Edem Kodjo Kowouvi, Mark Bond & Turkan Devrijova

Edem Kodjo Kowouvi

Edem Kodjo Kowouvi

Edem is a young African change agent and activist, He was born on 31st December 1990. He studied a degree course in Business communications at International Institute of Management after getting a Bachelor degree in public law at the University of Lomé. In 2010, after an associative experience with the international association of law students he joined AIESEC, the international platform for young people to explore and develop their leadership potential. During his experience with AIESEC, Edem took up many leadership positions such as local and national vice president. He also worked with many NGOs in West Africa like CLEF TOGO and NGO Buayaba and represented the African continent in many international events like 5th UNAOC Forum, RomeMUN, Women Deliver and 3rd African youth summit on MDGs. He is currently manager of AIESEC Africa project named Africa in Me which is a strategy to develop big number of young people especially African youth by offering them a leadership platform. He is the representative of The Youth Movement for Africa Unity in TOGO. He is a keen learner who wants to run in the future his own social business and positively impact Africa. Just like Bishop Carlos Belo, Edem strongly believes in a big role of young people in creating a better world. The belief that “Under your shoulders. Dear young people of the entire world, weigh the responsibility to transform tomorrow's world into a society where peace, harmony and fraternity reign” is something that always drives his actions and motivates him.
Mark Bond

Mark Bond

Mark Bond, 23, hails from Bozeman Montana, a cultural and academic epicenter in the Northern Rocky Mountains of the United States. He spent much of his early childhood living in a log home in the Tobacco Root Mountains near Bozeman, where he learned to enjoy hunting, fly-fishing, and mountain climbing. Bond has worked on several Democratic political campaigns and progressive movements. He is currently the Chair of the Democratic Party in and around Bozeman, and is a member of the Executive Board of the Montana Democratic Party. He also is an accomplished debater, having won several awards on regional and national levels. He is currently in his final semester at Montana State University in Bozeman, where he studies Political Science.
Turkan Devrijova

Turkan Devrijova

My name is TurkanDevrijova. I studied English Language Philology at at the University of Languages. I have more than 4years experience as a Translator at TV companies and Icherisheher State Historical-Architectural Reserve. I'm currently working as a General Director Assistant at Renaissance Construction Azerbaijan. My interest in International Affairs and Diplomacy arose from the books I've read (especially - The Diplomat by James Aldridge), my social activities, Youth Peace Camp 2011 in Strasbourg and my Kosovo experience about Conflict Resolution and Peace Building at the American University in Kosovo. I love blogging, networking. I'm interested in art and learning drawing :) My dream is being a painter and making portraits of my favorite people. I believe that being a MUNer in Baku MUN conference as a member of Togo team will be an unforgettable experience for me :)

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    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.

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      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.

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      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.

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.
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.