World Record Making Model United Nations Conference to be hosted during Dubai Expo’s SDGs Week ‘EXPOMUN’ expected to draw dynamic student delegates from over 120 nations
Dubai, UAE: Aug. 22, 2021 —In what will be the first global Model U.N. (MUN) conference to be conducted within a World’s Fair, the United Nations Association in UAE announces ‘EXPOMUN’, set to take place during the Dubai Expo.
MUN, created at the time of the U.N.s formation in 1945, is popular globally as an extracurricular educational simulation of the work of the U.N. in which middle school to University students, aged roughly 13 to 21, undertake experiential learning around international relations and key global issues.
Model U.N. is renowned for helping inquisitive, motivated youth hone a plethora of critical skills that help feed leadership and analytical mindsets toward compromise and consensus building with the underlying theme of helping to ‘improve the world’.
In UAE there are roughly up to a dozen MUN school run conferences annually with participants drawn from nearly 40 MUN school clubs at the Secondary and University levels across the nation. Globally there are over 10,000 MUN clubs boasting over 100,000 members.
The high profile event is expected to bring together over 120 nationalities of young future leaders along with over 200 Model U.N. club members across the UAE, including a large percentage of Emirati students.
EXPOMUN will run three days and afford delegates one day for real world diplomacy within Expo as global students experience the rich and vast number of national Pavilions and take part in special diplomatic activities across Dubai.
The conference will culminate on the United Nation’s declared International Day of Education with an EXPOMUN Awards Gala and VVIP Dinner.
According to Ambassador Eric Robson, Madagascar’s ambassador to the USA until 2019 and currently the Executive Director of UAE born Arab Youth Venture Foundation, developer of the conference,
“In a few short months Dubai will welcome young global citizens to the world of diplomacy at EXPOMUN. The delegates will be exposed to and embark on defending national positions on a wide array of issues and embark on collaboration toward mutually beneficial resolutions through research, lobbying, debates, and negotiations.”
About the United Nations Association in UAE (UNAUAE) – MUN, SDGs Knowledge Partner The Arabian Gulf’s first UNA launched in 2010 and joining a network of over 100 UNAs globally as the citizen’s movements of the U.N.
UNAUAE undertakes educational activities nationwide with a focus on Model U.N. club development and training, SDGs programming, briefings, and challenges and hosting overseas government and diplomacy practicums and trainings. www.unauae.org
About Arab Youth Venture Foundation (AYVF), ProducerMiddle East’s first NGO for strategic workforce development. By design AYVF has supporting GCC's diversified economic visions, fueling pipelines of national talent and nurturing company (jobs!) creators with a foundation in STEM across Space, Cybersecurity, Fintech, Energy industries serving 103 nationalities and impacting over 5 million youth aged 6 to 26 since 2007. www.ayvf.org
For more information please contact: ExpoMun@UNAUAE.org
About Model United Nations (MUN)
Model United Nations, also known as Model UN, or by the initialism MUN, is an educational simulation and academic activity in which students can learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations.
MUN involves and teaches participants research, speaking, debating, and writing skills, in addition to critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities.
Usually an extracurricular activity, some schools also offer Model UN as a class. It is meant to engage students and allow them to develop deeper understanding into current world issues.
About the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.
At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership.
They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests. www.sustainabledevelopment.un.org