The International Model UN Conference (“ROMUN 2015”) will be held in Rome October 16-20, 2015.
The Italian Society for International Organization (SIOI – UNA Italy) in partnership with the Unites States Diplomatic Missions in Italy, and together with the Students’ Movement for International Organization (MSOI/UNYA-Italy), will launch its flagship international model UN conference this year. ROMUN (Rome Model United Nations) 2015 taking place in Rome, Italy, from October 16th to October 20th, 2015.
2015 is a turning point year in the United Nations system. As part of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, the General Assembly will declare the expiration of the Millennium Development Goals and will launch the Sustainable Development Goals. Given this new framework EXPO Milan’s focus on central themes such as food security, access to food, sustainability, and the protection of the environment, exemplifies this change.
For more information, visit the ROMUN 2015 site: www.romunsioi.org
What is a Model UN?
A Model United Nations (MUN) is a simulation of the United Nations system, intended to give students and graduates who are interested in the complex world of international relations the possibility to play a leading role in the conducting and decision-making of the United Nations for a few days. A Model United Nations faithfully reproduces the mechanism of negotiations of specific committees of the United Nations and follows the official rules of procedure. It aims to open debate on imminent global issues with a view to engender the decisions needed to deal with these critical situations at an international level.
This simulation gives young people from all over the world an important opportunity to comprehend the life and work of international organizations and to provide a platform for international-level discussions among students from different countries. Participants have a real opportunity to demonstrate their political and international knowledge and communication skills openly. Taking the role of a delegate of a chosen foreign country, they have the task of negotiating and discussing the official position of that country so as to defend their national interests regarding international issues. In order to do this, participants are required to demonstrate their profound knowledge of issues under discussion, the official position of the member country, as well as the procedural regulations, which are utilized in the real UN mechanism of negotiation.