UNAG has pioneered the idea of interactive role-playing in Georgia, launching the country’s first-ever Model UN Sessions in 1996 for junior-level students in International Relations departments at leading Georgian universities. Since then, Model UN sessions and role-playing have been a distinctive area of UNAG expertise. The sessions are held regularly, at times hosted by former participants in Model UN sessions, some of whom currently occupy important positions in public service, national and international bodies, and academia.
Using a methodology employed worldwide and adapted by UNAG trainers to local needs, students embrace the exciting world of international politics through an experience that helps them understand the instruments of multilateral diplomacy directly and have fun at the same time.
The Model UN Sessions include a Security Council, a General Assembly, and an Economic and Social Council, each of which allows delegates to test their abilities as diplomats, behind-the-scenes dealmakers, orators, or speechwriters. This format has been employed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Parliament of Georgia in organizing higher-level simulations for their foreign policy staffs.
UNAG has utilized its experience running Model UN cycles to organize diplomatic and business role playing scenarios and case studies, and to model the activities of other organizations, such as the OSCE Permanent Council.
On May 17-18, at Radisson Blue Iveria, Tbilisi, the United
Nations Association of Georgia celebrated its 100th anniversary
Model United Nations conference in Georgia. As a culminating event of the
spring cycle of university-based MUN sessions, the conference involved up to 80
university students that discussed global environment and sustainable energy
On May 11, the
National Model UN Conference was launched in the Parliament of Georgia. The
topic of the Model UN was the Climate Change. The conference was officially
opened by Mr. Robert Watkins, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP
Resident Representative in Georgia. Mr. Watkins delivered the greeting speech,
welcomed the participants and highlighted the importance of the Millennium
UNAG carried out a one-week Winter Camp in International Educational Campus in Tskneti in January 2008, with participation of 30 students from Armenia and Georgia. Together they prepared for the final Model UN Session, the topic of which was “Revising Millennium Development Goals in order to make them more efficient and flexible for developing countries”. The session was successful, with interesting new ideas about making the declaration more flexible and debating about the goals to be prioritized.
UNAG held Model UN Session on October 24th, 2007 in Georgian American University (GAU) commemorating the UN 62nd Anniversary. About thirty students from different universities participated and simulated work of the Security Council with the case “Constitutional future of Kosovo”.
UNAG within the frames of “Confidence Building and MDG Promotion in South Caucasus” program, conducted 2 Model UN Summer Camps in August, 2007, in UNAG International Educational Campus in Tskneti. Totally 60 students from Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia participated in Model UN Sessions, attended different trainings and seminars, and participated in various sports activities and intellectual games. During the week, students had been preparing for the final session of Model UN, which was conducted in the Tbilisi City Hall. While simulating Security Council of UN, delegates discussed the environmental problems facing the world and found the common solutions to these issues.
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