participants will also master: the art of negotiation, public speaking using the official UN language and using the procedural mechanisms set in motion by the UN.
Rotaract Global Model United Nations transcends from a mere simulation to
an actual youth decision-making process. It introduces the concept of Rapporteur Office whose goal is to ensure that the conference outcomes are presented, edited and transmitted in a clear and concise manner to the world and the regional and international decision-making bodies. Through this novel and innovative approach, Rotaract Global Model United Nations brings a new vision to the MUN Network and to the other conferences of this type.
Besides the chance to get trained as a young diplomat, Rotaract International Model United Nations grants you the opportunity to explore different cultures and test your interpersonal and intercultural dialogue skills. Participants may come alone, but will discover an ocean of possibilities in establishing friendships with other participants.
Rotaract International Model United Nations is waiting for young enthusiastic, visionary and self-motivated people to join the team this year in Belgrade, Serbia!
RotaractMUN motto is …excellence in education, professionalism in organization and integrity in performance…