What is a Model United Nations ?
A Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is a conference in which students from different backgrounds take the role of an international delegate of any given country. Over the course of the event, students who wish to participate experience the complexities of international relations when debating over current issues, in the fields of development, environment, politics…
Assigned to different committees, the aim of all delegates is to defend their country’s position and interests.
Participants may wish instead to be involved in the Press team or the administrative team.
What is the objective of Georges Duby MUN ?
Georges Duby MUN has been led by students for 6 years now. Its goal is to allow participants to gain insights into the world of diplomacy in a setting that is serious and challenging. The conference teaches leadership skills, tolerance, and teamwork, as well as a problem-solving attitude needed in shaping the future. All delegates will have the opportunity to improve their public speaking and debating skills , learn to collaborate, to write clauses helping pave the way towards consensus-based decisions.
GDMUN’s focus is to push students to be aware and engaged at an international level, by :
Providing an environment were the voices of students can be heard
Helping the students nurture their debating skills
Engaging interested students in the world of International politics and relations
Promoting the importance of Youth in problem solving and decision making
This year’s conference Theme : Empowering Youth
Our Sixth GDMUN conference aspires to bring students from different backgrounds together for a two-day long debate focusing on the theme : Empowering Youth.
The GDMun team had at heart, this year, to focus on the promotion of youth-focused and youth-led development. Today, young people aged 10 to 24 make up one quarter of the world’s population. The aspirations and achievements of these 1.8 billion people will obviously shape the future and contribute as political actors, innovators, entrepreneurs and peace-builders.
Yet, social, economic and political barriers faced by young generations prevents them from unleashing their fullest potential. An estimated 515 million, aged 15 to 24, live on less than $2 a day, according to UNESCO, and millions more face human rights violation, gender discrimination and other forms of marginalization.
The ten proposed committees will discuss the issues faced by young populations and mirror the idea of « investing in youth ». Debates will focus on young people’s potential as agents of change, involving them in development issues and supporting their participation at all levels.
UN says « The way we engage young people today will determine the prospects for sustainable development and peace. ».
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