Sarajevo Model UN ’19

13 jun

Sarajevo Model UN ’19 Conference Details

Conference timing: September 26-29, 2019

Conference venue: Hotel Hills (5*), Butmirska rd. 18, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

What is Sarajevo Model UN?

Sarajevo Model UN represents an academic simulation of various multilateral bodies and agencies such as the United Nations Security Council, European Council. The first edition of Sarajevo Model UN was held in 2016, in partnership with the United Nations in BiH. The first conference attracted over 80 participants from more than 15 countries and coming from 3 continents of the globe. Aside from academic simulations of four multilateral councils (UNSC, WHO, EC and GCC) in which participants role play diplomats in multilateral organizations, 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. Last year, the Conference simulated the following councils: the United Nations Security Council, United Nations Women,  European Council, and the Human Rights Council. and hosted dozen of participants, coming from more than 4 continents of the globe. Over the course of past four years, Sarajevo Model UN has evolved into one of the largest conferences in the Western Balkans, with a strong focus on academic and personal development of its participants.

What is the Main Aim of this Conference?

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 on the other, 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.

 What Councils will be Simulated at Sarajevo Model UN 2019?

The following committees/councils will be simulated:

  • United Nations Security Council (UN SC)

  • United Nations Women (UNW)

  • United Nations SDG Summit (High Level Political Forum)

  • World Health Organization (WHO)

In partnership with various relevant institutions, private sector and hotel Hills, we are looking forward to host 100 future diplomats and Agents for Change.

What is overarching theme of Sarajevo Model UN 2019?

The overarching theme for this years’ conference is #MyImpact. It revolves around the idea of changing the perspective we have about the Agenda 2030, or rather, focusing on presenting both individual and collective contributions towards implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into our daily lives. The core of the conference is reflecting on what have we done so far and speaking on what can we do in the future to ensure the successful implementation of the SDGs.

Why should I Participate at this Conference?

Because you will have a unique opportunity to interact with other Agents for Change from all over the globe, learn from leading experts, research on the most pressing prevalent issues of the contemporary global affairs, develop soft skills, negotiate in simulations — and most importantly, have fun!

Join the movement of shaping future diplomats, apply for Sarajevo Model UN 2019!

More information here.

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Autor Meris Bećović