Model UN Workshop to take place in New York from 27-29 August, 2012

Accra – The Department of Public Information of the United Nations has announced a new Model UN (MUN) initiative to replace its annual Global Model UN Conference.  To this end, UNDPI will be organising a Model UN Workshop from August 27-29, 2012 in New York.  The goal of the 3-day workshop is to provide student leaders who are actively involved in organising Model UN programmes at the university level with a deeper understanding of how the UN General Assembly operates.  During the MUN Workshop, participants will hear firsthand from senior UN officials about the work they do.

The workshop will focus on giving MUN organizers a basic understanding of the General Assembly’s Rules and Procedures, the discussion and action phases of the General Assembly Committee meetings, what you need to know when drafting resolutions, duties and responsibilities of the UN Secretariat and General Assembly officials, how they workk together, and more.

The Workshop is expected to become an important tool in helping Model UN simulations capture the negotiation process as it occurs at the UN in a more accurate manner.

For further information on the Model UN Workshop and elegibility requirement, please visit outreach.un.org/mun.

Please note that the dealine for application is July 15, 2012.  There is no registration fee but participants are responsible for paying their own travel and living expenses.