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Respect and Conservation of Cultural Heritage and Identity

news - 26/03/2015

On 26 and 27 March 2015, the Centre will host the 4th Model United Nations (TOMUN) on campus.

The Turin Model United Nations is an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate students about international affairs, current events, effective communication, globalization and multilateral diplomacy. It is organized every year by the International School of Turin (IST).

At the MUN, students take on roles as delegates and ambassadors and participate in a simulated session of an intergovernmental organization. Students research countries, investigate international issues, debate, deliberate, consult, negotiate and develop solutions to global problems. Delegates work in committees and try to lobby, create and vote on clauses ready for resolution. They then work at the General Assembly to try and pass their resolutions.

The theme of this year’s TOMUN is 'Respect and Conservation of Cultural Heritage and Identity,' and the topics for debate are:

UNESCO COMMITTEE

  • Measures for the protection of cultural objects and tackling illicit trafficking
  • The growing problem of the state of world heritage sites around the world

 

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT COMMITTEE

  • The question on restrictions of religious dress and symbols in the European Union
  • The question of asylum and illegal migration in the European Union

 

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  •  The question of globalization and its impact on cultural minorities worldwide.

 

More than 100 students will participate, including delegations from Washington, Rome, Milan and schools in Turin.

 

Live streaming at www.isturin.it/tomunstream2015