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FerMUN: Model UN conference

 
FerMUN 2013ITU is proud to be hosting its first ever Model UN conference, which will take place at ITU headquarters in Geneva from 9-11 January 2013.

Model UN is a global UN programme for senior high school students that gives young people the chance to organize and participate in a simulated UN conference. Students choose a theme, research the topic, elect senior conference officials from among their number, organize their 3-day work programme, and agree on key resolutions.

The event is being hosted under by the Ferney Lycée International under the FerMUN banner.
Reflecting ITU’s invitation to host this year’s event, the FerMUN students have chosen as their topic for 2013 ‘ICTs as the way forward in development, peace, and prosperity’. The conference will welcome nearly 350 students from schools across Europe, and will be completely bilingual English/French, with students themselves handling the interpretation. Topics on the agenda for debate include cybersecurity, e-waste, Internet as a human right, social media, emergency communications and much more.
ITU Secretary-General Dr Hamadoun I. Touré and other high-level participants will welcome the students at the official opening session on January 9th at 15:30. The main sessions of the conference, including the opening ceremony, plenary sessions and closing ceremony will all be viewable over live and archived webcast.

Confirmed high-level speakers include:
Media and staff of UN agencies and NGOs are welcome to attend the FerMUN meetings, and the ITU is also very happy to set up interviews with students and organizers on demand. Photos and broadcast quality video are available on demand.
For more information, please contact Sarah Parkes at the ITU press office on sarah.parkes@itu.int / +41 22 730 6135 / +41 79 599 1439.
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About MUN


fermun logo.jpgThe Model UN concept gives students the chance to debate topical issues of relevance to the UN system, refine their research skills, learn to collaborate with other students from schools throughout Europe, and gain confidence when speaking in public debates.

Before the event, groups of students are assigned a country they will represent, and prepare their interventions based on that country’s actual stance on the topic under discussion, which they are expected to research independently and present in a professional manner.

Students participate in business attire, and manage their own interpretation, documentation, communications and translation services.

 

 

 
 
 

ICT Discovery


ICT DiscoveryVisit ITU’s new tech museum during FerMUN 2013 and get the chance to win a Samsung Galaxy!

ITU invites all FerMUN 2013 students to take 30 minutes or so to visit ICT Discovery, ITU’s brand new museum of technology. Located on the 2nd floor of the Montbrillant building (where you picked up your badge), the museum takes you on a  journey through the evolution and exciting future of ICT, highlighting the role of technology (and ITU) in connecting our world and transforming the lives of everyone, everywhere.

Don't miss your chance to win a prize! All FerMUN visitors to ICT Discovery will go into the running to win a new Samsung Galaxy Tab. Just be sure to leave your details on the entry form at the museum. The draw will be held at the closing ceremony. Good luck!

Opening hours for FerMUN participants:
11:15 -13:00 on 9 January
13:00 -14:00 on 10-11 January

Contact Josh Choi for any questions: JiYoung.Choi@itu.int