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Moldova Model United Nations MDMUN 2021 - Call for COUNSELORS

“Creative Development Association” is recruiting facilitators for the Model United Nations Moldova Conference, MDMUN 2021.

If you believe you are well-informed on topics like international politics, geopolitics, the functioning of the United Nations and diplomacy, this is your chance to put this knowledge to work in an ambitious, world-famous type of project.

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 United Nations General Assembly First Committee (also known as the Disarmament and International Security Committee or DISEC)
The United Nations General Assembly Third Committee (also known as the Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee or SOCHUM)

After forming the delegations, each of you will be assigned to mentor a certain country. This country will be represented by 4 ambassadors. Your role will be purely advisory, one of „experts” that are available to the delegates in case they need advice on Rules of Procedure, eventual ideas for debating, talking points, negotiating strategies etc. Your mission is to make the process as easy as possible for the delegates, ensuring this through your well-documented assistance on the topic. Nevertheless, final decisions, speeches and the delegates’ activity within the committee sessions will be at the discretion of the participants, which in their turn will be evaluated for presence and participation.

The online conference will take place on October 27 — 30, 2021.

Until then, the CDA and MDMUN team will organise meetings and trainings which will prepare you for the role that you are about to undertake during the conference.The training sessions will take place during October 24 — 25.

Selection criteria:
* Student of a relevant, topic-related degree- International Relations, Law, Political Science etc;
* Experience within Model UN and/or debating will serve as a bonus;
* Interest in discovering more about Model UN, the Sustainable Development Goals, debating;
* Availability for participating throughout the whole programme: training sessions, online conference, mentoring sessions with the delegates;
* Internet access, including access to a laptop or a microphone-integrated computer and with a working, switched on camera throughout the project.

Apply here to be a counselor. Deadline for application: October 17, 2021
The shortlisted applicants will be invited to a short online interview.

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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.

The program is carried out by the Creative Development Association, supported by the Joint Fund of the Ministry of Education and Research, the Swiss Cooperation in Moldova and UNFPA Moldova. Partner of the program – United Nations Moldova.