23-25 March 2018 – to observe the 20th anniversary of Model United Nations in Ukraine United Nations together with Kyiv Business Lyceum, Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University and Kyiv School of Economics held a Conference for organizers and active participants of Model United Nations from all over Ukraine. Participants had a chance to model two United Nations bodies – General Assembly and Security Council. Pupils and young participants modelled the work of the General Assembly while students focused on the work of the Security Council.

More than 200 students and youth from different regions of Ukraine took part in the Conference. In addition to modelling the General Assembly and Security Council participants established a platform for sharing information on upcoming Model UN conferences in their schools and Universities as well as other educational opportunities on Facebook page – Model United Nations Ukraine.

‘Ministry of Foreign Affairs encourages Ukrainian youth to actively participate at Model United Nations events. Simulation of United Nations bodies deepens knowledge on international relations, improves communication and debating skills, helps to practice foreign languages. All these skills are essential for becoming a diplomat’ – Andrii Zayats, State Secretary of the Ministry of foreign affairs of Ukraine.

United Nations Model was first held in 1998 in Kyiv Business Lyceum. Since then more than 100 Model United Nations were held all over Ukraine. Every year the number of such conferences increases giving better opportunities to experience the work of the most famous international organization.

‘Model United Nations is a great platform to exchange ideas on tackling crises around the world, fight inequalities and build the world we all want to live in. Energy, passion and innovative thinking of young people will play a decisive role in solving the challenges which Ukraine and the whole world are facing today’ – Neal Walker, United Nations Resident Coordinator in Ukraine.

Additional information:

Model United Nations student conferences are simulations of United Nations forums such as the General Assembly and its Main Committees, the Security Council and the Economic and Social Council. They also simulate United Nations agencies, funds and programmes, in addition to the Organization’s regional economic commissions. The students take on the roles of diplomats, debating international crises, negotiating difficult global issues and drafting and adopting resolutions. Annually, hundreds of UN Models take place worldwide, but Global Model UN took place for the first time in 2009.

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