UN4MUN 2017 Conference

The United Nations Information Office in Yerevan (UNO/DPI) in partnership with Armenian UN Association is happy to announce a two-day Model UN conference in the UN4MUN format. It will bring together university students between the ages of 20 and 25 and focus on Sustainable Development Goals marking the 25 Years of UN Operation and Impact in Armenia.

For the second time the UN4MUN format will be exercised in Armenia simulating this time the High-Level Political Forum 2017 Ministerial meeting. Participants will take the roles of delegates of UN member states representing regional groups, regional commissions, key specialized agencies as well as major groups and other relevant stakeholders.

The theme will be the same as was HLPF2017 – "Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world".

Date and Venue:
The conference will be held at the end of October 2017 (exact date TBC). Training preparatory sessions will be held during the weekends to ensure participation of applicants. To promote the educational process of the students, the conference will take place in English, which is one of the official languages of the UN. Conference and training venue will be announced later when confirmed.

The participants themselves will select the best delegate(s) as a reward for demonstrating active and effective participation. The conference will feature a cultural program as well, in which delegates will represent the culture of their countries.

The main criteria for participation are:
• Good command of English 
• Strong motivation and awareness of the world of international affairs
• Basic knowledge on United Nations and Sustainable Development Goals
• Previous experience in similar conferences (model UN, OSCE, EU, etc.) can be an asset

Application form: 
Please follow this link to fill in your personal data and an essay of 400-500 words on your vision of the United Nations in the current world – UN4MUN application form https://goo.gl/eZ97wf

Applications for Senior Role(s) will be considered separately as mentioned in the form.

Selection process: 
Applicants will be selected based on the strength of their application. Short-listed candidates might be invited to interviews to ease the process of selection.

The DEADLINE for applying is September 20, 2017.

Model United Nations is an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about current events, topics in international relations, diplomacy and the United Nations agenda. The participants role-play as diplomats representing a UN Member State in a simulated session of the United Nations. Participants do research about assigned country and topic, take on roles as diplomats, debate international issues, negotiate, deliberate, consult, and then develop joint solutions to world and regional problems. Model UN conferences are convened in Armenia since 2000.