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Moldova Model United Nations 2020 | Call for delegates

Dear active young people, the Creative Development Association/Asociația pentru Dezvoltare Creativă is inviting you to MDMUN 2020! This is a unique chance to experience the role of high-ranking diplomats, representing their country within the most important international structure – the United Nations.

Model United Nations Moldova, known as the MDMUN, is an extracurricular conference whose purpose is educating about the activity of the United Nations. Acting as representatives of a country, international agency or a political or social entity, you will take part in debates, individual case studies, and documentation on current topics in geopolitics, environmental protection, human rights, economy, security, society, culture and many more. This year, the session will consist of two committees, selected from the total of six subsidiaries of the General Assembly: the First Committee – Disarmament and International Security – (DISEC) and the third Committee – Social, Humanitarian & Cultural Issues (SOCHUM). Being created for advisory purposes, these committees have the role of addressing relevant issues (which will be prepared in advance by the organizers), maintaining a productive discussion and concluding the session with the adoption of one or more resolutions.

As representatives of the countries that will be assigned to you, your responsibility will be to document yourself properly and extensively, going beyond the general information that will be provided to you in the study guides. Thus, using this knowledge, you will contribute to lobbying activities, debates, chaired or non-chaired meetings, representing the position and interests of the countries that delegated you. Finally, our expectation is that you will reach a consensus embodied in the resolutions that will be forwarded to the Chairs of your committees.

The ONLINE conference will take place between November 24-28, 2020. Active young people are invited to apply to the program. During the conference, the created teams of delegates will represent a country. The delegates will be guided by a mentor with experience in the field. After the conference, the ambassador delegates of the countries within MDMUN will be encouraged to share their gained experiences and information about the Sustainable Development Goals with young people from their localities, also, they will be more than welcome to open debate and MUN clubs within their Youth Centers/schools.
Participation criteria:
— young person, active in the Youth Center/local school or gymnasium;
— pupil in year 9, 10, 11 or 12;
— available to participate in the online conference on November 24-28;
— good level of understanding and speaking in English;
— internet access, preferably laptop or computer with a microphone and camera on throughout the program (we encourage the Center to provide these facilities to ambassador delegates);
— eager to learn more about the United Nations, the Sustainable Development Goals, diplomacy, debates, international relations, drafting resolutions;
— confident to carry out follow-up activities within the Youth Center and school.

Please be INFORMED:
MDMUN objectives:
— Increasing the level of knowledge of the objectives, structure, policies and procedures of the United Nations;
— Raising the capacity of young people in Moldova to research and discuss global issues, to collaborate in order to identify possible solutions;
— Promoting a better understanding of other countries and cultures around the world.
— Enhancing the leadership capacity of young people in Moldova, empowering them to discuss and form solutions to complex global problems with an impact on their local communities;
— Increasing the capacity of Moldovan youth to implement volunteer projects aimed at promoting Sustainable Development goals in their local communities;
— Raising awareness of the need for global equality for female leaders in democratic efforts;
— Raising awareness and understanding of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The objectives of the UN, according to the UN Charter, are the following:
— to maintain international peace and security;
— to develop friendly relations among nations based on respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples;
— to achieve international co-operation in solving international problems of an economic, social, cultural or humanitarian character, and in promoting and encouraging respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms;
— to be a center for harmonizing the actions of nations in the attainment of these common ends.

Apply here. Deadline for application: November 14, 2020

Program realizat de Asociația pentru Dezvoltare Creativă, în cadrul Fondului comun al Ministerului Educației, Culturii și Cercetării, Agenției Elvețiene pentru Dezvoltare și Cooperare și Fondului Națiunilor Unite pentru Populație privind dezvoltarea Centrelor de tineret și consolidarea participării și implicării civice a tinerilor din Republica Moldova.