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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 is 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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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 tech museum during FerMUN14 and get the chance to win a Samsung Galaxy!

ITU invites all FerMUN 2014 students to take 30 minutes or so to visit ICT Discovery, ITU’s 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 Thursday 9 January
10:00 -14:00 on Friday 10 January
Contact Josh Choi and team for any