Ladies and Gentlemen,
Dear young people from all over the world,
The United Nations Youth and Student Association of Austria - Academic Forum for Foreign Affairs (UNYSA-AUSTRIA-AFA) cordially invites students and young graduates from 18 to 35 years from all educational backgrounds and from all nations to our most important youth conference in Vienna.
From 29 July to 02 August 2018 the Vienna International Model United Nations (VIMUN) will take place directly at the UN Office at Vienna.
A Model United Nations (MUN) is a meeting where students authentically simulate negotiations of specific committees and organs of the United Nations. Participants choose a country and research their
chosen country's position regarding a specific topic. After preparation, they step into the shoes of diplomats and represent this country in a committee. They debate, convince, bring forward new
solutions and solve a world conflict with their own resolution.
Why participate at MUNs?
Thousands of students actively take part in MUNs, debating either at training sessions at clubs or at international conferences that are organized all over the world. The motivation for participation in MUNs is simple, yet very convincing:
- improve your negotiation and debating skills
- become a better team-worker and leader
- get an insight into an UN diplomat's work
- make practical use of your political knowledge
- meet and stay in touch with students from all around the world
- earn a valuable certificate
VIMUN welcomes experienced MUN participants (some Committees will be exclusively reserved for advanced MUNers) but also attracts students who take part at a MUN for the first time!
We will simulate/discuss the following committees/issues:
Human Rights Council (HRC)
70 Years Universal Declaration of Human Rights: "Freedom of Religion or Belief and the Right to Privacy in the Digital Age"
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Simulation of a Meeting of the Board of Governors (The IAEA is designated for advanced MUN participants.)
"Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Management"
Security Council (SC)
The SC is designated for advanced MUN participants. There will be an authentic simulation of the UN SC (no fictional crisis).
"The Situation in the Middle East" (Syria)
Just Added to VIMUN: United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)
Simulation of a Meeting of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space
"Actual Challenges for the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space: Economic Exploitation, Future Tourism and Space Junk"
World Trade Organization (WTO)
Simulation of a Ministerial Conference (without Observers)
"New 'Trade Wars', Regional Economic Alliances and Sustainable Development Goals: What Role for the WTO?"
We cordially invite you to find all further information on VIMUN at: http://www.vimun.org
Please note that we can only accept applications if you do not need a visa for entering the European Union, as the deadline for visa applications is already over.
Thanking you for your attention and looking forward to meet you/your
friends at our conference,
With all our very best regards,