Bucharest International Student Model United Nations Conference 2019 is an academic simulation of several bodies of the United Nations, held in English and organized by UN Youth Association of Romania.
UN committees simulations, known as “Model United Nations” have a long tradition in numerous prestigious universities across the globe, being recognized as important forums for debate due to their ability to provide viable solutions to current issues on the international agenda.
Since the first academic simulation of decision-making in the United Nations, held in 1952 at Harvard University, the phenomenon of “MUN” has expanded globally and attracts an increasing number of students, particularly in the fields of political science, international relations, diplomacy, law, economics, cultural studies and others.
In the past 11 years, this kind of academic debates gained more and more significance in Romania, as the number of people interested increased each year. Celebrating its 11th edition, the BISMUN Conference, has consolidated itself as being the signature MUN in Romania and South-Eastern Europe.
The BISMUN 2019 Conference will simulate the following committees:
- European Council
- United Nations Security Council (UNSC)
- The Crisis Committee
- The Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC)
- The Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs Committee (SOCHUM)
- The Special Political and Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL)
- The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
The general them will be “Enhancing the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development ” , aspect that is reflected both in the choice of committees, as well as in the topics discussed.
The main objectives of BISMUN 2019 Conference are: encouraging participatory democracy, raising awareness of the role of the UN, informing youth about the decision-making mechanisms of the UN, promoting multiculturalism and advocating against discrimination, developing solidarity and promoting tolerance, fostering mutual understanding between youth in different countries, raising awareness of environmental responsibility and of the Sustainable Development Goals among youth.
The 11th edition of the BISMUN Conference is going to take place from the 27th of March until the 1st of April 2019 in Bucharest and it will bring together over 300 participants from Europe, as well as from numerous countries all over the world.
BISMUN is part of Romania’s campaign for the UN Security Council, driven by its official motto – “A Long-Term Commitment to Peace, Justice and Development”. The conference is going to promote Romania’s efforts to become a non-permanent member of the UNSC for the 2020-2021 period by integrating in its activities the three aforementioned pillars – Peace, Justice and Development.
With 11 continuous editions, the BISMUN conference prides itself by promoting high standards of quality in organizing and conducting the events, ensuring circumstances of relevant academic experience for participants and strengthening institutional and academic partnerships with the major relevant institutions in Romania, aimed at the further and continuous development of the project.
To apply for a delegate position you need to fill out the application form which you can find in the REGISTRATION section.