Model United Nations conferences or short MUNs are academic conferences where county representatives and/or delegates assume the role of representing a country and debate in formal sessions, current political, social and economic issues. Participants can be students, youth workers and/or leaders and young professionals from across the world. MUNs represent an opportunity to learn how to influence decision-making at international level. The final goal is sending a youth message to the UN and other international organizations. Each year the conference jumps in a different country and is organized by a different Rotaract Club.
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 its second edition in 2014 in London, UK.
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!