Michael Klampfl will be representing UNYANET at the upcoming UNDPI MUN Workshop 2012 in New York. We established a “live” coverage of the event in order to share his experiences with as many people as possible. Michael will regularly post news and pictures on our just establisedh tumblr-page. To get the news as soon as possible, you can follow the tumblr-page or follow our Twitter-client.
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UNDPI are organising a MUN workshop in New York City, August 27 to 29 2012. The aim is to provide students who are organising MUNs at university level with a better understanding of the working procedures of the UN. The focus of the workshop is the work of the General Assembly and how it operates:
“The workshop will focus on giving MUN organizers a basic understanding of the General Assembly’s Rules and Procedures, the discussion and action phases of General Assembly Committee meetings, what you need to know when drafting resolutions, the duties and responsibilities of the UN Secretariat and General Assembly officials, and more.”
More information and the registration form can be found here.
The Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, was holding the keynote address on 3 April 2011 at the Global Colloquium at Columbia University, New York. In the face of the largest youth population ever know, the topic this years colloquium is “Global Effects of the Youth Population Surge”.
Speaking about the “Power of Young People”, he emphasized the advantage of youth of having the internet when fighting against injustice and for its ideals. Furthermore, he informed the participants that, after he announced the appointment of a Special Advisor on Youth, he got statements of youth associations representing over 100 Million people altogether. As youth does not cover in front of authority, they are talking about topics which other people are silent like “the terrible violence and discrimination against people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender”. Mr. Ban Ki-moon noted that he was holding a speech in March about this topic at a UN formal debate, urging the audience to take action against violence, decriminalize same- sex relationships.
The full speech of Secretary- General Mr Ban Ki-moon can be found below.