September 21, 2017 to September 24, 2017 12:00 am - 4:00 pm UTC+0
Sarajevo Model UN represents an academic simulation of various multilateral bodies and agencies such as the United Nations Security Council, European Council or the International Court of Justice. The first edition of Sarajevo Model UN was held last year in partnership with the United Nations and the conference attracted over 80 participants from more than 15 countries and coming from 3 continents of the globe. Aside from academic simulation(s) of four councils (UNSC, WHO, EC and GCC), our participants had an opportunity to engage in round tables with prominent members of the academia, representatives of the UN in BiH and members of the diplomatic corps to Bosnia and Herzegovina. For this year’s convening of Sarajevo Model UN, the conference will have following councils will be simulated: the United Nations Security Council, United Nations Women, European Council, and North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Therefore, this year we are looking to host 100 future diplomats and global citizens.
The main aim of the Conference is to build foundations to catalyze interaction, and enable a vertical exchange of information and knowledge between stakeholders, policy-makers, NGOs and members of the academia on one side, and prospective young individuals and aspiring diplomats from the region. The aforementioned, will help both policy-makers and participants to develop answers to some of the current issues in the domain of multilateral diplomacy. Hence, Sarajevo Model UN is a platform for participants to experience first-hand what it means to be a diplomat working and presenting at the world’s most influential multilateral institutions. Our conference offers a new experience for participants with a passion for EU, regional and international affairs, international law, PR, lobbying and journalism. By promoting diplomacy through formal council debates, and through a series of academic round-tables, our Conference will, indubitably, educate participants; as well as inspire a new generation of diplomats, attorneys, young professionals and journalists.
The overall objective of this project is to stimulate young people in active participation in democratic processes in their societies through academic training and simulation. This project includes multiple platforms at which participants will discuss global socio-economic problems, conducted solely, in English language. Conference participants will have the opportunity to represent foreign states, which to a great extent, contributes to the development of research capabilities, critical analysis, public speaking, teamwork and leadership skills. In addition to that, one of the goals of this conference is promote academic development of the youth in Bosnia and Herzegovina and offer them a gateway to the global contemporary academic movement. Additionally, our participants will become active participants in creating sustainable socio-economic solutions to some of the global and regional issues.
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