March 7, 2020 9:00 am UTC+0
Europe’s largest diplomatic simulation of the United Nations!
This year the Rome Model United Nations arrives in its 11th edition confirming itself as one of the most prestigious UN simulations in the world. The involvement and collaboration of the main Italian institutions in these 11 years, the UN bodies of FAO-IFAD and World Food Program, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, UNESCO agencies -UNIDO-UNHCR-UN- DESA as well as the large number of ambassadors who participated as speakers in the various committees meeting directly the young participants is the best proof for this. To consult the complete list of institutions involved click here
Another distinctive element of the project is the presence of more than 1500 delegates from around 100 different countries worldwide who are confronted with some of the most pressing current issues of our times in an attempt to promote the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Model UNs are programmes geared towards teaching students the work of the United Nations. Participants act as delegates of the Member States as they replicate the debates and discussions held within actual UN committees. The goal of this experience-based program is to find common and effective solutions on the agenda topics through the approval and signing of resolutions. The RomeMUN is a project which uses the “learning by doing” approach which means our participants acquire various practical skills such as public speaking (because of how many speeches they have to make), capacity to draft official international documents (position papers and UN resolutions), team building as they work in groups to find solutions and create resolutions, leadership abilities as they lead blocs of nations who share a common stance, research skills (research done before and during the simulation), adapting and working in a multicultural environment given that there are participants from over 100 countries in the world.
Participants can choose which country to represent and in which committee.
More information regarding the committees and topics for the 2019 edtition are available HERE.
Accept the challenge to represent one of the Member States of the United Nations – present your ideas and solutions, discuss and debate with your colleagues, write real UN resolutions, and achieve the goal of passing the final resolution!
For the 2020 edition, you will have the opportunity to directly select your country and committee!
Hurry up! Each country only has a limited number of places!
TO APPLY CLICK HERE
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO APPLY, FEES, AND SCHOLARSHIPS CLICK HERE
After having completed the application process and having received the confirmation of your assignment (country and committee), the logistic and didactic preparation phase of the conference begins. Each of the 193 delegations will be composed of a minimum of two to a maximum of fourteen delegates, based on the number of committees in which that State is present. It will be the responsibility of the research committee to inform the participants about the colleagues with whom they will be working during the days of the simulation so that they can contact each other as early as January/February.
In order to provide students with a proper Festival experience, and to make sure everyone’s experience is of a certain quality, the association organises a pre-conference preparation schedule:
- Access to the online didactic material (Delegate’s guide, committee guide, preparation videos);
- Preparation webinar (4 meetings in the month of February 2020);
- Access to the online forum to interact with officials and other delegates;
- Support staff in order to best prepare the position paper.
Each delegation is required to present a position paper on their committees agenda topic(s). Only those delegations who send the paper before the deadline will be eligible for the “Best position paper” award.
PLEASE NOTE: Only ONE paper per delegation.
Leading the participants both in the pre-conference phase and during the final simulation will be the members of the Secretariat and the group of Officials, young people with many experiences of participation in other MUNs or similar simulations and therefore perfectly master of the procedural aspect as well the contents of the debate on which they themselves draw up the training guides to be provided to the participants.
To celebrate the 11th edition of the Festival, GnM has also organized a week of live pre-event preparation period to be held from 17th to 23rd of April 2020 at the beautiful Costa Diadema cruise ship. The pre-event week is optional for those who wish to join all the information available in this section.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS
The Rome Model United Nations is the simulation which offers most of the scholarships in the world. There are 150 scholarships (either total or partial) available to be awarded to the most deserving candidates.
Scholarship applicants will be judged according to their knowledge of the English language, their curriculum, and their written essay on a current international issue. The process will be completely online.
All those interested can apply through the www.internationalcareersfestival.org portal.
In order to foster the professional growth of participants, GnM awards its best participants with a range of international opportunities each year: free participation to our prestigious partner Model UNs around the world, collaboration with relevant international organisations, scholarships, and professional development with the association. These are the opportunities offered as prizes to the best delegates.
TO APPLY CLICK HERE
FOR MORE INFO ABOUT THE APPLICATION PROCEDURES, FEES AND SCHOLARSHIPS CLICK HERE