Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Call for Applications for the 2011 Global Model United Nations Conference to be held 10-14 August in Korea

The United Nations Department of Public Information is organizing the third annual Global Model United Nations Conference at Incheon, Republic of Korea from 10 to 14 August 2011 with the theme of “Sustainable Development: Advancing Human Progress in Harmony with Nature.”

In this conference, university students between the age of 18 and 24 years will be invited from around the world to role play as foreign diplomats and participate in simulated sessions of the United Nations General Assembly and other multilateral bodies in the UN system. While preparing for Model United Nations conference, students develop leadership skills and research, writing, public speaking and problem solving skills that they will use throughout their lives. In addition, participation also encourages consensus building, conflict resolution and cooperation and the enhancement of leadership skills.

The following are eligible to apply for the Global Model UN Officials positions:

  • Students who have participated in university-level Model UN conferences and who, preferably, have experience as secretariat and general assembly officials in those conferences
  • Students who have excellent organizational skills and research and drafting skills
  • Students who are at least 18 but not older than 24 years of age at the time of the GMUN Conference and
  • Students who will have been enrolled in a university during the academic year in which the GMUN conference takes place – 2010/2011
  • Students must be fluent in English and/or French (the working languages of the United Nations and of the Global Model UN Conference)
  • Students must have a good academic record at their university

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