For the second year in a row the “Liceo Benedetti-Tommaseo” of Venice will serve as the location for IMUN Venezia, and will host students from all over the region Veneto. IMUN is based on the standards of the Model United Nations and it includes the simulation of the United Nations General Assembly, ECOSOC and other bodies, during which students develop the themes of the politic international Agenda, being in the shoes of diplomatic and ambassadors.
By analyzing in detail the structure of this project and how it works, we learn that the assemblies are divided into three days (from the 28th to the 30th of January 2019), through which the delegate students will write and speak, prepare resolution and negotiations with allies and opponents of different countries and will try to find solutions for the conflicts between states. But in which context does all this happen? Into the committees, adopting the schedule rules of the United Nations. In this case, students will approach with three different kinds of committees: “World Food Program” (WFP), “International Organization for Migrants” (IOM) and “Commission on Science and Technology for Development” (CSTD).
Let’s focus on the last committee: CSTD focuses on countries’ needs to access the benefits of a globalized economy more fairly and effectively through science and technology. It aims to provide equipment to such countries, in order for them to deal with the potential drawbacks of greater economic integration. To do this, CSTD provides analysis, facilitates consensus-building and offers technical assistance. This helps it to use trade, investment, finance, and technology as vehicles for inclusive and sustainable development.
“Every day we receive a request for technical assistance from a developing country. In 2016, we ran nearly 30 programs consisting of 232 projects in 145 countries. Together with our partners we invested $39 million, nearly half in Least Developed Countries” explains Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary- General of the Organization “ We transform economies, we tackle vulnerabilities, we improve efficiency, we empower people”.
By exploring the project, we can consider IMUN an alternative way to guide the young promises through the world of innovation, development and politics, improving their skills and abilities.
Let’s do it!