Youth Model UN 2018

Youth Model UN

Friday 26 and Saturday 27 June, 2020

Join us for a two-day conference which will see your students negotiate with more than 100 students from the UK and Germany to find solutions to real world problems.

The 7th Annual Youth Model UN Conference will take place on Friday 26 of June and Saturday 27 of June 2020.  

The theme of this 2020 Conference is: Looking Back, Moving Forward.

2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War –a stark reminder of the result of bitter divisions and unequal societies– and a reminder of the dangers of going down the route of war and conflict, instead of working together to achieve a peaceful and sustainable world.

Our committees and topics for this year are as follows:

General Assembly Committee (GA) 
1.    Youth Activism & Social Movements 
2.    Hate Speech in a Digital World

Human Rights Council (HRC) 
1.    Marginalised Groups and Genocide 
2.    Women and Peace & Security: Sexual Violence in Conflict

Security Council (SC) 
1.    Nuclear Proliferation & the Arms Race
2.    Crisis (TBA)  

New to Model UN?

Since the 1950s, Model United Nations (Model UN) Conferences have spread internationally and have now become a global phenomenon. Student participants will engage in a high value, highly interactive, interdisciplinary and intercultural experience with other students from all across London.

They will not only immerse themselves in another country, political system and culture, but they will be able to constructively discuss real world dilemmas with their peers and collectively develop realistic solutions. Additionally, they will gain valuable experience and skills in leadership, teamwork, interpersonal communication, diplomacy, public speaking, research, and negotiation.

As part of Regent's extended public benefit commitment to widen participation in the Higher Education that we provide, we are very proud to announce that many of the students taking part will be representatives from schools across the local boroughs.

How does the simulation work?

Participants are assigned a UN Member state with each of them assuming the role of a diplomat from that country. They must represent the views and interests of that country, instead of their own personal opinions.

Participants will be assigned a committee, research the committee topics, discover the views, values and positions of their assigned country on the topics, and negotiate with other participants to find realistic solutions.

What are we asking you to do?

With our active support and training services:

  • Find one or two members of staff who would be willing to run a Model UN Team at your school
  • Find a group of between 2-12 student participants between the ages of 14-18
  • Meet with them at least every other week for an hour or two
  • Train them in simulations
  • Assist them with their research
  • You can also attend as an individual.  Please contact Kate Fanning at [email protected] to discuss.

What support will be available to you?

Training for staff: A Regent’s staff member will be available for assistance throughout the entire preparation process.

Committee Background Guides: These guides will provide the rules and guidelines for attending a Model UN conference, as well as background information on each of the committee topics. The guides will assist students in conducting their research, writing position papers, participating in simulations and general preparation. Background guides will be available from mid-late March.

General Support: If you have any questions, comments or concerns throughout the entire preparation process, there will be a Regent’s representative to assist you. 

For more information, please contact:
Kate Fanning, [email protected]  

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