Saturday, May 21, 2016

Model United Nations of Children, Geneva, Switzerland

Dialog-Institut decided to organize a special event for Geneva within the framework of International Language and Culture Festival for 2016. It took a different format and will look less like a celebration and a showcase but be more in the United Nations Style.

 The most talented and motivated children from more than 2000 participants of IFLC around the world  selected to come to Geneva for an International Model United Nations of Children. Selected students  simulate the Security Council of the United Nations to discuss in large the pressing problems and challenges that today’s children experience, with a special focus on peace and security. The main agenda item of this first ever gathering of the Security Council was “Children, Peace and Security” and the main objective of the session was to adopt a resolution on this issue.
As the body responsible for the maintenance of international peace and security, it is
critical that the Security Council addresses comprehensively issues regarding the situation of
children from all around the world. The Security Council tackles both, geographic situations
and thematic issues. Regarding thematic issues, its agenda includes the protection of
civilians, peacekeeping, peacebuilding, conflict prevention, counter-terrorism, maintenance
of international peace and security, children and armed conflict, women, peace and security
as well as youth, peace and security.

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