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FerMUN 2014 : Engaging Youth on Global Climate Issues

The 2014 FerMUN Model UN conference, took place at ITU headquarters in Geneva from 8 - 10 January 2014.

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 was hosted under by the Ferney Lycée International. FerMUN students have chosen as their topic for 2014 ‘Engaging Youth on Global Climate Issues’. The conference will welcome over 600 students from schools across Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and will be completely bilingual English/French, with students themselves handling the interpretation.

ITU management and other high-level participants will welcome students at the official opening session, to be held at the Palais des Nations on January 8th at 15:30. The opening ceremony and closing ceremony will all be viewable over live and archived webcast:


High-level speakers:

Media and staff of UN agencies 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.

Find out more by visiting the FerMUN website:

View this year’s Opening Video

View photos from FerMUN14

Read the welcome message from ITU Secretary-General Dr Hamadoun I. Touré

Read the welcome message of FerMUN 14 Secretary-General Juliana Rademaker and Deputy Secretary-General Pauline Gordon

Follow the FerMUN14 conversation on Twitter: #FerMUN

View a video of last year’s FerMUN event.

For more information, please contact Sarah Parkes at the ITU press office on / +41 22 730 6135 / +41 79 599 1439.

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