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Students simulate the work of the United Nations bodies

PODGORICA, 17 March 2014 - More than 85 students from 16 countries gathered together in Montenegro to have real-time experience of negotiating the major world’s challenges through the participation in the simulating sessions of important United Nations bodies.

Young students, participants of the second ‘Model of UN’ concept in Montenegro, were engaged in three important UN bodies simulation sessions: the UN Security Council, the UN Human Rights Council and the UN Economic and Social Council. They worked together to find solutions to international challenges, build operational relationships, and acquire new knowledge and skills.


Students participating at the second Montenegro International Model United Nations (MiMUN) - UNICEF Montenegro / 2014

“I hope the debate will continue its tradition of excellence, and that last year’s conference will be surpassed in terms of organization and engagement of participants,” said Ena Zone Đonlić, student from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Slaven Živković, member of the Student Association for International Cooperation, explained how students would benefit from attending the conference. “The idea is that all the procedures that are already applicable in the United Nations bodies are credibly replicated in the simulation sessions, so that students have a chance to find out how United Nations really works,” he said.


Representative of the Student Association for International Cooperation Slaven Živković, UNICEF Montenegro Representative Benjamin Perks, and the Dean of the Faculty of Political Science Saša Knežević (from left to right), during the opening ceremony of the second Montenegro International Model United Nations - UNICEF Montenegro / 2014

UNICEF Montenegro Representative Benjamin Perks, who officially opened the second Montenegro International Model United Nations (MiMUN), sent the message to young enthusiasts: “Your generation and your UN will have to find new ways to harness innovation, international cooperation and interdependence to continue to uphold the global values of peace, development and human rights.”

The second Montenegro International Model United Nations, held from 17-21 March, was organized by the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Montenegro and the Student Association for International Cooperation (SAMS).

 

 
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