Rotaract International Model United Nations
What is Model United Nations?
Model United Nations conferences or short MUNs are academic conferences where participants (who during the event are called county representatives and/or delegates) – students, youth workers and/or leaders and young professionals from across the world, assume the role of representing a country and debate in formal sessions current political, social and economic issues. MUNs represent an opportunity to learn how to influence decision-making at international level.
What is Rotaract Global Model United Nations?
Following the historical structure of the United Nations mechanism and its procedures, Rotaract International 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.
1st Rotaract Global Model United Nations 2013 took place in Baia Mare, Romania, organized by Rotaract Club of Baia Mare TEAM on 21-25 August.
2nd Rotaract Global Model United Nations 2014 took place in London, UK, organized by Rotaract Club of Westminster on 4-7 September.
3rd Rotaract Global Model United Nations 2015 took place in Belgrade, Serbia, organized by Rotaract Club of Belgrade on 26-30 August
4th Rotaract Global Model United Nations 2016 will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria, organized by Rotaract Club of Sofia Serdika. See you all in August 2016 in Sofia, Bulgaria!
2016 Special Edition Rotaract Global MUN at Change the World will take place in New York, USA. 18-20 March 2016. Save the dates! . See you all at the United Nations Headquarters simulating the Human Rights Council!
5th Rotaract Global Model United Nations 2017 took place in Beirut, Lebanon, organized by Rotaract Club of Sahel Metn on 17-20 August
Rotaract Global Model United Nations 2013 simulates four councils: The Security Council, Human Rights Council, Economic and Social Council and the Peacebuilding Comission. Depending on the body in which each participant decides to work, different topics of international importance will be discussed and debated based on strict rules of procedures which will be implemented by the Secretariat. Each participant has the possibility to express the views and interests of the country he/she represents. Therefore, besides accumulating strong knowledge of global issues, participants will also master: the art of negotiation, public speaking using the official UN language and using the procedural mechanisms set in motion by the UN.
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 International 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 Global 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 Global Model United Nations 2014 is waiting for young enthusiastic, visionary and self-motivated people to join the team this September 2014!
More information about the vision and mission of Rotaract Global Model United Nations can be found under the Concept section.
Our motto is: Your voice will reach the desk of United Nations!