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1ST International Model UN Security Council Conference

Welcome To Baku, Azerbaijan - October, 2013 .

Ahmad Alhendawi

Ahmad Alhendawi
    UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth

Azad Rahimov

Azad Rahimov
    Minister of Youth and Sport

Antonius Broek

Antonius Broek
    UN Resident Coordinator, UNDP Resident Representative

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1st International Model UN Security Council Conference

Model United Nations (MUN)

...is a simulation of United Nations General Assembly committees and other bodies that constitute the UN system. MUN affords students the opportunity to step into the shoes of ambassadors to the UN and debate issues currently on the agenda of the organisation. While role-playing, student delegates negotiate with allies and adversaries, resolve conflicts, prepare draft resolutions, make speeches, and navigate the MUN Conference Rules of Procedure – all in the interest of mobilising 'international cooperation', with the goal of resolving problems affecting countries around the world.

Model UN Debating began as the Model League of Nations Assembly. In 1947, the Model League made the transition the League of Nations had made in 1945, and became the Model UN Assembly. MUN aims to educate participants about world issues and promote peace and greater understanding of the work of the UN through cooperation and diplomacy. The popularity of Model UN continues to grow. It is estimated that more than 400,000 students around the world at all educational levels from primary school to university, participate each year in Model UN. A number of today's leaders in business, the arts, government and law participated in Model UN as students – including UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

General Information

In order to respond to national and international calls on youth empowerment, on March 12, 2012, UNDP and the Ministry of Youth and Sports signed a Memorandum of Understanding launching a first ever partnership between these two organizations aimed at youth empowerment in the country. One of the areas of cooperation under this MOU calls for giving youth “ample opportunity to prepare for international events through critical/analytical research, assessment and formulation of national position in relation to global policy issues” through the set of different activities and simulation exercises.

UNDP in partnership with the Ministry of Youth and Sports supported a youth camp titled “Azerbaijan 2020”, where selected young people were given an opportunity and platform to discuss the country’s long-term development vision through 2020. Youth shared their points of views through on country’s draft Vision 2020 through a simulation exercise where they were given the role of different national agencies that will shape the country’s future development agenda.

In order to keep this momentum and continue supporting youth in discussing national and international development/political agenda, Model United Nations can be used as an instrument to broaden the scope and geography of youth dialogues.

To this end, one of the project components is to nurture young leaders who are suited to represent Azerbaijan at the international fora through Model UN Security Council.

Project will be implemented in close collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Azerbaijan Republic, to achieve below component: a) International Model UN Security Council with the participation of youth delegates from the actual 15 current member states, exposing the Azerbaijani youth to the exchange of information with their international counterparts and showcasing the country’s performance as a non-permanent member of the UN SC for years 2012-2013

The objective of this component is to organize International Model UN Security Council with the participation of youth delegates from the actual 15 current member states (3 delegates per country), exposing the Azerbaijani youth to the exchange of information with their international counterparts and showcasing the country’s performance as a non-permanent member of the UN SC for years 2012-2013.

Currently the Council is composed of 15 Members:

    five permanent members: China, France, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States,
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    and ten non-permanent members elected for two-year terms by the General Assembly (with end of term date):
    some_text Argentina (2014)
    some_text Australia (2014)
    some_text Azerbaijan (2013)
    some_text Guatemala (2013)
    some_text Luxembourg (2014)
    some_text Morocco (2013)
    some_text Pakistan (2013)
    some_text Republic of Korea (2014)
    some_text Rwanda (2014)
    some_text Togo (2013)

Welcome to Azerbaijan!

General Information

    Official Country Name

    Republic of Azerbaijan

    National Symbols

    The National Flag - some_text consists of three equal size horizontal stripes. The upper stripe is of blue color, the middle one is red and the lower is green. The blue color is the color of Turkic (Azerbaijani) ethnos, red color symbolizes the adherence to freedom, democracy and human rights, and the green is the color of Islam. There is a white crescent and eight-pointed star in the middle of the red stripe. The star is the reflection of the eight different branches of the Turkic people. The ratio of the height of the flag to its length is 1 to 2.
    The National Emblem - some_text of the Azerbaijan Republic symbolizes the independence of Azerbaijan. The national emblem is the image of an oriental shield and a semicircle formed by the branches of an oak-tree and ears resting on it. The shield contains the image of a fire in the center of an eight-point star against a background of the colors of the National flag of Azerbaijan. The star, also seen in the flag, depicts the same meaning - namely, the eight different branches of the Turkic people. The fire recalls the country’s other name – The Land of Fire.
    The National Anthem is the "Azerbaijani march" song of the great composer Uzeyir Hajibeyov and the poet Ahmed Javad, which was created in 1919.

    Political System

The power in Azerbaijan is divided into the legislative (Milli Majlis), executive (President) and judicial powers (courts of the Republic of Azerbaijan). Each of them acts in accordance with the constitution and legislative acts.

    Territory

The area of Azerbaijan is 86.600 sq km. The length of land boundaries is 2.646 km. Azerbaijan consists of 65 regions, 69 cities, 13 urban regions, 130 settlements of urban type and 4354 rural settlements.

    Location

Azerbaijan is the largest of the three South Caucasus states and is bordered by Russia to the north, Georgia to the north-west, Turkey to the south-west, Iran to the south, Armenia to the west, and the Caspian Sea to the east. The country is the gateway between East and West, sitting on the edge of Europe and Western Asia. Azerbaijan played an important role as part of the Silk Road (the great 4,000 mile trade route that linked the East and the West, taking its name from the Chinese silk that was exchanged between merchants along the route).

    Capital

Baku is the capital of the Republic of Azerbaijan. It is a large scientific, cultural and industrial center. It covers an area of 2,200 square km and has a population of more than 2 million people. The approximate age of Baku is 5,500 years old.

    Places to see in Baku

  • Old city
  • Maiden Tower
  • Palace of Shirvanshahs
  • Museum of miniatures
  • Gobustan and mud volcanoes
  • Ateshgah (Fire Temple)
  • Yanardagh (Fire Mountain)
    • State Language

    Azerbaijani (belongs to the Turkic group of languages).

      Religion

    Azerbaijan is a secular country where the religion is separated from the state. Azerbaijan has predominantly Muslim population. At the same time, it comprises different religious trends spread among the people and ethnic groups residing in the country.

      Currency

    The Azerbaijani Manat is the official currency of Azerbaijan. There are 100 Qepik in one Manat. Coins: 1, 3, 5, 10, 20, 50 (Qepik) Banknotes: 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 (Manat) 1 USD = 0.78 manat 1euro = 1.03 manat Time 4 hours ahead of GMT

      National Holidays

  • January 1 – The New Year’s Day
  • March 8 – The International Women’s Day
  • March 20-21 – Novruz (National New Year)
  • May 9 – The Victory Day over fascism
  • May 28 – The Republic Day
  • June 15 – The Day of National Salvation
  • June 26 – The Armed Forces Day
  • October 18 – The National Independence Day
  • November 9 – The National Flag Day
  • November 12 – The Constitution Day
  • November 17 – The National Revival Day
  • December 31 – The World Azerbaijanis Solidarity Day
  • Gurban and Ramadan – religious holidays, the dates of their celebration change every year in accordance with the lunar calendar.

      Commemoration Days

  • January 20 – Black January (The Day of Martyrs Commemoration)
  • February 26 – Khojaly Genocide
  • March 31 – The Day of Genocide of Azerbaijanis

      Taxi Services

    *9000 (London cabs) *189 (Baku Taxi Service)

      Useful Links: www.azerbaijan.az www.azer.com

      Useful Phrases

    In Azerbaijani

    Salam
    Sağ ol
    Adın nədir?
    Necəsən?
    Zəhmət olmasa
    Bəli
    Xeyr
    Üzr istəyirəm
    Başa düşmürəm
    Kömək edə bilərsiz?
    Həkim lazımdır
    Bunu göstərin
    Bunu verin
    Hesabı verin
    …hardadır?

    Pronunciation

    Salam
    Sagh ol
    Adyn nedir?
    Nejasan?
    Zehmet olmasa
    Beli
    Kheyr
    Uzr isteyirem
    Basha dushmurem
    Komek ede bilersiz?
    Hekim lazymdir
    Bunu gosterin
    Bunu verin
    Hesaby verin
    …hardadyr?

    Meaning

    Hello
    1. Bye, 2. Thanks
    What is your name?
    How are you?
    Please
    Yes
    No
    Excuse me
    I do not understand
    Can you help me?
    I need a doctor
    Show this please
    Give this please
    Bill, please
    Where is …?
  • President of MUN

    Hannah Moosa, President

      Hannah Moosa is a PhD student of Comparative Politics and International Relations in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto, Canada. Her thesis research focuses on water, conflict and cooperation in Southern and East Africa. Specifically, Hannah is looking at the extent to which shared water resources can be used as a tool for conflict prevention, and the promotion of regional integration and cooperation.
      For the past eight years, Hannah has served as a Teaching Assistant at the University of Toronto, for a range of economics, environment and political science courses. From June 2009 – June 2011, she worked as a Research Assistant for the UN Environment Programme’s Post-Conflict and Disaster Management Branch, assisting on a collaborative project on strengthening post-conflict peacebuilding through natural resource management. Hannah was selected as one of nine young water professionals from around the world, to serve as a member of the Stockholm International Water Institute’s (SIWI) Young Scientific Programme Committee for the 2013 World Water Week.
      Born and raised in South Africa, Hannah’s first experience with Model UN debating was as a Grade 11 student, where she was placed in a team comprising youth from both resourced and under-resourced schools in South Africa. Since her first Model UN Conference over twelve years ago, Hannah has served as a delegate, chair, assistant director, director, adjudicator, organiser, secretariat member and faculty advisory at over twenty-five Model UN Conferences and Competitions at a high school and university level in South Africa, Canada, Switzerland and the US. She wrote, designed and led the Model UN Programme for the Summer 2007-2008 People to People International Diplomacy Future Leaders Summits, held in Washington DC and New York. Most notably, Hannah served as Secretary General of the First Global Model United Nations Conference organised by the UN’s Department of Public Information in 2009.
      Hannah received her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree, specialising in International Affairs, with a major in Economics and minor in French Studies, from the University of Toronto at Mississauga. She also holds a Collaborative Masters in International Relations, from the Munk School of Global Affairs and the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto

    some_textUnited Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

      UNDP has been working in Azerbaijan for 20 years. It opened its office in the country in the fall of 1992 soon after Azerbaijan gained independence and joined the United Nations.
      The UNDP activities in Azerbaijan initially focused on the provision of early recovery programme, especially to those affected by the Nagorno Karabakh conflict. Over time, UNDP’s role in Azerbaijan has shifted toward longer-term socio-economic development in line with the country’s evolving needs.
      In Azerbaijan, UNDP brings the best development models of the world in order to maximize the use of “black gold” derived from the oil wealth, to strengthen its “human gold”, to enlarge people’s choices and reduce inequalities.
      UNDP supports the Government of Azerbaijan in the areas of governance and sustainable development and is active in the issues of youth engagement and women rights.
      UNDP’s e-governance programme in Azerbaijan is an excellent proof of leveraging ICT in the public sector reform. E-government programme covers such areas as civil service reform, customs modernization, pension reform, and improvement of civil registry. It seeks to contribute to greater efficiency and transparency of public institutions by automating business processes, eliminating human interference, reducing waiting time and costs and giving online access to information.
      In recent years, UNDP is actively engaged in the field of sustainable energy and environment. UNDP implements projects in the areas of solid waste management, sustainable energy, environmental assessment and climate change.
      In the area of crisis prevention and recovery, UNDP has a long presence in demining activities, helping to clear lands from mines and make it safe for human life and activity. Recently, UNDP has engaged in partnership with the Government to reduce climate change risks in the flood-prone areas of Azerbaijan.
      Improving the economic governance is another feature of UNDP’s assistance to Azerbaijan. UNDP helps job-seekers to improve their skills and employability, advocates for engagement of private sector in sustainable development and supports integrated border management to facilitate trade.
          UNDP strives to promote gender equality and youth empowerment as a cross-cutting issue in its programme. UNDP supports rural women’s participation in the economic and social life, and build capacity of national actors to mainstream women concerns into public policies. UNDP teaches Human Development Course in the universities of Azerbaijan, helping young people to broaden their perspective on development issues. It also mobilizes youth to participate in decision-making and contribute to the achievement of the environmental sustainability goals.
          Last but not least, UNDP facilitatesSouth-South cooperationthrough knowledge sharing in the areas where Azerbaijan has accumulated expertise such as mine action, pension reform and civil service.
          UNDP in Azerbaijan works in close partnership with the Government of Azerbaijan based on the Country Programme covering the period from 2011 to 2015. The Cabinet of Ministers plays the role of the Government’s Coordinating Authority, and line ministries, state committees, academic institutions and NGOs act as Implementation Partners for programme activities.

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        some_textThe Ministry of Youth and Sport of Azerbaijan Republic

          The main state body dealing with youth issues is the Ministry of Youth and Sport. The Ministry was established in 1994 by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The Statute of the Ministry states that it is the body of the central executive power that implements the state policy and regulations related to the youth issues. According to the Law “On youth policy”, the main objective of youth policy is to create conditions for physical, mental and moral development of youth and help in realizing their abilities and skills.
          The organizational structure of the Ministry consists of several departments:
          - Department on Youth Affairs;
          - Department on Sport;
          - International Relations Department;
          - Science and Education Department;
          - Economic Department;
          - Logistic Department.
          Department on Youth Affairs is responsible for implementation of the youth policy over all the country. The Department consists of 5 divisions with general staff of 25 people. The divisions are as follows:
        • Division on the work with youth NGOs;
        • Division on the promotion of healthy lifestyle and social programs;
        • Division on the work with talented youth and organization of leisure time;
        • Division on patriotic education and citizenship;
        • Division on the work with students and students’ organizations.
          There are four organizations under the supervision of the Ministry:
          - State Academy of Physical Culture and Sport;
          - Azerbaijan Youth Foundation;
          - Public Council on Youth Affairs;
          - Centre for scientific researches on youth issues.
          The territory of Azerbaijan consists of 83 administrative units (cities and districts). Each of the unit has Youth and Sport Department with the staff from 5 to 8 people. These departments are under the supervision of the local authorities and the Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
          The Ministry of Youth and Sport realizes the state youth policy using different legislative acts and state programmes. Five-year-long “Azerbaijani Youth”State Program (2005-2009) and “Azerbaijani Youth in 2011-2015” State Program were developed by the government of Azerbaijan to emphasizethe significance of young people who play a decisive role in the development of statehood and shaping the future of their societies. The state programs cover young people between the ages of 14 and 29, who represent the large and highly significant stratum of the population in Azerbaijan.
          The “Azerbaijani Youth in 2011-2015” State Program has the following objectives:
          - providing conditions for the comprehensive development of youth;
          - providing equal opportunities to youth to get education meeting the future demands;
          - increasing employment of youth and creating proper conditions for their employment at various types of institutions and organisations;
          - bringing up young competitive specialists meeting the demands of the labour market;
          - increasing the number of young professionals and peoplewith vast knowledge in the civil service and administration;
          - strengthening social protection and solving welfare problems of the young scientists and researchers;
          - developing entrepreneurship among the young people;
          - supporting young families;
          - increasing awareness of young people;
          - developing organisational, financial and informational mechanisms to support important public youth initiatives;
          - shaping the modern way of thinking of young people and involving them into management and research activities;
          - implementation of the activities for young people to benefit from social-economic and cultural development of the regions;
          - improving skills on self-management and material security of young people;
          - strengthening social protection of young people, including young people with disabilities;
          - supporting and developing activities directed to the prevention of harmful habits;
          - increasing the role of local executive authorities and municipalities in the development of young people and increaseof their awareness on youth issues;
          - ensuring additional training of the youth workers;
          - stimulating initiatives and participation of young people and youth organizations in public life;
          - supporting participation of young people in the international exchanges and inter-cultural dialogue;
          - establishing infrastructure directed to the youth development.
          The Ministry of Youth and Sport cooperates with analogous bodies in different countries. Thus, the Ministry has bilateral agreements in the field of youth policy with about 50 governmental institutions of other countries.

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        some_textThe Department of Public Information

          The Department of Public Information (DPI) was established in 1946, by General Assembly resolution 13 (I), to promote global awareness and understanding of the work of the United Nations. DPI undertakes this goal through radio, television, print, the Internet, video-conferencing and other media tools.
          The Department reports annually on its work to the UN General Assembly's Committee on Information. The Committee, which meets once a year, is responsible for overseeing the work of DPI and for providing it guidance on policies, programmes and activities of the Department.

          DPI’s Mission: Inform. Engage. Act.
          The Department of Public Information is dedicated to communicating the ideals and work of the United Nations to the world; to interacting and partnering with diverse audiences; and to building support for peace, development and human rights for all.
          There are three main divisions of the Department: Strategic Communications Division, Outreach Division and News&Media Division. Model UN activities are mostly promoted by the Outreach Division which fosters dialogue with global constituencies such as academia, civil society, the entertainment industry, educators and students to encourage support for the ideals and activities of the United Nations.
          Efforts targeted at the public are carried out in alliance with key partners that include celebrity advocates; partner libraries; and the media. The Division also works to provide information products and services to facilitate the work of UN Member States, staff and researchers and to support internal communications at the United Nations. The Division further promotes increased participation and involvement in the work of the United Nations by means of conferences, briefings, exhibits, publications and teaching materials.

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    CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

    UNDP Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Azerbaijan are organizing the country’s first International Model UN Security Council Conference to be held from 21-24 October in Baku, Azerbaijan.
    The Conference will bring together 45 university students and graduates from Azerbaijan and fourteen other Member States currently serving as members of the UN Security Council.
    A two-day preconference training workshop is organised for workshop participants in collaboration with the United Nations Department of Public Information.
    The workshop will provide participants with in-depth information on:
  • The Security Council’s scope
  • The role of key officials in the Security Council and UN Secretariat
  • Management of international crises and support of UN Secretariat
  • Consensus building process during the negotiations and how it relates to the discussion and action phases of the Council’s work programme
  • Drafting of Security Council resolutions and other outcome documents
  • Library and electronic resources

  • The workshop will be followed by UN Security Council crisis simulation that will be held at the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy.

    The Schedule of the programme:

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    OFFICIAL OPENING
      07.00 – 09.00 Breakfast
      09.30 – 10.30 Visit of the Alley of Honor and Alley of Martyrs
      10.30 – 11.00 Registration at Four Seasons Hotel Baku
      11.00 – 12.30 Opening Ceremony
    • Video message by the UN Secretary-General
    • Officials from the Republic of Azerbaijan
    • UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative Mr. Antonius Broeck
    • UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi
      12.30 – 13.00 Presentation of the “Azerbaijani Youth in 2011-2015” State Programme: achievements and future perspectives
      Ms. Indira Hajiyeva - Head of Youth Affairs Department, Ministry of Youth and Sport of Republic of Azerbaijan
      13.00 – 14.30 Lunch

    PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP
      14.30 – 15.00 Welcome and Introduction
      Setting the Stage: Aims and Objectives of the Workshop
      Ms. Nathalie Leroy and Mr. William Yotive
      Education Outreach Section, Outreach Division, Department of Public Information
      15.00 – 15.45 Video about the Security Council
      15.45 – 16.30 Overview of the Security Council and Role of Security Council President
      Ms. Nathalie Leroy
      Education Outreach Section, Outreach Division, Department of Public Information
      16.30 – 16.45 Coffee-break
      16.45 – 17.15 Discussion and Action Phases in the Work of the Security Council
      Mr. William Yotive
      Education Outreach Section, Outreach Division, Department of Public Information, United Nations
      17.15 – 18.15 Managing an International Crisis
      Mr. William Yotive
      Education Outreach Section, Outreach Division, Department of Public Information, United Nations
      18.15 – 18.30 Day 1 Wrap Up
      Designated rapporteurs present lessons from the day and impact on Model UN simulation
      19.30 - 20.00 Transfer from hotel to the restaurant
      20.00 Official Reception
    Venue: Flag Square Restaurant

    PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP
      07.00 – 09.00 Breakfast
      09.00 – 10.00 Provisional Rules of Procedure of the Security Council
      Mr. Stadler Trengove
      Senior Legal Officer, Office of Legal Affairs
      10.00 – 11.00 International Cooperation on Cybersecurity
      Ms. Carla Licciardello
      Child Online Protection Focal Point, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
      11.00 – 11.15 Coffee-break
      11.15 – 12.00 The negotiation process – use of facilitators Representative of the Azerbaijani Minister of Foreign Affairs
      Ministry of Foreign Affairs
      12.00 – 13.00 Preventive Diplomacy in Central Asia: Facilitating Regional Peace and Stability
      Mr.Fedor Klimchuk
      Deputy Head of the United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia
      13.00 – 14.30 Lunch
      14.30 – 15.30 Drafting of Security Council Resolutions and other outcome documents
      (Press statements, Presidential Statements)
      Mr. William Yotive
      Education Outreach Section, Outreach Division, Department of Public Information
      15.30 – 17.00 Mock simulation using SC Provisional Rules of Procedure
      17.00 – 17.15 Coffee-break
      17.15 – 18.30 Electronic Resources
      Ms. Nathalie Leroy
      Education Outreach Section, Outreach Division, Department of Public Information
      18.30 – 19.00 Day 2 Wrap up
      Designated rapporteurs present lessons from the day and impact on Model UN simulation
      20.00 Dinner
    Venue: “Niagara” Restaurant

    CONFERENCE
      07.00 – 09.00 Breakfast
      09.00 – 09.30 Transfer from hotel to the ADA
      10.00 – 12.00 1st Meeting of the UN Security Council
    • Official Opening of the MUN SC Conference
    • Informal consultation: President of the SC presents and discusses Programme of Work and provisional agenda
    • Open Debate on Cybersecurity
      12.00 – 12.15 Coffe-break
          12.15 – 14.15 Meeting of the UN Security Council
          14.15 – 15.30 Lunch
          15.30 – 17.30 Meeting of the UN Security Council
          17.30 – 17.45 Coffee-break/Snacks
          17.45 – 19.30 Meeting of the UN Security Council
          19.30 – 20.00 Transfer from ADA to restaurant
          20.00 Dinner
        Venue: “Faeton” Restaurant

    CONFERENCE
      07.00 – 09.00 Breakfast
      09.00 – 09.30 Transfer from hotel to ADA
      10.00 – 12.00 Meeting of the UN Security Council
      12.00 – 12.15 Coffe-break
      12.15 – 14.15 Meeting of the UN Security Council
      14.15 – 15.30 Lunch
      15.30 – 17.30 Meeting of the UN Security Council
      Finalization/Adoption of outcome documents
      17.30 – 18.00 Coffee-break/Snacks
      18.00 – 19.00 Closing
    • Presentation of adopted documents
    • Official Closing the MUN SC Conference
    • Award Ceremony (Certificates)
      • 19.00 – 20.00 Transfer from ADA to hotel and change for the Intercultural Night
        20.30 Dinner / Intercultural Night
          Venue: “Khankendi” Restaurant

    SIGHTSEEING
      07.00 – 09.00 Breakfast
      10.00 – 13.00 Guided tour at “Icheri Sheher” Historical-Architectural Reserve
      13.00 – 13.30 Transfer from Old City to the restaurant
      13.30 – 15.00 Lunch
    Venue: “Zeytun” Restaurant
    Free time/Departures

    Speakers

    Speakers for the event .

    Ahmad Alhendawi

    Ahmad Alhendawi

      Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, United Nations
    Fedor Klimchuk

    Fedor Klimchuk

      Deputy Head of the United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia
    Nathalie Leroy

    Nathalie Leroy

      Education Outreach Section, Outreach Division, Department of Public Information, United Nations
    William Yotive

    William Yotive

      Education Outreach Section, Outreach Division, Department of Public Information, United Nations
    Stadler Trengove

    Stadler Trengove

      Senior Legal Officer, Office of Legal Affairs, United Nations
    Carla Licciardello

    Carla Licciardello

      Child Online Protection Focal Point, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

    Delegates

    Click here for the Delegates Kit.

    Currently the Council is composed of 15 Members:

    Five permanent members: China, France, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States
    Ten non-permanent members elected for two-year terms by the General Assembly:
    Delegates by countries;

    News on the internet

    Press Releases & News.

    1st Baku International Model United Nations Security Council Conference on the local media.

    Contact Us

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    Contact Details

    • info@bakumun.az
    • +994 (12) 564-9014
    • MUN Baku
      Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Azerbaijan
      Olympia Str., 4
      Baku, Azerbaijan

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Questions & Answers.

      Q: What is Model United Nations?

      A: Model United Nations (MUN) is a simulation of United Nations General Assembly committees and other bodies that constitute the UN system. MUN affords students the opportunity to step into the shoes of ambassadors to the UN and debate issues currently on the agenda of the organisation.

        Q: How did Model UN begin?

        A: While there is no official record of how Model UN began, we do know that Model UN is the successor of a series of student-led Model League of Nations simulations. Some people believe that the first Model UN conference was held at Harvard University, although other colleges claim they held the first conference. Regardless, simulations of international organizations began even before the birth of the United Nations.

        Q: Who participates in Model UN?

        A: It is estimated that more than 400,000 students around the world at all educational levels from primary school to university, participate each year in Model UN. A number of today's leaders in business, the arts, government and law participated in Model UN as students – including UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. And the popularity of Model UN continues to grow.

        Q: What is a Model UN conference?

        A: Conferences differ in structure and programme. Some MUN programmes take place in the classroom; others are school-wide. Conferences which are much larger, are held at the regional, national, or international level, and feature participants from the host country as well as from around the world. Middle school, high school and university students gather annually in groups as few as 15 to over 3000 to simulate the meetings and negotiation efforts of member states at UN Conferences. The size of a MUN conference and the number of committees simulated are determined by the host organisation. Conferences are staffed entirely by students and unique feature of many of these conferences is the simulation of real UN committees, addressing hypothetical concerns or issues from the past or future such as the 1992 Earth Summit, an historic Security Council, the Russian Civil War 1918, and Joint Crisis Committees, in which delegates must react to a hypothetical or actual crisis situation.

        Q: Where and when are Model UN conferences held?

        A: While Model UN conferences are often held at educational institutions, larger conferences generally take place in convention centers and sometimes even at government buildings. These conferences take place virtually every month throughout the school year, but there are few events in the summer as well.

        Q: What is a Model UN delegate?

        A: A Model UN delegate is a student who assumes the role of an ambassador to the United Nations at a Model UN event. Experience in international relations is not required for this sort of the activity. Model UN students tend to go on to become great leaders in politics, law, business, education, etc.

        Q: What are the benefits of participation in Model UN conferences?

        A: Through participation in MUN, students gain a deeper understanding of how the process of international debate and negotiation which we call diplomacy, functions. MUN enables students to become more informed global citizens, who not only understand the decisions made by nations, but also how those changes affect politics at the national, regional and global levels. Participation in MUN conferences affords students an opportunity to develop a range of skills including: research, expository and persuasive writing, analytical skills; teamwork, problem-solving, debating, conflict resolution skills; cooperation, compromise, consensus-building and negotiation skills.

        Q: Who are the organizers of the first Baku International Model UN Security Council 2013?

        A: It’s a joint project of the Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Azerbaijan and UNDP Azerbaijan.

        Q: Will it be the simulation of UN Security Council only or the work of other committees will also be simulated?

        A: As this is the first time of holding international Model UN conference in Baku, we decided to start with simulation of UN Security only.

        Q: What is the topic of the conference?

        A: It is “Cyber Security”.

        Q: How many people will be participating?

        A: The Conference will bring together 45 university students and graduates from Azerbaijan and fourteen other member states currently serving as members of the UN Security Council: China, France, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Argentina, Australia, Guatemala, Luxembourg, Morocco, Pakistan, the Republic of Korea, Rwanda and Togo.

        Q: How were the participants selected?

        A: The call for applications was announced online and distributed through UN agencies as well as embassies of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the elegible countries. The applicants were evaluated by their general performance, language skills and Model UN experience.

        Q: Is it a free of charge event?

        A: Yes, all expenses (including transportation and accommodation costs of foreign participants) are covered by the organizers of Baku International Model UN Security Council 2013. There is no participation fee.

        Q: Will any pre-conference training be organized?

        A: The participants of Baku International Model UN Security Council 2013 will be provided with the brilliant opportunity to take part in the two-day pre-conference workshop led by UN representatives experienced in organization of Model UN conferences worldwide.

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    Azerbaijan, officially the Republic of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan Respublikası) is the largest country in the Caucasus region located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe. It is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west and Iran to the south. The exclave of Nakhchivan is bounded by Armenia to the north and east, Iran to the south and west, while having a short borderline with Turkey to the northwest.
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    The United Nations (UN; French: Organisation des Nations Unies, ONU) is an intergovernmental organization whose stated aims include promoting and facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, civil rights, civil liberties, political freedoms, democracy, and the achievement of lasting world peace. The UN was founded in 1945 after World War II to replace the League of Nations, to stop wars between countries, and to provide a platform for dialogue. It contains multiple subsidiary organizations to carry out its missions.