In the framework of Model United Nations Albania Initiative (MUN Albania Initiative), we organize Model United Nations Conference (MUN Albania) as an educational emulation, in which young people can learn more about diplomacy, international relations and the United Nations. MUN Albania includes and improves research, public speaking, debating and writing, critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership skills. During this activity, participants walk into a diplomat’s shoes, discussing one of the most salient issues faced by the international community and offering different solutions by adopting a resolution.
MUNs are powerful platforms of non-formal education for young people. For years MUNs occurring globally have made an impact on the youth wishing to participate in discussing global matters. It is our belief that such events are hosts to many promising youngsters and it is our purpose to foster such a community within the Albanian youth.
MUN Albania 2019 is the fourth conference of its kind organized by the UNYA Albania. It outgrew the former MiniMUN Albania Conference, which started off with 30 participants up to the last edition taking place in May 2018, which gathered 66 participants not only from Albania but also from Spain, Italy and Hungary, Romania and Poland. Observing this rapid growth from national to international level in the course of two years, this edition of the MUN will last 5 days, simulate 3 committees and expect a participation of at least 80 attendants. It will be supported by a staff of at least 20 volunteers.
Prompted by the most recent approval of our countries candidacy for the chairmanship of the OSCE in 2020, this edition of MUN will include the a simulation of the OSCE decision-making bodies. This will be an opportunity for our participants to gain a deeper understanding of how the organization operates, and also some insight in its decision making processes, as well as maintain focus in the three dimensions of OSCE’s comprehensive concept of security. The simulation will try to give the participants the possibility to discuss in an environment where the main goal is the respect and preservation of the principle of consensus and multilateralism. In a time where the challenges are prevalent, we hope for our delegates to be ambitious in sustaining the good functioning of the international organizations fostering safety, stability and dialogue.
MUN Albania is an integral part of the MUN Albania Initiative, launched by UNYA Albania in December 2018. It stands together with Simulation Game and MUN Lab Albania, a trio of events aiming to further promote MUN conferences and culture in our country, and enforce collaboration with other youth organizations that wish to work in this framework. In this regard, this edition of MUN Albania will be organized also with the support of the OSCE’s Youth Advisory Group.
The initiative and MUN are an important arena for young Albanians who want to sharpen their skills (negotiation, public speaking, resolution writing etc), expand their network, practice their knowledge on a modern topic, discuss current issues and policies with their international peers while taking on the role of a real diplomat.
MUN Albania is guaranteed to be one of the most exciting experiences of the year.
Check out the Conference Agenda here!