Rome Model United Nations is the Europe’s largest diplomatic simulation of the United Nations and has reached its 9th edition with the patronage and support of major international institutions. There will be 1500 delegates from around the world, prestigious guests pursuing an innovative approach to foster greater involvement and debate from the youth on current international issues.
The debate will focus on the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN pursuing the theme “Diversity is richness”.
Model UNs are programmes geared towards teaching students how it is the work of the United Nations. Participants act as delegates of the Member States as they replicate the debates and discussions held within actual UN committees.
The goal of this experience-based program is to find common and effective solutions on the agenda topics through the approval and signing of resolutions. The RomeMUN is a project which uses the "learn by doing" approach which means our participants acquire various practical skills such as public speaking, capacity to draft official international documents, such as position papers and UN resolutions, team building as they work in groups to find solutions and create resolutions, leadership abilities as they lead blocs of nations who share a common stance, research skills, because of the research done before and during the simulation, adapting and working in a multicultural environment given that there are participants from over 100 countries in the world.
For the 2018 edition, you will have the opportunity to directly select your country and committee! Apply now here
RomeMUN has become really famous in few years with more than 10.000 applications per year for 1500 available positions thanks to 150 scholarships available, thanks to the collaboration with the other MUNs in the world, and above all, thanks to the support of institutions and international organizations such as FAO, IFAD, World Food Programme, UNICEF, European Commission, Italian Foreign Affairs Minister, and of international associations, institutions and NGOs such as Wall Street English, Università degli Studi Internazionali di Rome (UNINT University), ONE, the “Unione Forense per i Diritti Umani” association and ITC-ILO. The partnership with different italian and foreign universities is essential for the promotion of the project, involving more than 300 volunteers all over the world.
The RomeMUN simulation is fundamental in order to understand the United Nations world, as claimed by a student who participated at the 2017 edition: “The MUN has been an educational experience, that has helped to clarify the most important aspects of the UN world and It has helped to understand the features of the international community”.
“A model of United Nations goes beyond a simple political simulation since it is a way to show young people around the world that someone, somewhere, needs them”, these are the words of the new RomeMUN 2018 Secretary General, Jorge Alejandro Gonzales Galicia.
RomeMUN is a simulation addressed to students after uploading a English certificate or passing an English test and who have paid the quota.
Applications open here.
Since three years, RomeMun has been part of the International Careers Festival. This simulation is organised by Giovani Nel Mondo association, that it has established the website www.carriereintenazionali.com, helping young people to have access to the international careers.
For more information, see the website www.romemun.org
Giovani nel Mondo Association
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Dear delegates, young leaders and munners from all around the world,
Cheers from mexico!
It is an honor for me to invite you to be part of the ninth edition of the Rome Model of United Nations, which is one of the biggest un simulations around Europe and the world.
A model of United Nations goes beyond a simple political simulation since it is a way to show young people around the world that someone, somewhere , needs them. In today’s society we need active changemakers who can understand that the privilege of having an education should be used to give chances and life opportunities to those who are born in difficult situations, also, we need to meet young leaders like us from all around the world in order to create a global network of leaders that can act together to fight the challenges of the 21st century.
In my 4 years of experience at romemun i have realized that our conference is not only enriched by the debates, but also by dialogue, social events, worlwide networking, and by the International Careers Festival which offers our delegates the chance to expand their academic experiences throught Europe and the whole planet.
I invite you to give us a chance. A chance to show you that an mun can go beyond the common expectations, that we can connect you with other leaders and dreamers from other continents, to let us expand your horizons, and to have fun while being a real changemaker. My team and i will be at your service in order to assure you a unique experience.
Jorge Alejandro Gonzalez Galicia
Secretary General of RomeMUN 2018.
Join us at the International Careers Festival from the 24th to the 27th of March 2018 in Rome and be part of an amazing team of brilliant young minds, institutions, companies, NGOs, and international organizations
Organization: The Giovani nel Mondo Association is an independent, non-profit, non-denominational, and apolitical organization. The Association pursues educational and cultural, both international and national, goals; its primary focus is youth and young adults, ages between eighteen and thirty years old, to assist and accompany them on their education path and their professional, academic, and socio-cultural growth.
Duty station: Rome, Italy
Open to: students and fresh graduates
Timeframe: from the 24th to the 27th of March 2018
Description: The Festival is composed of four main projects from which participants can choose the one most suited to their academic background, professional aspirations or general interest.
The four projects are:
ROME MODEL UNITED NATIONS - Diplomatic simulation of the United Nations. Recommended for students of (or those interested in) international relations, diplomacy, political science, law;
ROME BUSINESS GAME - Simulation of business realities involving case study competitions. Recommended for students of (those interested in) economics, business, management, marketing, computer science;
ROME PRESS GAME - Journalism and media (web, tv, radio) simulation. Recommended for students of (or those interested in) communication, media, translation and interpretation, literature, philosophy;
INTERNATIONAL CAREERS COURSE - A guidance course filled with practical workshops for a successful international career. Recommended for students from any faculty/academic background.
There are a limited number of places for all four projects. In order to participate, you must complete the application form and pass the selection process.
Furthermore, the Festival has an area which is entirely open to the public: the International Careers Fair. The Fair is a large exhibition area open to both participants and the public alike. It will be divided into two different sections: the education/university area and the work/internship area. It favours the interaction between thousands of students, whether they are looking for study/training/internship/work opportunities, and industry experts.
Requirements: Students enrolled in the following programs can apply as participants for the International Careers Festival:
-High school students in their last two years;
-I or II Level Master’s students ;
-Students who have graduated (no more than a year after receiving their diploma);
A B1 level of English (in accordance with the European standard) is required in order to participate in the Festival. As you complete your application form, you will be asked to upload a certificate or to take an online English test provided by our partner.
-Certificate: You will be asked to upload a certificate, whether provided to you from an English language institution or by a university, which proves your level of English, or;
-Online English test: Should you not have a certificate, you will have to take our online English exam (you will be able to access the test through the application form), which will take around 30 minutes. Once you have finished the test, the result will be sent to your e-mail address. You will then be asked to upload the result of your test as a screenshot or as a pdf to your personal account of the Festival's website.
Deadline: The following deadlines and requirements apply for all four projects of the Festival, that is, the RomeMUN, Rome Business Game, Rome Press Game, and the International Careers Course.
December 15th 2017 - Deadline for scholarship applications
December 22th 2017 - First deadline for applications and admission tests
If there are vacancies after the first deadline, there will be a second deadline of January 26th, 2018.
The application procedures are completely automatic and are as follows:
APPLICATION -> ENGLISH TEST (if necessary) -> REGISTRATION OR SCHOLARSHIP
The APPLICATION and REGISTRATION of aspiring participants must be completed and submitted by the 22th of December 2017 (for students who need to pass the english test, we must also receive €15 membership fee by the same date);
If selected, candidates must complete the registration Form and at least make a first payment of €150 by and no later than 7 days after receiving the acceptance e-mail (however no later than the 26th of January 2018);
The balance of the participation fee, for those registered by the 22th of December 2017, must be paid by the 26th of January 2018;
It is possible to apply for a scholarship before the 15th of December 2017 (Please note: the scholarship application is lengthy and does require time to complete. We suggest that all those applying for a scholarship complete the initial application form well in advanced to avoid missing any deadlines);
More than 800 young people were feeling excited for the opening ceremony of the International Careers Festival. Saturday morning the auditorium of “Confindustria” in Tupini street was filled with the energy of hundreds of students. Each of the eight speakers has explained something about his specific skills. Mr. Luca Marco Girladin von Lahnstein opened the ceremony. He also mediated and introduced the speech of Monika Altmaier director of Human Resources, Daniela Conte President of the Giovani nel Mondo Association, Ebenezer Esslfie Nyame Secretary of RomeMUN, Eleonora Mantovani Director of Rome Press Game, Paolo Petrocelli President Youth Committee UNESCO Italy and Eva Ratti Find your Doctor Founder. All participants had also the opportunity to listen to the speech of the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs Deputy Political Director Francesca Tardioli. The ceremony started with a street music band's show of the “Banda Garibaldina di Poggio Mirteto who played as first song the hymn of Mameli. «It was a great ceremony – says Valentina Di Bari, one of the member of “Rome Press Game” - even if longer than we thought. Probably was a bit difficult to follow each speaker all the time. In general there was lot of enthusiasm all over the auditorium. The most important thing that we understand is how many creativity and innovation there are behind the job you love». The participants asked several interesting things to understand better the speakers' skills and their job. One of the suggestions was to discover “who you are” in order to feel “who you want become”.
Students take the lead
Julia Gimatova, Floriana Canadè
March 11, 2017 – The Rome International Careers Festival opened its doors to hundreds of young talents from all parts of the world. The ceremony took place in Auditorium della Tecnica – Confindustria, Rome.
The sun was shining; everyone could feel the warm breath of spring. What a great time to start something new, explore new opportunities and meet new people with different visions. Students has come to Rome exactly to this end. The Rome International Careers Festival offered young people a possibility to take part in festival and explore new talents. Started with compositions of orchestra La Banda Garibaldina di Poggio Mirteto, the opening ceremony of the festival hosted prestigious guests who shared with participants their experience, emotions and passion. Truly, they became an inspiration for students.
Dr. Daniela Conte, the executive director of the Rome International Careers Festival, greeted all the participants and focused on the important issue of discovering personalities and true dreams. According to Conte, every student had to "challenge himself". "Take your time, you are young," she said, "Who are you? What makes you happy?". The festival was created in hope that every participant will find the answers to these crucial questions.
Francesca Tardioli, Italian Minister Plenipotentiary, emphasized the idea that every student had to start getting experience and new skills as soon as possible, starting from the choice which university to enter and what field to study. She explained that the festival was a place where every student could make a new step of professional growth. The Minister focused on the career in diplomacy and described the opportunities that Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs offered to young professionals.
Rino Colombo, the president of Tecnopolo, the company that enhances on industrial innovations, was glad to see a lot of young people, 'of different countries, with different visions'. He hoped that everyone would get "a luggage of experience".
If you were in the hall where the opening ceremony took place, you would be pleasantly surprised by interest and excitement of future diplomats, business professionals, journalists and translators. "It is the first time when I took part in such a huge international event," Fatima Chaker, Italian student, said, "I feel that this festival will help me to make the first step in my future career".
The Festival will take place during 4 days during which every participant would be able to take part in workshops, meet companies’ representatives and even get an internship or job offer.
The 8th edition of the event will take place in the heart of the Capital.. Do not miss it!
Registration for the Rome Model United Nations (RomeMUN), the greatest United Nations diplomatic simulation of Europe, are open. The flagship project of the International Careers Festival annually hosts thousands of students from all over the world, passionate delegates ready to test themselves and make their voices heard. To apply http://www.internationalcareersfestival.org/registration.asp
The Model United Nations is a diplomatic simulation game in which delegates of Member States have to cooperate to find common and effective solutions in order to approve a certain number of resolutions. Learning by doing, which is the key to success of the event, is the main idea underlying the project and RomeMUN is structured to provide candidates with the opportunity to acquire practical skills by experiencing the complex and exciting world of the UN firsthand.
“Empowering Youth Through Dialogue” is the theme which will inspire the RomeMUNers from the 11th to 14th of March 2017 and focuses on the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. In order to achieve this purpose, candidates are divided into seven different committees:
- GENERAL ASSEMBLY – Plenary Session;
- UNHCR – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees;
- FAO – Food and Agriculture Organization;
- SC – Security Council;
- ECOSOC – Economic and Social Council;
- UNESCO – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
- UNEP – United Nations Environment Programme
For further information please visit http://www.romemun.org/
The RomeMUN is currently in its 8th edition and over the years it has hosted around 8.000 delegates from all over the world with a staff of 1,500 people. More than 150 scholarships, the largest number of scholarships offered by any model UN in the world, are awarded by the Association to the most deserving applicants. High school students, college students, recently graduated students from around the world have the opportunity to interact with diplomats, international officials and NGOs. Considering its international importance, the event is sponsored by major institutions including the Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UN agencies IFAD and WEP.
Influential people such as Staffan de Mistura, UN special envoy, Giulio Terzi di Sant’Agata, former minister of Foreign Affairs, José Graziano de Silva, general director of FAO, Ahmad Alhendawi, UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, have given presentations over the years, making the event a great opportunity for all participants to discover the secrets of international relations and diplomacy. Therefore candidates got the chance to receive advice and opinions from people deeply involved in the diplomatic and international world.
Also, all participants have the opportunity to attend other activities of the International Careers Festival and the chance to take part in stages and internships with NGOs and international institutions. The winners of our diplomatic simulation will be able to experience similar events in some of the most beautiful cities in the world such as Chicago, Barcelona, Goa and Beijing.
What’s new in this edition? Which influential people will we see on the stage of RomeMUN 2017? Don’t miss any updates and follow us on our website www.romemun.org !
ROME MODEL UNITED NATIONS… BECOME A UN AMBASSADOR!
Giovani nel Mondo Association
Via Policarpo Petrocchi 10
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