From 13th to 15th of April we had the pleasure to be involved in LVIV Model UN, held at the Ukrainian Catholic University.
What is it exactly Model UN about? It is a simulation of the United Nations where delegates take on the roles of diplomats and ambassadors, and discuss how to address some of the world’s most pressing issues.
It constitutes a unique opportunity for young people to obtain a multilateral view on world affairs, enhance their conflict resolution capabilities and develop their public speaking skills. Indeed, during these 3 days young delegates from all over Ukraine were divided in 4 committees, where they took their skills to the next level:
–UN Security Council
-Commission on Criminal Justice and Crime Prevention
-The UN General Assembly on Disarmament and International Security
– Reykjavik International Conference 1919
In these committees every delegate represented a country and protected the country’s views during the many debates. At the end they got to a compromise with other “governments” and created a resolution, aimed at addressing the committee’s main topic. But Lviv MUN was not only about taking part in discussions within the Committees, it was especially about people. That is the reason why most of our young delegates came for.
To exchange experiences and visions with people from all over Ukraine, thus enhancing their opportunity to challenge current global issues. Indeed, most of them are really fond of international politics and are willing to address several problems that are affecting Ukraine and the all world. But how?
Lviv MUN was for sure an opportunity for them to acquire new skills, that would constitute an asset when it comes to work in the international dimension. And we are sure that very soon we will see our young delegates pursuing their dream career jobs and have an impact in current global challenges.