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 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)
With this goal in mind, the focus of this year’s YMUN 2020 conference is on learning from our past. The United Nations was forged with the aim of upholding peace and security, development, and human rights for all. The past century has seen champions such as Martin Luther King, who inspired the American Civil Rights movement, Desmond Tutu, who campaigned for the end of Apartheid in South Africa, and Emily Pankhurst, who led the Suffragette movement in the UK. Today, the mantle of activism has been taken up by many young people across the world: Malala Yousafzai, fighting for the right to education for girls, Greta Thunberg, the Swedish environmental activist, and Havana Chapman-Edwards, advocating against gun violence and for social justice. All are under 25 years of age and are a source of inspiration for millions of people across the globe. This year, we urge students to look back on previous mistakes and lessons learned and consider how these can be adapted and applied to our fast-changing world of today. To this end, this year’s conference is entitled Looking Back, Moving Forward.
For more information please contact Kate Fanning, [email protected]