IMUN is an Italian simulation of the United Nations sessions in which the participants talk about current events, topics in international relations, diplomacy, and the United Nations agenda.

IMUN 2019 will take place for the second consecutive year in Venice, a city full of a huge artistic and cultural baggage that floats between past and present, comparing its ancient treasures with a group of guys who gather to try to find a solution to problems they face now as they will have to do in the future.

The participants (also referred to as delegates) role-play diplomats representing a country in a simulated session of an organ (committee) of the United Nations, such as the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD). Participants do their research about a country and its position on the discussed topics, debate, deliberate, consult, and then try to find solutions to the discussed problems.

During the conference, participants have to employ a variety of communication and critical thinking skills in order to defend the position of country they represent.

In this IMUN edition there will be three commission’s simulations: one of these is CSTD, the Commission on Science and Technology for Development, a subsidiary body of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

The Commission provides the General Assembly and ECOSOC with high-level advice on relevant science and technology issues.

 The main goals of the Commission are:

  • The examination of science and technology questions and their implications for development;
  • The advancement of understanding on science and technology policies especially in developing countries;
  • The formulation of recommendations and guidelines on science and technology matters within the United Nations system.

On the days 28th, 29th and 30th of January, guys of various Venetian schools will meet at the high school Benedetti-Tommaseo to put their diplomatic skills at stake and try to find a resolution for the problems of world size to which they will be subjected.

Marta Bertoldini