Rome Model United Nations 2020
Rome Model UInited Nations 2020
By Clelia Maria Vegezzi, Ludovica Ferranti and Eleonora Peruch
Imagine having dinner in Hell and Heaven. A banquet full of people around with their arms tied. Which do you think would make a difference between the two? In The Great Divorce C.S. Lewis described people in Hell as fighting against each other in order to reach for food, whereas in Heaven collaborating with each other, feeding the person on the opposite side of the table. Collaboration in fact has been the key point touched on by all the speakers in today’s Opening Ceremony of the International Careers Festival, celebrating its 10 th anniversary.
From 2009, the International Careers Festival has been the greatest opportunity offered to young people to practice collaboration in a multicultural environment. The Opening Ceremony was a celebration of diversity. As the Deputy Minister, Lorenzo Fieramonti stressed, “Diversity is a great ingredient of a good social life”.
Too often we act as if time and space have no boundaries. But in fact, time is limited and we should all pray for more. We should not sit down waiting for the change; we should be the change all together.
Collaborate rather than trying to stand out solo! The International Careers Festival is the perfect occasion to do so. In her speech, Wendy Wiver, first Counsellor and Bilateral and Foreign Policy at the British Embassy in Rome, remarked on the importance of preserving diversity and considering inequality a resource.
Participants can choose among four projects of the Festival according to their skills and interests. Internationalisation is the link among all the programmes. As Daniele Conte, President of the Giovani nel Mondo Association and Executive Director of the ICF said, “International means that we all are interconnected and affected by what is happening around the world”.
The original and most comprehensive programme among the four, the Rome MUN (Model United Nations), offers the opportunity to join a diplomatic simulation of the United Nations, one of the international organisation that mostly promotes diversity and demands for collaboration.
Secondly, the Rome Business Game, devoted to allowing young people to experience the world of business through case study competitions. Despite the competitive nature of the programme, participants are immersed in a collaborative environment in an effort to reach common solutions. Dr. Marco Giraldin von Lahnstein, director of the programme, suggested that in a company it is more important to focus on the human capital rather than on the economic capital.
Reporting during the Festival, the Rome Press Game participants get the chance to act as journalists and translators. Programme Director Shanti Kodituwakku Hettiarachchilage defined internationalisation as “breaking boundaries and making diversity a strong point in ourselves”. The last programme offering the opportunity to experience the multicultural aspect of the Festival is the International Careers Course.
Participants acquire and strengthen their soft skills through practical workshops, preparing for a successful international career.
The enthusiasm of the speakers who participated in the previous editions inspire us to be the change the world needs. Let’s be the Youth Leaders of Today!
Edited by Team 4 - Press Game
At its 10th edition, the International Careers Festival promises to be one of the most important international events in Rome in 2019, involving brilliant students ready to challenge each other in exciting simulations. Are you curious to find out what is the ICF all about? Read the experiences of those who have already participated in previous editions and cannot wait to get back on the game for this extraordinary 10th anniversary!
For many, the International Careers Festival is a unique opportunity to get involved and put into practice their academic knowledge. This is the case of Luca De Cristofaro, 22-year-old Italian-Brazilian student of International Relations at the Orientale University of Naples. Luca has already taken part to the RomeMUN 2018 and this year is also involved in promoting the event among his colleagues. "The RomeMUN? It's a bit like being at the Simulation Olympics, competing with participants from all over the world, with different backgrounds and cultures". Not only that, it is also an opportunity to refine both diplomatic and personal skills, "I have a fantastic relationship with one of the delegates with whom I had the most heated debates and I cannot wait to see her again at RomeMUN 2019!" Luca said.
The ICF has been a stimulating and revealing experience also for Francesco Merendino, a 21-year-old Sicilian student enrolled in the Faculty of Law of the University of Messina who sees his future in the international market. According to Francesco, the Festival is one of the best possible arenas to prepare for tomorrow's work challenges, although the greatest challenge is with oneself: "in a globalized world, if you want to emerge from the mass, you always need to test your own level!". But the Festival is also an experience that leaves a deep mark, "when I came home, I felt downsized: being in contact with peers from all over the world opened my mind, made me realize that many of my certainties did not have solid foundations: it was a great stimulus for me"
Finally, there are those who will participate in the Festival for the first time and are excited to meet other students coming from all over the world to take part in intense days of simulations, workshops, seminars and debates. This is the case, for example, with Úrsula and Yasmin, 19 and 20-year-old Brazilian students the University of Lisbon School af Law. Together with many other students from Portugal, they will represent their university at the Festival. For them, the Festival is a starting point to discover the different possibilities offered by the world of international careers and to get to know the points of view of their international peers about possible solutions to face the conflicts and challenges of our century. Both determined to pursue a career in the field of international law, they are enthusiastic about being part of such a big event "I believe the world is everyday walking towards unification and integration between nations, and I’d be glad to help that happen" Úrsula said.
What are you waiting for? Apply now for the International Careers Festival and get ready to live an unforgettable experience!
Giovani nel Mondo has interviewed the protagonists of the 10th edition of the International Careers Festival. Do you want to know their experience? Read the article and get to know them!
This year, the International Careers Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary, confirming a successful record of this international event which allows young students from all over the world to challenge themselves and to live a unique experience in the charming Italian city of Rome. Such a remarkable success would not have been possible without the enthusiasm and the commitment of the dynamic youth that work behind the scene of the ICF. We have met some of the key figures that contribute to the realization of the four projects of the Festival: the RomeMUN, the Press Game, the Business Game and the International Careers Course. Here are their stories and their advice for a successful international career.
Luca Marco Giraldin von Lahnstein –Business Game Director, Executive Committee
Successful entrepreneur in the Food and Luxury sector and with professional experience in marketing, managerial and strategic consulting, Luca Marco is the creator and director of the Business Game, as well as a member of the Executive Committee of the International Careers Festival. His collaboration with GnM began in 2011 and since then his contribution has become more and more concrete, coming to the design of the Business Game that this year will see its third edition. Luca in fact wanted to bring his experience within the festival to help young people interested in following a professional path in the business area to understand how "to have the freedom to choose their own future, to realize it according to their ambitions, with courage, dedication and receiving adequate gratifications. This is success" What is the reason for including the Business Game within the Festival? Because in an increasingly international and competitive reality, young people cannot limit themselves to academic knowledge but need to develop soft skills, better if in an association like the GnM. Today Luca continues his entrepreneurial adventure thanks to a new challenge in the United States with the launch of the "Patavini" brand, a food boutique and a laboratory for the production of fresh pasta in the heart of New York. The secret that made his initiative competitive? An in-depth analysis of the American market in the field of food production and distribution, together with a correct positioning in the distribution channels and a constant tension towards excellence. If you want to acquire these competences, the Business Game is the right opportunity for you, apply here!
Jorge Alejandro González Galicia - Deputy Director
Jorge is a young professional of Mexican-Guatemalan origins who has participated for many years at the International Careers Festival and this year will play the role of Deputy Director. Excellent communicator, his biggest dream is to give voice to his ideas to create a positive impact in society. The reason that motivated Jorge to join the GnM team is "the opportunity that represents an organization like GnM: connecting young people through the power of dialogue and diplomacy". Over the years, GnM has allowed him to get in touch with thousands of people from all over the world who, like him, are determined to overcome contemporary global challenges. Jorge told to us that he traveled a lot more with his new international friends than he ever did with his fellow students or his colleagues, "it's funny because you would never imagine that someone living more than 100 kilometers away from you can share so much with you, and in so many different ways ". Do you share his same aspirations? Take part to the 10th edition of the Festival, apply here!
Alina Barsamyan - Under Secretary General RomeMUN
Alina Barsamyan is a girl of Armenian origin who has lived abroad since the age of 7 and this year will serve as Under Secretary General of RomeMUN. Student of International Relations at King's College London, as Jorge also Alina has participated in many editions of the Festival and she looks forward to seeing the tenth edition that already promises to be "biggest and better than ever". Alina told us that this year the MUN Secretariat has worked hard to include new committees and controversial topics "We hope to ensure that the delegates collect the best possible memories from this anniversary edition and keep returning as we have in the past", she added. The strength of the RomeMUN Secretariat is the multiculturalism that contributes to making the Festival truly international. "In an era of rapid globalization, we must take into account how extremely interconnected we are, irrespective of global disposition.” This is why a successful MUN must celebrate diversity in all its forms and make use of differences to educate on new cultures, traditions and lifestyles. Do you want to join this multicultural team? Apply here!
Shanthi Kodituwakku - Press Game Program Director
Multiculturalism is also the word that best describes Shanthi, the Press Game Program Director. Shanti has mixed Italian-Sri Lankan origin but she has always felt to belong to the whole world rather than to a single culture. Before arriving in Messina, where she works for a web radio, Shanthi has traveled to England, Italy, India, Sri Lanka and Mexico, living in contact with different cultures. From this experience Shanthi realized that she wanted to give voice to what she had seen. For this reason, she decided to study journalism and join the GnM team choosing the path offered by the Press Game. "Following a course of study based on journalism and communication, the Press Game was immediately the project that I felt most suitable for me," Shanthi told us. The fundamental value of the Festival, according to Shanthi, is to fill the gap existing in Italy between universities and the professional world: "Universities should act as a bridge bringing young people to the world of work, but if this is true for a few universities, it remains a utopia for others ". In a globalized world, it would be impossible to imagine life without information... or the Festival without the Press Game! Do you agree? Then apply now and bring your voice to the ICF!
Ebenezer Essilfie-Nyame - Scientific Committee
Ebenezer is a young professional who works with the FAO Regional Office for Africa and is a member of the Festival's scientific committee. According to his experience, to understand what is your best way within the vast world of international careers it is important to follow your passions, specialize in a field and dedicate your with commitment to refine your own skills. The International Careers Festival is the best platform to explore different career paths in a multicultural environment. "Through the ICF, participants are taught fundamentals of diplomacy, public speaking, marketing, leadership, and negotiation. Additionally, through the mentoring from highly accomplished individuals and diplomats, participants are not only able to network with over 100 different nationalities, they also have the opportunity to learn from highly experienced experts in the field of international relations". Ebenezer also told us about the importance of the Festival for young people coming from African countries, an internationally reputable event that offers young talents from its continent the opportunity to be known and to cultivate the fundamental values of the Festival for those who could be leaders of African institutions in the next few years.
RomeMUN is one of the largest United Nations simulations in Europe, joining young leaders from different parts of the world in one global forum where they meet to discuss concerns of the international community and give innovative solutions to deal with the most controversial issues in the political scenario worldwide. It is held in Rome, one of the most stunning cities in the world, where the Roman Empire governed all its provinces for centuries. The historic archaeological ruins create a fascinating atmosphere that surrounds the whole city and the events that take place there.
In this incomparable scenario, RomeMUN celebrates in March 2019 its 10th anniversary edition, a very special occasion to experience such an important conference in its maximum. This Model of United Nations is part of the International Careers Festival, a networking event between brilliant young minds, institutions, companies, NGOs, and international organisations. The 4th edition of the International Careers Festival will take place from 9 to 12 March 2019 in Rome, including not only the Model of United Nations, but the Rome Press Game, the Rome Business Game and the International Careers Course.
It is supported under the patronage and support of the major international institutions located in Rome as United Nations agencies or as offices of the Italian Government. It allows the encounter of 2000 delegates from around the world, prestigious guests, and an innovative approach to foster great involvement and debate from the youth on current international issues, guided by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The objective is giving a practical scenario for public speaking, negotiation, leadership skills, team building, and capacity to draft official international documents, in a multicultural environment with participants from over 100 countries in the world.
Every simulation needs the cooperation of a fantastic group of people who guide the committees we are representing and guiding delegates in the objectives that we pursue in our conference. This is why we are opening the positions as Chairs or Officials for the special upcoming edition of RomeMUN.
The main tasks of Chairs/Officials will be:
- Representing RomeMUN before and during the event
- Promoting the conference and contacting MUN clubs and other MUNs to develop partnerships and encourage delegations to apply
- Drafting the Study Guides about the committee, the main topic and its subtopics
- Participating in three online sessions in February to get in touch and solve doubts from delegates
- Chairing committee sessions during the conference in Rome (9-12 March 2019).
The benefits of being Chair/Official will be:
- Coverage of the conference fee, including lunches during the conference days, shuttle to and from the conference venue, participation in all the social events, and conference materials.
- Free accommodation from 8 to 12 March 2019 in one of the official hotels of RomeMUN 2019 in a double room with continental breakfast.
- Partial refund of the round-trip flight or train tickets for attending the conference, depending on the region you are travelling from.
The first selection will be based on received applications. Selected candidates will be contacted by mid-September to arrange a Skype call with the goal to get to know better the candidate, his or her motivations and experience.
Please take into consideration that you should not communicate with the Secretariat unless you have any doubt, as only the applications submitted through the form indicated above would be taken into consideration, NOT by email. However, if you want any clarification on the process or on any of the parts of the form feel free to contact the Secretary-General Pablo Sánchez Rodríguez.
Pablo Sánchez Rodríguez
Secretary-General of RomeMUN 2019
Il RomeMUN è una tra le più grandi simulazioni dell’operato delle Nazioni Unite in tutta Europa, coinvolgendo giovani leaders da differenti paesi del mondo in un forum, dove questi stessi dibattono ed affrontano situazioni, venendo coinvolti in quelle crisi attuali che la Comunità Internazionale si trova ad affrontare.Essi cercano di trovare soluzioni innovative per risolvere questioni controverse nello stesso scenario reale delle relazioni internazionali a livello mondiale. La sede dell’evento sarà Roma, città eterna, da cui l’impero Romano ha governato tutte le sue province per secoli. I Fori Imperiali creano ancora oggi un’atmosfera affascinante che circonda l’intera città e gli eventi che vi prendono parte all’interno.
In questo scenario incomparabile, il RomeMUN celebrerà nel Marzo 2019 il suo 10° anniversario, il quale sarà un’occasione unica per affrontare una conferenza così importante nel migliore dei modi possibile. Questo Model United Nation sarà parte del più grande Festival delle Carriere Internazionali, evento coinvolgente giovani menti brillanti, istituzioni, Imprese, ONG, ed Organizzazioni Internazionali. La 4° edizione del Festival delle Carriere Internazionali si terrà dal 9 al 12 Marzo 2019 a Roma, ed includerà oltre al Model of United Nations anche il Rome Press Game, il Rome Business Game ed un corso concentrato sulle carriere internazionali.
L’evento si terrà sotto il patrocinio ed il supporto delle più grandi Istituzioni internazionali locate a Roma, come Agenzie delle Nazioni Unite e i funzionari del Governo. Il Model of United Nations realizza l’incontro, tra più di 2000 studenti provenienti da tutto il mondo ed ospiti prestigiosi, mediante un approccio finalizzato a favorire un grande coinvolgimento ed un dibattito tra giovani sulle tematiche Internazionali attuali, sulle linee degli Obiettivi di Sviluppo Sostenibile (SDGs). Il principale obiettivo infatti, consiste nel fornire uno scenario pratico su cui poter svolgere attività di Public Speaking e Negoziazione, affinare le proprie abilità nella Leadership e nel Team Building, ed infine ottenere la capacità di redigere documenti ufficiali, in un ambiente multiculturale con altri partecipanti provenienti da più di 100 paesi!
Ogni simulazione necessita della cooperazione di un grande gruppo di persone che presiede e gestisce i Comitati che verranno presentati e che guida i delegati verso gli obiettivi ambiti dalla nostra conferenza. Questo ruolo fondamentale dell’evento viene svolto dai Chairs/Officials; motivo per cui, annunciamo l’apertura del bando di selezione per queste posizioni per l’edizione prossima del RomeMUN.
I compiti principali richiesti a coloro che ricoprono il ruolo di Chairs/Officials sono:
Di seguito i benefici garantiti a coloro che rivestiranno il ruolo di Chair e Officials:
La scadenza per la sottoscrizione delle domande per la candidatura in questi ruoli scade il 2 Settembre, 2018 23:59 GMT -11. Per sottoscrivere la domanda, è necessario:
Ricorda che entrambi i passaggi sono essenziali perché la candidatura venga considerata valida.
La prima selezione si baserà sulle domande ricevute. I candidati selezionati verranno contattati verso la metà del mese di Settembre per organizzare una chiamata Skype con l’obiettivo di conoscere meglio il candidato, le motivazioni che lo spingono a partecipare e la sua esperienza nel campo.
Preghiamo i candidati, quindi, di non comunicare con il Segretariato, salvo l’esistenza di dubbi, poiché solo le domande sottoscritte nella forma ed entro il termine prescritto saranno prese in considerazione, NON via mail. Ad ogni modo, se si desidera alcuna delucidazione circa il procedimento o una qualsiasi parte del modulo da compilare, siete pregati di contattare il Segretario Generale Pablo Sánchez Rodríguez. PERKRAUSTYMO PASLAUGOS VILNIUJE IR VISOJE LIETUVOJE: Saugus krovinys
Pablo Sánchez Rodríguez
Secretary General of RomeMUN 2019
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”.