The United Nations Youth and Student Association of Austria – Academic Forum for Foreign Affairs (UNYSA-AUSTRIA-AFA) organizes from 30 July to 3 August 2017 the Vienna International Model United Nations (VIMUN) which will take place directly at the UN Office at Viena.
Young graduates from 18 to 35 years from all educational backgrounds and from all nations are invited to take part to the most important youth conference in 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 solution 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 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: First Committee – Disarmament and International Security (DISEC) “Cyber Security and Digitalization” Human Rights Council (HRC) “Preventing Violence and Discrimination based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity” Security Council (SC) “The Situation in South Sudan” United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) – Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) “Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling” World Trade Organization (WTO) “Sustainable Energy as a Boost for Growth”

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