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:
- Mr Maxime Uzimaki, President, General Assembly, FerMUN14
- Ms Juliana Rademaker, FerMUN14 Secretary General
- Mr Michael Møller, Acting Director-General, United Nations Office in Geneva
- Ms Doreen Bogdan, Chief, Strategic Planning and Membership, ITU
- Mr Christian Blondin, Director, Cabinet of the Secretary-General and External Relations Department, WMO
- Mr Jean-Paul Brech, Principal of the Lycée international of Ferney-Voltaire
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: http://fermun.org/ View
this year’s Opening VideoView
photos from FerMUN14Read
the welcome message from ITU Secretary-General Dr Hamadoun I. TouréRead
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
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