27th & 28th January 2022 | VIRTUAL EVENT
Model United Nations (MUN)
Model United Nations is an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate students about civics, current events, effective communication, globalization and multilateral diplomacy.
Over the past years, IST has organized and hosted the TOMUN (Turin Model United Nations) conference. Each year the conference is held at the United Nations campus in Turin in partnership with the International Labour Organization.
Within MUN students take on roles as delegates and ambassadors and participate in a simulated session of an intergovernmental organization. Students will research countries, take on roles as diplomats and ambassadors, investigate international issues, debate, deliberate, consult, negotiate and then develop solutions to world problems.
Delegates work in their committees and try to lobby, create and vote on clauses ready for resolutions. They then work in the General Assembly to try and pass their resolutions. The MUN club at IST meets once a week and is an excellent platform for students to develop their sense of internationalism and raise awareness of important world issues.
It is also a fantastic opportunity to meet other internationally minded students from around the world.
The event will be held virtually and the schedule will be shared with the participants.
Please see the categories below:
ECOSOC (Commission on Drugs and Crime):
- The question of drug trafficking from the golden triangle.
- The question of limiting and eradicating organised crime.
- The question of countering the threat posed by terrorist organisations in Afghanistan.
- The question of instability in the Sahel Region within Sub-Saharan Africa.
Food and Agriculture Organization:
- The question of controlling methane production in agriculture.
- The question of ensuring food security in regions negatively affected by climate change.
- The question of protecting Indigenous peoples and cultures.
- The question of mobilizing scientific knowledge to promote sustainability.
- The question of improving cybersecurity and protection of sensitive data in an
increasingly digitised world.