STUDY TRIP 2017
Theme: Towards a peace agreement: Cyprus, Turkey
When: 20th June – 6th July 2017
Where: Cyprus and Turkey
How much: 450 CHF (airplane fare excluded)
In January 2017, the Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders of Cyprus entered into a week of intensive talks to reach a peace agreement and to end 43 years of division on the island. Will Cyprus soon be reunited, as the UN, the European Union and the two leaders of the Mediterranean island hope? According to the new UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, a consensus seems difficult to find. Continue reading
Who is GIMUN?
GIMUN is an accredited NGO by the United Nations fully managed by students and has a special consultative status by the Economic and Social Council committee. GIMUN is part of JUNES (the Swiss UN Youth Association) who is one of the founding members of UNYANET. Each year we have the chance to welcome to Geneva, in our different activities, around 500 students from all across the world. Our main event is the Annual Conference where we try to bring students closer to the diplomatic and political world. We seek to promote the UN values in order to achieve a greater peace. During the different events, the participants learn how essential negotiation and collaboration are, and their key-role for development. “Bringing students closer to the United Nations” Continue reading
Geneva International Model United Nations (GIMUN) would like to inform you of the third edition of Youth Perspectives, taking place this autumn semester.
Youth Perspectives is a conference aimed at giving young adults the opportunity to exchange their points of view, negotiate contrasting perspectives, elaborate a common position and then develop a sustainable solution for various issues surrounding the selected theme. This will be a great opportunity to be in contact with people from different parts of Switzerland, Europe and the whole world, all of whom share the same concerns.
GIMUN is looking for six Chairpersons to moderate their committees in the annual conference. Chairpersons are in charge of the quality of content at the annual conference. Before the annual conference, they must choose the subjects to be discussed in the committees and write study guides in collaboration with their Liaison Officers. The Chairperson must help the delegates prepare themselves effectively for the conference. During the conference itself, the Chairpersons moderate debates, encourage a working atmosphere and verify the progress of resolution-writing. Chairpersons are supervised by Under-Secretary General of Committee Management. The role of Chairperson requires someone with leadership and organization skills, and equally demands sufficient knowledge in the selected subjects to guarantee quality debates.
Information about the application can be found here. For information, please contact GIMUN.