Sarajevo Model UN ‘18
The Third Annual Sarajevo Model United Nations Conference (‘18) has successfully concluded with 70 participants coming from over 30 different countries around the world. Young leaders have gathered in Sarajevo between 20 and 23 September in order to participate in one of the four committees being simulated, namely United Nations Security Council (UNSC), United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) , UN WOMEN and Council of the European Union - General Affairs Council (GAC).
Apart from an academic simulation of various multilateral bodies and agencies, participants had a chance to listen to and engage in debate with our partner institutions on various current world issues. With IOM and UNHCR they had a chance to tackle current refugee crisis, Women Empowerment with UN Women and Gender Equality Research Institute from Slovenia, and Youth Participation in the Western Balkans with Ms. Sabina Carli, the former UN Youth delegate of Slovenia and Ms. Dafina Peci, Western Balkans Youth Cooperation Platform.
A special emphasis was put on promoting the Sustainable Development Goals through an unconventional and interactive way, namely Zamisli 2030 (ENG: Imagine 2030) Board Game. Our conference participants were divided into 10 tables and each table represented a specific simulated council that was represented in the conference, as well as a specific topic that the council was dealing with. Conference participants were coming together with different perspectives, engaging one another and finally, proposing a solution to the topic at hand through a specific SDG and its sub-targets.
Our participants have shown a high degree of analytical skill in critical thinking in regards the current global geopolitical issues and hence, have shown a fresh new perspective of the future of our world by engaging and proposing solutions through the global agenda for development.
Afterwards, the conference participants had a unique opportunity to discuss Sustainable Development Goals with, although former UN Youth Delegate of Slovenia, nonetheless very passionate advocate of SDGs and the Agenda 2030, Ms. Sabina Carli.
Additionally, Sarajevo Model UN ‘18 was also a good opportunity for partners from the entire Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as the region, to meet and discuss plans for the future and fostering close cooperation.
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