Azerbaijani Students Taking Roles of High Level Diplomats at the Upcoming Baku MUN Conference:
The United Nations office in Azerbaijan, jointly with the International Education and Innovation Centre XXI Century, The International School of Azerbaijan (TISA) and Baku Oxford School (BOS), is inviting you to the Fourth Annual Baku Model UN Conference (BMUN), which will take place on 14 April 2012.
The conference that marks the 20th anniversary of the UN’s presence in Azerbaijan will bring together around 120 participants from 12 Baku-based high schools. Students, who will assume the role of the ambassadors representing various countries at the UN General Assembly, will negotiate and debate a wide range of issues on the measures to end or mitigate human trafficking.
Participants are also happy that they will be tackling the same topic that the real General Assembly debated just a few days ago in New York when top United Nations officials urged Member States to increase their collaborative efforts to prevent human trafficking and protect its victims.
Among the distinguished guest speakers will be UN Resident Coordinator in Azerbaijan Mr. Fikret Akcura, Head of the OSCE Office in Baku Mr. Koray Targay, and Officer-in-Charge of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) office in Baku Mr. Serhan Aktoprak.
Although Model UN is primarily seen as academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about civics, current events, effective communication, globalization and multilateral diplomacy, it is at the same time an authentic simulation of work of various UN bodies such as the Security Council or the General Assembly.
“Following the successes of our past conferences, we are very proud and waiting in anticipation for participants who will fully devote themselves to the BMUN and take up their role-play with high professionalism, polished diplomatic skills and a deep knowledge of the position of the country that they will be representing,” noted the UN DPI Representative, Envera Selimovic.
The organizers also strive to the fullest extent of their effort and knowledge to provide the best experience to the participants of the conference hoping that, in return, Azerbaijani students will gain priceless experience and cherish this unique know-how with warmth and smiles, says Selimovic.