Human Rights and Justice for a Global Community
For the first time, the Centre will host the 3rd edition of the Model United Nations (TOMUN) on campus in Turin on 27 and 28 March 2014
The 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.
Within 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 world problems. Delegates work in their 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 2014 TOMUN programme will debate:
Human Rights committee:
- Dealing with the rising issue of human trafficking.
- The rights of indigenous communities in rainforest zones.
- Developing and managing energy strategies in eco-cities.
- Decreasing biodiversity in agriculture as a global challenge.
The General Assembly:
- The topic of early and forced marriage.
Alongside the opening ceremony, the Centre, the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) and the UN System Staff College (UNSSC) will be involved in sessions on human trafficking and gender discrimination.
Live streaming www.isturin.it/tomunstream2014