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UN – 1,500 young people map out the future

A total of 1500 young people will be mapping out the future of the UN at the 5th edition of Rome Model United Nations to be held at FAO from 13 to 17 March. The event is the largest simulation of the United Nations for young people in Europe, rewarding young people wishing to confront the most important issues concerning the international debate. This year’s theme is “Beyond 2015: a new agenda for development”.

Participants from over 100 nations

The participants, coming from over 100 nations around the world, will tackle those issues as representatives of six separate institutional bodies: the General Assembly, Security Council, FAO, International Court of Justice, the Council of the European Union, the International Telecommunications Union and the Council on Human Rights.

The event is being organised by the Association Giovani nel Mondo, with the patronage of the Rome UN agencies, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Italian mission to the European Commission and the Regions of Lazio, Valle d’Aosta, Emilia Romagna, Piedmont, Campania, Lombardy, Abruzzo and Sicily.

An extraordinary opportunity

“This is an extraordinary opportunity to get familiar with the spirit and workings of the international organisations”, Diplomatic Institute Director Stefano Baldi explained. “Being able to have a first-hand experience of the negotiation dynamics will give each of these young people a chance to better understand the values of encounter, synthesis and multiculturalism”.

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